McDonald’s Tragimercial?

During the football game today I saw the oddest commercial. McDonald’s is featuring signs from local franchises: Thank you veterans #PrayForDrew God protect the USA Keep jobs in Toledo All of us weep for the Columbia Families We remember 9 11 [A pink sign with pink ribbons] PRAY for the rescue of the MINERS GOD GAVE US A MIRACLE Boston Strong We will be back soon [in a flood – this one is actually compelling] We believe in you Crystal Happy 30th Ed n Beth It’s a girl Rosalie Kay …

Q: How Much Money Does McDonald’s Give to Ronald McDonald Houses? A: Not Much

If you’re ever driven past or needed one of the 322 Ronald McDonald Houses I’m assuming like me your heart warmed at the iconic clown who provides “a loving home away from home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they’re being treated at metropolitan area hospitals.” Based on promotional materials like their own website Ronald McDonald House creates massive goodwill by branding themselves as the corporation who cares for children and their families. Let’s talk about the value of goodwill. In 2012 Mc …

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A Letter to McDonalds: My Mother’s Day Wish #MomsNotLovinIt

Dear McDonalds, This Mother’s Day I have just one request. Leave my kids alone. I’ve honored your right to exist and I’d like to ask you kindly to honor their right to a McFood free childhood. I know, you’re going to say, “If you don’t like McDonalds just don’t patronize us.” And I don’t, and that’s a good solution but a better one would be where you stop marketing directly to children in insidious ways. Your school can get a free visit from Ronald McDonald so that he can teach …

McDonalds: The Official Restaurant of the US Olympic Team

  I want to talk about McDonald’s “healthy options”. The only thing I’d go near at McDonalds is a cup of water. Let’s face it Apples are on the dirty dozen list… go buy an organic apple at the grocery store, apples don’t need to be wrapped in plastic. Premium Bacon Ranch Salad: Chicken breast fillet with rib meat, water, seasoning [sugar, salt, sodium phosphates, modified tapioca starch, spice, autolyzed yeast extract, carrageenan, natural (vegetable and botanical source) and artificial flavors, maltodextrin, sunflower lecithin, gum arabic]. Battered and breaded with: …

The Craziest Day Ever: Brought To You By Microsoft Kinect, Mc Donalds and The LAFD

Yesterday was the first Monday of Summer Vacation. The kids went to camp, and I began to tackle the 800 chores that were neglected for end of school festivities. In the early evening we were invited to the Microsoft X Box Kinect reveal. The kids and I went with Tiffany and her son downtown to the Galen Center where we would meet up with my husband and family. Tiffany boldly navigated traffic the likes of which I have never seen before, and then we all waited in line. Oh, and …