When I was selected to be a McCafe Mom Blogger I was so excited! The Bee and I eat at McDonald’s a lot. The nights when we were out too late and I forgot to prepare something (which was often), as a quick snack and because, let’s face it, there is nothing as delicious as a McDonald’s fry.
Dude. Those fires, fresh from the fryer, warm, crispy, salted JUST right….
But eating at McDonald’s soon became like a dirty little secret. My Facebook feed was full of every negative things you could think of…the slime that is supposed to be nuggets. Yoga mats being made out of the same ingredients as the bread and so forth and so on. It had gotten to the point where I would see those golden arches and drive the other way, opting instead for anything else instead of allowing myself a meal from McDonald’s®.
A few weeks ago I was invited to a Meet and Eat event hosted by McDonald’s®. At this event I met McDonald’s® USA Chef Jessica Foust, RDN. Chef Jessica is a registered dietitian and a professional chef and she is a part of the team that makes the menus for all of the McDonald’s®.
I came armed with my questions and was excited to learn about McDonald’s® new social media event, “Our Food. Your Questions.”
Have a question about our food? The floor is yours. http://t.co/T9W0r3CQVK
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) October 13, 2014
Beginning October 15th, the company invited people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald’s will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredients, how food is made and how it’s prepared in restaurants.
“We’re proud of the food we serve our 27 million U.S. customers every day, yet we know people have unanswered questions,” said Kevin Newell, executive vice president, chief brand and strategy officer for McDonald’s USA. “So, we’re inviting everyone in the U.S. on a journey to learn more about our food. We look forward to the opportunity to have an open conversation and to show people firsthand how we make our most iconic menu items.”
Grant Imahara, formerly series host of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” will uncover real answers to tough questions by visiting McDonald’s suppliers and restaurants across the country. McDonald’s will capture these visits in a series of video vignettes that will appear on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. McDonald’s will take to these same channels to answer food questions, share multimedia content and engage in open conversation.
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Tomorrow on the blog: Notes from the exclusive lunch with Chef Jessica!