Tag Archives: McDonald’s

McDonald’s Will Remove Cheeseburgers From Happy Meals

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s is bowing to pressure from critics who say Happy Meals still have too many calories, even after the chain banished sodas, shrunk fry sizes, and gave kids apple slices. The company announced today that it’s radically reconfiguring the options children have to choose from, theoretically …

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No, McDonald’s French Fries Will Not Cure Your Baldness

Source: Grub Street NY

You may prefer it if the words “unexpected scientific breakthrough” aren’t associated with your food, but researchers nevertheless claim that they’ve developed a method of curing baldness in mice using a silicone polymer that Mickey D’s puts in its cooking oil. This connection — as tenuous as it may …

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Burger King Launched Its Quarter Pounder Knockoff in an Ad About Death

Source: Grub Street NY

If the only thing standing between you and a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder is the fact that the two patties aren’t flame-grilled, lunch could get super exciting today: Burger King has released a “Double Quarter Pound King,” an unapologetic knockoff of its rival’s sandwich. If your first question is …

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McDonald’s Says All Its Packaging Will Be Recyclable by 2025

Source: Grub Street NY

To make customers feel better about eating the food, McDonald’s has come up with a plan to make its bags, cups, and wrappers better for the environment. It will take seven years, and Big Macs will probably still have 500 calories by then — but, assuming they still require …

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You Can’t Unsee Colbert Mocking Trump’s Bedtime-Burger Obsession

Source: Grub Street NY

By now, it’s clear that Michael Wolff’s fly-on-the-wall account of year one inside of President Trump’s White House has something to scandalize or worry everyone. For Stephen Colbert, he’s particularly troubled by the part in New York‘s excerpt about Trump’s alleged bedtime-burger habit. (“If he …

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The Top 10 Trump Food Controversies of 2017

Source: Washingtonian Food

Not even the food beat is immune from Donald Trump intrigue. Between restaurant lawsuits and questionable condiment choices, the President has become an inevitable part of local and national dining conversations. Here are the top 10 Trump food controversies this year: 10. Trump asks White House kitchen to recreate McDonald’s White House chefs have the skill […]

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McDonald’s McVegan Sandwich Is a Big Hit

Source: Grub Street NY

The unlikely addition of a PETA-approved sandwich under the Golden Arches is turning into a brilliant play by the world’s largest beef-buyer. The burger — obligatorily christened the McVegan — debuted in an extremely limited capacity this fall. (At five locations in a small Finnish city …

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Trump’s Fast-food Diet Gets Even More Unsettling

Source: Grub Street NY

Donald Trump’s bad eating habits have been chronicled in alarming depth already, but the Washington Post got an advance copy of Let Trump Be Trump, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie’s new book recounting their time on the campaign, and the paper says it …

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McDonald’s Seems Shocked That People Actually Want to Eat Its Chicken Tenders

Source: Grub Street NY

Mickey D’s says customers can no longer order its new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders due to demand that “far surpassed our expectations.” Apparently, the month-old item is getting an unexpectedly positive reception, and that’s put the chain in an unfamiliar bind: a serious run on a normal, everyday, non–Szechuan …

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Why the Internet Is Obsessed With McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Source: Grub Street NY

On October 7 at 2 p.m., McDonald’s will bring back Szechuan Sauce for a “one-time-only, limited-edition” daylong run. Why a customer would want Szechuan Sauce — a mediocre teriyaki-style sauce discontinued 19 years ago — to come back is an excellent question, but one that fans of Adult Swim’s …

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McDonald’s Might Try to Sell Amazon Its Old Headquarters Outside of Chicago

Source: Grub Street NY

The sleepy Chicago suburb of Oak Brook says it’s got just the thing to beat the approximately 90,000 other cities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. Since 1971, the small Illinois village of 7,883 has been the work home of thousands of McDonald’s corporate employees, but the burger chain …

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McDonald’s Will Put Watered-down Juice Boxes in Happy Meals So They’re Healthier

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has a new trick to make Happy Meals better for kids, and it involves eliminating those incredibly unwholesome … 100 percent juice boxes. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, only maybe halfway: Like most past tricks to promote healthier eating under the Golden Arches, the chain is …

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Workers Claim McDonald’s Made Them Under-Fill French-Fry Orders

Source: Grub Street NY

All burger chains are judged by their fry-to-box quotient — if a carton is so full, you have to scrape loose fries from the bottom of the bag, that’s a win. Per this arithmetic, Mickey D’s has been generous in the past, but now the chain is having

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Missouri Just Took Away the $10 Wage St. Louis Gave Its Workers

Source: Grub Street NY

This week, St. Louis became the first major American city to move its minimum wage down, from $10 an hour to $7.70. Earlier this year, Missouri’s Republican-controlled statehouse passed a so-called preemption law intended to stymie local governments that seek to raise wages. It went into effect Monday, …

