McDonalds for All the Family!
OK, so McDonald's is definitely fast food, it’s convenient and it’s relatively cheap. But it isn’t as bad as you might think. Over the past few years, it’s really gone out of its way to improve its reputation by running ad campaigns about the quality of its ingredients and adding healthier options to its menu.
For example, the beef they use in their burgers is 100% pure beef taken from the forequarter and flank of the cow, with a little salt and pepper added. There are no nasties added during the processing or cooking which is reassuring, especially if you’re taking the whole family for a treat. Each farm provides farm assured beef and each farmer is signed up to animal welfare assurance schemes such as Red Tractor.
The chicken in their chicken burgers and nuggets is to the same standard. And you might be surprised to know that they only ever use 100% chicken breast meat. So again, the stories you might have heard just aren’t true – no nasties. And similarly for the fish in their fish fingers and Filet o’ Fish. All of the fish they use is sourced from the Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries. To me and you, that means the fish have been responsibly caught in sustainable fisheries, preserving smaller stocks and only fishing larger fish.
So it’s ticks all round for the meat and fish products, but what about everything else?
Ticks all round there, too. Their potatoes are chosen especially for their ability to create the perfect, long, chip, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Their coffee beans are responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. They’re freshly ground in store, making sure they hold in the flavour, giving you a great tasting caffeine hit. And their eggs are always from free range farms in Britain and Ireland that hold the Lion Quality Code of Practice.
McDonald's are also passionate about looking after the environment. Aside from sustainably sourcing their food, they have litter and recycling initiatives too. They have litter patrols around their restaurants every day and make sure that as much food waste and clean packaging is recycled as possible. In fact, McDonald's are working towards a goal of sending absolutely no waste to landfill.
They’re also working to use more renewable energy in their establishments. They’ve switched to energy-saving LED lights and super quick toasters to save even more energy. All staff are trained to use fewer resources too. And they’re committed to reducing water usage and have implemented things like waterless urinals to help cut water waste by around 200 million litres each year.
All these steps are making McDonald's a more ethical and nutritious place to eat. And a Big Mac and fries as a treat every now and again isn’t going to do anyone any harm!
So if you want to take your family for a McDonald's treat, take one of your voucher codes and get some great deals.
Example vouchers for McDonalds
From entertainment perks to exclusive money saving menu deals, here’s a small selection of the types of McDonald’s offers you’ll find on MyVoucherCodes:
How to redeem your McDonalds discount code
If you wish to redeem a McDonalds voucher but haven’t used one before, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier! If you’re eating in a local McDonald’s restaurant, all you’ll need to do is make sure you can save or view the voucher on your smartphone – then when you order at the counter, simply show it to the person who is serving you. Alternatively if you want to redeem a voucher online, you’ll need to copy & paste your code into the relevant box when you checkout.
McDonald’s on your mobile
Do you wish you could browse the menu in advance? Need to find out the nutritional ins and outs of a cheeseburger? Whatever you need to know about McDonalds, the mobile app can tell you. Available to download on Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad; here’s a quick run-down of its very best features:
Birthday Parties at McDonalds
Children have been enjoying birthday parties at McDonalds for decades. With its unbeatable combination of delicious food and party games, it remains the number one choice for many families. The current birthday party package promises an afternoon of fun and laughter for everyone involved – at just £5.99 per child you can expect the following:
McDonalds Free Wi-Fi
McDonald’s have recently installed high speed internet access in many of their UK restaurants, allowing you to get online wherever you happen to be. Enabled by O2 Wi-Fi, it’s completely free to use and monitored by the Mumsnet Family Friendly Wi-Fi programme to block any inappropriate content from being viewed. It’s super easy to use too – all you need to do is sign up to a McDonald’s hotspot once and from then on you will be signed in automatically whenever you are within range. It won’t use up any of your data allowance either, meaning you can feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy surfing the ‘net alongside your favourite McDonald’s meal.
Student Offers at McDonalds
If you’re a student, chances are you’re used to both eating on-the-go and saving money. Which is pretty handy actually, because it just so happens that you can do both at McDonalds! Just by flashing your student or NUS card you’ll automatically be eligible for loads of great perks like a free hamburger, cheeseburger or McFlurry when you buy an extra value meal, or, a free medium fries when you buy a Big Mac or McChicken Sandwich. Now that’s what we call a student perk! Just don’t forget your NUS Card when you go to pick up your next Maccy D’s fix…