Giddings, TX- A local community was rocked this weekend after discovering one of their fellow residents had gone thirty days without eating McDonald's. Bruce “Bubba” Jenkins broke the news to his friend Pappy after a church service late Sunday morning. “I was floored. I ain't never thought Bubba could go a week without a Big Mac, let alone a chicken nugget.”, said Pappy. Jenkins was known around town as the man with the iron stomach and a lover of all food that was fast. His decision to go a month without America's “favorite” restaurant was something no one could expect.
The local McDonald's gave their own statement saying they believed Jenkins had died because they had not seen nor heard from him in a few weeks. Being the number one customer at that location, the staff felt obliged to send his wife flowers, offering their condolences. It was only when the bouquet arrived that Jenkins knew he had to make his decision public. He broke the news first to his best friend, Pappy, and then to the rest of St. Micheal’s congregation at a potluck, where he only ate a salad and some fruit.
Bruce Jenkins was interviewed about his decision on Monday. When asked why he decided to go so long without eating something so delicious he simply said his doctor had told him he needed to lose some weight. “I'm 51 years old and weigh 356 pounds. Doc told me I was a walking heart attack and if I wanted to see my grand kids grow up, I'd have to start eating healthier. As hard as it was, I knew I had to give up McDonald's. I never thought it would be that big of a deal, that's why I never told anyone”.
Jenkins went on to state that since giving up McDonald's and eating healthier, he has lost 25 pounds and is excited to lose even more. His best friend Pappy has tried to give up the french fries and hamburgers himself, but unfortunately gave in when he drove by the restaurant with his windows down, stating that “the smell of fried food was too strong to ignore”.