McDonald’s Officially Recalls 29 Million Happy Meal Fitness Trackers Over Concerns About Rashes, Burns

McDonald’s Officially Recalls 29 Million Happy Meal Fitness Trackers Over Concerns About Rashes, Burns

Nearly a week after pulling them from Happy Meal packages — and subsequently erasing all trace of their existence from stores — McDonald’s has issued a formal recall of all 29 million Step-It fitness trackers over reports of skin irritation and burns. [More]

Here’s How McDonald’s Is Removing All Traces Of Irritating Happy Meal Fitness Trackers

Here’s How McDonald’s Is Removing All Traces Of Irritating Happy Meal Fitness Trackers

In the space of just a few weeks, McDonald’s began stuffing kid-friendly fitness trackers in its Happy Meal boxes in Canada and the U.S. and then abruptly stopped offering the devices after receiving reports of skin irritation. Now, it appears the fast food giant wants to put the whole ordeal behind it, by scrubbing every trace the trackers existed from its stores, websites, and general environment. [More]

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McDonald’s Removes Fitness Trackers From Happy Meals Over Skin Irritation Concerns

Just days after McDonald’s began stuffing kid-friendly fitness trackers in its Happy Meal boxes, the fast food giant has removed the devices from the menu — not over claims of pointless “health washing,” but because some kids complained the trackers were causing skin irritation. [More]

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Critics: Putting Fitness Trackers In McDonald’s Happy Meals Doesn’t Make Them Healthy Meals

Putting on a fitness tracker doesn’t magically change your body; it’s just another accessory if it goes unused. That’s why critics of McDonald’s latest Happy Meal shake-up don’t seem terribly impressed.
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McDonald’s Limiting The Amount Of Free Food Olympians Can Order In Rio

Since the Rio Olympics opened, calorie-seeking athletes have been gorging themselves on free food from McDonald’s, but there’s only so much gratis grub the Golden Arches is willing to give away. [More]

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McDonald’s Under Pressure To Get Rid Of Antibiotics In All Meat & Dairy, Worldwide

McDonald’s recently confirmed that all of the chicken it serves in the U.S. now comes from birds raised without antibiotics that are medically important to humans, but what about all the beef and pork menu items — not to mention the cheese and other dairy items? And what about McDonald’s eateries in other countries? [More]

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Why Hasn’t McDonald’s Gotten Rid Of Artificial Additives In The Big Mac’s Special Sauce?

It seems like every day we hear about yet another fast food chain that’s cleaning up this or that menu item to appeal to health-conscious consumers, and McDonald’s is no different: only last week, the Golden Arches announced 100% antibiotic-free McNuggets, and that it would remove high fructose corn syrup from its buns. But there’s still one popular item on its menu that contains a slew of artificial preservatives, and that same HFCS: the Big Mac’s special sauce. What gives? [More]

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“McDonald’s Of The Future” Offering Unlimited Fries Is Now Open

Remember when everyone got worked up over the “McDonald’s of the Future,” a restaurant in Missouri that announced it was planning on offering all-you-can-eat fries as a grand opening, promotional thing? Get your bus tickets, because the restaurant opened today. [More]

McDonald’s Accused Of Copying Animator’s Work For Ad Featuring Dancing Cows

McDonald’s Accused Of Copying Animator’s Work For Ad Featuring Dancing Cows

A year after McDonald’s apologized to a pair of photographers after modeling a Twitter ad campaign based on their work, the Golden Arches is once again being accused of copying someone else’s work.  [More]

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McDonald’s Removing Preservatives From Some Items; Nuggets Now 100% Antibiotics-Free

Two decades ago, McDonald’s only real competition was other fast food burger joints, and maybe the local greasy spoon diner. Now, it not only has to stave off the new generation of better burger joints, many of its longtime competitors have begun using fresher ingredients. Today, the nation’s largest non-Subway fast food chain announced revisions to its menu, and a positive update on its plan to phase out antibiotics in the chicken it serves. [More]

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McDonald’s Quarterly Sales Show It Can’t Ride All-Day Breakfast Wave Forever

When McDonald’s finally introduced an all-day breakfast menu in October 2015, the fast food chain quickly began announcing the exciting results of its decision: sales went up for the first time in two years and customers were flocking back to the chain. Fun times can’t last forever, however. [More]

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Venezuela Stop Selling Big Macs

If you’re visiting a McDonald’s in Venezuela in the next few days, you’ll need to find something other than the Big Mac to chow down on. The fast food giant’s largest franchisee in the country, Latin America, and Caribbean has temporarily stopped selling the menu item over a lack of bread.  [More]

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McDonald’s Serving Aussie Angus ‘N’ Egg Burger To Customers Down Under

Although McDonald’s has made quite a splash with its all-day breakfast here in the U.S., there are some breakfast items the fast food chain has yet to take on. Like the breakfast burger, a staple at any diner worth its salt. McDonald’s is dipping a toe into those waters in Australia, where it’s serving up the Aussie Angus ‘n’ Egg burger. [More]

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McDonald’s Starts Blocking Porn Access Over Free WiFi

If you’ve been using McDonald’s free WiFi to check out the latest porn while eating a McGriddle, we’ve got some bad news for you.
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Is Pokémon Go Partnering With McDonald’s?

Is Pokémon Go Partnering With McDonald’s?

With Pokémon Go coming out of nowhere to become an overnight obsession, it makes sense that the game’s maker, Niantic, is looking to cash in with brand-name partnerships. Who will be the first to pay up to be associated with the wildly popular game? [More]

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McDonald’s Launching National All-Day Breakfast Menu That Includes McGriddles

Building on the success it’s had so far with its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald’s has announced it will be expanding its offerings in that category with the launch of a new menu that will be available at all Golden Arches locations nationwide. [More]

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Lawsuit Claims Two McDonald’s Franchises Are Overcharging Customers At O’Hare Airport

What you see on the electronic menu may not always be what you get at two McDonald’s franchises located inside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, according to a new lawsuit that claims the fast food spots are overcharging customers, sometimes by as much as 30%. [More]

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The Slow Business Of Fast Food: Why It Takes McDonald’s 6 Months To Change 1 Ingredient

Why does it take three years for Wendy’s to create a new summer salad? Why did McDonald’s spend decades not listening to customers who wanted all-day breakfast? Even a seemingly simple change, like moving from margarine to butter, requires at least six months for the Golden Arches to make. [More]