McDonald’s Mistakenly Thinks It Is Loved By Internet, Will Not Be Mercilessly Mocked On Instagram

McDonald’s Mistakenly Thinks It Is Loved By Internet, Will Not Be Mercilessly Mocked On Instagram

In spite of Instagram’s warm-and-fuzzy, heavily filtered appearance, its users are no less likely to rip others to shreds for their own amusement than anyone else on the Internet. This fact was lost on McDonald’s, which inexplicably thought it could unleash ads on Instagram without being subject to an acid-tongued backlash from users. [More]

A Man Walks Into McDonald’s With Knife In His Back; There’s No Punchline

A Man Walks Into McDonald’s With Knife In His Back; There’s No Punchline

Imagine you’re just minding your own business, waiting in line for some fast food breakfast at your local McDonald’s when a man walks in. Something seems a bit off about him. Is it the way he walks? Perhaps it’s something about the conversation he’s having on his phone. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the huge, bloody kitchen knife sticking out of his back. [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]

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More Than 286K People Ask McDonald’s To Stop Franchisees From Paying Employees With Debit Cards

A month after an ex-McDonald’s worker in Pennsylvania sued her former employers because they required that all employees receive their pay via a fee-laden Chase prepaid debit card, she has put together a petition asking McDonald’s leadership to put an end to the practice at McDonald’s nationwide. [More]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Not Pleased About Improving Customer Service While Selling More Discount Food

Between increasing (and tastier) competition, a general drop in the number of younger people eating out, and corporate push to sell more lower-margin menu items, the last thing some McDonald’s franchisees want to hear about is improving customer service. [More]

Vermont Has Problem With Lack Of Maple In McDonald's Maple Oatmeal

Vermont Has Problem With Lack Of Maple In McDonald's Maple Oatmeal

Many of us are fully aware that a lot of food products that say “maple” rarely contain even a drop of real maple syrup. Such is the case with McDonald’s new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. But the people of Vermont take their maple seriously and they’re demanding that McDonald’s make changes to the product or its labeling. [More]

Thanks But No Thanks For The Raw McRib

Thanks But No Thanks For The Raw McRib

You probably never wanted to see what the insides of a raw McDonald’s McRib sandwich looked like. Neither did Consumerist reader Russell, but he didn’t really have a say in the matter. [More]

San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy Meals

San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy Meals

After months of talking about the topic, San Francisco’s board of supervisors has gone and done it, approving a measure that would effectively end the sale of most McDonald’s Happy Meals — and most other fast food kids’ meals — within city limits. [More]

McDonald's To Raise Prices, Still Sell Crappy Burgers, In 2011

McDonald's To Raise Prices, Still Sell Crappy Burgers, In 2011

While McDonald’s may make the worst fast food burger on the market, the company still thinks it isn’t charging enough for them. [More]

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

Yesterday, the proposed legislation that would remove toys from kids meals in San Francisco unless they met specific health requirement got one step closer to reality, as a board of supervisors committee recommended that the law go before the full board for a vote. [More]

McDonald's Slams Ad Equating Big Macs With Heart Disease

McDonald's Slams Ad Equating Big Macs With Heart Disease

Last week, we wrote a group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that had produced an ad that made a direct link between McDonald’s food and heart disease by showing a corpse in a morgue clutching a partially eaten Big Mac. Believe it or not, McDonald’s was not pleased with the TV spot. [More]

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald’s has lost at least two customers in the San Francisco area. The fast food Goliath has threatened to sue a pair of hopeful restaurateurs if they go ahead with the plan to name their plan to name their small macaroni and cheese-themed restaurant “Little Mac.” [More]