Fast Food Atrocities


Brianna Mikeska, Public Relations

Nothing disgusts me more than fast food places (besides Chick-fil-a). I think it’s awesome that you can get a meal for a total of $1, being the food lover that I am, but what the meal actually is is absolutely and utterly the most disgusting and gruesome thing I’ve ever heard of. For example, a salad with chicken in it from McDonald’s is 490 calories and 28 grams of fat, and the Grand Mac is 860 calories and 52 grams of fat which is 80% fat. If one got a whole meal that would be the amount of calories one person should eat in a day. Have you ever heard of “pink slime”? If you haven’t, I think it’s time you have. Pink slime is an additive put into meats. It is banned from countries like Canada and the United Kingdom but not the United States. It was banned because great amounts of ammonia were found inside the slime. Pink Slime was originally used as pet food. I’m not surprised that McDonald’s uses pink slime in their meats. I’m appalled that people made a movie about the founders of McDonald’s. It just shows how fat America is. The Founder made over $16 million. Annually, McDonald’s makes over $27,441,300 billion and daily they make $75.18 million. I mean good for McDonald’s that they’re making that much money, but the fact that people would pay that much money to eat animals that McDonald’s buys because they have tumors and are ill just baffles me. People get sick from eating McDonald’s, so why would you want to eat a fattening, sickening, and cheap food? A slightly better alternative is Wendy’s. If I go to Wendy’s, I’d get a frosty and fries cause that’s the only thing I trust to get there. Not gonna lie their chicken is pretty good, but only if you don’t want McDonald’s.

The only fast food restaurant I can trust is Chick-fil-a (leaving out the ones like Chipotle and Hello Bistro etc.). That place is so good! I haven’t had a bad experience ever at Chick-fil-a. The only thing that bothers me is that they are closed on Sundays. Like come on, some days I just want some waffle fries and nuggets, but I can’t because they’re closed. They even have good ice cubes, the perfect size to snack on. I don’t know what they do to their chicken, but they better not change it, because their chicken has such a unique taste that you can’t get anywhere else. I haven’t met one person who doesn’t like Chick-fil-a and it’s obvious why. They even cater! Their 12-piece chicken nugget is 260 calories and 12 grams of fat while McDonald’s 10-piece chicken nugget is 440 calories and 27 grams of fat. That says a lot. And why does McDonald’s have a 40-piece nugget meal that is 1770 calories, that’s disgusting! Who needs that many nuggets?! McDonald’s uses bleached white flour which is extremely bad for your health and everything else in the chicken is bad compared to Chick-fil-a’s chicken.

Overall I just want to say that most fast food places are unhealthy and gross. People don’t really think about what they are actually eating because it’s very cheap. Honestly if it’s as cheap as McDonald’s, you shouldn’t be eating it at all, but this is all my opinion.