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Important Note :
At McDonald's, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our customers each and every time they visit our restaurants. We understand that each of our customers has individual needs and considerations when choosing a place to eat or drink outside their home, especially those customers with food allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current ingredient information available from our food suppliers for the eight most common allergens as identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. However, we also want you to know that despite taking precautions, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas, equipment and utensils, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including allergens. We encourage our customers with food allergies or special dietary needs to visit www.mcdonalds.com for ingredient information, and to consult their doctor for questions regarding their diet. Due to the individualized nature of food allergies and food sensitivities, customers' physicians may be best positioned to make recommendations for customers with food allergies and special dietary needs. If you have questions about our food, please reach out to us directly at mcdonalds.com/contact or 1-800-244-6227.
Anatomy of a Big Mac
Anatomy of a Big Mac
As a follow-up to my article on McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, I thought I would take a look at the contents of a Big Mac.
In the interests of being fair and balanced, I will acknowledge that the chemicals examined below are likely to be in very minute amounts, below maximum limits set for human consumption by government safety watchdogs like the FDA. However, it is my position that there is no valid reason to eat chemicals that have absolutely no nutritional value, in any amount. And, if you’ve been paying any attention at all to the “fracking” debacle popularized by the movie “Gasland,” you might have a good idea of just how competent government agencies are at protecting you from dangerous chemicals and greedy industry.
According to McDonald’s corporate website, Big Macs contain the following:
100% Beef Patty: 100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper).
Big Mac Bun: Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin, sesame seed.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY
Pasteurized Process American Cheese: Milk, water, milkfat, cheese culture, sodium citrate, salt, citric acid, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, artificial color, lactic acid, acetic acid, enzymes, soy lecithin (added for slice separation).
CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY LECITHIN
Big Mac Sauce: Soybean oil, pickle relish [diced pickles, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, vinegar, corn syrup, salt, calcium chloride, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), spice extractives, polysorbate 80], distilled vinegar, water, egg yolks, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, mustard seed, salt, spices, propylene glycol alginate, sodium benzoate (preservative), mustard bran, sugar, garlic powder, vegetable protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat), caramel color, extractives of paprika, soy lecithin, turmeric (color), calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor).
CONTAINS: WHEAT, EGG AND SOY
Pickle Slices: Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, alum, potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavors (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of turmeric (color).
Onions: Chopped onions.
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders – if you have seen the movie, “Food, Inc.,” I’m sure you will find the claim “100% pure beef” a bit hard to swallow (pun intended). One of my favorite scenes was when they showed mass-produced beef patties, destined for fast food restaurants, being “cleaned” by industrial machinery using ammonia. Though admittedly I cannot say if that particular beef was destined for McDonald’s, this article appears to confirm that McDonald’s uses the “ammonia beef.“
high fructose corn syrup – Increased use of high fructose corn syrup has shown significant correlation to obesity rates according to Princeton University researchers. Obesity is far from the only problem related to high fructose corn syrup and other highly processed forms of corn, the problems of which are worthy of a separate article. I highly recommend the documentary film “King Corn” for more information on today’s industrial corn products.
partially hydrogenated soybean oil – An unhealthy trans fat created through an unnatural chemical process known as hydrogenation which McDonald’s had promised to remove from its foods years ago. This is an example of one of the same trans fats that were banned in so many places due to the substantial health risks associated with them.
ammonium sulfate – The IPCS has a lengthy and detailed 231 page safety study on this chemical. Needless to say there is a lot of data to analyze. Page 4 of the report has a summary of human health effects which seems to conclude that, in specific regard to human health effects, data is lacking.
azodicarbonamide – This chemical has been banned for use as a food additive in Australia, Europe and Singapore where use as such carries a penalty of up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $450,000 (although the penalties in Singapore are not properly cited). The substance is so toxic the US Government allows it only up to 45 ppm (that’s parts per million) as a food additive.
sodium benzoate – Sodium benzoate is a preservative that has been in the press for a variety of reasons over the years due to concerns of cell damage, cancer (through a reaction with vitamin C resulting in benzene) and hyperactivity in children. A 2007 study at the University of Southampton appeared to confirm the concerns of hyperactivity in children, but the European Food Safety Authority essentially rejected the findings. The risks of sodium benzoate are still up for debate but apparently the emerging research and ensuing controversy was enough for Coca Cola to begin phasing it out of its products.
