I confess I went for it. I ate the free food. And I ate food besides the free food. The lure is to get you in there to sell other food.
I went to a Chicago Blackhawks game Friday night. Amazingly, the team scored a goal within the last minute of the second period, giving about 11 thousand people a coupon for a free Big Mac.
I threw out the question to the masses.
Despite their negative reaction, I decided to do it to give myself a treat. And the way the Blackhawks are playing, it may not happen again soon. I think you can do fast food every once in a while, and I would make this my "every-so-often" trip.
I did read the nutritional labeling — this was my first shot to read it on the package. I do order a Big Mac without the fixings. It had trans fat: what in a Big Mac could have trans fat.
I even went through the song: "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame bun." None of those things should have trans fat, unless it was the bread. That would be a non-healthy thing.
So I enjoyed it, but I really need to rethink the whole McD's thing, even if the food is sometimes free.