MCdonalds in Hospital - page 4

What would you think if your local hospital had a Mcdonalds on the hospital grounds. Wouldnt it be even funnier if your hospital was one of the top 100 cardiovascular facilities in the country. ... Read More

  1. by   niteshiftnurse
    we don't have a McDonalds at our hospital......we just order in Pizza
  2. by   RNforLongTime
    Yeah, I work night shift too and the cafeteria is closed. So we are often stuck ordering Pizza from Domino's or subs from a local shop that is open till 2am. They do great business, I'm sure. I've been bringing my Smart Ones dinners as ordering out nightly gets expensive!
  3. by   frannybee
    We call the vending machines 'Fat Boxes' for good reason. What I don't understand is the obsession with mayo on everything that comes between 2 slices of bread, and cheese or gravy on everything else. My gallstones give me no end of grief when I forget my own food (which is regular due to me being skatty of mind). Don't get me wrong - I LOVE cheese and also gravy, but I can't really have it without pain and when the choice is eat that or eat hot chips (fries) I'll take the cheesy dish with a few veg in it.
  4. by   Scavenger'sWife
    The hospital in my area that is a large, well-known teaching hospital has a Wendy's in it. And patients are frequently seen pushing their IV poles and carrying their Foley bags (UGH) around there with them to buy the hamburgers and fries.
  5. by   PennyLane
    Fast Food Nation is an excellent book, and should be read by anyone who wonders where our food comes from.

    (Can I say that??)
  6. by   NICU_Nurse
    I said it, so I don't see why not. ;>) If not, we're both in for it!
  7. by   Coldfoot
    When I worked for our dear Uncle, they put a Starbucks in the lobby. Our ER Staff would pre-order a dozen Ventie Frapachino and we'de all twitch and bounce happily through out shifts.
    Of course after a few to many an injection site looks a lot like prison tatoo
  8. by   LauraF, RN
    I never drank coffee before I started nursing school, but have started for the rush....see nursing school is dangerous to my health!! [/B][/QUOTE]

    I was told I would get addicted to coffee. After 12 years of nursing I still can't stand the smell, let alone to even try a taste. I'll stick with Jolt, and Mountain Dew, and diet pepsi.

  9. by   frannybee
    I was told I would get addicted to coffee. After 12 years of nursing I still can't stand the smell, let alone to even try a taste. I'll stick with Jolt, and Mountain Dew, and diet pepsi.

    Coz they're soooo much better for you!
  10. by   StudentRN
    I was told I would get addicted to coffee. After 12 years of nursing I still can't stand the smell, let alone to even try a taste. I'll stick with Jolt, and Mountain Dew, and diet pepsi.



    I drink mt. dew at school too...they don't serve Starbucks and that the only coffe I'll drink...it's got to be sweet and not coffee tasting...LOL

    BUT..I cant drink it before a test or I am to shakey!!!!!!
  11. by   Dplear
    CCURN you must work at st Lukes here in Houston. I work at Texas Childrens Hospital and we own the mcdonalds in question. It is the highest profit grossing McDonalds in the country. It is also open 24 hours a day. Kind of nice at 3 am when you want some fries or a dountain drink. Texas Childrens also owns a Chick Fil A, a Subway and a Villa Pizza in the hospital. They also sell Krispy Kreme donuts at the coffe shop/ espresso bar that they have in the building. Kind of nice to have a variety of food available. esp during the daytime.

    Dave
  12. by   roxannekkb
    Are fast food franchises also springing up in hospitals outside of the U.S.? Have you seen them at your hospitals, or is this just an American thing?
  13. by   CCURN
    Actually I work in Minnesota

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