I can already anticipate one attack on the information provided above, something along the lines of “these ingredients are only included in minute quantities” and “anything will kill you in sufficient quantities, even table salt.” Anything can kill you in sufficient quantities, even table salt. However, table salt provides us with nutrients that are needed by the human body, azodicarbonamide, for example, does not. To the best of my knowledge, none of the chemicals listed above are needed by the body in any quantity. So why eat food that has questionable additives even if the government tells you it’s safe in a small quantity?
If you think you are better off because you live in the EU, think again. While the EU does have slightly stricter standards for food additives than the US, there are still plenty of food additives allowed in the EU. The Independent, a UK newspaper, documented 78 additives currently in use in McDonald’s food in the UK. The article also notes that the number of additives in use in McDonald’s food is increasing rather than decreasing as McDonald’s had pledged in 2007. If you are in the UK, you may be interested in the “Action On Additives” campaign which seeks to reduce or eliminate senseless additives from the food supply that are harmful to children.
I’m currently working in Denmark, in a lovely town called Svendborg. There is a McDonald’s about a 3 minute walk from my hotel. Lots of families with young kids were in there this morning when I passed it – just as there are, I’m sure, in the countless McDonald’s that have sprung up in so many countries around the world. This is not Real Food, folks! Please think about what you are putting into your childrens’ bodies. We are what we eat.
The head of "Tasty - and that's it" announced analogues of "Big Mac" and "Macflurry" - RBCMcFlurry will not differ in taste from the originals
Photo: Mikhail Grebenshchikov / RBC
Vkusno — i dot, which replaced McDonald's in Russia, will have analogues of Big Mac and McFlurry,” Oleg Paroev, CEO of the new network, said in an interview with RBC TV. nine0003
Initially, the menu of the Vkusno — i Tochka restaurants, which opened on June 12, included items very similar to the assortment of the departed American chain. In particular, they sell Grand, Double Grand and Grand De Luxe burgers, Double Cheeseburger, Fish Burger, Chicken Premier, as well as nuggets, strips and chicken wings. However, "Big Mac" and "Macflurry" in the menu "Tasty - and the point" did not appear.
Watch the full version of the interview with Oleg Paroev on RBC TV on July 25 at 08:00
The company plans to include analogues of these items in the menu soon, Paroev said. According to him, in the case of the Big Mac, the difficulty lies in replacing the original McDonald's sauce in the burger with a similar one that does not differ in taste. “And we have certain difficulties. Not difficult, but, I would say, an "interesting challenge" on how to replace this sauce using other ingredients. But the product that we saw, outwardly, in taste, will practically not differ, I think, from the classic Big Mac," the CEO of the network emphasized. nine0003
"Tasty - and that's it" is also preparing an analogue of "McFlurry" for inclusion in the menu. However, in the case of dessert, the difficulty lies in the fact that McDonald's uses a patented technology for its production - fluring, that is, "turning a spoon in ice cream," Paroev explained.
According to him, the company will replace this technology. “In the very near future, we will introduce a replacement for McFlurry, which, again, we hope our consumers will appreciate and will absolutely not notice the difference, except for the name, with the product they are used to,” he added. nine0003
In addition, the menu "Tasty - and that's it" will appear analogues of "Happy Meal" - a children's lunch with a toy. As the interlocutor of RBC explained, it is now difficult to conclude a franchise agreement for the use of images of cartoon characters, since the pictures, as a rule, were produced in "unfriendly countries." “But even so, we have a plan for how we will please our little guests and will be able to sell sets with toys again very soon,” said Paroev.
