Home Health Parents News Now McDonald's CEO Defends Ronald McDonald, Food Quality McDonald's CEO Defends Ronald McDonald, Food Quality By Holly Lebowitz Rossi July 30, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print shutterstock_38753659 30439 "We have tremendously high quality proteins," he says. "It is all real food," he continues. "We have always supported high quality food. We support farmers, fresh food." Liu brings up kids' food at McDonald's and Thompson responds, "We've added more fruits, more vegetables, we've changed our milks...we've done a lot of things." He also reaffirms that the company will "continue to try to do more." Thompson gets defensive though, when it comes to marketing to children. People blame Ronald McDonald for peddling food to children, he claims, but argues that the blame is misguided. Ronald is merely a brand icon that is involved with the company's charities, he explains. "When is the last time you saw Ronald eating food or marketing to your children? You haven't seen Ronald do that," he says. The CEO gets more personal when he discusses his own children. "I bring my kids to McDonald's now because the food is high-quality. It's safe." Image: Drive-thru fast food, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment McDonald's CEO Defends Ronald McDonald, Food Quality Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.