McDonald’s Franchisees Vote In All-Day Breakfast, Will Start October 6

McDonald’s Franchisees Vote In All-Day Breakfast, Will Start October 6

After months of speculation, testing, and fretting over egg shortages, the day is finally here: McDonald’s franchisees have cast their votes, and all-day breakfast is going nationwide. Maybe they’ll use up those margarine stashes more quickly than anticipated. The menu varies slightly according to whether the restaurant is in a “biscuit market” or a standard breakfast market, but the important part is that it’s breakfast. All day. [More]

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McDonald’s Can’t Use The Word “Artisan” To Describe Limited-Edition Burger In Ireland

In a world where marketers are constantly trying to catch the attention of shoppers with products that are seen as fresh, wholesome and healthy, there are some words that perhaps used to mean something more to people than they used to. Like “artisan” — in the past, this would’ve meant a skilled worker spending time and great effort on making something. Now, that could just mean more premium ingredients on your fast food burger. But in Ireland, it’s not so easy to use such words lightly, as McDonald’s recently found out with its first attempt at an “artisan” Irish burger. [More]

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Next Up For McDonald’s Revamped Menu: McMuffins, Biscuits & Bagels With Real Butter

A month after McDonald’s officially beefed up its Quarter Pounder, the fast food giant is poised to make over a few other staples: the English muffin, bagel and biscuit, adding real butter to the ingredient list. [More]

Tennessee Authorities Investigating Allegations Of Animal Cruelty At Chicken Farm Dumped By Tyson, McDonald’s

Tennessee Authorities Investigating Allegations Of Animal Cruelty At Chicken Farm Dumped By Tyson, McDonald’s

Last week, Tyson Foods and McDonald’s said they were cutting ties with a poultry farm in Tennessee that was accused by an animal rights group of mistreating and abusing chickens. Authorities in that state now confirm they’re looking into the allegations of criminal animal cruelty by operators of the farm. [More]

McDonald’s Will Serve Pumpkin Spiced Latte In Only 38% Of Restaurants

McDonald’s Will Serve Pumpkin Spiced Latte In Only 38% Of Restaurants

If you seek pumpkin-flavored food items in as many venues as possible, we have some bad news: only 38% of McDonald’s outlets plan to offer the chain’s pumpkin spiced latte (not to be confused with the pumpkin spice latte served elsewhere) this fall and winter, as part of a plan of rotating regional offerings and limited-time offerings. [More]

Wayback Burgers, Denny’s Vie For The Affection Of Burger King After McDonald’s Turned A Cold Shoulder

Wayback Burgers, Denny’s Vie For The Affection Of Burger King After McDonald’s Turned A Cold Shoulder

After an offer to “settle the beef” in the name of raising awareness for Peace Day was unceremoniously shot down by McDonald’s with a rather passive-aggressive note, Burger King has received a proposal – or two – of its own to consider. [More]

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s and supplier Tyson Foods are promising to stop working with a Tennessee chicken farm after an animal rights group released images from hidden cameras showing alleged mistreatment of the birds. [More]

Burger King Proposes Unholy Alliance With McDonald’s To Promote Peace Day

Burger King Proposes Unholy Alliance With McDonald’s To Promote Peace Day

Vinegar and oil, soda and pop rocks, Burger King and McDonald’s: those are just a few things that don’t quite mix well together. Well, except that last one, apparently, as The King is calling on the Golden Arches to set their differences aside and give consumers what they want: something called a McWhopper. But it appears this unholy alliance won’t see the light of day, as McDonald’s just isn’t felling the love for its archrival.  [More]

Investors Want McDonald’s To Spin $20 Billion In Property Off Into Real Estate Investment Trust

Investors Want McDonald’s To Spin $20 Billion In Property Off Into Real Estate Investment Trust

While McDonald’s doesn’t own the majority of its restaurants, it does own tens of billions of dollars’ worth of the real estate where those restaurants operate, leasing them to franchisees. That’s a valuable asset, and the company is facing pressure from some investors to spin off its land and buildings into a separate, publicly traded McDonaldland. I mean, real estate investment trust. Which they should name McDonaldland. [More]

