If not, stop and go read it.
Now, did I tell you to go to McDonald’s? Did I tell you that you should eat McDonald’s? Let me help…
Yes, they asked me to come out to NYC for their event. Yes, they even paid for my flight, hotel, and child care. Not even once, was I told I even had to blog about it. They did ask us to use their hashtag if we tweeted, but that was about it.
Obviously, they are not the first (or last) brand that is utilizing bloggers for advertising. So really what is the big deal?
What really bothers me more then anything is the fact that people look at McDonald’s in such a negative light. Do they sell food that is not the healthiest for you? Yes, I won’t deny that.
Last time I checked, there is a LOT of food out there that is not great for you. I’m pretty sure you are still going to eat some of it too. For decades, McDonald’s has used the thoughts, suggestions, and opinions of customers to help change some if their ways. From where they buy food, how they cook their food, and advertising in general, and are continuing to grow as a business.
Heck, have you looked at the McDonald’s menu now compared to years ago?? Changes happen. Maybe not as quick as you would like them too, but just think about how huge McDonald’s is. They can’t just add something over night.
Yes, I am trying to eat, cook, and buy healthier food. I’m am also thankful that my family can afford to. That doesn’t mean that once in a while, we don’t go out to eat. When we do, the girls almost always want to go to McDonald’s. Really, not even for their food, but for the Play Place. Tell me what is the harm in eating there once or twice a month? Can’t be worse the parents smoking around their kids, or giving your kid a cupcake in their lunch everyday.
Eating at McDonald’s does not automatically make you unhealthy.
If you ate there everyday…that would be a different story.
Just like that STUPID TIMES COVER today…I’m getting really sick and tired of people judging mom’s on the decisions they make for their kids.
Did me attending a McDonald’s event, really change your view of me as a blogger?
I was not compensated in any way for this post. My thoughts and opinions are ALWAYS my own.