Bowing to pressure from public health activists and upcoming national healthcare regulations, McDonald's will put calorie counts on its menus -- in glaring lights -- beginning next week.
Did you catch the part about in lights? As if we didn't already feel enough shame by eating there...
McDonald's unveiled on Thursday a 10-year outline that includes a goal by 2017 of only buying pork from suppliers that "share its commitment to phase out gestation stalls."
In a par-for-the-course move when it comes to Olympics sponsorship, the world's largest McDonald's is being built in London's Olympic Park for the 2012 Games. The restaurant, which will seat 1,500, headlines quite the exclusive deal -- no other brand name food will be sold in the Olympic Village.
Despite rampant criticism of the juxtaposition of fast food and world-class athletes, an Olympic Committee spokesman defended the move: "Without our partners such as McDonald's, the games simply wouldn't happen."