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21, September 2019

McDonald’s pioneer save the planet Go Small meals

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McDonald's super healthy, save the planet Go Small meal

McDonald’s super healthy, save the planet Go Small meal

In a bid to get us to eat less and save the planet, the Ministry for Food and Conspicuous Consumption is urging everyone to eat smaller portions of food, both at home and in restaurants.

McDonald’s was one of the first companies to take this on board in a variation on its Supersize Me campaign. This was reputedly responsible for over 73% of obesity in the USA and over 91% in Ashington in the UK.

Now McDonald’s is urging customers to Go Small.

INTERIOR: Ubiquitous McDonald’s. The CASHIER is in his 30s, intelligent and chatty. This is the first job he’s been able to get since graduating with a Doctorate in Business Management from Teesside University eight years ago.

CUSTOMER: Big Mac, fries and coke, please.

CASHIER: Certainly. Would you like to Go Small?

CUSTOMER: Small?

CASHIER: Yes, it’s our very healthy option which also saves the planet.

CUSTOMER: Okay.

CASHIER: Great choice. So that’s a small burger at another 70p. Shall we take off the cheese? Only an extra 50p.

CUSTOMER: Cheese? Oh, all right.

CASHIER: Excellent. Actually we have a Go Small special on today whereby we can substitute the burger entirely for the tomato.

CUSTOMER: Substitute the tomato for the burger?

CASHIER: I thought you would, just another 97p. And would you like us to remove the salad?

CUSTOMER: I guess so.

CASHIER: Great choice. That’s an additional 65p. And would you also like us to hold those starchy buns?

CUSTOMER: I guess.

CASHIER: Excellent choice. That’s only another 85p. We can also make the meal super-healthy by serving small fires or cutting them out altogether. Shall we cut them out for you?

CUSTOMER: Oh, all right, no fries.

CASHIER: Great choice. That’s another £1.20. And perhaps we can top off your delicious meal with McDonald’s own tap water rather than a coke?

CUSTOMER: Might as well go the whole hog. So to speak.

CASHIER: Excellent decision. That’s another 90p. It’s a pleasure serving a discerning customer such as yourself. That’s £9.35, please. Is that cash ore card?

(CUSTOMER is served with a slice of tomato and a small paper cup of water.)

CASHIER: Enjoy. And have a nice day, Next!

(FX OFF: Cash register ‘kerching’)

Ref: BBC News Restaurants urged to serve us less food


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