Isnt that sweet?
Your restaurant may receive calls from customers asking questions about anarticle in the American Family Association Action Alert Newsletter. Thisnewsletter contains inaccurate information about McDonald's and ourposition related to gay and lesbian employees and customers. Here are the facts: - All references to comments from Jim Skinner in the Action Alert Newsletter are complete fabrications - While one McDonald's employee is affiliated with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), McDonald's is in no way "aggressively promoting the homosexual agenda" as suggested in the newsletter. - The NGLCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to support economic opportunities for the gay and lesbian business community. - In addition to McDonald's, there are numerous other Fortune 500 companies that serve as corporate partners with NGLCC. - McDonald's commitment to diversity and inclusion is a business driver and part of our culture. - At McDonald's, we treat all our employees and customers with dignity and respect regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or any other differentiating factor. If you receive any customer inquiries related to this situation please respond with following: "Thank you for your expressing your concern. The newsletter you are referring to contains inaccurate information about McDonald's. Please contact our Customer Satisfaction hotline at 1-800-244-6227 for more information." The detailed customer statement below will provide you with some additional information. Please note – as always, all customer inquiries should be sent to the Customer Satisfaction hotline at 1-800-244-6227 and all media calls should be referred to McDonald's media relations hotline at (630) 623-6900 or to the Mapline after hours. Please share this information with your Restaurant Managers and Crew as appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation! Pat Harris McDonald's Global Chief Diversity Officer ___________________________
If anyone remembers Ray Kroc, you would know how he would have felt. Probably few remember Ray in Chicago, however! Certainly not his principles or his ideals!
NOW I know why we need fancy coffees!
I have received numerous calls from customers and I don't blame them for being upset...it's just as bad as McDonald's taking a stand on abortion...and how does this help us sell hamburgers?
As a FAMILY restaurant, I cant see how this helps, even when you figure in "diversity". There are approx 9 Million gay/lesbians (estimated) in this country. 20 million families (thats 70 million people) belong to the AFA. The math is all wrong. Plus the AFA has effectively hurt Miller Brewing and Ford Motors with their boycotts. We are in for a heap of trouble if they boycott us. Why couldnt they just "dont ask, dont tell" ??
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