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  • McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at locations nationwide

    12/01/2016 8:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2016 | Rick Moran
    In light of several cities passing $15 an hour minimum wage laws, McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at many locations around the country. Wendy's has already gone the automated ordering route and othe fast food outlets are seriously considering it. Supporters of the $15 hourly wage claim that few jobs will be lost as  result of automation. They say the self serve kiosks will make workers more efficient in dealing with the ordering process. That may be true (as explained here). But the near doubling of the minimum wage in most cities will be done incrementally, ostensibly to soften...
  • McDonald's To Install Ordering Kiosks Instead Of Paying People $15/Hour(WHAT?!)

    12/01/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by rktman · 130 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A former McDonald's CEO is laying the blame on the "Fight for $15" movement as for why the company is embracing automation in its restaurants. McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks in its restaurants around the country to replace human cashiers. Let’s start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns...
  • THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98.

    11/30/2016 7:48:26 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | NEAL BAKER and MARK HODGE
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. The franchise-owner from Uniontown Pennsylvania put the stacked treat on sale at one of his restaurants in 1968. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US.
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonald’s iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • McDonald’s fires employee who put mustard in police officer's soda

    11/30/2016 7:19:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016 | foxnews.com
    The recent actions of a McDonald's employee in Kansas are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of police officers and their supporters. A Topeka employee at the fast food chain has been fired and is currently facing criminal charges after local law enforcement say the worker put mustard in an officer’s beverage. . . . Tom Dobski, the franchisee owner of the north Topeka McDonald's where the officer found mustard in his Dr. Pepper, says the company is "shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee."
  • McDonald's testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers

    11/29/2016 9:45:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:20 PM EST
    McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers. The fast food giant says the tests are being carried out in 75 of its restaurants in the Tulsa, Oklahoma-area. It says Quarter Pounders in the restaurants will be made with fresh beef that’s cooked when ordered. …
  • Strike narrowly averted by McDonald's food supply drivers

    11/21/2016 6:19:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Mid-Hudson News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Mid-Hudson News
    ROCK TAVERN - A strike that could have interfered with food deliveries this week to McDonald's franchises in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey has been averted. The 75 drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern, voted in late October to reject the contract offer made by Martin-Brower Inc. Teamsters representative Jerry Ebert said the company significantly improved the offer after its initial rejection. "We won much better pay, more time off, an easier grievance process, and a $1000 signing bonus for each driver, among other increases, with no givebacks," Ebert said....
  • Iconic Franchises—Then and Now

    11/21/2016 5:41:13 AM PST · by SES1066 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/16 | Elizabeth Garone
    Every iconic franchise began somewhere. Every one started with a single store opening its doors to a public that had never heard of it and didn’t know what to expect. These entrepreneurs had no idea what they were launching—and no inkling that their concept would take the world by storm. What did these original outlets look like? What do they look like now? Some of the world’s biggest chains have preserved their first stores so customers can get a look.
  • Chamblee [Georgia] McDonald's employee celebrates 59th work anniversary, 73rd birthday

    10/28/2016 4:02:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Fox5 Atlanta ^ | 10/28/2016
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. - A special celebration took place in Chamblee Thursday morning in honor of a beloved McDonald's employee. October 27 not only marked Willie Calhoun's 73rd birthday, but also his 59th anniversary working at the fast-food chain. "Mr. Willie," as his friends call him, started working at McDonald's when he was 14-years-old and has been at the Chamblee location on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard for more than two decades. "I started off in Sandy Springs, to two more stores and ended up here," he said. "This is where I've been a very long time." Thursday morning, a party was held...
  • Cardinals oppose ‘perverse’ plan to open a McDonald’s in Vatican City

    10/19/2016 11:18:40 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 37 replies
    CatholicHerald.co.uk ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    McDonald’s plan to open its first restaurant in Vatican City has prompted criticism from cardinals living above the proposed site. The fast food giant is reportedly willing to pay “a few tens of thousands of euros per month” to rent a property within sight of St Peter’s Square, according to the Guardian. Cardinals claim that they were not consulted by APSA, the Vatican agency that owns the property, about the plans. Instead, residents were only informed after APSA had agreed to rent the ground floor of the property to McDonald’s. Cardinal Elio Sgreccia told LaRepubblica: “It’s a controversial, perverse decision...
  • McDonald’s advises customers to dunk their fries in milkshake

