Tim Baker

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.

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]


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]


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]

Morton Fox

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]

Josh Bassett

Everyone Still Loves Chick-Fil-A; Chipotle, Not So Much

There’s good news out there for most of the big restaurant and fast-food chains: customers who like them, continue to like them, and overall find everything about their experiences to be entirely satisfactory.



Lobster Rolls Returning For The Summer To Some East Coast McDonald’s Locations

It seems McDonald’s move to bring lobster rolls back to the menu last year was successful, as the chain says it’ll again offer the seafood menu item at select New England locations this summer. [More]


San Diego McDonald’s Reportedly Testing Sriracha Sauce

Just when you thought American’s love affair with that hot-sauce-of-the-moment Sriracha was beginning to wane, the largest fast food chain in the country has begun experimenting with the spicy red sauce: select McDonald’s restaurants in San Diego are reportedly offering a Sriracha-Big Mac Sauce hybrid.  [More]


We May Be Facing A Future Without M&M McFlurries

If you’re the kind of person who likes to add extra sugar to your dose of sugar, your sweet tooth may soon have to accept a new reality, one where an ice cream treat isn’t dotted with brightly colored candy: Mars, the company behind the M&Ms in your McFlurry, the Snickers in your Burger King dessert pie, may be considering ending those kinds of partnerships with fast food chains. [More]


McDonald’s Moving HQ From Chicago Suburbs To Downtown Neighborhood Filled With Millennials

After years of guiding the company from the its suburban seat outside Chicago, McDonald’s says it’s moving headquarters to a trendy neighborhood in the city’s downtown, in an apparent effort to attract younger talent to its ranks. [More]

Mike Mozart

Can A McDonald’s Be The Center Of A Community?

When thinking about a place that serves as the center of a community, you might think of a church, a community center, or even a park. You probably don’t think about a fast food restaurant. But for thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the country McDonald’s has become a gathering place of choice.  [More]

Hilda Solis

Today’s Children Don’t Remember Happy Meals Without Apple Slices

It’s not often that we use the phrases “McDonald’s” and “healthy” in close proximity, but the fast-food giant has one thing that it can brag about: putting billions of bags of apple slices in the hands of children. Yes, billions: this week, McDonald’s marked the two billionth bag of the fruit given out with Happy Meals. [More]

Mike Mozart

McDonald’s Customer Run Over By Her Own Car In Drive-Thru

Though the drive-thru at fast food restaurants serves a very simple, transactional purpose, sometimes what happens there is far from expected — and can even be dangerous. To that end, police in Pennsylvania say a McDonald’s customer ended up at the hospital after her own car ran over her in the restaurant’s drive-thru lane. [More]


McDonald’s Changing McPick Again; Lets Operators Pick Part Of Menu

McDonald’s replacement for its long-running dollar menu — McPick 2 — has seen several variations since it was announced last year. Those revamps will continue, as the Golden Arches plans to allow local restaurant operators to customize the menu to their region. [More]

Garlic Fries Return To McDonald’s Testing Locations In Bay Area

Our brief national — er, rather, very regional nightmare is now over: McDonald’s confirmed that Gilroy Garlic Fries have returned to four testing locations in the San Francisco Bay Area as of Tuesday, after selling out earlier this month. There’s still no word, however, if they’ll get a spot on menus nationwide. [via SFGate.com]

McDonald’s Stops Sending Fad Diet Teacher Into Schools To Speak About Eating Healthy

McDonald’s Stops Sending Fad Diet Teacher Into Schools To Speak About Eating Healthy

If you eat fewer calories than you expend, you’ll probably lose weight. If you use McDonald’s food to prove this piece of common-sense weight loss advice, you make headlines as if you’re some sort of miracle worker, and it also lands you a gig shilling for the fast food industry by going to schools to speak to kids — at least until McDonald’s realizes maybe it’s kind of embarrassing and quietly pulls the plug on your educational program. [More]


McDonald’s Testing Fresh Ground Beef For Its Hamburger Patties

In yet another attempt to align with consumers’ shifting food preferences, McDonald’s is testing hamburgers made from fresh ground beef instead of frozen patties. [More]

McDonald’s Sells Out Of Garlic Fries During Testing In California’s Bay Area

McDonald’s Sells Out Of Garlic Fries During Testing In California’s Bay Area

California’s Bay Area is probably emitting a heck of a lot of stinky garlic breath right now, after all the McDonald’s in the vicinity sold out of Gilroy Garlic Fries, a new test item added to the menu only last week. [More]