In general, he called the task of the new network the return of the menu familiar to visitors at McDonald's. At the same time, the head of the company noted that the network plans to develop its own brand through continuity. nine0003
“It is important for us to create continuity and explain to our guests that we are not something new that has come out of nowhere, but that we are truly a full-fledged successor to McDonald's in Russia. And we still have the same quality standards: the same delicious products, the same system of evaluation, selection of suppliers, logistics, the same affordable prices, the same atmosphere, the same decors, the same buildings, the same team, the same people. All the same. The first stage of our advertising campaign cements, let’s say, the understanding that we are basically the same, the same as we were at McDonald’s,” Paroev explained. nine0003
McDonald's closed all of its Russian restaurants in March and later decided to sell them. The buyer was entrepreneur Alexander Govor, who had already developed several McDonald's restaurants in Siberia.
In June, on the basis of the former establishments of McDonald's, the restaurants of the Vkusno-i Tochka chain were opened. Under the terms of the deal, the new owners cannot use the old brand, logo and a number of menu items.
It won't be like before: The new McDonald's will leave children without toys, and the glutton without Big Mac
SHICHRARTINA of the day
Leonid Zakharov, Andrey Abramov
May 30, 2022 12:503
Part of the restaurants,
Part of the restaurants will be opened on the day of Russia)
Two and a half months closed. fast food chain restaurants in the capital and Moscow region. The reason is purely political. McDuck in the past years constantly reported how much they localized production - by 98%. Only orange juice (well, these fruits do not grow here!) and part of the desserts failed to replace imports. nine0003
In the capital, only outlets at Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo airports and Leningradsky railway station are now open - their owners operate under a franchise. Simply put, they bought the right to cook burgers under a branded sign. With the condition that all recipes and service standards will be strictly observed. This is the strength of the giant: Big Mac tastes the same everywhere - even on Pushkin Square, even in Times Square.
The return to McDonald's restaurants is scheduled for June 12th. In mid-May, the Americans sold most of the Russian business to ours (see "Question point-blank"). Most likely, only a part of the restaurants in Moscow will be launched by the Day of Russia. Kp.ru found out what will change in catering. nine0003
1. No yellowness
The marketing myth says that McDonald's colors - yellow and red - were not chosen by chance. They are not only clearly visible in the city. They also cause a feeling of discomfort in the visitor: in order not to stay too long, the tables need to be vacated as soon as possible. However, red from the interiors eventually left. But the yellow remained.
Now they also say goodbye to him in order to avoid associations. This is not necessary for us, but for the head office. Perhaps to report to the Western public: "Look, these are other restaurants, we have nothing to do with them." Some of the signs have already been dismantled in Moscow. The new ones have not been installed yet. Obviously, they think over the design and choose the name. nine0003
2. New name
Rospatent has filed an application for registration of several names at once: “Free Cashier”, “Fun and Tasty”, “The Same” and “Just So”. And they also fixed new domain names - site names. The web pages themselves are empty. There is a whole strategy here: not only the choice of a name, but also a way to score popular options behind you just in case.
The new name is the most controversial among franchisees. Not everyone is ready to change the sign. Although the “Fun and Tasty” option has already been turned into the “Tasteless and Sad” meme, it seems to be better than the proposals published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The agency collected ideas in their social networks. The most popular option was promised to be transferred to new owners. Among them are "Cafe Minutka", "Rosburger", "Ruskotlet", "Quick Eater", "ZaEsh" and "Baku Evenings". nine0003
- Ideally, they want to keep the first part of the name "Mac". In order not to lose recognition at all. But this is difficult, since McDonald’s owns trademarks for various combinations with this prefix - MakAvto, MakKafe, ”an interlocutor from the Russian representative office of the company told kp.ru.
3. “It's all about the sauce”
McDonald's will keep its usual menu and service standards, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said during his speech at the Leaders of Russia management competition last week. nine0003
However, it won't work exactly. It's not about the products, but about the notorious copyrights and trade secrets. The first candidates for elimination are Bic Mac and Big Tasty burgers. First, both names are trademarks owned by the corporation. Secondly, they use sauces, the recipe of which is a trade secret.
