Poll: Would You Choose a Healthy Side Over Fries at McDonald's?

Daily Double from McDonald's [Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

According to an Associated Press report, early next year, McDonald's will begin allowing customers the option of swapping the fries that come standard with value meals for a side salad, vegetables, or fruit (at no extra cost) in 20 of the chain's biggest markets around the world, including the U.S. The move towards healthier alternatives sounds like a smart plan, but it begs the question: would you take a pass on McDonald's fries in favor of a salad, fruit, or vegetables? Let us know in this week's poll.


Results from Last Week's Poll

Cheeseburger from Phil's Icehouse in Austin; AHT review [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Last week, we asked if you'd have a burger for your last bite on earth. The results were pretty evenly split between yes and no, with 47 percent of respondents voting for a burger as their last meal, and 53 percent saying they'd go with something else. Some of the proposed alternatives to a burger noted in the comments included everything from lobster (which got two votes) to a giant spoonful of brownie batter.

Note: the poll remains open, so these numbers may shift slightly in the future.

About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax

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