Last Friday I attended an Open Door Tour at one of our local McDonald's. And I was really surprised by what I discovered!
The Open Door Tour was designed to take bloggers and media guests behind the counter at McDonald's and give you a real honest look at their menu and ingredients.
I didn't expect to be shocked by what I found behind their counter, but I was!
Shocking Fact #1: Did you know that at McDonald's employees have to wash their hands every hour? And sanitize their hands every twenty minutes? And sanitize their food station regularly as well?!
Shocking, but true!
Shocking Fact #2: Did you know that McDonald's only uses 100% beef? No fillers. No pink slime. Literally nothing goes into their meat until they salt and pepper it after it's cooked.
Shocking Fact #3: Did you know that the reason McDonald's freezes their beef and other fresh items is to preserve the freshness and quality of it? So that their customer gets a quality burger at the peak of freshness every time.
Shocking Fact #4: Did you know that about 80% of McDonald's menu is UNDER 400 calories?
80%, people?! That's shocking!!
In fact, McDonald's is now changing their menu board to feature the calorie counts so customers can make better choices while their ordering.
Shocking Fact #5: Did you know that McDonald's uses household name brand ingredients?
Seriously, y'all, this shocked me! Brands you know and use in your own home while cooking go into your McDonald's favorites. Things like... Mission tortillas, Dannon yogurt, and Newman's Own Dressing.
Shocking Fact #6: Did you know that at McDonald's every time you order a McCafe' coffee beverage, that's when the coffee beans are ground?
True story! The beans aren't ground until you order your cup o' joe, baby!
Socking Fact #7: Did you know that Egg McMuffins are made with *gasp* REAL EGGS?!
The way they make them that signature round "patty" type thingy on your McMuffin is by cooking them in this:
Here's the shocking short and skinny of it: By attending this Open Door Tour, I learned that McDonald's isn't trying to hide anything from their customers and the general public.
If all those rumors you hear about McDonald's were true and they were serving that gross stuff to the masses, don't you think they would have been called out and shut down by now?
I think fast food restaurants, and for some reason especially McDonald's, have a wild misconception going on. The thought is this... if it's mass produced fast food, it's low quality. And that, my dear lazy moms and dads, couldn't be further from the truth at McDonald's.
I truly was shocked by their attention to cleanliness and quality ingredients. If you'd like to learn more and have your own Open Door Tour of McDonald's, check out the "See What We're Made Of" section of McDonald's website.
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Disclosure: I was invited to attend the Open Door Tour by McDonald's, where they provided me with a free lunch. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed her are my own.
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