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  • Accountability: It’s What Made America Great

    01/30/2015 8:51:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Good news: the first black president has been ousted due to to poor performance. Bad news: it’s McDonald’s president, not ours.Donald Thomas: outApparently Mickey D thinks the CEO is where you look for accountability if things continue to decline:Same Store Sales, red arrow designates point at which Mr. Thompson took overButt that’s not the worst part: Not only did McDonald’s fire their first black president, they replaced him with a white Guy, a Brit who bears an unsettling resemblance to Simon Cowell. Tell me that’s not racist.Steve Easterbrook - inWhat went wrong? It’s not like McDonald’s wasn’t paying their historic...
  • McDonald's CEO Don Thompson steps aside, stock jumps [PHOTOS]

    01/28/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 15 | Katie Littel
    Amid a tumultuous past year for McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain's CEO Don Thompson is retiring after two years on the job, effective March 1. The fast food is also getting a new CFO. The restaurant's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook will replace Thompson, who is a 25-year veteran of the company, the company announced on Wednesday. Previously, Easterbrook served as president of McDonald's Europe and led the chain's "efforts to elevate its marketing, advance menu innovation, and create an infrastructure for its digital initiatives," it said in a release. The company's CFO Pete...
  • Why I Decided to Fill my Big Gulp with McDonald’s Sweet Tea Today and You Should Too!

    01/17/2015 5:50:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Scottie Hughes
    Once again the left is offended by a commercial, which shows the patriotism and the traditional values that exist in most main street towns in America. Airing this past Sunday during the Golden Globes, the McDonalds ad featuring their various sign messages is one of the best commercials on the market since the “God Made a Farmer” commercial done by Dodge for the 2013 Super Bowl. The company notes on its Tumbler page, "there's a story behind every one…that captures a moment in time and reflects the lives of the community it serves." Yet, almost immediately those on the left...
  • Labor board readies flurry of decisions

    01/10/2015 12:50:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The National Labor Relations Board is expected in the coming weeks to weigh in on several high-profile labor cases with major implications on workforce and union issues, ranging from college football players to fast food restaurants. Business are bracing for a flurry of action from a labor board they’ve accused of taking on an activist, pro-union agenda. "We’ve seen the board become very active and aggressive under the Obama administration,” said Beth Milito, senior executive counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). One of the most closely watched cases on the labor board’s agenda involves a bid by...
  • Venezuela's bizarre response to McDonald's running out of french fries

    01/08/2015 3:02:22 PM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 8 Jan 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Venezuela’s leaders aren’t taking the ongoing McDonald’s french fry shortage in their country too well. Publicly sponsored news outlets, government officials, and even the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, have all responded to McDonald’s unthinkable french fry shortage, which spans all 100 outlets in the country, by publicly criticizing the chain, and its french fries. One of the loudest responses came from Telesur, a state-sponsored news outlet, which wasted no time in getting to what it views as the heart of the issue. The outlet published a story headlined, “McDonald’s joins economic war against Venezuela,” not-so-subtly suggesting that the lack of...
  • (The Woes of Socialism) Venezuelans Not 'Lovin' It' as McDonald's Fries Go Scarce

    01/06/2015 10:05:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 6, 2015 | Corina Pons
    Venezuelans not 'lovin' it' as McDonald's fries go scarce CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald's golden staple: the french fry. A recent shortage at the U.S. fast food chain comes as socialist Venezuela grapples with shortfalls of basic goods ranging from medicines to flour due to strict currency controls that stymie imports. McDonald's restaurants are coping by replacing the spuds with salad or local fare such as fried yuca or "arepa" corn pancakes - but Golden Arches fans are none too happy about the new meal. "Hamburgers don't go with arepas and this salad...
  • McDonald’s Is Microsoft, And it’s getting beat by the Google of hamburgers.