    10/12/2016 10:19:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Blame Heston Blumenthal for turning every munchies-stricken yahoo in the world into a pioneering experimental foodie. Or blame the gourmet burger fad, threatening McDonald’s long-held position as global burger overlords, and forcing them to come up with ever-more elaborate ways to stand out from the competition. Last week, the never-knowingly-controversial McDonald’s UK Facebook page prompted howls of outrage when they asked followers to answer this question: which flavour milkshake would you prefer to dunk your fries in?
  • Wall Street Journal: Only One in Five Millennials Has Ever Eaten a Big Mac

    10/12/2016 7:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The death knell has tolled for the Big Mac. Only one in five millennials, aged 18 to 34, has ever tried or knows what a Big Mac tastes like, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Ronald McDonald Is Laying Low Until the Clown Craze Is Over

    10/12/2016 5:25:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Newsfeed ^ | 10/11/2016 | Melissa Chan
    Ronald McDonald, the iconic clown mascot of McDonald’s, is laying low until the clown craze in the country dies down, the fast-food giant said Tuesday. McDonald’s said Americans will see less of the recognizable red-haired jester in the yellow suit as the company remains “thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events” as a result of the “current climate around clown sightings in communities,” according to the Associated Press. Sightings of creepy clowns have been on the rise and have spread to more than two dozen states since late August when reports surfaced that clowns were trying to...
  • McDonalds Hires Foreign H-1Bs, Fires 70 American Accounting Staff

    09/20/2016 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 18 September 2016 | Neil Munro
    I can't copy from Breitbart for some reason. Their site is so buggy. If someone can post an excerpt I'd be grateful.
  • McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape

    09/20/2016 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    BreakingNewsFirstNY youtube ^ | Published on Aug 31, 2013 | BreakingNewsFirstNY
    McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape McDonald's Assault VIDEO Angry Woman Attacks Drive-Thru Employee Caught On Tape Associated Press: TOLEDO, Ohio — A security video from a McDonald's in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-thru window because she couldn't get Chicken McNuggets. The tantrum caught on tape in Toledo earlier this year shows the customer reaching through the drive-thru window, slugging one worker and then another. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it...
  • McDonalds Hires Foreign H-1Bs, Fires 70 American Accounting Staff

    09/19/2016 1:26:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Neil Munro
    An iconic American company, McDonald’s, has quietly outsourced the jobs of 70 white-collar professionals in Ohio to foreign H-1B workers. The H-1Bs outsourcing in the nation’s heartland showcases the growing corporate effort to use foreign H-1B workers to cut workforces of American white-collar professionals, and it comes after companies have used waves of legal and illegal migrants to slash blue-collar jobs and wages in Ohio and around the country. Also, the 70 Ohio jobs that McDonalds outsourced to lower wage foreign graduates are not Silicon Valley technology and software jobs — they’re white-collar accounting jobs performed by graduates from mainstream...
  • McDonald’s Worker With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    08/27/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/27
    A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a familiar one for many of the customers. “She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David and the two are still close. His post inspired a stream of memories in the comment section from other Needham residents who met David over the years....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 26, 2016

    08/26/2016 3:57:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 68 replies
    freerepublic | aug 26. 2016 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A McDonald’s franchisee says he’s been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chain’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • Athletes gorging themselves on free McDonald's

    08/13/2016 6:35:06 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Joshua Partlow
    EXCERPT: "Part of the issue here is that there are not a ton of alternatives. The village has a cafeteria in a big tent — plus a “casual dining” restaurant with Brazilian food — but the reviews have been well short of glowing. The crush of people in the cafeteria, trying to figure out in a babel of languages what is being served, can make for a frenzied meal...."
  • I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College (Prager University)(Video Only)

    08/01/2016 8:49:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | PragerU
    Here's what I was told during my freshman orientation at Haverford College: Ask for help when you need it. Speak up when you feel uncomfortable. Place your own well being above all other concerns. In short, the school was ready to protect me from any personal slights or hurt feelings I might suffer. What counted as a personal slight or similar offense was up to me to define. This surprised me. It surprised me because at McDonald's, where I worked before I started school, acting in this way would have probably cost me my job, a job I needed in...
  • Woman Fired From McDonald's in Texas After Refusing to Serve Off-Duty Officer, Family

