McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

While fast food burger joints have battled over turf and market share for decades, it’s always seemed like Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s were able to live in relative peace since their core products were very different. But a new lawsuit filed by McDonald’s now claims that Dunkin’ and the Golden Arches are so similar that a Maryland mall operator should be stopped from leasing space to the donut chain. [More]

$.31 Ice Cream Scoops At Baskin Robbins Next Wednesday

$.31 Ice Cream Scoops At Baskin Robbins Next Wednesday

Tonight Next Wednesday, April 28, from 5 to 10pm at participating Baskin Robbins, small scoops of ice cream are 31 cents each plus tax (limit three 2.5 oz scoops per person). In return for your business, Baskin Robbins will also be donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. At some locations, you will also have a chance to donate to your local fire department. Here’s a store-finder. One guy I know won’t be there is the guy from the Worst Company in America street video who said “they never have enough flavors.” [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/04/29/woohoo-cheap-ice-cream-tonight/

Woohoo cheap ice cream! Tonight from 5 to 10pm at participating Baskin Robbins, small scoops of ice cream are 31 cents each plus tax (limit three scoops per person). Besides the publicity boost, the promo is an opportunity to get people to voluntarily donate money to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the National Junior Firefighter Program. [Baskin Robbins] (Thanks to CD!)

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Last time I checked, an adult male should consume 2,500 calories a day, and this shake nearly meets that requirement! The saturated fat present in that shake is over 3 times the RDA of 20 grams, which will put you on the fast track for heart disease. Of course, that’s if the Type 2 diabetes caused by all 266 grams of that sugar doesn’t get you first.

Baskin-Robbins Fined $500,000 For Shorting "Pints" Of Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins Fined $500,000 For Shorting "Pints" Of Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins has settled a consumer protection lawsuit with the San Diego Attorney General after it was discovered that 83% of their “hand packed pints” of ice cream were about 4 oz short of being an actual pint. Whoops.

Morning Deals Round-Up

• We know that all hard drive manufacturers are probably about the same, but we just can’t bring outselves to buy the Maxtor 300GB 7,200RPM, 16MB Buffer PATA Hard Drive. We’ve just had too many Maxtor drives bite the dust or wipe out our data. But we also suspect we may be under a very specific curse, so don’t let our hellish experience stop you. Besides, you should be buying two at a time anyway.