Top 10 Awful Facts About McDonalds

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  • Published: 10 July 2015
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    You know that McDonald’s is kind of evil, because there are more column inches and pseudo-scientific documentaries dedicated to that fact than there are as to whether or not jet fuel can burn hot enough to melt steel. But we felt that there was just a little more life left in this idea thanks to some lesser known facts about America’s “favorite” burger company.

    Text version: toptenz.net/10-facts-about-mcdonalds-that-will-make-you-want-to-grill-your-own-burgers.php

    Coming up:

    10. They Ran the Original Owners Out of Business Just to Spite Them
    9. Their Food Doesn’t Rot, Spoil or Go Bad
    8. Their Fries Contain 14 Ingredients
    7. McDonald’s Salad is Worse for You Than a Big Mac
    6. They Fought One of the Longest Legal Cases in History
    5. Avoiding Billions in Tax
    4. Paying Rappers to Hype the Big Mac
    3. They Haven’t Tracked Sold Burgers Since the ’90s
    2. The Fillet-O-Fish was Almost Replaced by an Awful Burger
    1. Ronald McDonald Actors Weren’t Allowed to Tell Kids Where the Food Came From

    Source/Further reading:

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    newsfeed.time.com/2010/09/08/why-doesnt-mcdonalds-food-rot/
    salon.com/2010/09/01/burger_that_wont_rot/
    yourquestions.mcdonalds.ca/questions/218
    businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-china-food-supplier-scandal-2014-7?IR=T
    eater.com/2014/10/13/6969673/mcdonalds-serves-fake-food
    isitunhealthy.com/is-eating-a-mcdonalds-salad-unhealthy/
    hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng-press/pages/search.aspx#{"display":["1"],"dmdocnumber":["801399"]}
    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-25/mcdonald-s-accused-by-unions-of-super-sized-tax-avoidance-in-eu
    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4389751.stm
    slideshare.net/umalenkaya/luxury-brands-product-placement-in-music-lyrics
    overhowmanybillionserved.blogspot.co.uk/
    wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323301104578258113829116672
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    money.howstuffworks.com/5-failed-mcdonalds-menu-items1.htm

Comments • 6 234

  • ZODIAC
    ZODIAC  4 hours back

    i buy hamburger meat from the supermarket i dont trust any fast food places

    • HotOdinSauce
      HotOdinSauce  4 hours back

      Haven't paid taxes but no worries, how'd they manage that one without consequences?

      • Creative Pony Productions!

        I don’t eat that junk!

        • Diana Hasan
          Diana Hasan  6 hours back

          Personal friend of a satan lol

          • Shawn Mulverhill
            Shawn Mulverhill  7 hours back

            Fill "ay" o fish

            • Frank289100
              Frank289100  11 hours back

              PERSONAL FRIEND OF SATAN! YOU HIT IT RIGHT OF THE HEAD AND THERE IS MUCH TRUTH TO THIS CANCER FOOD SATAN IS FEEDING THE KIDS SO THEY WIND UP IN ST. JUDE'S HOSPITAL BEING CHEMO WITH CAR BATTERY ACID RIGHT INTO THE GRAVE YARD.

              • Zoia Mateeva
                Zoia Mateeva  12 hours back

                Fast food is garbage. Don't purchase this swill as it will endanger your health!!

                • Bosko423
                  Bosko423  15 hours back

                  Gose to show how gulable and weak people are to keep going to this McCrap.

                  • Ra Fighter
                    Ra Fighter  15 hours back

                    Watch the documentary "Hot Coffee" and you will see how McDonald's ruined a little old lady to whom they gave 3rd degree burns, along with our civil court system.

                    • sdushdiu
                      sdushdiu  16 hours back

                      ...Too many lousy alternatives to this crap.

                      • Raymond Brown
                        Raymond Brown  16 hours back

                        I ate a McDonald's chicken nugget that was 6 months old and did not die or get sick

                        • Kevin McRae
                          Kevin McRae  18 hours back

                          It’s ok if don’t like or need food

                          • Raymond Fluharty
                            Raymond Fluharty  18 hours back

                            .
                            mcDonalds doesn't make food i have never seen anything they have that was edible

                            • Roderic Fabian
                              Roderic Fabian  19 hours back

                              McD's gets a bad rap. The food at any of the gourmet burger outfits is way more unhealthy than anything McD's offers. If people didn't like their product they wouldn't still be in business, never mind having branches in all corners of the world. Ignore the food cranks.

