06-12-2012, 03:13 PM
Quote:During a recent interview, Daniel Coudreaut, Director of Culinary Innovation, denied responsibility for America's obesity epidemic bluntly stating: "I don't see anything on the menu that's unhealthy."
Mr Coudreaut is arguably the most powerful 'chef' in America, ultimately responsible for 26 million meals per day.
Mr Coudreaut is relaxed about McDonald's role in fighting obesity, instead placing an emphasis on choice, balance and moderation.
He argues that burgers, French fries and milkshakes can all be factored into a healthy diet.
"I feel that if we were to close our doors of all of the McDonald's tomorrow, the obesity problem would not go away," he said.
Despite this, Coudreaut feels a responsibility to his own children, aged 11 and 7. They are only allowed to eat at McDonald's once a week and Mr Coudreaut ensures that he controls "what goes into their mouths".
With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Mr Coudreaut joined McDonald's in 2004, the same year that Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' inadvertently increased McDonald's customer base by 1 million.