    07/29/2016 10:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Jessica Hamilton
    A McDonald's employee in Brenham has been fired after she refused to serve an off-duty police officer ordering food for himself and his family. When the officer and his two children tried to order at the burger chain near U.S. 290, the woman behind the counter, whose son is currently in custody, told the officer she wouldn't serve him. Another employee stepped in to take the order.
  • Boom he's killing the kids' Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's

    07/22/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 22,2016 | By Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall
    'Boom boom boom - he's killing the kids': Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's before rampaging through shopping mall leaving NINE dead then fleeing A number of people have been killed and another 10 people are injured after gunmen went on a shooting rampage Police operation is ongoing in Munich, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Olympia Shopping Centre after hearing gunshots Witnesses said that the shopping centre gunman screamed 'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar' before shooting Gunman reportedly...
  • Lawsuit: Arkansas McDonald's fired employee for being HIV positive

    07/06/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · by SleepySimon · 42 replies
    BENTONVILLE (KATV) — An Arkansas McDonald's is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after they claim the restaurant fired an employee after they found out he was HIV positive. The EEOC claims the Bentonville McDonald's, which is owned and operated by Mathews Management Company and Peach Orchard, Inc., "violated federal law when it terminated an employee because of his HIV positive status." According to the EEOC, Mathews Management Company owns and operates 34 McDonald's restaurants. The suit, which was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, alleges they...
  • McDonald's to move into Oprah's old Chicago offices

    06/13/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:30 PM EDT
    McDonald’s is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago. McDonald’s was previously based in the city from 1955 to 1971. McDonald’s is taking over the space that once housed Harpo Studios, where filming of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” took place until 2011. Harpo Studios sold the site to developers in 2014 for more than $30 million. …
  • McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together

    06/09/2016 9:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Arnade
    When many lower-income Americans feel isolated and empty, they yearn for physical social networks. All across US, this happens organically at McDonald’s On the morning of their wedding, Omar and Betty shared a breakfast of egg McMuffins at a small McDonald’s table, dressed in their finest clothes. Before driving to a Houston courthouse to be married, they walked into the attached child’s play area and joked about one day bringing their kids there. Few understand celebrating at a McDonald’s, but for Omar and Betty it made sense. They don’t have a lot of money, and McDonald’s is part of their...
  • Hungry Special Forces Foil Hamburglars at French McDonald's

    06/09/2016 5:37:07 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Two men tried to rob a McDonald's in eastern France — only to be violently thwarted by 11 off-duty French special forces commandos who were having lunch there, authorities said. The two men stormed into a McDonald's in Ecole-Valentin, near Besançon, about 9 p.m. Sunday, France Bleu radio and the French newspaper Connexion reported, quoting the local prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot. Not spotted by the robbers, however, were 11 men eating lunch who are members of Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale, or GIGN, the French armed forces' elite counterterrorism unit.
  • Armed thieves at a McDonald's are captured by 11 French Special Forces soldiers who were...

    06/07/2016 5:05:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2016 | Chris Summers
    We’re robbin’ it: Armed thieves at a McDonald's are captured by 11 French Special Forces soldiers who were in the restaurant Robbers raid McDonald's in Ecole-Valentin, near Besancon, eastern France But they found 11 elite special forces soldiers who shot and overpowered them .... But the soldiers, who had their weapons with them but out of sight, played it cool until they had the chance to strike and could minimise the danger to other customers.
  • Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service

    06/01/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016
    Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service McDonald's has until mid-June to respond to a federal lawsuit accusing it of discrimination for refusing to serve blind customers who walk up during late-night hours when only the drive-thru window is open. The plaintiff, Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, said in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that he was laughed at and turned away from the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in the New Orleans suburb late at night last August. It wasn't the first time that had happened, Magee alleged. Many McDonald's restaurants nationwide...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage ‘To Cause Job Loss … Like You’re Not Going to Believe’

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi said Tuesday. “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe,” Rensi added....
  • Former McDonald’s CEO Warns Robots Cost Less Than Paying A $15 Minimum Wage