    12/30/2014 5:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2014 | By Kevin D. Williamson
    For people who dislike and misunderstand capitalism (or free markets, or laissez-faire, or economic liberalism, or whatever you want to call it), the governing principle of market competition is the “Walmart effect.” According to this model of how the economy works — a model with very little basis in reality, but never mind that — big companies such as Walmart muscle into a market or a territory, use advantages of scale and predatory pricing (“predatory” here meaning “saving consumers money at the expense of relatively well-off business owners”) to drive out so-called mom-and-pop operations, lower workers’ wages, and then...
  • Violent fight caught on tape at McDonald's in Chicago (River North-Nice area)?

    12/29/2014 8:54:04 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    Above Top Secret.com and YouTube ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | jhn7537
    Not much to share, but this video is crazy... Surprised no one was killed with those violent swings with the chairs... And the sad part is the guy in the video at the end is laughing... I'm from this area, and I find it disturbing that this type of behavior is accepted today.. I'm also embarrassed with my city... and not just my city but the state of this country, but that's a whole other thread in itself... I wonder if any of them are having trouble breathing...
  • NLRB Turns Government Into Kafka's Nightmare

    12/24/2014 12:12:51 PM PST · by Fzob · 20 replies
    e21- Economic Polices for the 21th Century ^ | 12/23/2014 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    In The Trial, written a century ago in 1914, Franz Kafka paints a portrait of an unimaginably oppressive government with secret laws and trials in which the individual is crushed. Today, in 2014, Kafka would not have to invent these circumstances. He could find them in real life, at the National Labor Relations Board. It’s up to the 114th Congress to keep the NLRB in check.On Friday, just before the holidays, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin announced that he had issued complaints against McDonald’s franchised restaurants and McDonald’s USA, the parent corporation, as joint employers.  Workers complained that they...
  • McDonald’s Gun: Man Pulls Gun At McDonald’s After His Cheeseburger Is Missing From His Order

    12/24/2014 1:45:47 PM PST · by Hugin · 90 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | December 23, 2014
    “Police said Johnson placed a drive-thru order early Thursday, received his food and pulled away. He drove back through the drive-thru, complained about the missing cheeseburger and the manager asked him to park and said he would bring out the missing sandwich.” But Johnson had another idea. He parked his car, and proceeded to walk into the McDonald’s with a pistol, demanding his order be fixed.
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Single Mom Takes On McDonald’s in Wage Fight [instead of getting better job skills and a husband]

    12/17/2014 2:53:48 PM PST · by grundle · 105 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Elise Solé
    She’s a mom on a mission. A single mother-of-two from the Los Angeles neighborhood of South Central recently went on strike against her employer McDonald’s. Maribel makes $9.35 per hour working as a server but that’s not enough to support her family (she shares a home with 10 other people including her children, grandmother, and niece). “I need fifteen to buy my babies diapers, their wipies, their clothes,” she explains. “Its hard with nine dollars per hour — you can’t do that. It’s really hard to pay rent.” On December 4, Maribel, along with a large group seeking $15 per...
  • What Ferguson Protesters Did To A Slain Police Officer Will Infuriate You

    12/14/2014 10:45:18 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 12/14/14 | By Kristina Hall
    What Ferguson Protesters Did To A Slain Police Officer Will Infuriate You By Kristina Hall Officer Jeremy Henwood was shot and killed while sitting in his police cruiser just moments after he bought a young boy his meal at McDonald’s, because the young man couldn’t afford it. Officer Henwood was a decorated HERO who served several tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine combat veteran. In those final moments when he took his wallet out and helped a boy from his community, it truly showed just what kind of man he was. After purchasing the young...
  • McDonald's is bringing touchscreen ordering to the US

    12/09/2014 5:36:08 PM PST · by outofsalt · 108 replies
    Engadget via MSN ^ | 12/9/14 | Daniel Cooper
    It turns out that people aren't eating as many McHamburgers as they used to, which is a big problem if your business is all about slinging meat. So McDonald's is hoping the novelty of its "Create Your Taste" ordering kiosks will lure some customers back in. The machines will be installed in 2,000 of its US outlets by the end of 2015.
  • McDonald's Says No to Simplot's GMO Potato

    11/15/2014 3:28:37 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 128 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2014 | The Associated Press
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes, the Idaho Statesman reported. "McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practices," the company said in a statement.
  • California woman is charged with fraud after she uses injury photos from the Internet

