Anyone out there looking at the calendar and salivating at that special time of year between late October and early November, the time when the McRib returns to McDonald’s, might need to sit down for a second. According to reportedly leaked internal memo, McDonald’s wants to score a home run in the fourth quarter of the year and is going to delay the McRib’s return until the second half of December. Commence screams of rage.
You’re going to have a lot harder time avoiding the plain truth of how many calories you’re ingesting along with that Big Mac and fries at a McDonald’s near you soon. The company announced that it will now be posting the caloric content of all its items on menu boards and drive-thru menus across the U.S. It’s a big move for the fast food industry, one that other chains could feel compelled to follow its lead.
So far as the needs of an average person who say, needs an approximate translation of a YouTube video summary that’s in another language, turning to the free Internet tools is just fine and dandy. But McDonald’s is learning the hard way that it maybe should’ve coughed up the dough to hire a real professional after biffing two billboards aimed at the Hmong population in St. Paul, Minn.
Tim Hortons is brewing up a scheme to boost its sales and up the amount of its coffee you’re able to guzzle on a daily basis. The Canadian company has hooked up with Kraft’s Tassimo single-cup coffee makers and will be offering pods (known as T-discs) of its coffee for consumption at your leisure.
A Pennsylvania security guard is insulted, frankly, that local police are accusing him of acting like a police officer just to score some free burgers at McDonald’s. Cops cited him on a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a public servant after they say he demanded food from staff at the restaurant, but he says that’s just an inside joke he’s got going with employees.
I do most of my writing between 2 A.M. and 5 A.M. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t drive over to the nearest 24-hour McDonald’s and order up an Egg McMuffin or a breakfast burrito right now. Breakfast food in the most wee hours of the morning? Who could imagine such a wondrous thing? McDonald’s, of course. They’re currently testing out very, very early breakfast service at their 24-hour locations in Ohio.
Did you know that in addition to an angel getting its wings every time a child sings, an American Olympic athlete gets a boost every time you eat a McDonald’s breakfast? While we won’t presume to know anything about angels, we’re pretty sure the latter isn’t true. That hasn’t stopped one McDonald’s franchise from linking support for Team USA to eating Egg McMuffins.
Clout — we all want it, and if we’ve got it, we might wield it when we shouldn’t. Or hey, why not just tell the McDonald’s drive-thru workers that you’re a really big deal in the government sector and as such, deserve food even if you’re maybe intoxicated and trying to walk through without a car. One Chicago woman touted her status as a “level 14 government employee” to try and wheedle her way into some late-night grub in Wisconsin, but all she got was arrested.
Fast food jobs have been the butt of easy jokes since the first person asked if you’d like fries with that. But the volks at Volkswagen say that people who’ve worked behind the counter at McDonald’s are ideal for staffing the assembly lines at the company’s plant in Tennessee.
McNuggets, you might have a little brother soon, so get used to the idea of not being an only child anymore. While McDonald’s is rolling out its whole “look at us we’re very healthy” menu of low-calories items, the company is simultaneously dipping delicious chicken wings into vats of fried oil and testing out the results on customers in Atlanta.
Even though its head chef says there’s nothing unhealthy on the menu in the first place, McDonald’s is going to be highlighting its healthiest items anyway, just in time for the Olympics and the wave of healthful inclinations sure to follow. The menus and drive-thru boards will soon showcase items with under 400 calories.
While plenty of people were getting bees in their bonnets over U.S. companies McDonald’s and Coca-Cola taking advantage of UK tax exemptions offered to sponsors of the London Olympic games, both corporations have said they’ll waive their rights to any such exemptions on their earnings.
Man Wearing Computer Vision System Says He Captured Images Of 3 Men Who Assaulted Him At French McDonald’s
While we’ve never seen someone wearing a computer vision system in person, we’ve had the chance to imagine what it would be like, with recent examples like Google’s planned goggles. One man who invented and wears such a device to help him see says he was assaulted by three men at a McDonald’s in Paris, and managed to capture photographs of those involved. He’s known on the web as the “father of wearable computing.”
While McDonald’s special sauce is copyrighted, it isn’t quite a secret — the recipe has been bandied about on the Internet for awhile now, apparently — now we’ve got the list of makings from the mouth of Executive Chef Daniel Coudreaut himself (aka the man who found nothing unhealthy on McD’s menu). The ingredients are discussed in what is reportedly a marketing video out of the company’s Canada arm.