(AKRON BEACON JOURNAL) — He has a hand in the diets of more than 26 million Americans every day, yet most folks wouldn’t recognize his name.
Chef Daniel Coudreaut is senior director of culinary innovation for McDonald’s USA, shaping the menu that we’ll gaze upon when we pull into the drive-through or walk up to the counter of one of the nearly 14,000 U.S. outlets of the fast food giant.
Coudreaut was in Cleveland last week to chat about his company on a goodwill trip tied to the release of McDonald’s new banana nut oatmeal with fresh blueberries. He sat down at the inner-city McDonald’s on Carnegie Avenue and unflinchingly faced questions ranging from his company’s role in the current obesity epidemic to exactly what’s in a Chicken McNugget.
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