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Your meal items its latest foray is -- at reducing calories and it's kids' meals offering grilled chicken nuggets and creating what chick filet is calling.
One of the healthiest kids meals out they're here to tell us more from Atlanta is -- as president and CE OO Dan Cathy did they just so much for joining us we appreciate it.
It's not -- Melissa and we're coming to the rescue of all these.
Obese children out there that need to eat healthier so they need to eat more chicken.
Eat more chicken OK I know that is your main slogan -- -- -- sell -- about.
Well we found that kids eat based on great taste I mean they're not all that much into nutrition of course but certainly -- parents are.
And we as parents and throughout this nation we need to be concerned because we have like at a big big issue I mean this is a real crisis in America we think our.
Current health care crisis.
As an issue today but looming out there in the future.
Are a lot of obese children that if -- obese is that as elementary school statistics are a highly likely will be obese is a as an adult and of course we know that obesity leads to hypertension.
At least -- bit that -- these and many other health issues that are -- very.
Difficult and very very expensive -- -- society so we need to take action can't -- so fried chicken now.
But it's that British -- it's of all the proteins -- always recognized when those help this.
Proteins that you could have army has always been about -- we're not following we're actually leading I have led for some 65 years and our business and we started at a shopping malls are now opening up many many free -- restaurants but we started out shopping malls in the seventies and eighties when a lot of the shopping mall.
Attendees were -- -- they were moms that love salads they look mom that look.
But chicken they love fresh squeezed lemonade as so we've always been about health and nutrition.
Yet know I'm a huge frantically so I am not trying to give your hard time here but.
You know do people want to buying healthier food I mean are you selling these grilled chicken nuggets I don't I am not a five year old I have a one year old.
I'd have a really hard time convincing my five year old to take the grilled.
-- a chicken over the little -- we're looking at one of your meals right here.
That has applesauce with that I believe that is and milk I mean are these cell.
-- they are most and you know I think parents gonna have to come a little bit more savvy and convention that chip hang.
-- hello either you don't had -- sacrifice writes if you don't have to sacrifice great taste.
And order have a healthy -- have helped the option so we may have to nibble on some of the applesauce ourselves as an adult and even those.
Those grilled nuggets as well to help children understand that developing -- -- taste for nutrition food.
I -- -- I I love grilled chicken but it's not my son has really not following my example but anyway that may be -- problem let me ask you about some of the toys that we put -- we have -- -- some of -- here on the -- which are actually.
Really nice folks I mean I know that my son would enjoyed getting these things and is -- more than you know some of the plastic towards better tie ends to whatever movie is out right now but still do.
It's fair when you see groups targeting.
You know places like McDonald's -- your competitors.
For putting toys in unhealthy meals to try and attract the kids to those meals -- get the kids to ask their parents for those mills do you think it's fair that they get criticized about.
Well we like detective bigger view Melissa that we're talking about the special relationship between a parent.
And it child you know we can't have monster of the month -- there to entice that -- to choose that particular -- but I think parents need to take.
An actor -- we need to be engaged not disengaged.
-- to helping educate our children one of the reasons that we have books is that we seek.
We will use the kind of values that we're gonna have to be pouring across of the way our children are -- give viewing life so I -- encourage parents are we -- business incursion paerson.
Take a place of responsibility.
You can make a difference in the -- for your child.
Now I what we're running out of time but you run a huge corporation I'd be remiss in letting you go without asking.
What you think about the economy right now our consumers cutting back more are they buying more.
What you think of the economy right now and are you hiring.
-- -- strong businesses are gonna continue to be strong we enjoyed over thirteen and a half percent sales increase.
This cashier we opened up money to new restaurants -- opening 94 this year in fact.
Total between our growth of our existing restaurants new restaurants opening up.
We're gonna be hiring -- bringing out 161000.
New jobs and it should play this year so one of the best things we can -- for our economy today is encourage everybody please eat more chicken and especially if you're pro life.
Okay I'm hungry now Dan Cathy thank you so much for coming on we really appreciate it and congratulations you're you're you're remember that.
Eat more chicken -- -- Finally getting -- Watch and you -- -- wanted to how many times he said eat more chicken different and that's just let it come idiotic in their over -- dad for parents like it's an easy right with mouth you know might finally.