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Payday Lenders Now Outnumber McDonald’s (But Still Not As Many As Subway)

There are more than 14,000 McDonald’s locations in the U.S., meaning you’re rarely more than a few miles away from a Big Mac. But even though payday loans are illegal in more than a dozen states, these short-term predatory lending operations outnumber Golden Arches eateries by nearly 1.5 to 1, though they still have some catching up to do with the vast number of Subway stores. [More]

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Some Jerk Runs Over Guy At McDonald’s Drive-Thru, Grabs Food Before Leaving

It’s bad enough to commit a hit-and-run, but when you’ve got enough time to stop and pick up some grub while you flee, well that’s just a total jerk move. The family of a New York City man who was run over in the McDonald’s drive-thru say they found out the driver stopped long enough to grab his food from the window afterward, instead of calling the police. [More]

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McDonald’s Worker Accused Of Sticking Glass In Cop’s Big Mac In 2005 Wins $437K

It’s the end of a long story that started back in 2005, when a New York City police officer said he bit into shards of glass in his Big Mac after picking up food from the drive-thru a McDonald’s in the Bronx. [More]

Surveillance footage showing the kidnapping.

Students Arrested After Allegedly Stealing $7.5K Ronald McDonald Statue, Completing Drive-Thru Order

We all know you’re not supposed to return to the scene of the crime, but another good way to get caught is to spend as much time as you can in front of surveillance cameras while committing an unlawful act. Heck, four students accused of kidnapping a Ronald McDonald statue from an Illinois restaurant stuck around long enough afterward to finish going through the drive-thru and pick up some eats. [More]

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McDonald’s Created Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli To Try To Get Kids To Eat Healthier

Even though there are other, equally unhealthy fast food menus out there, McDonald’s is still the face of the industry and is often the target of critics, especially when it comes to marketing calorie-filled food to kids. But the company’s CEO says McDonald’s is trying to make changes, some more practical than others. [More]

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Woman Faces Felony Charges After Allegedly Faking Hot Coffee Burn Photos In Lawsuit Against McDonald’s

Over the years there have been a number of lawsuits from consumers over hot beverage burns. But one recent suit has taken a dramatic turn, after the woman who filed the complaint has been accused of using photos from the internet to bolster her hot coffee case against McDonald’s. [More]

McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy For Choking Hazard After Two Children Cough Up Pieces

McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy For Choking Hazard After Two Children Cough Up Pieces

Usually toys that come in kids meals bring joy and happiness to children, right? Apparently that wasn’t the case for 2.3 million whistle toys recently featured in McDonald’s Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals that pose a possible choking hazard. [More]

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Everyone Loves The McDonald’s Drive-Thru Cashier Who Sings To Customers

If McDonald’s really wants to turn its sales around, maybe it should hire the most popular cashier at one Louisiana location’s drive-thru. Customers say his habit of talking in funny accents and often crooning to patrons over the mic keeps them coming back for more fast food. Just call him the burger siren. [More]

The McRib Returns This Week In 75% Of U.S. McDonald’s

Get excited, guy. (DrPizza)

Now that McDonald’s has reassured everyone that the McRib does, in fact, contain real meat, it’s time for the annual sandwich to return to the menu. Well, in most of the country. [More]

McDonald’s Wants You To Watch How A McRib Gets Made So You’ll Eat At McDonald’s

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As part of McDonald’s battle to appeal to customers by answering their questions about what’s in the chain’s food and addressing other rumors, there’s one image burned into many a McRib lovers’ minds that prompts the question, “What is this thing I’m stuffing down my throat made out of?” But again, if customers have to ask or express doubts about the food, McDonald’s is already losing the battle. [More]

McDonald’s Trademarks Slogans That Are Even Worse Than “Lovin’ Beats Hatin'”

"Lovin' > Hatin'" beats "Lovin' Beats Hatin'" in a showdown of the awful, awful slogan ideas that McDonald's is kicking around.

Late last week it was reported that McDonald’s would launch a marketing campaign in January with the phrase “Lovin’ Beats Hatin'” at its center, but the reality of what the burger behemoth actually trademarked makes those three words sound almost authentic by comparison. [More]

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McDonald’s Mistakenly Thinks Internet Won’t Mock “Lovin’ Beats Hatin'” Slogan

McDonalds’ — the company that is actively advertising the fact that some consumers believe there might be horse meat in its burgers — has a good idea for how it could be the target of additional mockery, with a plan to actually use the apostophe-abusin’ slogan “Lovin’ Beats Hatin'” in an upcoming campaign. [More]

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Man Sleeping In His Car At McDonald’s Drive-Thru Charged With DUI After Trying To Pay Cops For Burgers

On the one hand, it’s only right and proper for a fast food customer to pay for his four cheeseburgers. But when one man tried to pay the police attempting to wake him up from his slumber in the McDonald’s drive-thru lane, even that honorable effort was overshadowed by the fact that he allegedly drove drunk to get there. [More]

Dear McDonald’s: If People Are Asking “What’s In Your Burger?” You’ve Already Lost

Dear McDonald’s: If People Are Asking “What’s In Your Burger?” You’ve Already Lost

Unless you’ve completely managed to avoid live TV in the last week, you’ve probably seen the McDonald’s ad with footage from its public “question box,” where regular consumers ask the fast food company embarrassing questions. McDonald’s intends to use these ads as a platform for bringing the truth to the masses, but what it completely overlooks is that the real problem is the fact that people are asking these questions to begin with. [More]

A Mississippi man claims he received a half-eaten muffin covered in jelly from a local McDonald's restaurant.

Man Claims Mississippi McDonald’s Served Him Half-Eaten, Jelly Covered Muffin Instead Of Sausage Biscuit

When you order a sausage biscuit from McDonald’s, it’s fairly reasonable to expect you’ll actually receive a sausage biscuit in your drive-thru bag. What a Mississippi man claims came in his bag, however, was a half-eaten English muffin with jelly – no sausage biscuit in sight. [More]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Pinning Hopes On Monopoly & McRib

Sales at McDonald’s have been slipping in recent years, and the company has done everything from making major changes in leadership to revamping the Dollar Menu to offering chicken wings that largely sat uncooked in franchisees’ freezers. Facing forecasts of another down quarter, franchisees are hoping that a couple of old favorites will help point sales in the positive direction. [More]

This cup is not mouse-infested. We think. (Adam Jefferson)

Man Claims McDonald’s In Canada Served Him Mouse-Flavored Coffee

A man in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada ordered a cup of coffee at McDonald’s during his commute to work, finishing the cup at the office. That was when he found the surprise at the bottom of his cup. It was not the good kind of surprise: he told the CBC that he found a dead mouse and some mouse droppings at the bottom of his coffee. [More]

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Tired Of Saving Those American Express Rewards Points For A Trip? Spend Them At McDonald’s Instead

No one wants to wait months to accumulate enough American Express rewards points to purchase a blender when you can get instant gratification at McDonald’s. That’s right, the fast-food chain now accepts your hard-earned AmEx points in exchange for Big Mac, Quarter Pounders and other fare. [More]