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Zero-Waste Fast Food?

Zero-Waste Fast Food? McDonalds

Today I picked up lunch at McDonald’s.  I think I was stalling, worried over the thought of asking for fries in my own container  (hence Subway part 2). Prepared with my cold beverage to-go cup and two Rubbermaid containers with lids I entered the restaurant. The cashier asked to help me but I looked over at the two people who looked in-charge and explained my situation. One of them was the store manager and she agreed to help me. I ordered a McRib meal with fries and a pop. I watched as they eye-balled what they thought would equal a medium fries into my container. They even went around to the people making the burgers to make sure they didn’t put it in paper for me. Helped myself at the self-serve ketchup area and squeezed in a bit on the side while I waited for the sandwich. They couldn’t have been more helpful with my quest. With the knowledge that future visits might be more difficult if the manager wasn’t there, I left (without the receipt) successful and hungry.

We don’t need to stick with the status quo. We have the power to change the way things are done. It’s amazing what we can get done if we just ask! Did you ever imagine looking at a fast food dinner that did not come with garbage?


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.



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