Reaffirming a big NO for McDonald\'s

Posted on: Sat, 10/28/2000 - 11:48am
BeckyA's picture
Joined: 08/24/2000 - 09:00

I just wanted to reaffirm the other parents who have posted re: peanuts at McDonald's. I think I have never seen more peanuts in my life than I did last nite at McD's. I had in the back of my mind that we should not go because of what I had read here. However, we had been driving a few hours to visit friends and my kids were begging. So, we went in... and the peanuts were literally all over the place, the counter, on the tops you put on your drinks, all over the ice cream machine, the floor, etc. I was so upset, I didn't even speak to anyone at the restaurant, they were all under 17 probably and I wasn't going to waste my breath.

I think back on all the times we went through the drive-through and I just get sick. I just want to persuade all of you to avoid McDonald's even though your kids will beg you to take them, we had a long talk with our little boy - and made it clear that was our last trip. I will be e-mailing them as one more voice of reason... it is SO unnecessary to have a shaker full of peanuts on the counter - COME ON!!!

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2000 - 2:40am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I had an experience at McDonald's on Friday, which has made me re-evaluate whether I will ever go back there. My son is has peanut, egg, and milk allergies. While they got his chicken and french fries, I watched them very closely to be sure no nuts touched his food. After he ate, he went into the "play area" where they can climb, slide.... When he came out the first time, he had a few hives on his cheek. A few minutes later, they were on his arm and the last time, they were on his neck. After that, I grabbed him and told him we would go to the park. I know it's not the worker's fault if some child left a nut or something like that in the tunnels, but that's the only thing that I can figure gave him hives. If we do go back, he will no longer be able to climb in the tunnels because I'm afraid there might be something in there that could hurt him.
It's such a shame that I have to do that, but he looked really bad after playing there for only about 5 or 10 minutes.

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2000 - 5:22am
BeckyA's picture
Joined: 08/24/2000 - 09:00

I'm sorry to hear your little guy had hives. I worry whenever I see red on my son's face! I would just encourage you to find a new favorite place... it upset me so much to see how absolutely careless this McDonald's was about the peanuts. And, those play areas are not the cleanest in the first place, let alone with peanut residue/pieces that could be tracked in there. I promised my son that we could go to Wendy's from now on - God bless them for being nut free. I hope it lasts. We'll have to do our sliding, etc. at the park. At least it rains once in a while to wash those places off! Sorry you had a bad time - just know you are not alone and McDonald's will hear from me for certain.

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2000 - 11:20am
BeckyA's picture
Joined: 08/24/2000 - 09:00

FYI, I did hear back from McDonald's today. They message is on the main discussion board!

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2000 - 12:47pm
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

I never go inside our McDonald's because they have the "play-yard" and I don't want to have to deal with my son BEGGING to play there. Well they just re-did the whole play area at our local McDonald's so I thought it might be safe to get him in there before it became too contaminated. Unfortunately, we were already too late. We were there for a short while when my son came out of one of the tunnels itching his neck. When I finally captured him long enough to check it out, he had 2 little hives. I felt so bad telling him we had to leave. He and his little brother were having sooooo much fun. Oh well. Take care everyone. Deanna

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2000 - 8:04am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

I've said this before -- WE WILL NEVER AGAIN EAT AT MCDONALD'S -- NOT EVEN AT DRIVE-THRU. The high risk of peanut contamination on the drink cups, food wrappers, and possibly even the change/money we receive from the worker is not worth a peanut reaction. Our child is not yet 2, sees virtually no TV, and mainly eats at home. He has no clue what McDonald's is. We plan to keep it this way. So what if other kids think he's a bit odd for not eating at McDonald's (or any other fast-food, for that matter). At least he will still be alive.

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 11:17am
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Just bringing this post over from the main discussion board -
Posts: 2
Registered: Mar 2002
posted April 11, 2002 04:16 PM
I was sad to find out this morning that McDonalds Blueberry muffins are made in a plant that manufactures peanuts. The manager was nice enough to pull the box label before we bought one to be sure it was peanut free, and on the bottom of the label it had "the warning". Ugh! Is nothing safe ?

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