    11/15/2014 12:20:27 AM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    dailymail ^ | 15 November | Pete D'amato
    California woman is charged with fraud after she 'uses injury photos from the Internet' to claim she was severely burned by McDonald's coffee Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville claimed she was burned on the hand by coffee from a McDonald's drive-through and was seeking $10,000 Photos submitted were taken from a hospital website, according to a state official investigating Edwards for fraud Edwards faces 21 counts of insurance fraud and workers' compensation fraud It was a case that echoed another famous lawsuit against McDonald's 20 years ago, but investigators are claiming this one's a phony. Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville...
  • Blacks Behaving Badly? ... Or Philly Breakfast-Menu Brawl Staged by McDonald's?

    11/13/2014 12:04:15 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    VETERAN FREEPER BUT BEEN OUT OF TOUCH LATELY ... WOULD LOVE TO GET FREEPER FEEDBACK IF MY THEORY ON THIS VIDEO MAKES SENSE ... Plenty of you have heard about or watched that bizarre breakfast brawl at the McDonald's in the City of Brotherly Love. Let's keep it real. Blacks Behaving Badly videos do really well on youtube and people make money off them. Black people watch them on World Star Hip-Hop and are like "dammmmmnnnn, girlfriend, you see this s--t?" ...
  • VIDEO: Man Stabs McDonald’s Employee After Argument Over Closing Time

    11/13/2014 12:00:49 PM PST · by mykroar · 22 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 11/13/14 | Steve Beck
    Philadelphia Police are searching for a man who stabbed a McDonald’s employee after an argument over the store’s closing time.The entire altercation was caught on the store’s surveillance cameras.The incident happened at about 11 p.m. on November 3rd inside the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 2851 Grays Ferry Avenue. The suspect and a companion were eating inside the restaurant when they were told the dining area was closing and they were asked to leave. The suspect became irate and began to argue with several employees. The suspect then followed one of the employees outside and continued to argue. When the employee...
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • [Excerpted Satire/Gag piece] McDonald’s Drops $15.00 “Living” Wage Bomb

    11/03/2014 6:47:05 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 73 replies
    Universalfreepress News blog ^ | September 8, 2014 | Rlgrimes
    In a surprise move CEO Donald Thompson of McDonald’s Restaurants announced they had reached an agreement with the SEIU and would start paying its workers a “Living Wage” of $15.00 per hour the first of October. Mr. Thompson issued a press release stating, “As a company we realize we have been negligent in paying our employees a real living wage for the last 60 years, so in the spirit of social well-being, we have decided to comply with the wishes of the White House and the SEIU.” The Service Employees International Union spokesman, Seymour Pecunia, said that he “was very...
  • What happens when you feed "food experts" McDonalds?

    10/22/2014 5:18:01 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's what "food experts" have to say when they taste McDonalds under the pretense that it's organic food. (my favorite is the woman who says it tastes "more pure") Pretentious BS. I've thought this about so-called "foodies" for a long time now.It's food. Sure, there's good food and bad food, but we're in a bad place when people try to over-intellectualize it the way the people above and all of these chef reality shows do. We're basically treating food the same way we do abstract art now (half the time fancy restaurants even serve plates that look like it)If you...
  • McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

    10/21/2014 6:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 128 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 6:11 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January, McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to expand its “Create Your Taste” offering that lets people pick the buns and toppings they want on burgers by tapping a touchscreen. The program is currently being offered in Southern California, and McDonald’s...
  • FL: Gun Taken from Victim, Suspects Arrested

    09/23/2014 10:20:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this unusual Florida case, the two suspects are said to have attacked an armed citizen who was in his car, to have taken his gun, and fled the scene.   It all happened at a McDonald's drive-through, when the victim honked at the attackers who were ahead of him and who had received their order, but had not driven off.   From myfoxtampabay.com: Police say the Gregory Fulham got out of the car, went to the driver's side of the car behind them and started punching the man, who had pulled a gun from his glovebox. Police say Kevin Fulham...
  • McDonald's Is Quietly Copying Chipotle's Strategy ("Customization")

