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Chef Daniel Coudreaut, senior director of culinary innovation for McDonald’s USA, recently defended his company’s menu in Cleveland and provided quite a provoking quote, reports Lisa Abraham at the Akron Beacon Journal.”I don’t see anything on the menu that’s unhealthy,” Coudreaut said.
Now, that’s sure to prompt some cognitive dissonance — especially for people who have watched documentaries like Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me.
He went on to explain that his children do eat at McDonald’s about once a week, and he himself eats a Big Mac once a week too.
The chef also defended Chicken McNuggets, explaining that they’re no different than “forcemeat” — a mixture of ground, lean meat emulsified with fat.
Coudreaut stressed that it’s all about the customer and the choices they make.
“If you think McDonald’s is part of the current obesity problem, there are two things you can do — stop eating there, or when you do eat there, select the most healthful offerings and make it clear to the person in charge of the store that you want to see more of them.”
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