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McDonald’s Finally Gets Serious About Serving Antibiotic-Free Beef

Source: Grub Street NY

Experts warn that antibiotic-free beef probably isn’t in fast food’s immediate future, but Mickey D’s says it’s “working on” a plan to figure out how it can be done. The chain announced yesterday that it’s removing antibiotics from all its chicken worldwide (only America’s gets that treatment

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Malcolm Gladwell Takes Surprising Stance Against McDonald’s Beloved French Fries

Source: Grub Street NY

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest contrarian position could go over worse than the time he defended Lance Armstrong’s doping: McDonald’s fries suck, he declares on the latest episode of his Revisionist History podcast.

Before you rush out and declare him un-American, though, realize he means well. Gladwell opens the podcast …

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McDonald’s on Columbia Pike Adds New Ordering Technology

Source: ARLnow


McDonald’s on Columbia Pike Adds New Ordering Technology
McDonald’s on Columbia Pike Adds New Ordering Technology
McDonald’s on Columbia Pike Adds New Ordering Technology

The McDonald’s on Arlington’s western end of Columbia Pike has reopened after a renovation.

The fast food restaurant at 5005 Columbia Pike closed on June 20 for the refit, and reopened to the public on this past Monday, a spokeswoman said, with updated decor and fixtures and the addition of some new ordering technology.

During the closure, workers added self-service kiosks for customers to place their orders electronically. A spokeswoman said that technology has been rolled out in more than 2,500 McDonald’s restaurants, which includes the recently-opened one at Central Place in Rosslyn.

The restaurant also introduced table service ...

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Washington Post Food Critic Worries McDonald’s Sriracha-Kale Burger Is a ‘Cry for Help’

Source: Grub Street NY

Even as the paper’s cheap-eats guinea pig, Washington Post critic Tim Carman has taken one for the team by reviewing McDonald’s new kale-and-sriracha Mac Sauce burger. The item is the latest addition to the chain’s constantly morphing fancy-sandwich line — the gift that just keeps on …

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Twitter Suspends Fake McDonald’s Account That Conned People for 9 Months

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has found itself in a slightly embarrassing situation, after realizing a jokester effectively Punk’d Twitter users with a fake McDonald’s Hong Kong account for almost a year. And this was despite using a handle that for sure looked fishy, too — @Mc_DonaldsHK. (Notice the underscore; certain official accounts, …

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McDonald’s Teases the Real Return of Its (Classic? Dearly Missed?) Szechuan Sauce

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s is bringing back its beloved (?) Szechuan sauce — served briefly alongside nuggets during the summer of 1998 as a promotion for Disney’s Mulan — in honor of Rick and Morty. Wait, what? Turns out the quest for vintage McNuggets sauce is a major plot point in season three …

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Poop Bacteria Detected in Ice at European Branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC

Source: Grub Street NY

Fecal coliforms: That’s the secret ingredient in the biggest fast-food chains’ iced drinks. An investigation by the BBC consumer series Watchdog found that United Kingdom locations of Burger King, KFC, and McDonald’s all serve ice contaminated by the bacteria. Out of ten samples tested at each of the three …

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McDonald’s Is Using Classical Music to Calm Drunk Customers

Source: Grub Street NY

Desperate to make inebriated customers behave while waiting on their 2 a.m. McFlurry orders, Mickey D’s has started experimenting with a little “Magic Flute” and “Ode to Joy” to set a more civilized mood in certain stores. So far, the chain’s deploying the mind trick in Scotland, England, and …

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I Love My Job: McDonald’s Owner Tanya Holliday

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Tanya Holliday. Courtesy photo.

Whether you eat at McDonald’s or feel sick at the idea, franchise owner and operator Tanya Holliday wants to dispel some misconceptions about the classic American brand, namely that working there doesn’t count as a “real job.” She’s been with the global company for 38 years now, starting out as a part-time crew member and eventually working her way up through 13 different positions during 27 years on the corporate side.

Holliday is the first black woman to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in the City of Philadelphia. She owns nine restaurants in the region, including ...

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McDonald’s Forced to Give French People Forks and Knives With Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

In an effort to fit in better in France, McDonald’s has started passing out forks and knives that customers can use to eat its hamburgers. Le Figaro reports that from now on, the chain will provide recyclable plastic utensils at its 1,400 French locations, a first for the …

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The Trump Administration Just Handed McDonald’s a Big Labor Win

Source: Grub Street NY

Outside of a $15 minimum wage, the fast-food industry’s big mortal fear when it comes to labor law is over classifying companies with franchise business models as “joint employers” along with their franchisees. Their fear increased substantially in 2016, following news that President Obama’s Labor …

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