McDonald's to Offer Salad Instead of Fries in Value Meals

 Photo Credit: The Chicago Tribune

Photo Credit: The Chicago Tribune

McDonald's Corp. says it will offer side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of French fries as part of its popular Value Meals.

The  announcement Thursday by the world's largest fast-food chain comes as  more companies respond to government and consumer pressure to address  the global obesity epidemic.

McDonald's, which often bears  the brunt of criticism over the restaurant industry's penchant for  tempting diners with indulgent and often high-calorie food, said it  would offer the option in all of its 20 major global markets by 2020.

McDonald's  also vowed to promote only water, milk and juice as the beverages in  its popular Happy Meals for children as part of its announcement at the  Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York on Thursday. Read More

Posted on October 8, 2013 and filed under The Chipotle Effect.