    05/25/2016 5:40:40 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-24-2016 | Connor Wolf
    "If you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi told Fox Business. “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.”
  • VIDEO: Employees at SC McDonald's get into fight over pies

    05/19/2016 12:03:10 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 74 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 19th 2016 | WBTV
    CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two female employees got in a physical fight at a Chester County McDonald's Wednesday night. The ordeal was caught on camera. Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to the fight between a 25-year-old and 30-year-old employee at the McDonald's on J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The two were reportedly arguing over pies when the 35-year-old-employee told the 25-year-old employee to leave the restaurant, saying she would cover her shift. When the 25-year-old refused to leave, the other employee called police. That's when the employee got in the 35-year-old employee's face and told her...
  • Former McDonalds CEO Warns Minimum Wage "Will Wipe Out 1000s Of Jobs"

    04/29/2016 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While this should be no surprise to any rational non-establishment-teet-suckling economist, former McDonalds' CEO Ed Rensi exclaims, in a recent Forbes Op-Ed, that "a $15 minimum wage won’t spell the end of [fast-food brands]. However it will mean wiping out thousands of entry-level opportunities for people without many other options." The $15 minimum wage demand, which translates to $30,000 a year for a full-time employee, is built upon a fundamental misunderstanding of a restaurant business (and we add simple supply and demand fundamentals) - just "do the math" Rensi rants... “They’re making millions while millions can’t pay their bills,” argue...
  • McDonald’s customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonald’s customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • McDonald’s to test all-you-can-eat fries

    04/19/2016 1:35:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | April 19, 2016
    ST. JOSEPH, MO (WJHL) – One of the most popular menu items at a well-known fast food restaurant is undergoing a test of sorts. McDonald’s is about to test a new business model in Saint Joseph, Missouri – with a new twist: All-you-can-eat fries.
  • All You Can Eat

    04/15/2016 7:59:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-15-2016 | MOTUS
    What a week. Russian jets buzzed one of our ships in international waters, and we did…nothing.Oh no, wait; yes we did - we issued a protest. To Moscow: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has communicated formal concerns to the Russian government about the incident in the Baltic Sea this week in which fighter jets flew very close to the USS Donald Cook. I believe “formal concerns” are just one step below a harsh letter.Also, this just in: Seals land on the beach in Cape Code, forced there by a Predator. Not our Navy...
  • Chinese Authorities ‘Arrest’ Ronald McDonald Statue

    04/13/2016 3:02:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | David K. Li April 13, 2016 | 1:49pm
    Chinese authorities ‘arrest’ Ronald McDonald statue Chinese authorities weren’t lovin’ Ronald McDonald this week, hauling away a statue of the clown that was blocking sidewalk foot traffic. Uniformed code enforcement officers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ripped the Ronald McDonald figure off its base, leaving only his big red shoes behind, as shoppers in the Huadu District of commerce hub Guangzhou looked on in amazement Sunday. The city had been warning operators of this McDonald’s that its statue was hindering pedestrian traffic, according to state organ the People’s Daily. “We’ve asked them to remove the Ronald McDonald statue...
  • In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonald’s (video in the link)

    04/10/2016 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an unusual story out of Texas which seems to defy all the conventional wisdom about employment trends and wages. The local press has noticed that nursing homes are having trouble filling the health care jobs at their facilities these days. That’s particularly curious when you consider that healthcare has consistently been one of the fastest growing job markets in the country for several years now. So where are all of the trained healthcare workers who would normally fill those jobs? It seems that an increasing number of them have packed it in and left for jobs flipping burgers. (KXAN...
  • McDonalds Responds To Minimum Wage Hikes, Launches McCafe Coffee Kiosk

    04/07/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/07/2016 | Tyler Durden
    When it comes to jobs growth in the US, all one can say is thank god for waiters and bartenders: after all, a Starbucks barista is precisely what a recently fired oil chemical engineer making half a million dollars really wants to do with their life.  However, the days of easy job gains for the BLS may be coming to an end (even if on a seasonally adjusted, goalseeked basis the trend has a long way to go).According to Brand Eating, fast food king McDonald's has been spotted testing a self-serve McCafe coffee station/kiosk out in downtown Chicago. The...
  • Should McDonald's be responsible for how its franchises treat workers?

