One of the things that annoys me about people' view of McDonald's is the commie misunderstanding of the fast food industry. They assume based on an unsourced image online of a machine squirting out pink slime that that is in fast food burger patties. Or they assume that because a hamburger is $1.50, it is not real meat or low quality meat. How ignorant are they about supply chains and economies of scale?!?! They don't understand that buying from a wholesaler is cheaper than buying from a retailer because people typically buy from retailers because they cannot afford to buy thousands of pounds of meat at once (and that is probably for a month) which is how McDonald's and other fast food places get a bargain discount and still can offer the burger at $1.50 even though they marked that up to get maybe $0.50 profit (and that might be high considering that includes the cost of the labor of their employees, benefits of the employees, other operating costs with the restaurant such as the energy bill, buying more inventory, repairs to equipment, etc).
BTW... Wholesalers like Cargill also supply the fancy restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores but the ignorant commie thinks that because the beef patties are in the fast food place rather than the grocery store, then it isn't the same beef.
thanks Andrew, good information.