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I have some good news and bad news.
I’ll give you the bad news first. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to drastically cut back on my posting schedule here. It’s just getting to be too much and is completely overwhelming me. Especially in light of the good news (below), I just can’t keep posting as much here.
So I’ll be reducing my posting schedule to about once a week. Probably on Mondays or whenever I can get to it.
So that’s the bad news.
Onto the good news!
The Good News
I have a new job starting on Monday and it’s food related.
Now, some of you might be upset with the specifics of the job, but rest assured, it’s a good thing.
A month or two ago, I applied for a job as a “Food Product Developer” at McDonalds. I know. McDonalds?! But hear me out.
I’ll be working mainly out of my home which is great, but also once a month traveling to Oak Brook, Illinois to the McDonald’s Headquarters to work with their cooks to develop recipes.
I thought a lot about whether or not I should take this job, but at the end of the day, I thought it was for the best and I can do a lot of positive things there.
Here’s the specifics on what I’ll be doing and why I took it.
- Gettin’ PAID. Frankly, blogging isn’t the most lucrative thing in the world. McD’s is offering me a crazy amount of cash money. Some might say this is “selling out”, but hey. Everybody has a price right?
- Free Food. I can eat at any McDonald’s in the world for free. How could I pass that up?
- Flexible Schedule. I can work basically whenever I want. I’m responsible for coming up with 30 new recipe ideas every month. From these 30 recipes, they will eliminate the unrealistic ones and maybe add one or two of them to test menus throughout the country. If they have success with the test recipes, then they will make them available nationwide and maybe worldwide!
- Free Trips. I get to go to Oak Brook, Illinois at least once a month on the company’s tab! That means I can finally visit the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art!
Food Product Developer!
This wasn’t an easy gig to get. They contacted me a few months ago along with a dozen other bloggers. To get the gig we all had to come up with three original fast food dishes. The blogger with best dishes gets the job.
These were my (winning) ideas:
THE CHOMPER – A deep-fried pork cut (think McRib) that’s covered with a Chipotle special sauce and cheddar cheese. The Double CHOMPER is also an option obviously.
FRENCH FRY FORTRESS – For the kids! 50 french fries strategically built into a fortress and deep-fried. It’s fun for the whole family! For an extra dollar you can get a 6 piece chicken nugget fried inside the fortress.
THE CALORIE COUNTER – A ten day old, slightly bruised apple for $3.50.
I think it’s pretty clear why I got the job. Also, I’m not sure that anyone else actually finished the application.
Oh I also redid my logo to go better with my new gig. I’m gonna make it a bit sharper, but here’s the draft for it.
I hope you all wish me good luck in my new venture!
Leave a comment with your best idea for a new McD’s dish and I’ll do my best to get it on the menu!