McDonald’s at a Hospital is like
- a cardiologist smoking
- an obese dietitian
What you need to know:
There are 26 hospitals in the US with active McDonald’s restaurants on premises today. These include children’s hospitals like Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago and top rated medical facilities such as the Clevland Clinic.
A consumer group, Corporate Accountability International, has written letters to these hospitals, requesting they get rid of the fast food purveyor:
Dear Hospital Administrator,
On behalf of thousands of health professionals who work daily to improve public health and who have joined the Value [the] Meal campaign, we are calling on you to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health. We urge you to end your contract with McDonald’s and to take action to remove the McDonald’s restaurant from your hospital. read more…
While no one entity is solely responsible for America’s obesity, McDonald’s at a hospital is simply absurd. It’s the Mcdonald’s eating culture that putting many people into hospitals in the first place. Cynics will say this is a symbiotic relationship, ensuring both entities profit in an eternal loop.
McDonald’s spokesperson’s response is kind of idiotic: Of the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide, just 26 are in hospitals or on their campuses, she said. Basically, don’t pick on McDonald’s because only a small number of our franchises are like a needle sticking in your eye. The rest are killing you off campus.
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