                              • ol' man
                                ol' man  22 hours back

                                can people stop making the 'i dont eat mcdonalds' comments,stuck up twats, I DONT CARE. you'd better not eat any other takeaways either including foreign takeaways or ready meals

                                • Christopher TheCarpenter
                                  Christopher TheCarpenter  22 hours back

                                  What about the jewish English boy who's parents were caught with human body's in their house and then confessed to killing, consuming and taking leftover meat to McDonalds in Greenwich. The little boy talks about sexing and eating babies, no joke.

                                  • Michael Buchko
                                    Michael Buchko  22 hours back

                                    Fill it o' fish?

                                    • Raquel M
                                      Raquel M  23 hours back

                                      McDonald's McDonald's Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut yuk yuk yuk

                                      • Patrick O'Donnell
                                        Patrick O'Donnell  1 days back

                                        It's funny how that jackass who made the supersize me movie only made things worse.

                                        • Andy Lucas
                                          Andy Lucas  1 days back

                                          I love McDonald's! I eat there all the time. A typical meal for me consists of:
                                          2 double cheeseburgers
                                          1 double quarter pounder
                                          1 big mac
                                          1 large fries
                                          I know what you're thinking.... and no, I'm not fat. I'm 6' 3" and weigh 185 lbs .

                                          • Pete Rose
                                            Pete Rose  1 days back

                                            I was eating McDonald's while watching the video.

                                            • Rick Robitaille
                                              Rick Robitaille  1 days back

                                              OK,what are we saying her,,,that McDonald's have a enormous SECRET,maybe they have their own scientifically genetically modified products, and there's a
                                              Cadbury secret to what's in IT..THAT WE ALL LOVE

                                              • intervortex
                                                intervortex  1 days back

                                                I worked in a Mcdonald's and during my shift used to tell people not to eat it or bring their children there!

                                                • Mr. 420
                                                  Mr. 420  1 days back

                                                  omg

                                                  • Mr. 420
                                                    Mr. 420  1 days back

                                                    Every single McDonalds has an underground area lableled as a break room

                                                    • Mr. 420
                                                      Mr. 420  1 days back

                                                      I used to work at a McDonalds in Arvada Co....and its disgusting...the only thing prepared to order is chicken nuggets....a team of trained monkeys can run the store due to automation

                                                      • monny287
                                                        monny287  1 days back

                                                        I've worked at McDonald's. Believe me, that food absolutely rots when left in even mildly damp conditions. The Dumpster at mine absolutely reeked of rotten food unless it had just been emptied. The problem with most of the experiments done is that the food dries out, inhibiting rotting.

                                                        • MachineThatCreates
                                                          MachineThatCreates  1 days back

                                                          Maccas is a perfectly natural expression of human kind. Our lust for sugar/salt/fat created the phenomenon. You should not criticize something YOU have created. If we have a problem with it then we must look at ourselves.
                                                          PS: $10 for a meal deal is too much.

                                                          • A Marmot
                                                            A Marmot  2 days back

                                                            Not adverse, averse.

                                                            • Coleman Adamson
                                                              Coleman Adamson  2 days back

                                                              Really? I want to see this narrator eat a Big Mac that has been sitting on the shelf for a month. SHOW ME. PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

                                                              • William Ford
                                                                William Ford  2 days back

                                                                McDisgusting's a tasty Vegan hellhole.

                                                                • David Pestrikoff
                                                                  David Pestrikoff  2 days back

                                                                  If you didn't know all this, you deserve everything you do to yourself! I will see you in the line at Mickey D's! 😋

                                                                  • Vera Armstrong
                                                                    Vera Armstrong  2 days back

                                                                    Plus Mc Donalds Hamburgers contain Human DNA... let that sink in

                                                                    • YoutubSUCKZ
                                                                      YoutubSUCKZ  2 days back

                                                                      american garbage food only retards eat there

                                                                      • Leonard Dorrington
                                                                        Leonard Dorrington  2 days back

                                                                        I HAVE NEVER EATEN ONE IN MY 79 YEARS OF LIFE & WOULDN'T WHANT TO THANK'S.

