Petition to Chris Kempczinski, Jano Cabrera, Cindy Goody, PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, Morgan Flatley, Linda VanGosen, Steve Easterbrook
It's Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option (Please!)
My name is Kathy Freston. I'm an author of books like Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, and some of you may have seen me talking about healthy living and conscious eating with Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, or others on television or in print. I've been fortunate enough to reach millions of people with a positive message, and with this petition I’m hoping to bring a positive change to America with a mainstream meatless option at McDonald’s! Adding plant-based protein options at McDonald's will appeal to workers out for a quick lunch, families with health-conscious members out to dinner, children on field trips, and anyone looking for something different than the current menu at McDonald’s where even the french fries contain beef flavoring (they don't in Europe, incidentally)! According to a recent survey, more than one-third of Americans already buy meat substitutes for reasons that range from health to ethics! So why not make a meatless option available at one of America’s favorite restaurant chains for everyone to enjoy? Healthy living should be about progress, not perfection, and this is an easy step that McDonald’s could be taking. Sales of meat substitutes in the U.S. bring in over $553 million a year and visionaries like Bill Gates of Microsoft and Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter are helping fund some of the many meatless options in development for mass markets. Meanwhile competitors like Chipotle have new braised tofu Sofritas, Tropical Smoothie added vegan chicken strips, and Burger King has a veggie burger! That's not even getting into the fact that KFC has vegan chicken in Canada (really, try it!), Subway already has a veggie patty, and McDonald's Canada has veggie wraps! We Americans love a protein center to our meal, so veggies and salads alone (or even in a wrap) won’t do the trick; we want something hearty and protein-centric just like the burgers and sandwiches you already have, only with something plant-based instead. In September, McDonald's partnered with President Bill Clinton (who improved his own health by eating plant-based foods) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to make some youth marketing improvements, but still left me and many members of the public wondering about people of all ages looking to lower cholesterol, reduce saturated fat intake, and cut calories. Offering an option that is completely without animal products is ideal, not only for those who don’t eat animal products for ethical reasons, but for those who are lactose intolerant or have egg allergies. Like many Americans, I’m over this "all or nothing" way of thinking by powerful decision makers in the government and in the corporate world. We need to work together to find positive ways to work towards common goals like eating healthier, farming sustainably, and treating animals with respect. In that spirit, one very simple step can come from fast food giant McDonald's adding a healthy, plant-based item to the menu in the United States. Truly, there can be something for everyone! Please sign my petition to support adding a healthy, meatless option at McDonald's.
Petition to Wendy's
Time's Up Wendy's: I support the Freedom Fast to end sexual violence in the fields
“We decided to demand the right as women to work free of sexual harassment and violence, and the right to protect our dignity.” — LUPE GONZALO, CIW MEMBER For generations, the women who harvest the fruits and vegetables that we put on our families’ tables have faced a daily barrage of sexual abuse in the fields: vulgar comments, groping, demands of sexual favors from supervisors, and, in the most extreme cases, rape. If a woman spoke up, she would be fired, while her abuser would be right back at work the next day. Today, under the groundbreaking protections of the Fair Food Program, the story has changed, and that change is spreading. Farmworker women and men organizing as the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Fair Food Program in 2011. The program has radically transformed working conditions for tens of thousands of agricultural laborers, eliminating longstanding human rights abuses from sexual assault to forced labor. In the words of Alejandrina Carrera, a worker at Pacific Tomato Growers, under the Fair Food Program, "You’re not going to be harassed, you’re not going to be insulted, you’re not going to be forced to work. There’s more respect now.” Another worker said simply, “Our dignity has been restored by this program.” Today, the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program extends beyond Florida tomatoes to seven states and three crops. All the major fast-food companies – McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell, KFC, and Chipotle – are fully on board, having signed binding Fair Food agreements. All except Wendy’s. Instead, in response to pressure to join the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s abandoned its longtime Florida tomato suppliers and shifted its purchases to Mexico, where sexual harassment and assault in the fields are endemic and go unchecked. There, farmworker women are intimidated into silence by a culture of fear, violence, and corruption. Rather than join the leading program for ending sexual violence, Wendy’s has chosen to profit from women’s pain, its brand protected by the women’s involuntary silence. Today we are breaking that silence. Farmworkers from Immokalee are launching the five-day Freedom Fast outside the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Nelson Peltz, Wendy’s largest shareholder and Chair of its Board of Directors. The Freedom Fast will then culminate with a massive Time's Up Wendy's March on March 15 in the heart of Manhattan. http://www.boycott-wendys.org/register-fast We're asking you to sign this petition and support the fasters demanding that Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program. Demand justice for farmworker women from Mr. Peltz, who has the power to end sexual violence against women in Wendy's supply chain and yet, does nothing. For market giants like Wendy’s, refusing to take meaningful action to end sexual violence in the supply chain — when a proven solution is right at their fingertips — is no longer an option. #TimesUpWendys
Petition to Taco Bell
Bring the Grilled Stuft Nacho back to Taco Bell
Fans and followers of Taco Bell, Inspired by the Beefy Crunch Movement and powered by our love for the Grilled Stuft Nacho, today we begin our movement to bring the Grilled Stuft Nacho back to Taco Bell. This movement will be aimed towards Taco Bell asking them to bring back a limited-time item we have seen twice in the past. Taco Bell has always used the fans and the consumers to figure out which limited-time items will be released and our plan is to use that to tell the company what we want. I ask all who enjoy Taco Bell to help in the effort to bring back this item. What is the Grilled Stuft Nacho? The Grilled Stuft Nacho starts with a flour tortilla and is filled with seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese, zesty cheesy-jalapeno sauce, red tortilla strips, and sour cream. The tortilla is folded in the shape of a triangle to fit the shape of a large tortilla chip. When did Taco Bell serve the Grilled Stuft Nacho? The Grilled Stuft Nacho has been released twice in Taco Bell limited-time offer history. (It is rare for an item to appear more than twice so this movement is important) The first time we've seen this as a LTO was December of 2013 and we last saw it May of 2015. I'd say we are due for another nationwide release. Why is this item so special? I'm glad you asked. The key ingredient in the Grilled Stuft Nacho is the cheesy-jalapeno on the inside. This sauce has only ever been released with the Grilled Stuft Nacho and is indescribably delicious. The perfect mix of ingredients in the shape of a tortilla chip for the great deal of $1.49 each. GOALS: We are asking for Taco Bell to bring back the beloved Grilled Stuft Nacho as a limited-time item in the year of 2018. To make this happen we need YOU, the fans, to tell Taco Bell that this is what you want. Sign the petition to help bring back our item! Living Más website: www.LivingMas.com/movement Find us on social media as well and 'Like' Grilled Stuft Nacho Movement on facebook!
