To help dispel these rumors, the company has hired Grant Imahara, a former host of MythBusters.
According to BurgerBusiness.com, Kevin Newell, EVP, chief brand and strategy officer for McDonald's U.S., told them that, "We know some people — both McDonald's fans and skeptics — continue to have questions about our food from the standpoint of the ingredients or how food is prepared at the restaurant," and that hiring Imahara is a way to encourage a dialogue with its customers about how their food is made.
But the fact that McDonald's even needs to make such an effort to dispute these rumors makes me kind of scared of its food. Like, how many people have to share gross pictures of alleged McDonald's food or to circulate exposés and conspiracy theories about the company online for a corporation to take such a strong measure? It makes it seem like there is actually a lot that might be going wrong behind the scenes.
And it's not exactly hard to find alleged evidence of McDonald's less-than-appetizing practices online.
Infractions at McDonald's restaurants far and wide seem to range from the disgusting...
To the puzzling...
To simple cases of employees just not giving a crap...
Even if Imahara can disprove theories about the way McDonald's foods are supposed to be processed and made, there's no way he'll be able to confirm that when you go to the Golden Arches, you're getting anything well made or that every McDonald's manager or employee upholds the company's standards.
If you're as squicked out as I am by the rumors surrounding the chain, then why not do yourself a favor, and try making your favorite fast food at home? Here are six recipes to get you started — no myth-busting needed.
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