I have never been a fan of fast food.
I grew up eating pretty healthy and maybe that is why I never acquired a taste for burgers and fried food. In high school I even wrote McDonald's a letter as part of a school debate assignment, telling them all the reasons I thought they did more bad than good and accused them of contributing to America's obesity problem and deforestation.
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I was surprised when they actually answered
They included a whole packet of information on charities they started and/or support, such as the Ronald McDonald House. There were tons of great things they were doing, even if they still didn't offer the healthiest foods at that time (in 2011 they signed a ‘Sustainable Land Management Commitment’ to decrease their impact on forests, fyi). That was a big eye opener for me, not only learning that I need to look into an issue in detail before jumping to conclusions, but to encourage improvement rather than send hate mail.