View Full Version : Fatboy Ronald McDonald downsizes to head off critics

06-09-2005, 01:01 PM
Ronald McDonald is getting a makeover.

A slimmer, fitter-looking spokesman for the world's largest fast-food chain is set to make his debut in a global advertising campaign to be launched later this week. In the television commercials, he is swapping the clown outfit for a tracksuit (yellow and red, of course) and seen coaxing children off the couch and outdoors to play football, ride bikes and snowboard.



Big Mac

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich 216g

Amount Per Serving

Calories 510
Calories from Fat 234

Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 75mg 25%

Sodium 930mg 39%

Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g

Protein 25g 38%
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 20% Iron 25%

Percent of Calories from:

Fat-45.9% Carb-36.1% Protein-19.6%

(Total may exceed 100% due to rounding)

Chip R
06-09-2005, 01:08 PM
Does this clown outfit make me look fat? ;)

06-09-2005, 02:03 PM
I guess putting Ronald in a track suit is cheaper than overhauling your menu.

06-09-2005, 02:06 PM
Silliness... Ronald running track. As far as I am concerned though.... no one forces anyone to spend their money at McD's and put that crap into their system. Or Burger King, Wendy's, Long John Silver's, etc.

Perhaps Gov. Bob Tax will create a sin-tax on fastfood in Ohio? About the only thing he hasn't taxed in these parts lately. :evil:

Falls City Beer
06-09-2005, 02:10 PM

Citing frustration over the inability to get his hip-hop self taken seriously, Ronald McDonald points to his future on a 50-foot treadmill made of french fries.