McFlurry ice cream will probably be another victim. There are no production secrets here. But the name is again strongly associated with a corporation that is trying to sit on two chairs. nine0003
Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and their variations will remain. The nuggets and fries aren't going anywhere. However, given that Bic Mac and Big Tasty are some of the network's favorites, it can be assumed that they will come up with similar replacements. By the way, at one time in the seasonal menu of "Maka" there was a burger "Bif a la rus" on rye bread. Reason for another return?
4. Down with cola, give duchess!
The main supplier of Coca-Cola's Poppy drinks - they are brought in concentrated form and diluted with carbonated water when bottling. She, unlike competitors from Pepsi, did not announce her intention to suspend the sale of drinks. But according to rumors, cocacola plants may stop shipping goods to fast food. "Baikal", "Duchess" and "Tarhun" performed by our companies are the most likely candidates for replacement. nine0003
5. These are not toys for children
"Happy Meal" is another Makovsky signature item on the menu. A cardboard box in which a cartoon bauble figure is placed along with a hamburger, fries and soda. With this children's set, everything is not easy, not only because of the trademark. Most often, toy collections are dedicated to some kind of cartoon.
The characters have their own copyright holders. Mostly Western studios, which do not rent their films here for ideological reasons. This means that they will not be allowed to release their toys. So we are waiting for a replacement. nine0003
QUESTION IN A POINT
Why is it difficult for the fast food chain to come to a common denominator? The restaurants of the chain are being sold to an entrepreneur from Novokuznetsk, Alexander Govor. Prior to that, he managed 25 establishments under a yellow sign, which are located in Siberia.
Not only McDonald's owned restaurants in Russia. In Moscow and the Moscow region, several hundred establishments are open precisely at the suggestion of the central office. But besides the Siberian businessman Govor, franchisees at railway stations, airports, there are other owners. Their establishments, unlike those in the capital, did not close. For example, in Chelyabinsk and Tyumen everything worked as it should. nine0003
- Here lies the main difficulty. There is no guarantee that all establishments in the country will agree to continue working according to the same standards, with the same name and menu. The restaurants that refused to stop working in March have already shown their disagreement with the “party line”. Therefore, we will observe rebranding, changes in the menu and other transformations in the network, at best, all the coming summer, ”a source in the company shared with kp.ru.
But it was precisely non-uniqueness and strict regulations that were the strength of the brand. Will it be possible to keep them under exclusively Russian control? Let's see everything together. nine0003
AT THIS TIME
Signs from restaurants are already being sold as relics
Over the past three months, Muscovites have developed a tradition: to sell things of "suspended" brands at exorbitant prices. Ikea plush sharks are sold for the price of an apartment, frozen hamburgers and Starbucks cups are offered at unrealistic prices. Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote about such sellers. Some post ads for fun. Others hope that there will be a reckless fan who, if not a million, will give a couple of thousand for a rare product. nine0003
Signs removed from McDonald's have been placed on Avito. Probably, someone from the company that carried out the dismantling pocketed a rarity. The price was "negotiable". The ad didn't last long. Either a buyer was found, or the seller came to his senses that he was selling stolen goods.
WITH AN ANSWER
Move over, squiggles
These are posikunchiki, little fried meat pies. Originally, presumably, from the Perm region. Very similar to South American empanadas. For some reason, it has not yet occurred to anyone that this, in essence, is an excellent Russian fast food. Even on the street, trade them from stalls. I picked up a full paper bag (excellent, by the way, a container, nostalgic) and went on. Or he went into the posikunchikovo, took a glass, then a second ... The perfect snack. But it can be just that. Children also eat them with great pleasure. nine0003
Posikunchiki pirozhki originated, presumably, from the Perm Territory.Photo: Leonid ZAKHAROV
Instead, everyone is concerned about what the domestic McDonald’s will be called and what native Russian word should be invented to designate Big Tasty.
It was my visit to a Moscow bar with a good Russian name "Quail" that led me to such sovereign thoughts. The name, by the way, was born without any public discussions and artistic councils.
Moscow-McDonald's has registered the domain "Fun and Tasty"
This name appeared in the domain registry (more)
McDonald's on Pushkinskaya will open in Moscow on June 12
The new name of the fast food chain is still unknown (more)
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