Tag Archives: McDonald’s

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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Even McDonald’s Is Capable of Making a Good Pot Joke

Source: Grub Street NY

Something suggests this ad wasn’t approved by the folks at corporate headquarters:

Like every food company not run by people named Ben & Jerry, McDonald’s leaves debate about recreational pot to the politicians, but a McDonald’s at the Colorado–New Mexico border is apparently trying to widen the chain’s …

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Truck Driver Sells $20,000 Worth of Bootleg McDonald’s Ingredients in Harlem

Source: Grub Street NY

Police say the driver for a McDonald’s distributor made a pit stop at a Harlem bodega last month and offed $20,000 worth of ingredients that were headed for the Golden Arches. Kojo Lockhart — a 48-year-old who worked for Martin Brower, a large food-service delivery company — allegedly …

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McDonald’s Pulls Ad Saying If Your Dad Dies, You Just Need a Filet-O-Fish

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has decided to stop airing a new British TV ad that seems to insinuate a Filet-O-Fish helped a boy feel less distraught after his dad’s death. The 90-second spot has been running since Friday, allowing it to accumulate a whole weekend’s worth of outcries from …

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McDonald’s Is Getting Rid of Hi-C Orange

Source: Grub Street NY

Hi-C Orange — a drink you know exists only because of McDonald’s — is getting removed from the burger chain’s menu starting in four short days. A memo the company sent franchisees on Monday says the phaseout begins May 1, although stores will be allowed to …

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Americans Continue to Devour McDonald’s All-day Breakfast

Source: Grub Street NY

More evidence that America is built on Egg McMuffins: Mickey D’s earnings for the first quarter are out today, and they outperformed expectations by a good bit, even as the rest of the industry continues to see a drop in restaurant visits. Analysts’ rosiest estimates were …

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Brooklyn Graffiti Artists Claim McDonald’s Stole Their Work to Sell Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has a new campaign that a group of artists say co-opts their work without permission. A documentary-style video in the Netherlands highlights “the Vibe of Bushwick NY,” and the problem is that said video features the work of street artists who say they never consented to …

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Ronald McDonald Reaches His All-time Creepiest in This Inevitable It Parody

Source: Grub Street NY

Turn back now if you’ve got any fond childhood McDonald’s memories: Ronald McDonald is really loving It in this new video, an inevitable parody of the Stephen King remake. Danny and Michael Philippou, the Australian brothers whose RackaRacka YouTube channel is frankly the bane

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