Nothing gets more blame for the obesity epidemic in the United States than fast food, and when it comes to fast food, no brand is hated quite like McDonald's. On the one hand, it makes sense. They practically invented the idea of fast food restaurants, and unlike their competitors, they're so revered by kids that their restaurants (often outfitted with full-on playgrounds) are frequently used to host birthday parties.
This birthday, give your child the gift of diabetes.
Unfortunately for McDonald's, being instantly recognizable and loved by young and old alike means they're usually the first name mentioned when critics of fast food start talking about the disastrous impact it's had on the cholesterol levels and waistlines of this great land and so many others. To some extent, that's totally fair. The road to McDonald's becoming the most hated restaurant of all time is littered with several completely legitimate controversies.
However, being the go-to name to name when talking shit about shitty food has had an interesting side effect. When something needs to change in the fast food industry, McDonald's usually leads the way in making those changes happen. Case in point: Remember when every fast food burger used to be packaged in unwieldy polystyrene containers?
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