    09/12/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Trove ^ | September 6, 2014 | Ashley Lutz, Business Insider
    McDonald's just expanded a test for burgers that are 100% customizable. The brand hopes the strategy, which is currently in four restaurants in San Diego, California, could help attract a younger crowd and revive lagging sales. Many analysts believe that the customization will soon become widespread at McDonald's and allow it to better compete with fast-casual competitors like Chipotle. Chipotle is largely successful because the ingredients for its burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads are entirely selected by customers, who increasingly crave tailored options and high-quality ingredients. Dominique Zamora at Foodbeast tried out the process, which also has elements of fast-casual...
  • The Enterprise Of Maligning Enterprise (And The Clergy Who Make Matters Worse)

    09/06/2014 11:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 7, 2014 | Austin Hill
    "MCDonalds Mcdonalds, can't you see...Seven-forty is not for me..." The chant, recited through a megaphone, was being led by a man identifed as a Christian Pastor ("Reverend Charles" we'll call him), near a McDonalds restaurant in Detroit last week. Dozens of people in the parking lot uttered the chant with him, as the crowd sought to malign McDonalds restaurants while at the same time demanding a $15.00 per hour wage. "They want fifteen, they want a union, they want to be organized" Pastor Charles told the tv news crews. "The McDonalds corporation should allow that to happen immediately." The illogic...
  • Study finds that home-cooking disproportionately burdens mothers (consider the source)

    09/07/2014 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | September 4, 2014 at 6:25 PM EDT | Charles Pulliam-Moore
    A team of researchers at North Carolina State University published a study challenging the idea that home-cooked meals are ultimately “better” for the family as a whole. […] Their time spent accompanying parents shuttling children to checkups, grocery shopping, and, of course, preparing food, led the team to a set of real world conclusions at odds with stereotypical parenting wisdom. For all of the health benefits associated with food prepared at home, the task presented parents, particularly mothers, with a slew of economic and interpersonal stressors. “One could say that home-cooked meals have become the hallmark of good mothering, stable...
  • Here's What the Owner of the Oldest Operating McDonald's Has to Say About Minimum Wage

    09/04/2014 4:15:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    The Wire ^ | September 4, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    Sixty-one years ago last month, the third-ever McDonald's opened in Downey, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles and home to Apollo, the third-ever NASA manned spaceflight program. McDonald's went to 119 countries from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Apollo went to the moon. A man who witnessed much of this history is Ron Piazza, who owns the landmark McDonald's in Downey —the world's oldest-operating McDonald's— along with nine other golden-arched franchises in the area. Piazza is something of a throwback. Plainspoken and serious, he is the type of business owner whose name and phone number are printed at the...
  • Fast Food Workers in for Big Surprise

    09/04/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    6foot2inhighheelshoes.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    Sept 4, 2014  Statistically, minimum wage earners tend to be young, and don't have the experience or knowledge to predict the outcome of a federally mandated $15 minimum wage. If they understood the incentives of corporate  investors, inventors, endemic Washington cronyism, or even basic economics, they might think twice about doing "whatever it takes". One of the interesting things about life is that no matter how backwards our culture or government is, technology marches on, and the latest foot soldier is this: (picture at http://www.6foot2inhighheelshoes.com) Along with automated credit card kiosks, fast food is about to change, and probably for...
  • Civil Disobedience Expected In Fast Food Pay Fight

    09/02/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 2,2014 | Candice Choi
    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    09/01/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they...
  • Russia Shuts Moscow McDonald's Restaurants

    08/20/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/20/2014
    Russia's food safety watchdog has suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over alleged sanitary law breaches.
  • Beaten to Death at McDonald’s: A racial attack the media chose to ignore.

    08/20/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | David Paulin
    It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.Other...
  • McDonald’s Replacing Cashiers With Machines?

