Chef Daniel Coudreaut, senior director of culinary innovation for McDonald’s USA, has admitted that he sees nothing unhealthy on the menu of the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, McDonald’s. So the grease saturating the inch-thick pile of napkins from the overly-salted french fries isn’t bad for you? Or the “forcemeat” they try to pass on as something edible in a Big Mac isn’t all that unhealthy either? Chef Daniel Coudreaut claims that he and his kids visit McDonalds about once a week, give or take, and doesn’t see any problem with that. I’m not trying to critisize his parenting or anything, but that can’t possibly be healthy.
Let’s be honest, even after “Super Size Me,” pure evidence came out in 2004, and the hundreds of studies on how unhealthy fast food is, Chef Daniel Coudreaut, still wants to try to convince us that there’s nothing on the menu that’s unhealthy? Who are you trying to fool?
According to Huffington Post:
[S]ome of Coudreaut’s successes — smoothies with real fruit, apple slices in Happy Meals and smaller orders of french fries. He’s perhaps most proud of the oatmeal.
But we can’t take all the credit away from very monumental menu changes by Chef Daniel Coudreaut. The smoothies, apple slices, smaller orders of french fries and oatmeal are a huge improvement, but is that to say that there’s absolutely nothing that’s unhealthy on the menu? A few healthy items doesn’t mean the whole menu is healthy. Someone needs to redefine “healthy” to Chef Daniel Coudreaut, stat!
Photo courtesy of: McDonalds.com