                                                                        • My name is Nobody
                                                                          My name is Nobody  2 days back

                                                                          When my uncle use to be the general manager at McDonald’s, he told
                                                                          me everything was fresh. The beef was bought local never frozen always fresh.
                                                                          Used an ice cream scoop to scoop out the beef and slap it on the grill.
                                                                          onions were chopped at the restaurants, ice cream was made fresh not synthetic.
                                                                          Fries were cut fresh, as soon as customers order fries they cut them asap, they were mostly from Idaho. How sad it went down hill quality wise. Nothing like the orignal founders intended

                                                                          • My name is Nobody
                                                                            My name is Nobody  2 days back

                                                                            +Don Lebo I remember when a Big Mac was actually a Big Mac.
                                                                            Nowadays, it’s a Mcripoff.

                                                                            Yeah I know what you mean Don, I use to work for McDonalds back in 91.
                                                                            I was a senior in H.S. and those Big Mac We’re pretty big.
                                                                            So were the quarter pounders. Now they shrunk em.
                                                                            Personally I Still order the McNuggets, and get their unsweetened tea.
                                                                            The nuggets are 100% chicken breast.

                                                                            I should know, use to work for a chicken slaughter house located in Monterey TN.
                                                                            I use to cut those by hand. Despite the rumors on boobtube, they are not some
                                                                            slimy synthetic garbage. They are 100% chicken breasts.

                                                                            Wendy’s was another huge customer as well, before I quit, they had landed a big
                                                                            Contract for their nuggets as well. That was back in the late 1990’s.

                                                                            • Draco lord
                                                                              Draco lord  2 days back

                                                                              Your number 5 fact is misleading. Big corporations do avoid paying taxes when they can by using the loop holes that are there. This does not mean that they are breaking any laws. If they tightened up the tax code then they would pay them.

                                                                              • magnafire1
                                                                                magnafire1  2 days back

                                                                                Trump doesn't pay taxes. They help with jobs so they are awarded to pay no taxes.

                                                                            • Tohellwith Google
                                                                              Tohellwith Google  2 days back

                                                                              Fillet-O-Fish is pretty bad with what's in it.

                                                                              • Tohellwith Google
                                                                                Tohellwith Google  2 days back

                                                                                1. Their food is disgusting. Nasty and greasy.

                                                                                • amethyst0285
                                                                                  amethyst0285  2 days back

                                                                                  The bacon ranch salad with grilled chicken seems healthy.

                                                                                  • History Lover
                                                                                    History Lover  2 days back

                                                                                    Eating a McDonald's burger is like eating a wet sponge

                                                                                    • anikka olivia williams

                                                                                      The movie was sad

                                                                                      • The Digital Doctor
                                                                                        The Digital Doctor  2 days back

                                                                                        Only have McDonalds once a year,it won't do you any harm,eat it 3 times a week,you'll notice the difference,it's ok as a treat,there are better take aways or an eat in place,like a family run Italian or pizza restaurant,home cooked food is king !...maybe the laziness is the issue,it's easier to get a maccy d's than cook at home !....just sayin !...it's ok to eat it,just don't excess it's everything in moderation !

                                                                                        • Qwerty asdf
                                                                                          Qwerty asdf  2 days back

                                                                                          Number nine is not true I left McDonald’s in the frigid for a long time and it got white mold on it

                                                                                          • Raven Shadowz
                                                                                            Raven Shadowz  2 days back

                                                                                            There is quite a bit of moisture in the frigid

                                                                                        • Eddee What
                                                                                          Eddee What  3 days back

                                                                                          Well it official they shall now and forever be known as McNasties

                                                                                          • William Carter
                                                                                            William Carter  3 days back

                                                                                            McKiller 😜

                                                                                            • glasslinger
                                                                                              glasslinger  3 days back

                                                                                              My cat won't eat the meat from a mcdonalds burger. She does gobble down burgers from Beck's Prime! Is it bad meat or do I have a high class cat?