This memo posted on Reddit states that McDonald's will start accepting the new Android Pay option on Aug. 26. (Photo: reddit/blackmartian)

McDonald’s Memo Says Android Pay Launching This Week

Though it hasn’t received the headlines that Apple Pay has, Google’s Android Pay mobile payment has been slated for a vague “later this year” launch. Recently leaked memos from McDonald’s now seem to indicate that the platform could go live as early as this week. [More]

McDonald's appears to have imitated a viral photo series for a new Twitter campaign. The ads, which included this photo, have been taken down.

McDonald’s Apologizes After Couple Says Ad Campaign Ripped Off Their Viral Engagement Photos

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But what if that flattery comes in the form of the largest fast food restaurant copying your creative take on engagement photos for a national ad campaign? That’s what two artists have accused McDonald’s of doing, and now the Golden Arches is publicly apologizing. [More]

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Experimenting With New Ingredients Isn’t So Easy For Fast Food Chains

When I want to make a kale salad, I go to the grocery store and buy a bundle of kale. When McDonald’s wants to make some kale salads in their restaurants, they have to set up an entire supply chain for millions of pounds of kale. As fast-food customers are demanding that restaurants use recognizable, pronounceable ingredients, that makes it difficult to mass-produce food that doesn’t seem mass-produced. [More]

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Park Ranger Drives 12 Hours To Remove Fake McDonald’s “Opening Soon” Sign From Middle Of Australian Desert

Like some kind of fast food mirage rising from the middle of an Australian desert, a McDonald’s sign sat towering over the emptiness, beckoning travelers with the promise implied in its golden arches. Upon closer inspection, the sign noted that a restaurant would be “opening soon.” But almost a month after pranksters installed the sign 124 miles from the edge of the desert, the South Australian government says it sent a park ranger on a 12-hour trip to take it down. [More]

McDonald's increased the amount of beef in its Quarter Pounder.

McDonald’s Officially Beefs Up The Quarter Pounder, Could Prices Be Increasing Too?

Back in June, McDonald’s was mum on whether or not there was truth to reports that it would up the beef in its Quarter Pounder. Today, we received confirmation as the company has officially added 0.25 ounces to the burger. But now that there’s more meat between the buns, will it mean more money from our wallets? [More]

McDonald’s Evacuated Because Live Hand Grenades Do Not Belong In Parking Lots

McDonald’s Evacuated Because Live Hand Grenades Do Not Belong In Parking Lots

It’s not every day that grenades are found lying around, and when we do hear about them, it’s usually a case of an inactive bomb that’s discovered during an airport security screening process. In a recent incident in Maryland, however, officials say that not only was a grenade found — by mere chance — under the pavement of a McDonald’s parking lot, but it was live. [More]

Could Avian Flu Hurt McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Plans?

Could Avian Flu Hurt McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Plans?

McDonald’s has been testing an all-day breakfast menu in various pockets around the country, and it’s reportedly planning on going nationwide with the concept in the fall. But could the ongoing avian flu problem — and the high egg prices that have resulted from it — scuttle this long-awaited change? [More]

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Hipster Dad Version Of Hamburglar Fails To Sell McDonald’s Sirloin Burgers

The updated version of the Hamburglar, a classic McDonald’s character, had one job. He was supposed to sell “third-pounder” sirloin burgers to children of the ’70s and ’80s who grew up with the Hamburglar as part of the McDonaldLand marketing ensemble, and who are now young adult “foodies.” Yet the appeal to nostalgia and his snazzy hamburger tie weren’t enough to draw customers in to try the burger he was promoting. [More]

An Illinois couple claim they received this rag instead of a burger from a local McDonald's restaurant.

Couple Says They Ordered A McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger, Got A Rag Instead

When placing an order at a fast food restaurant it is, unfortunately, not entirely uncommon to receive the wrong – but still edible – item. However, one Illinois couple visiting McDonald’s this week says that was not the case.
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