I interviewed an employee at McDonald’s, however, my recording device will not let me upload the interview.
My apologies, here’s the print copy of what went down.
Kelley: My name is Kelley. I’m 20 years old, and I’ve worked at McDonald’s for two years.
Ashley: Okay. So fast food has kind of been changing recently and has tried to get healthier foods with everyone being more health conscious, so how have you seen McDonalds do that?
Kelley: I think McDonalds has done a lot to catch up to the public’s interest in being more healthy in cutting fats and carbs and all of that. Like to start from the youngestI think the Happy Meals, that’s been a big change very recently. We cut fries out of a Happy Meal. So it used to be either fries and a burger or chicken nuggets and a small soft drink. Now it comes with either chicken nuggets or a hamburger and instead of fries it comes with apple dippers and milk. So that’s, you know, a lot healthier. And now the fries, if you order a child size fries, it’s only 100 calorie versus 240 calories which a small fry used to be, so you are teaching them to be satisfied with a smaller serving size.
Ashley: Have you tried any of these?
Kelley: Like you were asking before what others, do you want me to list what other items we have?
Kelley: We have added — a big seller we have added is the fruit and maple oatmeal, so start your day with that instead of, you know, people going to get donuts and coffee for breakfast. Our coffee is very popular, so that draws people in, and then the oatmeal has been a big seller and it’s really healthy. And then we have scrambled eggs and bagles and fruit parfaits. And we have a variety of new salads and snack wraps which those are healthier, too, because instead of the bun and sauce and cheese on a burger it’s chicken and a thin wrap. We have a carmel apple parfait and a bunch of new salads.
Ashley: So where can you find the nutritional information for all these products?
Kelley: Sometimes it’s on the wrapper. It’s also on the website. Go on our website and you can find all the nutitional information you need.
Ashley: Have you tried any of these products? Are they good?
Kelley: Yeah. We also have the fruit and walnut salad, which it’s not lettuce, it’s just apples, grapes, and walnuts. And that’s a great afternoon snack and it’s really nutritious. And then I like the chicken wrap. I think those really good. And the fruit and maple oatmeal is really good.
Ashley: Okay. So McDonalds changing it up! I personally tried the apple dippers and they are good, as well as the fruit and walnut salad, which you can’t really mess up. Their snack wraps are good. I prefer the ranch one. And surprisingly their salads are good. I am usually picky with my salads, but theirs is good for a fast food restaurant.