Every time McDonald’s trots out its McRib sandwich, fans clamor for the saucy, vaguely pork-y delicacy. But will they be wiling to go to Austria for the McRibster?
Sure, you’re eating at a fast food joint, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to go for broke and pack in as many calories as you can. For those health conscious diners at one McDonald’s location in North Texas, perusing the nutritional info for each menu on the item will be a lot easier with the digital kiosk the franchise owner has installed.
For those little piggies staying home, where home in this case is a pig pen, there’s some good news — McDonald’s has announced they’re going to require their park suppliers to get rid of gestation pens, long decried as cruel by animal-rights groups. Joyful oinks all around!
This is exactly why St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland and spread Catholicism across its verdant hills and magical, leprechaun-filled valleys — so that McDonald’s could one day offer its syrupy green mint concoction known as the Shamrock Shake to its customers throughout the United States.
A North Carolina woman is probably still feeling the sting — at least the sting of public humiliation — from being Tased by police for refusing to budge from the McDonald’s drive-thru.
Pit bulls have gotten a bad rap over the years and are too often associated with dog fights and violence, though that has significantly more to do with horrible owners than the rather pleasant pit bulls they mistreat. Somehow this escaped the people at McDonald’s, who thought that these dogs would be a good way to epitomize the idea of “danger.”
If you’ve been rolling up to McDonald’s thinking, “Mmm, can’t wait for that pink slime made from all the leftover parts of the cow that no one wants to eat until they’ve been chemically treated,” you’re out of luck. McDonald’s grody practice of using ammonium hydroxide solution to kill bacteria in scrap meat is at an end, so no more pink goo for you.
Many of Loma Linda, Calif.’s citizens don’t drink and don’t smoke, so what do they do when McDonald’s comes to town? They get up in arms and start complaining about the Golden Arches breaching their haven of health.
In the over 40 years since Wendy’s began slinging burgers, the fast food chain has never been able to slip past competitor Burger King, which seemed to have a permanent lock on the runner-up slot behind McDonald’s. But the newest numbers indicate that while the Ohio-based burger joint is set to leap-frog BK into the number two spot in total sales, even though it has almost 1,400 fewer stores in the U.S.
Less than a month after McDonald’s dropped one of its largest egg suppliers over concerns about conditions at the facility, a group of celebrities — ranging from bona fide stars to “oh yeah… them” on the fame scale — has penned a letter to Jim Skinner, CEO of the fast food giant, about what they view as inhumane treatment of chickens at egg farms used by the Golden Arches.
In a bid to woo more customers into chomping their bits of french fry goodness instead of a competitor’s fried offerings, McDonald’s is launching a new ad campaign to show how their fast food isn’t just about grease and speed, but that it comes from actual plants grown in the ground.
Earlier this week, five teens were killed in a car crash in the town of New Oxford, PA. In an effort to bring the community together, the owner of a local McDonald’s franchise hosted a fundraiser last night, where 100% of his proceeds for the evening went to offer financial support to the families of those lost in the horrible incident.
Looks like San Francisco isn’t the only place that has a problem with McDonald’s including free toys in its Happy Meals. The fast food giant has been fined approximately $1.8 million by a Brazilian agency that claims the freebies in McDonald’s kids’ meals promotes bad eating habits in children.
Today, San Francisco’s dreaded ban on including free toys in fast food kids’ meals kicks in. McDonald’s has already announced that it will get around the regulation by charging an additional $.10 for the definitely-not-covered-in-lead-paint-and-cadmium toys. And because everyone loves a loophole, the royal court of the Burger King has ruled that it will also follow suit.
After a seemingly endless amount of debating, various votes, a mayoral veto and whatnot, the San Francisco that puts an end to the practice of including toys and other giveaway gimmicks in Happy Meals (and many other fast food kids’ meals with similar freebies) kicks in later this week. But the folks at McDonald’s have devised a clever plan to get those Shrek movie promo toys in your little ones’ hands — by simply charging for them.
A lot of people are still a bit touchy about eggs following last year’s salmonella outbreak and subsequent massive recall. Thus, when the folks at McDonald’s saw an upcoming ABC News report on — and learned of an FDA warning against — one of their major egg suppliers, the fast food giant decided it was time to take its business elsewhere.
It’s not exactly Nero fiddling while Rome burned, but when a Mississippi woman’s car caught on fire at a McDonald’s drive-thru, she stayed and ate her food — and then got arrested for allegedly punching a police officer.
If you’ve ever felt like chowing down on a McDonald’s Big Mac but didn’t feel like paying the Big Mac price, here’s an easy work-around that might save you some coin and some calories.