McDonald’s Manager Says She Was Fired After Paying For Firefighters’ Meal

McDonald’s Manager Says She Was Fired After Paying For Firefighters’ Meal

It’s a classic case of she-said/franchisee-said at a McDonald’s eatery in New York state, where a 23-year-old single mom claims she lost her job as a manager at the fast food joint after paying for breakfast for a group of firefighters. [More]

After A McMocking, McDonald’s Provides A Straightforward Answer To Simple Question

After A McMocking, McDonald’s Provides A Straightforward Answer To Simple Question

Last week, we poked fun at McDonald’s for not only taking nearly a week to respond to a simple question about dipping sauces, but for turning that response into one of the most convoluted marketing messages we’ve ever received. After getting some Egg McMuffin on its face, the fast food giant has finally provided a more straightforward response. [More]

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Shooting Drive-Thru Workers Is Never Okay — Even If You’re Using A NERF Gun

It’s not only rude to shoot at people who are just trying to do their jobs, but it’s also something that will get you in hot water with cops. Even if you’re using a non-deadly weapon like a NERF gun to go pyew, pyew, pyew. Still not gonna go over well, as two St. Louis bad consumers recently found out. [More]

McDonald’s Answer To Simple Sauce Question Shows Why People Hate Marketing Execs

McDonald’s Answer To Simple Sauce Question Shows Why People Hate Marketing Execs

Though it was never as popular as BBQ or sweet and sour, McDonald’s hot mustard dipping sauce (not to be confused with honey mustard) for its McNuggets had been an option for decades (and wasn’t so bad when used in combination with the BBQ sauce, according to someone I know who looks a lot like me). Last week, some readers wrote in saying they were being told that McD’s had stopped offering hot mustard, so we sent off a one-sentence comment request to the company… We shouldn’t have been surprised by the nonsense response we eventually received. [More]

Update: Faux Burger King Resurrected As Actual Burger King

Update: Faux Burger King Resurrected As Actual Burger King

A quick update to last week’s story about the Pittsburgh fast food joint with the Burger King sign, Burger King menu, Burger King uniforms, but not Burger King food. It is apparently set to rise from the ashes and be reborn as… an honest-to-goodness BK. [More]

Chick Fil-A To (Eventually) Stop Using Antibiotic-Filled Chicken

Chick Fil-A To (Eventually) Stop Using Antibiotic-Filled Chicken

In a move that could (hopefully) have a positive ripple effect on the rest of the fast food industry, Chick fil-A announced today that it will phase out the use of chickens raised using medically unnecessary antibiotics over the next five years. [More]

Doritos & 7-Eleven Team Create Unholy Snack Food Alliance With Something Called Doritos Loaded

Doritos & 7-Eleven Team Create Unholy Snack Food Alliance With Something Called Doritos Loaded

Remember that scene at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey where the apes/proto-humans realize that blunt objects like bones can be used as weapons and tools, thus setting off the next stage in societal development? This is kind of like that, but in Dorito form. [More]

Vietnam Greets Its First McDonald’s With Big Crowds, Blasting Techno Music

Vietnam Greets Its First McDonald’s With Big Crowds, Blasting Techno Music

Can you remember the first time you stepped into a McDonald’s? For many Americans, the answer is probably not, and subsequent trips are probably all a blur of fry grease and hamburger patties. But for the crowds lined up outside Vietnam’s first Mickey D’s, in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, that memory is much more immediate. [More]

McDonald’s Customer Gets Wrong Burger Twice, Fires Gun Into Window

McDonald’s Customer Gets Wrong Burger Twice, Fires Gun Into Window

Yes, it can be deeply disappointing when a fast-food joint doesn’t prepare your burger exactly how you ordered it. There are many ways to deal with that situation: ask for a manager, complain to corporate, demand that they re-make your meal immediately…or fire a pistol into the window of the restaurant. You could do that, too. [More]

