Mesa >Food & Dining > Mc Donald's
1213 S Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ | Directions 8520633.393507 -111.736503
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 5am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 5am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Wyndhavens Apartment
Not so healthy – Ever since I was a child I would eat at McDonalds. I never thought just how unhealthy everything could be from the French fries to the hamburgers none of it is to healthy for anyone to eat. A couple years back I watched the movie Supersize Me. After watching that movies it really made me think about just how unhealthy the food is.
Over the years McDonalds has gotten better about offering choices like salads and apples for sides instead of the same ol same cheeseburgers and french-fries. But even those choices aren’t healthy. McDonalds offers a Southwest Crispy Chicken Salad has about 430 calories in it and 20 grams of fat. As for the choices for children they offer sides like apple slices with caramel which has 100 calories and just about .5 grams of fat. That may not be a lot of calories but if you pair it with a cheeseburger and some soda or milk then the whole meal tends to be pretty high on calories. Even though they may offer some “healthier” choices McDonalds still offers their original choices. Their Big Mac has 540 calories with 29 grams of fat and a 6 piece of chicken nuggets has about 280 calories.
A couple years ago McDonalds offered their regular chicken nuggets, but I always wondered why they looked the way they did. After the airing of the movie Supersize Me they unveiled the secret to the making of the chicken nuggets. Finally McDonalds introduced the “All White Meat Chicken Nuggets” it made people really question what were chicken nuggets really made out of. Now their chicken nuggets are loaded with saturated fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates.
McDonalds is good for the occasional eat out though. They have cheap meals like the dollar menu where they offer many choices. They offer a double cheeseburger, fruit and yogurt parfait, French fries, and the newly added breakfast menu. They have childrens meal that involve a toy and they even have older child meals that still are meant for the children but in smaller portions then the adults food. But just because they are in smaller portions it doesn’t mean that they are any healthier then what they would be if they were to eat the regular adult meals. They may just the same things in smaller amounts.
For the most part most of McDonalds burgers, fries and apple pies are reasonable. They don’t cost much more then $5.00 and you can fill up a family of 4 on items from the dollar menu for a small price. At most McDonalds they also have places for the children to play between their meals or as their parents allow them to play. They will either have a jungle gym for the kids or sometimes they have a toddler zone for the younger children to play so they don’t get run over by the older children. It is good for the parents to have this escape from their children and it allows the children to help work out what calories, and fat grams they gained during their unhealthy but tasty meal at MickeyD’s!
Their food is no where near healthy for anyone to eat. And there are hardly any nutritionsist that would recommend eating that much bad food for a person in 30 days. What Morgan did in the movie was very dangerous and it could have possible killed him. Other then that McDonalds may have tasted good when we were younger but realizing what it is really about, makes no average person want to go through the drive thru or go inside and order themselves a big juicy Big Mac.
McDonalds is a great place for kids! – McDonalds is a fast food restaurant, for those who just need a quick grab and go food. It has a nice drive through for parents who are tired from working all day and need to take home food for dinner. Also, if the parents do not want to mess up their kitchen, they can take the whole family to McDonalds. Then after the children have eaten, they can go play on the nice play structures inside the restaurant. While the children are playing, the adults can enjoy the rest of their dinner in peace. McDonalds is decorated with bright and lively colors to stimulate the brains of the children. The play area is a fun place for the children where they can be loud and use up all their energy. Many McDonalds have kid areas and adult areas. The one I have been too, has a great adventurous play structure and in another area there is a place to eat and watch the news or sports. This is a great area for adults to watch what they are interested in without having to worry about their children bugging them.
The building is nice and clean. The tables are always wiped and there are different eating places in McDonalds for anyone who prefer to sit next to the window or next to the TV. The bathrooms smelled clean and they do not make a person feel discussed to be in the bathroom. There is a nice atmosphere to McDonalds; the atmosphere of laughing children is music to parent’s ears.
What is wonderful about McDonalds is how cheep the food is! It is so nice because there is a dollar menu that has a great selection. You can choose from a Cheese Burger, French Fries, crispy Chicken Nuggets, a Side Salad, and much more. Also, if you are looking for a little more than just the items on the dollar menu, you will find a large selection of hamburgers, salads, and beverages. The salads are amazing especially for those who are watching their weight! If you eat a salad a day, not only will you be full but you will feel good as well! Their hamburgers are just as good as their salads. They have so many hamburgers with cheese, bacon, onions, lettuce, pickles, and etc. It is amazing the combinations of different hamburgers they have come up with! The beverages complete the whole meal together! They have Orange soda, lemonaid, Coke beverages, Sprite, and for all those water lovers they have icy cold water!
This is not all they have, in the mornings, they have a complete menu for breakfast! For all those who feel like having a hot meal for breakfast, McDonalds is the place to go! They have burritos, hash browns, and biscuits that have eggs and bacon in them.
On top of all this, they have a kids menu that is just right for children. There is enough food in the kids menu to fill a child’s hunger. In the kids menu they can choose from a variety of beverages such as chocolate milk, regular milk, or a soft drink. Also, they can choose from different combinations of different foods such as Chicken Nuggets or the delicious French Fries. To top off the food, in the kids menu there is a toy to keep them entertained while the parent finishes eating.
It is amazing how many items a person can get at McDonalds. There is so much to choose from and no matter what is ordered it is ready within a short period of time. The food is delicious and juicy; a good reason to return and eat there again. It is a great place for parents to let their children play in a safe environment that is worry free. The food is affordable for parents with young children who are usually on a tight budget. I would rate McDonalds a 9 for parents with young children.
Burgers, sandwiches, Happy Meals and all things fried and grilled draw families and fans to the world-famous Golden Arches. – In Short
The intoxicating smell of golden fries cooked to crispy perfection and succulent burgers sizzling on the grill permeates the space, while a lively chatting and munching crowd maintains a laidback vibe at this famous fast food haunt. Hungry patrons of all ages and walks of life order classic favorites like the Big Mac, Chicken McNuggets, and the Filet-O-Fish sandwich. As for breakfast (it is the most important meal of the day, after all), this drive-thru king offers both sweet and savory morning meals like the Egg McMuffin and Hotcakes, as well as flavored iced coffees for a much needed java jolt.
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