Tag Archives: McDonald’s

McDonald’s To Launch Meatless “McPlant” Burger

USA Today reports: The global fast-food giant shared exclusively with USA TODAY Monday that it has developed a new plant-based platform dubbed McPlant with tests of the burger expected in some markets around the world next year. In a move that could kickstart a new round of the Chicken Sandwich War, McDonald’s also confirmed its new Crispy Chicken Sandwich would …

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McDonald’s Sues Ex-CEO, Alleges Lying About Affairs

CNBC reports: McDonald’s is suing its former CEO Steve Easterbrook for allegedly lying during the company’s internal probe into his behavior. The fast-food chain’s board announced in November that it had terminated Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with an employee and tapped Chris Kempczinski as his successor. A probe allegedly revealed that Easterbrook lied to the company and destroyed …

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McDonald’s To Require Face Masks Starting August 1st

USA Today reports: McDonald’s will require customers to wear masks or face coverings when entering its 14,000 restaurants nationwide starting Aug. 1. The fast food giant is the latest business to announce it will mandate masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike. “While nearly 82% of our restaurants are in states or localities that require facial …

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McDonald’s Offers Free Meals For Frontline Workers

USA Today reports: McDonald’s is introducing free “Thank You Meals” for first responders and health care workers serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the fast-food giant announced Tuesday. Starting Wednesday and through May 5, health care workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics can get a free meal at participating restaurants nationwide available at the drive thru or …

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Kansas Cops Finally Apologize For “Fucking Pig” Hoax

The Associated Press reports: A Kansas police department is apologizing after an officer admitted to making up a story that a McDonald’s employee wrote an expletive and the word “pig” on a coffee cup. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said in a news release Wednesday that he is “truly sorry for all unnecessary, negative attention and pain that this incident …

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Kansas Cop Wrote “Fucking Pig” On Own Coffee Cup

NBC News reports: A Kansas police officer resigned Monday after fabricating a story that employees at a McDonald’s wrote the words “F—ing Pig” on his coffee cup. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said Saturday that one of his officers went to a McDonald’s in Junction City before work and was given the cup, NBC affiliate KSNT of Topeka reported. After …

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McDonald’s Cans CEO Over “Consensual Relationship”

The Associated Press reports: McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. …

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McDonald’s Joins Fast Food Rush To Veggie Burgers

The New York Daily News reports: McDonald’s is going above and beyond with its new burger. The fast-food giant has partnered with Beyond Meat to create a sandwich dubbed the PLT, made with plant-based “beef,” lettuce and tomato (ignoring the fact that lettuce and tomato are also plants). The new menu item will be tested at 28 locations in Ontario, …

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McSiri: McDonald’s Tests Voice Recognition Drive-Thru

The Wall Street Journal reports: McDonald’s is testing voice-recognition software at a drive-through in suburban Chicago. Inside the restaurant, a robot also tosses chicken, fish and fries into vats of oil. Both technologies are meant to shorten customer wait times that executives acknowledge have grown in recent years. McDonald’s also has stopped serving some burgers and given franchisees more control …

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Trump Again Serves Fast Food To Visiting College Team

CNN reports: The grand mahogany table of the White House State Dining Room was set with white roses, fine china, silver platters stacked with Big Macs and pouches of fried chicken sandwiches, and bowls of extra sauce. The champion North Dakota State Bison football team was in town, and McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A were on the lunch menu. “We could’ve had …

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Trump Boasts: I Paid For Over 1000 “Hamberders”

Glorious Leader is even lying about how many hamberders: The grand total? According to our count, Trump spent about $2,911.44 on feeding the team. A sixth of that is the fries alone, though, so take with a grain of salt. (The fries; also the estimate.) Half of the cost was incurred at McDonald’s alone. This total includes 319 sandwiches, 177 …

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CDC Report: Hundreds Ill From Parasite In McD Salads

USA Today reports: Some 395 people have become sick from eating tainted McDonald’s salads, according to an updated count Friday afternoon from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses have been linked to salad mix contaminated with the Cyclospora parasite, which is spread through fecal matter. Sixteen individuals have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. Fifteen states have …

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Connecticut McDonald’s Shades Its New Neighbor

NBC Connecticut reports: It appears a local McDonald’s has thrown down the gauntlet to its new fast-food neighbor. A Chick-fil-A is moving in next to the Glastonbury McDonald’s. While the chicken chain does not open until July 26, to the casual observer it appears McDonald’s may already be taking a dig at their values. The sign under the golden arches …

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Federal Court: It’s Not McDonald’s Fault If Customers Don’t Do The Math On Their Extra Value Meal Prices

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Chicago has tossed a class-action lawsuit that argued McDonald’s was duping consumers because a single “Extra Value Meal” costs more than the sum total of the individual components of the meal bought separately. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Monday that Kelly Killeen said she bought a sausage burrito breakfast Extra Value …

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Dieting Trump Trades Big Macs For Salads (Allegedly)

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has traded cheeseburgers for salads in the presidential diet — at least some of the time. The president whose trademark campaign-trail dinner consisted of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake is cutting back on doctor’s orders to drop a few pounds, according to three people familiar with the matter. Less red …

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White House Doctor: Trump Is In “Excellent Health”

Talking Points Memo reports: The White House physician on Friday declared President Donald Trump “in excellent health” after Trump received his first annual physical exam while in office. “The President’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson said in a statement. “The President is in excellent health and I look forward …

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Trump Arrives At Hospital For First Physical Exam

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s personal physician once claimed he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” but there’s a good deal of evidence casting doubt on that idea. Trump, who will undergo his first presidential physical exam Friday, is older than all previous presidents when they first took office. He is also the heaviest president …

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Tiffany Trump Weighs In: My Father Only “Wishes” He Could Eat McDonald’s In Bed Every Night [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Tiffany Trump on Friday confirmed President Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s but stopped short of verifying Michael Wolff’s claim that the president indulged in menu items from the fast food chain every night in bed. “He loves McDonald’s,” Trump told TMZ regarding her father’s predilections. “He wishes, right?” the first daughter added when asked whether he ate …

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Trump Sometimes Sends Bodyguard To McDonald’s Because White House Chefs Don’t Get Burgers Right

Politico reports: When senior White House officials wanted to know what mood the president was in before a meeting, they used to look for guidance from Keith Schiller, a man with a hangdog face who sat in a small, shared office off the Oval. When friends and advisers outside the West Wing wanted to share a news article, gossip or …

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Linda Harvey: McDonald’s Must Be Boycotted Because A Few Stores Put Rainbows On French Fry Boxes [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Ohio-based anti-LGBTQ activist Linda Harvey of Mission America is urging Christian conservatives to join her in boycotting McDonald’s because a few restaurants are serving fries in rainbow-themed packaging in honor of Pride Month. Harvey said that Christians must engage in a nationwide boycott of McDonald’s because “all this bowing before homosexual shame month, …

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