    08/09/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 117 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2014, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:45pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision.... a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines. The machines appear to be the cousins of the ones found in grocery stores, big box stores, and CVS that allow customers to complete transactions... This is all basic economics, really. As costs of labor increase the added cost must be offset. In order to satisfy operating costs, produce a product consumers want to purchase, and still turn a profit, it’s perfectly reasonable for a company like McDonald’s to look for cost-cutting alternatives.......
  • Man Who Takes His Hospital Gurney Through McDonald’s Drive-Thru Shows Us What Dedication

    08/08/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | august 8, 2014
    Some people will do anything to satisfy a craving. One of those people is this man, who rode his bed through the McDonald’s drive through. A couple spotted the man, strapped face down down to an electrical gurney, driving himself across a busy street towards McDonald’s.
  • McDonald's July sales fell more than expected

    08/08/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 8, 2014 | Staff
    McDonald's on Friday reported July sales results that were much worse than analysts had expected. Following the report, the company's shares traded lower. The fast-food giant reported global same-store sales fell 2.5 percent, compared with the 1.1 percent drop forecast by Consensus Metrix. The dismal results prompted Janney Capital Markets to lower its estimates for the fast-food giant. Its analysts said the results "were the worst worldwide month in the last 10 years, once trading-day adjustments are taken into account."
  • The cashiers at this McDonald's were replaced by machines.(Romeoville, IL.)$15.00 an hour?

    08/06/2014 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    Imgur ^ | 8/6/2014 | Imgur
  • The Feds Could Kill Off The Entire Franchise System, Not Just McDonald's

    08/05/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/05/2014 | Tim Worstall
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a very strange decision last week to rule that McDonald's MCD -0.23% the corporation, was a joint employer of the staff in the franchised restaurants. It was, of course, at the urging of those labour activists who would like to union organise in the sector. Dealing with one national company is obviously going to be easier than dealing with thousands of independent business owners. There’s a number of problems with this decision ranging from the way that it overturns what has long thought to be settled law, to it obviating already signed contracts...
  • 3 climb through McDonald's drive-through window in St. Paul during fight, charges say

    08/02/2014 5:59:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-1-14 | Richard Chin
    In a decidedly unhappy meal, three men were charged with first-degree burglary after they climbed through a McDonald's restaurant drive-through window and fought with employees, according to charges filed in Ramsey County District Court. The three also were accused of third-degree riot for the benefit of a gang in the incident early July 24. According to the criminal complaint: The three -- Willie Charles Lassiter, 18, St. Paul; Evan Kasadine McMillan, 18, St. Paul; and Keith Lamar Garrett Jr., 20 -- were in an SUV at the McDonald's at 1388 E. Maryland Ave. when they argued with a 24-year-old employee...
  • Jury awards parents $27 million in McDonald's negligence lawsuit

    07/31/2014 4:24:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Bryan Eagle ^ | 7/30/2014 | Maggie Kiely
    A Brazos County jury on Wednesday awarded a $27 million in a lawsuit against McDonald’s relating to the 2012 deaths of two Blinn College students.Jurors found McDonald’s negligence to be 97 percent responsible for the deaths of Denton Ward, 18, of Flower Mound, and Lauren Bailey Crisp, 19, of Flower Mound, both of whom died in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2012. The remaining 3 percent of liability was laid on the men who violently attacked Ward and his friend, Tanner Giesen, 21, in the parking lot of the McDonald’s at 801 University Drive. The jury’s verdict reflects...
  • McDonald’s Japan just released Tofu Nuggets, and they taste…

    07/31/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT · by chajin · 38 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | 07/31/2014 | Philip Kendall
    Just days after the taking Chicken McNuggets off its menu in the light of the China food scandal, McDonald’s Japan has unveiled a brand new, rather unusual product: Tofu Shinjo Nuggets and Ginger Sauce, a combination of bean curd, fish and vegetables shaped into bite-size pieces and deep-fried. Turning to tofu–a food that has long been a favourite in Japan and known for its health benefits–is certainly a wise move, and McDonald’s is undoubtedly in need of something new to entice customers back with, but while we’ve no doubt all craved deep-fried chicken at some point in our lives, we’d...
  • Disenfranchising Franchises: The National Labor relations Board Goes After McDonald's