    03/11/2016 1:34:37 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    cbs news ^ | 3-11-2016 | KATE GIBSON
    In a case currently before the National Labor Relations Board, an administrative law judge will rule whether McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is a joint-employer of the tens of thousands of workers employed by the company's franchisees. Such a determination could make the fast-food giant, the largest restaurant chain in the world, culpable for alleged violations of labor law at some of its franchised outlets. The ruling also could raise pressure on McDonald's to boost wages and accept more responsibility for working conditions at franchisees. In addition, it could give firepower to unions and other other labor groups pressing for change in...
  • McDonald's-ad-featuring-gay-son-coming-out-sparks-controversy

    03/10/2016 10:30:32 PM PST · by Kudsman · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonald’s after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes “gay issues." The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, “I like boys” on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table.
  • Inside ‘McBarge’ – the Eerie, Abandoned Floating McDonald’s

    03/09/2016 3:18:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 8, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    The ‘McBarge,’ a floating McDonald’s abandoned for nearly 30 years, is set for a secret Super Size makeover. The restaurant, which cost almost $9 million to build, was originally part of Expo 86, a World’s Fair held in Vancouver in 1986. The original plan for the barge was to move it to a new location after the expo ended. However, the restaurant lost its novelty and was abandoned. The site, formerly known as Friendship 500, is only accessible by boat. Photos of the structure shared on Reddit last week went viral, resurfacing national interest in the barge. Howard Meakin, president...
  • Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to the Brutal Beating of a Decorated Marine Veteran in D.C.

    02/23/2016 2:07:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 2:25pm | Chris Enloe
    Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the brutal beating of a Marine veteran outside of a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., last week. However, there is still a third suspect on the loose. All three suspects -- two males and one female -- are juveniles, according to police. While the two males assaulted Chris Marquez, the female suspect allegedly stole his wallet. According to a press release from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, one of the males and the female is in custody. The male has been charged with aggravated assault, while the female has been charged...
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • Woman Says McDonald’s Happy Meal Has Not Rotted in 6 Years

    02/09/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    A woman who bought a Happy Meal from McDonald’s six years ago says the food has not rotted. Jennifer Lovdahl says the meal of chicken nuggets and french fries has been sitting in her office for six years. She bought the meal as an experiment to show her patients how unhealthy the food is. Even after all these years, the food has not decomposed. She posted photos of the food and the box it came in on her Facebook page saying on one of the pictures, “the box will decompose before the food does!” Her Facebook post has gone viral,...
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (ÂŁ4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • McDonald's testing fries drizzled in chocolate

    01/19/2016 7:32:08 PM PST · by windcliff · 67 replies
    fox5ny ^ | 1-19-16 | unknown
    McDonalds is testing a spin on it's classic French fries, drizzling them with chocolate and calling them McChoco Potato. You can have your fries with two types of chocolate sauces: chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate. McDonald's hopes this combination will give customers a salty and sweet harmonious taste, so the customer can eat them as a side to a burger, or as a dessert.
  • McDonald's in Iran? It's VERY complicated

    01/18/2016 11:43:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    wsbt ^ | 1-18-2016 | Heather Long, CNNMoney
    How McDonald's gets to Tehran American titans like McDonald's or Apple are left in a very awkward place by the deal. There's clear demand for their products (at least from some Iranians), and it's a "new" market of 80 million people, about 60% of which are under age 30. The problem is, U.S. companies still can't open a store or restaurant in Iran. However, a European subsidiary could. "If a company like Apple or HP wants to get involved with Iran, it would have to do it with their foreign subsidiaries," explains Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute...
  • What Working At McDonald's Taught Me About Privilege

    01/05/2016 10:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    The Odyssey ^ | December 28, 2015 | Olivia Legaspi
    During Customs week, in PAF sessions, and in everyday discourse here at Haverford, we are taught to ask for help when we feel we need it, speak up when we feel uncomfortable, and prioritize our own well being over most other things. At McDonald's, acting in this way could have cost me my job, a job I needed to afford college... Those of us who need to work in order to support ourselves and pay tuition cannot afford to internalize the soft, self-centered mindset presented by our peers and customs folk at Haverford -- had I gone to a manager...