7/29/2008

Why I feel better now about going to McDonald's

As you may or may not know, recently McDonald's has stated that they are in support of ALL people, yes, including Gay and Lesbian families.

Of course there are those close-minded individuals who will "boycott" McD's or send insulting e-mails but interestingly enough I recently heard a comment on the news. It said something like when a company takes a stand to support the Gay and Lesbian community, their profits and business soar. When companies take a stand against the Gay and Lesbian community just the opposite happens. And all the boycotting in the world will have little to no effect. Just goes to show you the power of our community.

Anyway, I sent a "Thank You" e-mail to corporate headquarters and this was my reply:

Hello Ivy:
Thank you for contacting McDonald's. We appreciate this opportunity to share information regarding our commitment to our employees as well as the communities that we serve.


First, it's important to note that McDonald's respects and values people. Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives and integral components of McDonald's culture. We believe that by embracing our differences we are better enabled to value and respect other people as well as understand differing points of view.

We have a long and proud history of leadership in these areas. We continually strive to maintain an environment in which everyone feels valued and accepted. We encourage employees to recognize and appreciate the contributions that all diverse groups and individuals bring to the McDonald's system.

Thank you for sharing your personal point of view on this topic with us.

AngelaMcDonald's Customer Response Centerref#:5295534

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And why shouldn't McD's offer support. A "family" restaurant that actually supports families - what a concept.

Thank you McDonald's


1 comment:

theybelongtous said...

what a concept indeed... :)

peace...