McDonald’s: the positive side

McDonald’s gets a whole heap of bad press, doesn’t it? There’s the world famous McLibel trial, news that its food contains ‘transfat’ or something and the big dispute about McJobs. Then there were those awful ‘Sex and the City’ ads, and their desperate attempts to convince us that their salads and sandwiches are healthy alternatives, despite being crammed to the top with battered chicken. I could go on, but we all have a range of McDonald’s stories locked in our memories that make us shudder already: you don’t need me to remind you of them.

So it’s good to see a positive article on McDonald’s for once. In this case, one of Spiked’s good writers explains why everyone’s ‘favourite’ fast food chain is absolutely perfect for autistic kids. It’s actually quite heart-warming.