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Posted by: Carolyn ( Australia ) on December 29, 1999 at 10:31:16:

In Reply to: McDonalds does not force fed its customers posted by Tara on November 29, 1999 at 12:11:27:

: McDonalds does not force fed its customers the advertising maybe good but at the end of it all it is the customer who eats the products and the customer who is keeping McDonads in business.

True, I've never seen any one having a Big Mac forced upon them, but look at things like the McMatch and Win contest, or even worse the "Snoopys of the World" thing.

21 snoopys, each only out for a day, each only available with purchase of hamburger or muffin. Before this promotion was even halfway through the full set was being valued at more that US$100 (saw one go on eBay). So then how tempting is it to go to McDonalds everyday, buy a burger and get the snoopy. It's a less violent form of feeding. Appeal to the greed of adults, or to those who collect, and appeal to the kids with little toys. No, it isn't force feeding. It's worse.

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