McDonald’s Replaces Chairs With Stationary Bikes So You Can Burn Calories As You Eat



McDonald’s restaurants in China are replacing regular table seats with stationary bikes in an apparent effort to promote exercise. Made out of recycled plastic, the bikes not only encourage patrons to start burning calories as they eat, they also allow people to recharge their smartphones with the generated energy. According to McDonald’s China, there are currently 10 such “Green Charging Bikes” at two restaurants in Guangdong and Shanghai. China’s "Upcycle for Good" project is an initiative focused on creating products with plastic parts from recycled materials. There’s no word on whether McDonald’s will be installing the bikes in the U.S., where nearly 71.6% of American adults aged 20 and over are overweight.