The Franchise King®

McDonald’s Goes All In

calorie counting at mcdonalds

(Courtesy of Lisa Padilla, Flickr)

(This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy).

The executives at McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois have laid down their arms, and I don’t blame them. They’ve been through a lot….

There are even more lawsuits like those, but why go there?


Some Reverse Psychology

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall during what must of been some rather “energetic” marketing strategy sessions in Oak Brook during the last few months.

That’s because of the recent decision that was made-and is now being implemented. They’ve really gone all-in.

In a bold move, McDonald’s has decided to, “List calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide to further inform and help customers and employees make nutrition-minded
choices.”  Wow.

It’s a classic, “We’ll show you!” move.

For years and years, concerned Mommies have been hammering on McDonald’s to serve healthier foods…or at least disclose the calorie counts in what they’re serving. To McDonald’s credit, they have not been running and hiding. But, this move is risky, and it could backfire.

Get Your Free Franchise Buying Checklist!
Get Your Free Franchise Buying Checklist!
Invalid email address
You'll also get my latest blog posts and my free VIP Franchise Newsletter!


Or Not

I enjoy a McDonald’s hamburger. I always have. Their french fries aren’t too shabby either. I don’t think that “seeing” the amount of calories that I’m shoving down my throat displayed on a sign are going to deter me from going on my weekly trek to my local McDonald’s double drive-thru. But, it might.

Personally, I think that people looking for a convenient meal know what they’re getting when they choose to go to a fast food restaurant, anyway.

Could it stop Mom from taking her 4 year-old there more than a couple of times? Maybe.

For me, I’m not going to stop eating fast food until I’m ready to. It’s my choice.

And, as long as I always have a choice, I’m good.

What do you think? Will the new menu that display calorie counts deter you from eating a Big Mac?

Is McDonald’s doing the right thing? Is it a good business decision?

Please Share This Article!
follow us in feedly
franchise article written by joel libava
Note: When you buy through links on this website, we may earn an affiliate commission. In addition, I've started to use AI to help me craft better article titles and headings.
The Franchise King® Blog
Get proven franchise research and buying tips, helpful franchising resources, plus the latest franchise news updates and more.
Recommended Reading
Introduction To Franchising
How Much Is A Franchise?
Pros And Cons Of A Franchise What Is The Franchise Fee? How To Buy A Franchise
Best Franchises To Own

Top 33 Business Ideas
Starbucks Franchise Facts
Featured Franchises!
10 Best Franchise Websites
About Franchise Consultants
How To Read A FDD
Questions To Ask Franchisors
Questions To Ask Franchisees Franchise Discovery Day Franchise Reviews
Top 10 Franchise Buying Tips

Free Franchise Tools Franchise Compatibility Quiz Net Worth Calculator
joel libava

I'm The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. I help prospective franchise owners avoid bank account emptying mistakes.
For 23 years, I’ve been showing people how to make smart, informed decisions on franchises to buy, and I can help you, too!
P.S. I'm not a franchise consultant/broker.

Joel is Highly Principled
There are many people in the franchise business who claim to to be experts in the field. Unfortunately many of them lack both knowledge and integrity. Joel, however, is without question one of the most qualified and principled people I know, in or out of his industry."
- Greg Reynolds, Retired Outplacement Counselor
"Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it."
- Harper Lee

Setup Your Franchise Business