Petition to Sally H. Houston, M.D., John Dunn, Ellen Fiss, Steve Short, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Mark Anderson, DSc, MSHHA, MATS, Chris A. Roederer, Jonathan ‘Tre’ Dixon
Tell Tampa General Hospital to stop promoting McDonald’s
With shockingly high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and childhood obesity in the United States, it’s astounding that Tampa General Hospital would stick a McDonald’s fast food restaurant inside its medical facility. I’m writing as a Tampa-based physician to convince this hospital to stop working with McDonald’s. Please sign my petition to get McDonald’s out of Tampa General Hospital.Near the front entrance to Tampa General Hospital, a McDonald's restaurant offers cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and other artery-clogging fare instead of offering low-cost, healthful, plant-based options for patients, visitors, and staff.The hospital sees children and adults of all ages including those going for cardiology or diabetes appointments. It's a paradox when you walk into a hospital for health issues that you encounter right as you get in from the parking lot that there's a McDonald's right there. You can't avoid it.It doesn't make sense for a responsible institution like Tampa General to send mixed messages to the public. We should all seek to prevent health problems rather than waiting to be so sick that we end up at the hospital.Many hospitals including Rady Children’s Hospital in California, Grady Memorial Hospital in Georgia, Riley Children’s Hospital in Indiana, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota have already taken out McDonald's in part due to concerns from the public. Please tell Tampa General Hospital to remove the McDonald’s fast food restaurant from its facility and replace it with a healthy dining option.Thank you.Dr. Yves Homsy Image: Mike Mozart / Flickr
Petition to andrew puzder
we need burger chef we need the works bar and salad bar we need the same taste and the same menu maybe with some new items we want everything from burger chef back and i will be the new owner and founder of burger chef with same history of original founders and how i saved it and we need to put it back in america 300 a year like it use to be for burger chef https://www.facebook.com/Bring-back-Burger-Chef-127375720663021/ hardee's should not have rights to own burger chef we need it back with a new owner and founder
Petition to President and CEO of University Hospital Mr. John Kastanis, Board of Directors University Hospital
Remove Burger King from University Hospital in Newark NJ
In June 2017, The American Medical Association passed a resolution to hereby call on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by providing and promoting plant-based meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars for hospital patients, staff, and visitors, and eliminating the use of processed meats from patient menus. http://bit.ly/2flNjBa On University Hospital's website they write : OUR VISION is to create the best possible environment for our patients to heal, our physicians to practice and our employees to work. http://www.uhnj.org/about/credo.htm Regrettably, the food environment at University hospital is inconsistent with this VISION and we hope the AMA resolution will encourage the CEO and board of directors to acknowledge a need for change to the environment. This includes removing foods which have been shown to fuel chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity; and instead promote and offer healthy plant- based options to patients, visitors, employees and students.
Petition to McDonald's
Bring back McDonald's Mozzarella Sticks
More then a year ago McDonald's used to serve the most delicious mozzarella sticks. They've since been discontinued but I think they should come back! They were great! I miss ordering a box or two to go with my meal, who's with me?
Petition to Taco Bell
Taco Bell: Bring Back The Bell Beefer
The Bell Beefer was a hamburger bun based meal on Taco Bell's menu from the mid 1970's to the mid 1990's as an update to the Bell Burger. Created to combat items offered at hamburger chains, the Bell Beefer was a bun with taco meat, diced onions, shredded lettuce and mild border sauce. A Bell Beefer Supreme was also offered which added diced tomatoes and grated cheese. More like a sloppy joe than a hamburger, it was well-liked early on and declined in popularity during the late 1980's. Ever since, fans have been clamoring for the return of this classic sandwich. We are hoping that with this petition, Taco Bell will join the other chains and bring back this classic meal, as well as smiles to all who enjoy it upon first taste.