Amuse Bouche: Happy Birthday, Big Mac?

As regular readers know, we don’t truck with big-chain national fast food. McDonald’s is, of course, the ur-fast food chain, so it receives a goodly amount of our ire (seriously, guys, read Fast Food Nation. Not to be too Natalie Portman about it, but it will change your life). Nonetheless, when we heard that the Big Mac was celebrating its fortieth birthday this year, we felt compelled to pay some sort of tribute. So, without further ado, here are some excellent questions about Big Macs from everyone’s favorite British mum staffed PR site, Make Up Your Own Mind.

Question: Why does a big mac give me and my wife, excessive gas and explosive diarrhoea within 3 hours of consumption?
Answer: McDonald’s food contains nothing that should make a normal, healthy person ill or feel sick in any way and all ingredients that are used are similar to those you would buy in the supermarket or use at home.

Question: Surely Big Mac is a misrepresentation under the Trade Descriptions Act. They’re really small, and they don’t contain any ‘Mac’?
Answer: The Big Mac is a McDonald’s classic, and has not changed in shape, size or recipe since its conception. It remains one of the most popular and well-recognised items on the McDonald’s menu throughout the world. The Big Mac sandwich contains two 100 percent beef patties, lettuce, onions, cheese, dill pickles and the special Big Mac sauce. Made with careful preparation and attention to detail, McDonald’s expects the Big Mac will be around for a long time to come.

Question: why does a big mac taste like plastic?
Answer: There is nothing in McDonald’s food that would make it taste of plastic as only high quality food ingredients are used. McDonald’s believes its food tastes good and it is enjoyed by the millions of customers who visit McDonald’s restaurants every year.

Question: are big macs big?
Answer: Yes!

McDonald’s [Official Site]
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal [Amazon]
Big Mac Celebrates 40th Birthday [WCVB]
Big Mac - What’s In the Food? [Make Up Your Own Mind]

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Amuse Bouche: Happy Birthday, Big Mac?