Q: How does McDonald’s ensure food safety?
From the farms and oceans to our counters, we are renowned for upholding one of the highest food safety and quality standards in the world. In addition, on a daily basis, every restaurant conducts at least 72 safety checks.
Q: How often do you change the oil in your fryer?
Our oil is checked and filtered daily, and changed at regular intervals depending on the volume of the restaurant. Oil is checked regularly to ensure the quality of food cooked is not compromised.
Q: How can I add more fibre to my meal at McDonald’s?
You may ask for more veggies, at no extra cost or pay just $1 to add some crunchy Apple Slices to your Extra Value Meal. Now you can also swap the French fries in your meal for a nutritious corn cup at no extra charge.
Q: I am a vegetarian. What foods can I eat at McDonald’s?
The French Fries and Hashbrowns served at McDonald's Singapore are suitable for vegetarians. Likewise our Corn Cup and Apple Slices. We also gladly accommodate requests for customised orders without meat (eg. without beef, chicken or fish).
Q: Are McDonald’s french fries suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, McDonald's Singapore uses only 100% vegetable oil with no trans-fat* to cook our world-famous french fries – they do not contain wheat, gluten or beef extract, and are hence suitable for vegetarians.
*<0.5g per 100g as per the Health Promotion Board's guidelines
Q: What’s the meaning of your theme, “it’s what i eat and what i do… i’m lovin’ it “?
The "it's what i eat and what i do" theme is part of McDonald's ongoing commitment to inspire people to live balanced, active lifestyles. The theme captures the message that people should strive to find their own level of energy balance.
Achieving energy balance means eating roughly the same number of calories that you use up throughout the day. To put it simply, Energy IN should be equal to Energy OUT. Energy IN refers to the food that you eat every day, including meals, snacks and beverages. Energy OUT is the amount of energy you use when you walk, exercise, work and play and what your body uses for living (e.g., to keep your heart pumping, lungs breathing and blood circulating).
When you maintain energy balance, your Energy IN is about the same as your Energy OUT. Your weight stays steady and your well-being improves. When energy IN is greater than Energy OUT, weight is likely to be gained. Conversely, when Energy IN is less than Energy OUT, weight loss may be the result.
Q: Can Happy Meals be part of a balanced diet for kids?
Yes. McDonald's Happy Meals can be part of a well-balanced diet for kids. In fact, kids' meals at McDonald's offer age-appropriate portion sizes and contain at least nine important nutrients that growing kids need, including calcium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals (according to the US Food and Drug Administration), depending on choices made.
McDonald's Singapore offers mix 'N' match Happy Meals which allows Mums to create a balanced meal for their children simply by choosing an entrée, a side and drink from a wide range of wholesome choices available. And at no extra cost too. Corn Cup and Apple Slices are some of the choices introduced recently.
By offering greater choice, we aim to help children eat balanced meals, while encouraging the right balance between calories consumed and energy expended through physical activity. Learn more about McDonald's philosophy on food quality.
Q: Why don’t you offer salads?
We are always looking at ways to make things better, and this year we introduced our new Salad Chicken McGrill featuring 100% grilled chicken thigh served on a bed of fresh vegetables with low-fat Thousand Islands dressing.
Q: Can McDonald’s food be part of a healthy, balanced diet?
Yes. Many nutrition professionals agree that McDonald's food can be part of a healthy eating style based on the sound nutrition principles of balance, variety and moderation. One key to a healthy diet is to moderate, not eliminate, favourite foods because eliminating foods is rarely successful in the long term. It is important to eat a balanced diet over time, rather than focusing on any one food or meal.
McDonald's varied menu and range of serving sizes make it easy to fit our food into a balanced diet and to create a range of meal combinations that fall within recommended guidelines for calories, fat and other nutrients. Customers can gain easy access to nutritional information on our food via this website, in-restaurant traymats and leaflets.