This is a copy of an email that I sent to A&W Restaurants with a Carbon Copy To McDonalds & The New Zealand Beef & Wool Board. I can honestly tell you (From a reply that I received From the NZ Beef & Wool Board, that the New Zealand Ambassador is investigating this matter, I only wish I had a copy of this TV Commercial.
Dear Ms Johnson,
I am writing to express my dislike over your new advertising campaign for A&W Restaurants.
Your TV ad depicts a young gentleman almost scolding (Growling for the sake of our Kiwi friends), Ronald McDonald, for using New Zealand meat products in Macdonald's products. This gentleman and your ad seems to suggest that New Zealand beef is less a product that beef raised here in the USA. Ms. Johnson, I'm here to inform you that I lived in New Zealand for fives year with intention of returning permanently next year and NZ Beef products are far superior to the beef products of the USA seeing that they raise the beefers without the growth hormones and artificial feeds that we use here in the states.
In fact, it is said in NZ, that the beef product exported to the states from NZ is better quality than the beef products that the New Zealanders consume themselves. This I cannot confirm seeing that any beef, pork, fish or poultry products that I have consumed in New Zealand was far better tasting than that I have consumed in the states.
In fact New Zealand Beef is so healthy for you, it is recommended that it be consumed 4-5 times per week. I suggest that A&W Restaurants re-evaluate their advertising campaign see that when people find out about the quality of NZ Beef (nad I'm sure they will), you may steer alot of business McDonalds way.
Michael A. Katz
C.C NZ Meat Board & McDonald's Restaurants.