McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson made some interesting remarks this week and Huffington Post shared the details on May 30. Thompson said that he eats McDonald’s food every day and has managed to lose weight, and he rebuffed the idea that the fast food chain sells junk food.
Thompson worked hard to defend his company in the midst of criticism, saying that they provide high quality food and always have. He says that they use real beef, chicken, tomatoes, dairy and other ingredients in a way that is also affordable. The McDonald’s CEO also says that he eats the chain’s food every day, but because he gets his “butt up” and works out he has actually lost weight since he took on the role of CEO.
Business Insider notes that McDonald’s has broadened its menu to include healthier options, but it seems Thompson admits that he doesn’t see salads as a big income driver going forward. Chains like McDonald’s tend to be under constant fire for the quality of their food, but it seems the McDonald’s CEO is determined to tell a different story. Will consumers buy it though?