Do you want carrots with that Big Mac?
Slowly but surely, McDonald's is inching towards providing customers healthier options––a reaction, perhaps, to the company's inability to significantly boost sales in recent years as healthier competitors like Chipotle gain in popularity.
The fast food chain's latest move: a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to giving customers who order value meals the option of getting a side salad, fruit or vegetable instead of french fries (but only in its 20 largest markets, though those make up 85% of all sales). So yes, the age–old phrase "Do you want fries with that?" may soon be replaced by "Do you want fries, a salad, fruit, or a vegetable with that?"
Do you want fries, a salad, fruit, or a vegetable with that?
McDonald's, which is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to implement the initiative, won't say exactly what will be in the salads, or what fruits and vegetables will be offered. That will vary by market (Here's hoping nobody ends up with leftover raw potatoes).