I saw this among the weekly mailed advertisements/coupons, and I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself… or maybe it was more like a brief smile and a snort.
(OK, so the picture isn’t the greatest; I know. It’s something I need to work on! Let me just tell you that the food items looked very fresh, pretty, and relatively healthy. )
The advertisement reads: We promise
- To use only quality, wholesome ingredients.
- To support agricultural & economic growth in our communities.
- To partner with leading industry supplies & trusted brands.
- To meet or exceed food safety standards & regulations.
- To monitor our food, to assure freshness, quality & safety.
And we also promise to save you money.
Now I just skimmed what was written and paid more attention to the pretty food pictures. But what is the message here? That you can save money by eating at McDonald’s? That they serve fresh, appealing, and healthy food items as shown in this picture?
Save money at McDonald’s? Well, if you eat out all the time, maybe this would be true. I personally prefer to avoid the fast food joints and eat food from home. In fact, my husband and I only go out to eat maybe a couple times a month! It’s healthier, and we save money by avoiding the restaurant price tags.
My husband and I did go out to eat at Panera Bread last week. We shared a hearty and pretty healthy meal that ended up costing a total of $8.00. This sum would be extremely close to a McDonald’s salad for me and a cheeseburger, small fries, and Coke for my husband. And in my opinion, Panera just tastes better and has a more comfortable ambiance.
As far as the fresh, eye-catching, relatively healthy foods are concerned, I sure haven’t seen them at McDonald’s!
But then again, I haven’t eaten at a McDonald’s in over a year. Maybe McDonald’s did a complete overhaul of their foods and made them all healthy. Maybe the foods at McDonald’s now really do look like the photograph. Maybe these attractive, healthy foods are hiding out at an undisclosed, secret McDonald’s location.
Or maybe I’m just going to resort to the phrase, “Negative Ghostwriter!”