Former Burger King Still Used BK Sign, Menus, Uniforms After It Stopped Being A Burger King

Former Burger King Still Used BK Sign, Menus, Uniforms After It Stopped Being A Burger King

Fast food lovers in one Pittsburgh neighborhood have been confused about the eatery that had a Burger King sign outside and whose employees were wearing Burger King uniforms, but which was definitely not serving Burger King food. [More]

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This McDonald’s Hosts Candlelit Valentine’s Dinners, With “Musical Selections By Ron”

If you’re looking for a relatively cheap and brief Valentine’s Day dinner and also happen to live near Southport, NC, then there’s a McDonald’s that is calling your name. [More]

87,000 People Petition McDonald’s To Put Veggie Burgers On Menu

87,000 People Petition McDonald’s To Put Veggie Burgers On Menu

In spite of the salads on the menu, most fast food eateries cater to omnivores. I remember working with a vegetarian who would (willingly, mind you) go with me and my fellow co-workers to local fast food joints and order cheeseburgers without the meat, content to eat just the bun and cheese slices. Perhaps, all these years later, she’s one of the nearly 90,000 people who have signed a petition asking McDonald’s to put veggie burgers on the menu. [More]

Is Chipotle’s Anti-GMO Stance Resulting In Profits?

Is Chipotle’s Anti-GMO Stance Resulting In Profits?

Last year, gut-busting burrito chain Chipotle quietly became the first restaurant of its type to begin identifying which of its ingredients may contain genetically modified ingredients, while also publicly stating that its long-term goal is to eliminate GMO ingredients from its menu. This can be a costly move in a business with relatively thin margins, but it may be working in Chipotle’s favor. [More]

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The Longest In-N-Out Drive-Thru Lines, As Seen From Space

We hear that In-N-Out is a very popular burger-slinging establishment. We’ll take its fans at their word, because we don’t believe in leaving the East Coast. What we do know is that the combination of tasty burgers and car culture leads to such long drive-thru lines that you can see them from space. [More]

Pizza Hut Makes 7-Cheese Flower-Shaped Pizza In Hong Kong

Pizza Hut Makes 7-Cheese Flower-Shaped Pizza In Hong Kong

Pizza Hut keeps pushing the envelope (or is it pushing the large flat cardboard box?) when it comes to crusts, introducing a 3-cheese crust here in the United States, and inflicting sunflower-shaped bacon cheeseburger-pizza hybrids on overseas markets. Yet no matter how much we make fun of them, The Hut continues to innovate. Like the seven-cheese stuffed-crust pizza now available in Hong Kong. [More]

Yes, Burger King Is Now Testing A Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

Yes, Burger King Is Now Testing A Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

We’ve officially reached waffle sandwich overload. First Taco Bell starts testing the Waffle Taco, then it decides to start adding other meats and fruits between the waffles, then Jack In the Box slaps a couple of waffles on a breakfast sandwich. Perhaps not content to miss out on the next pretzel bun-type fad, Burger King is testing a chicken and waffle sandwich of its own. [More]

Arby’s Restaurant Processes Six Months Worth Of Purchases In Single Night

Arby’s Restaurant Processes Six Months Worth Of Purchases In Single Night

You know how sometimes you’ll make a debit or credit card purchase and it doesn’t show up on your statement right away? Some businesses process their transactions in batches, so it’s just a matter of time until it pops up. But what about when there is a six-month delay on those transactions being processed? [More]

McDonald’s Admits That Its Menu Is Overcomplicated

McDonald’s Admits That Its Menu Is Overcomplicated

In recent years, McDonald’s has been constantly tinkering with its menu, adding numerous limited time offers [LTOs] like the ill-advised and overly expensive Mighty Wings, and changing its Dollar Menu to the confusingly named “Dollar Menu & More.” In doing so, it’s angered franchisees, and alienated some customers who took their fast food money elsewhere. Yesterday, the company finally admitted that McD’s menu has gotten too McComplicated. [More]