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McDonald’s hosts “Meet Up Tweetup” with LATISM

Richardson, Texas – On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, McDonald’s of North Texas hosted a “Meet Up Tweetup” with the local Dallas Chapter of Latinos is Social Media (LATISM).

A Tweetup is an event where people who use Twitter come together to meet in person. It’s a real world social gathering for people who know each other through Twitter or other social media channels. More than 45 young professional Hispanic men and women attended.

LATISM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community.

Attendees had the opportunity to have open dialogue with Carina Saez, Registered Dietician and Nutrition Consultant for McDonald’s; as well as Jonathan Chan, a local McDonald’s Owner/Operator, about McDonald’s Wholesome Options and community impact.

Saez highlighted steps McDonald’s has taken over the last couple of years to provide consumers with Wholesome Options and products that are customizable to suit a variety of dietary needs. Examples included McDonald’s Happy Meals and Breakfast items; the new Happy Meal automatically includes apple slices, a choice of non-fat milk, and when ordered with the Chicken McNuggets, it has 20 percent less sodium.

Chan talked about McDonald’s employment of minorities and women, noting that women occupy 55 percent of McDonald’s management positions.

“As a new Owner/Operator, I am beyond impressed with the opportunities that the Golden Arches provides, not only for minorities, but for the community at large and how much the restaurants give back to their local communities,” said Chan.

To learn more, you can still follow the conversation on Twitter via hashtags #McDWholesomeOptions and #Latism.

About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day.

There are 300-plus McDonald’s Restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can log online for free at any of the 11,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants.

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