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All-You-Can-Eat Fries
 
Last week, the owner of a McDonald's set to open this summer in St. Joseph, Missouri, announced that the location would offer all-you-can-eat french fries as a special promotion. The news has received mixed reviews. Some customers think McDonald's should offer unlimited fries nationwide. But health experts say bottomless fries will make America's obesity problem worse.
  1. Who is the character lying across the floor in the cartoon?
  2. What has happened to him as implied by the caption?
  3. Each large serving of McDonald's fries contains 510 calories and 24 grams of fat. Do you think offering all-you-can-eat fries is a good idea? Why or why not?
  4. Based on the cartoon, how do you think the cartoonist feels about the issue?
  5. How might McDonald's respond to this cartoon?