McDonalds

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
McDonalds Website Poster Image
We're not exactly lovin' it.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Subtle but present.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is an interesting mix of marketing and education. In many parts of the site, you'd be hard-pressed to figure out what's being sold. There are Golden Arches marketing messages all over the site, but they're very subtle.

User Reviews

Adult Written byTAYLOR BELL December 9, 2011

WHAT'S BEHIND THE GOLDEN ARCH ?

THIS IS A SHAME A HAPPY MEAL IS NOW SAD ! THEY PUT INGREDIENTS I CAN'T EVEN PRONOUNCE. THEY HAVE 38 OR MORE INGREDIENTS SUCH AS BLEACHED WHITE FLOUR WHICH... Continue reading
Adult Written byBobthezealot August 3, 2015
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

this is bad food

its bad for your body people! well if u want be obese eat then idk
Kid, 12 years old November 30, 2010

Da da da da DA, I'm Pukin' It!

I'll admit, I love some of the food they have at Mickey D's, even if it is bad for you, but their commercials are... are.... so annoying that whenever... Continue reading

What's it about?

\"Bag a McMeal\" is not really a game, but it feels like one. Select a food category, such as \"Sandwiches.\" Now pick a hamburger and drag it into the bag. Keep dragging in items until you're full. Then click to find out the nutritional value of your selections. Reinforcing what was learned above, McDonalds offers a section on nutrition called Willie Munchright, with streaming media and bright, colorful food pyramid posters available for download. Other educational areas of the site include \"365 Black,\" which features famous African-Americans and their contributions to American history. The \"I Am Asian\" section jumps to a special mini-site celebrating Asian Americans. In it, you can read about Asian-American holidays, watch a video of a lion dance celebration, and learn fascinating facts.

Is it any good?

Despite all its politically correct good intentions, the site is boring. The graphics are slow to load, the Happy Meal game is soporific, and the site lacks charm. It's harmless, but there's no reason to visit it more than once.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about fast food. Why is it so popular? What choices can you make at a fast-food restaurant that are more nutritious than others?

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