McDonald's is really trying hard to shake it "unhealthy" fast food reputation (though I wonder if any fast food doesn't have that reputation). It started with the introduction of salads - remember the McSalad Shakers? Recently, it's been the Apple and Walnut Salad, and the Asian salad. And now, in Australia, McDonald's is trying to expand itself by trying out Asian fusion flavors on their menu - Thai, Indian, and Italian, not just for the health factor, but to appeal to "sophisticated palates." The new dishes are: lemongrass chicken with penne pasta, rendang beef and penne pasta, beef bolognese penne pasta, and orange, lime and ginger chicken.
Sophisticate palate or not, wouldn't you rather go to a Thai, Italian, or Indian restaurant to eat Thai, Italian or Indian food? Not McDonald's.