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  •  If McDonald's wanted to make healthier food at (5+ / 0-)

    relatively cheap prices, they could. Like they could afford to pay their workers a living wage. I don't think that it would cost the consumer that much more money

    •  sounds like you have found (4+ / 0-)
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      FG, Neuroptimalian, Samulayo, dallasdunlap

      an excellent business opportunity.

      Or an excellent way to lose your money . . .

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 03:29:11 PM PDT

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    •  The genius of McDonalds is that back in the 1950s (0+ / 0-)

      they found a way to make 1950s food (meat and potatoes) cheaper and faster at a time when the middle and working classes were poorer than they are today.
         Over the past couple of decades, McDonalds has tried to offer healthier choices - salads and fruit. That was a money losing proposition.
          (I would point out that several of their sandwich choices come with lettuce and tomato, so there's that.)
         But the fact is: McDonalds is selling people what they want to buy.
          While people like some plant life on their burgers, and you can get a variety of veggies - onions, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce - on subs, people looking for fast food aren't looking for vegetables. They want something fast and filling.
         That applies to people in public housing as well.

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