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Hospital bids bye-bye to Big Macs

NPR, December 28, 2012

The McDonald's at the Truman Medical Centers' main campus in Kansas City, Mo., has closed, ending an epic, two-decade stint inside the hospital and making it the fifth health facility in the past few years to give the Big Mac the boot. Earlier this year, hospital CEO John Bluford told The Salt that the presence of the McDonald's—located just feet from a revamped cafeteria touting low-calorie-food options and reduced sodium, fat and sugar in its meals—was sending an "inconsistent message."