Why can't McDonald's give fruit (apple, banana) as an option to the oily and completely non-nutri… by @NoMiddleName2
Answer by Jacob Vincent:
An employee at a supplier to McDonalds told me this:
whenever McDonalds makes a change to their menu (e.g. adding a second smoothie flavor or a new meat-type for their sandwich) they have to go through some global commodity/agricultural analysis.
Why? Because if McDonalds decided to do something such as seemingly simple as offering single (or sliced) bananas as a side, their decision would affect the global banana market. Imagine how many restaurants McDonalds has in the US alone. How many tons of bananas would that require on a weekly basis (especially factoring in spoilage)? Imagine what that would do to the price that you pay for bananas at the grocery store.
If you, as a customer, want McDonald's to provide fruit as a breakfast option, then encourage all of your friends to only purchase fruit menu items whenever you shop at McDonald's, and encourage them to ask the Managers to provide such options. And then watch the impact on fruit prices at your local grocery stores.