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Ronald McDonald Takes Heat Over Obesity

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(Oak Brook, IL) McDonald’s is in the spotlight after claims made by its CEO that the fast food giant is not making us fat.

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson insists his restaurant mascot Ronald McDonald is not a bad guy.

He made the remarks after an advocacy group said the fast food restaurant is contributing to America’s obesity epidemic.

They claim the restaurant has been intentionally marketing to children, particularly pushing minority children to eat more fast food.

The company has started serving healthier items like salads, fruit smoothies, apple slices and even egg whites.