Thought I’d share with everyone the press release we dropped for Father’s day. As you can see, the golden arches mean something to me. Hope this makes you reflect on what is important in your life and you will probably see, it’s not the stuff that money buys but the stuff that fills your heart and mind with happy memories. Enjoy.
Press Release for Father’s Day Below.
Well, over the years there’s been much controversy and discussion surrounding McDonalds food quality, the fattening of America and the like. I’m writing with a different point of view. I’m writing this because to me McDonalds has been a lifelong friend. To a kid who moved a lot seeing the golden arches was kind of close to being home.
I still remember the first times my Dad took me to a McDonalds. I was little and you drove through and you ate in the car. At the time, they were strictly a takeout place. He’d order me a happy meal and then order himself a couple of cheeseburgers and a large fry. He’d whip out his money clip and wad of cash, pay the smiling teller, and we’d go park and eat. I remember this so clearly. How rich I felt. How safe. How happy. Not many brands can claim to provide the kind of warmth and safety that I felt eating burgers in our car.
Now, it wasn’t always me and my dad. Mostly, it was the whole family and we’d have a special dinner night out (at my bequest) to my favorite restaurant with the golden arches. I was heartbroken, at first, when they built the restaurant inside and for awhile even though we could go inside, I made everyone eat in the car. Eventually, I got over my resistance to entering the establishment and we became inside eaters as well as the fast food grab and run type.
As I got older, McDonalds was there for me. Whether traveling internationally, or celebrating life’s happy moments or on occasion helping me to wipe away the tears. Nothing takes heartbreak away like a cheeseburger and fries. Before prom, I snuck out to calm my nerves with my arched friend. When I got all A’s on my report card - something that I was really proud of - I’d treat myself to a cheeseburger. When I was mad at friends, relatives or the world, McDonalds would always welcome me with open arms. You get the picture, McDonalds is a lot more than a hamburger joint to me.
Well, my dad’s older now, retired and I was wondering what to get him for father’s day, when it came to me. I’m getting him a money clip filled with gift certificates from McDonalds. I love you Dad. Thank you McDonalds.
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