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 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 McDonald's
Bring Back Root Beer at McDonald's
It is not right that some McDonald franchises have replaced Root beer with various flavors of sprite. Why not just have them all? As a root beer drinker (from McDonald's), I am disappointed to say that I have been having to drink coke, nothing against coke but I prefer root beer. I care about this change because root beer from the store or other restaurants does not have the same quality as McDonald's root beer.
Petition to McDonald's
Benefits at stores for Mcdonald’s employees (like in Canada)
Employee at Mcdonald’s Canada get discounts on many things such as free/ discounted food at all Mcdonald’s, electronics discounts from Apple and HP and others, along with lower prices for cell service, and much more. This is done with a “platinum card.” I feel the American Mcdonald’s employees deserve the same discounts.
Petition to McDonald's
McDonald's Should Ban Plastic Straws!
Ever since the mass production of plastic started in the 1950's, the world has produced at least 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. An estimated only 9% of that has been recycled, meaning that 91% of that 8.3 billion tons ended up in landfill or as litter in oceans. Every year in the world, 335 billion tons of plastic are produced, with very little actually getting recycled. If we do not start to change it is very likely that by 2050, there will be more plastic waste in the ocean than fish, ton by ton. It is already estimated that a quarter of all fish are living with plastic inside of them. In the United States alone, we use and throw out 500 million plastic straws every single day. Many people think that straws are recyclable, in fact 80% of the 100 McDonald's customers we asked believed that they are recyclable. Unfortunately, plastic straws are often too lightweight to recycle and actually can contaminate whole recycling batches. McDonald's is extremely popular, feeding about 68 million people per day. Many people get a drink with a straw, so by converting to biodegradable paper straws, McDonalds could be saving millions of straws from the ocean every day. McDonald's in the UK and in Ireland have pledged to convert to paper straws by 2019, however McDonald's in America just voted against the change to paper straws. Paper straws are a great alternative because they decompose in only 2 to 6 weeks, compared to the 500 year life expenctancy of a plastic straw. This means that there would not be paper straws polluting the water, rather they would decompose before posing as a risk to marine life. Many people ask, why not just ditch straws in general? While ditching straws all together would most certainly help with the pollution problem in our oceans, it just simply is not feasible. People with certain disabilities may require a straw in order to drink. The paper straw eliminates millions of plastic straws that would have ended up in the ocean, but still accommodates everybody's individual needs making it the new future of drinking. A link to our full survey results where we surveyed 100 McDonald's customers can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1D7hSHRG-2yfnqJFD5AwYfUXuRi0jdKIC
Petition to Everyone, anyone, You, McDonald's, UT students, Austin Residents, West Campus, ut, University of Texas, UT Alumni, Fast food lovers
Bring McDonald's Back to West Campus
The original McDonald's used too stand tall on MLK. It's a place where UT students on a budget could afford a fast, price-minded, consistent breakfast, lunch, and dinner without the usual financial worries. The homeless community didn't have to worry then, about saving enough pocket change for a less-affordable option, like a burrito from Qdoba. It's been about a year now, and students, residents, and travelers are taking a toll. The original location was bought-out and will soon have a new apartment complex dancing on its grave-- a travesty. Please sign this petition if you are a like-minded individual who will find satisfaction in seeing a smile on a broke, young adult's face as they take a bite of a McFlurry, once more.