    07/31/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/31/2014 | The Editors
    Another day, another radical move from the Obama administration. In a big win for the more opportunistic corners of the organized-labor movement, the National Labor Relations Board decided this week that, in a range of labor cases involving McDonald’s, it will consider the corporate parents of franchise businesses liable for the labor agreements reached between franchises and their employees. The NLRB has maintained otherwise for 30 years, refusing to consider corporations with franchises to be part of a “joint employer” arrangement. Why decide that corporations are employers of employees whom they don’t hire, don’t pay, and can’t fire? Because the...
  • ISTOOK: Get ready for super-priced burgers due to NLRB decree

    07/30/2014 1:29:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | Ernest Istook
    Once again, one man has dictated a major change of federal law that can cost American families dearly. It may double the price of your Big Mac, Whopper, fried chicken, donuts or other purchases at your local fast-food restaurant. Where’s the beef coming from? Surprise! This time it’s neither President Obama nor Attorney General Eric Holder who is twisting the law like a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s. It’s Obama appointee Richard Griffin, the president’s hand-picked choice for the all-powerful position as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Griffin has declared that millions of Americans who work...
  • McDonald's Could Be Liable for Labor Practices ("Joint employer," Obama's NLRB jumps the shark)

    07/29/2014 11:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer
    McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations. It also comes as protests for higher pay have captured national attention, with labor groups calling for pay of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Organizers had been pushing to get McDonald's named as a joint employer at...
  • Caught on Camera: Woman brutally attacked in front of son (by McDonald's worker w/ pic in burka)

    07/25/2014 5:02:10 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 30 replies
    MY Fox Philly ^ | July 25, 2014 | Fox News
    Sick film of a McDonald's worker wearing burka hood beating a customer.
  • Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

    07/25/2014 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 5:26 PM EDT
    Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking the company to court for selling foods that contain more fats and carbohydrates than are allowed by national regulations. McDonald’s did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The suit comes amid especially high tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis; the United States has slapped an array of sanctions on Russia over...
  • McDonald’s halts nuggets sales in Hong Kong

    07/24/2014 8:08:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 July 2014 | Last updated at 21:36 ET
    Fast food chain McDonald’s has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong. It said it had imported chicken and pork from Shanghai Husi Food, the Chinese firm that allegedly supplied out-of-date meat to fast food firms. China has suspended operations of Shanghai Husi after local media reports claimed it reprocessed expired meat. McDonald’s had removed nuggets from its menus at its Japanese outlets earlier this week over the same issue. …
  • McDonald’s in Hong Kong Is Available for Weddings, Receptions and Bridal Showers

    07/19/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    We think Cheryl Cole’s missed a trick with her quickie wedding on Macaroni Beach in Mustique. Just look at what she could have had – her very own McWedding (Drive Thru or marry in). Yes, McDonald’s has the answer for all those normcore brides out there. Well, at least the ones willing to travel to Hong Kong. The fast food chain has been slowly expanding its wedding party program since 2011 and now boasts 11 restaurants that double up as budget wedding venues, all in Hong Kong. And not only can you have the wedding ceremony there, they’ll also host...
  • McDonald’s Has the Worst Hamburger in the Country, According to New Consumer Reports Study

    07/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Chelsea Hirsch
    The Habit Burger and In-N-Out lead the pack. Chick-fil-A also has lots to squawk about. Turns out nobody’s loving it. The standard McDonald’s hamburger — the one that claims to satisfy “billions and billions” — finished dead last in a new Consumer Reports taste test. The Hamburglar’s favorite meal earned a score of just 5.8 out of 10 from the magazine’s readers, putting it far behind West Coast chains The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger, which scored 8.1 out of 10 and 8 out of 10, respectively. The top fast food burger available locally was Five Guys Burgers and...
  • Police arrest McDonald's worker behind brutal beating of mother caught on video

    07/01/2014 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 73 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | July 1, 2014 | staff reporter
    The woman who police say viciously attacked a New Jersey mother in front of her two-year-old son has turned herself into authorities. Latia Harris, 25, surrendered to police on Monday night in relation to last week's brutal that was captured on video.
  • Ohio dad criticizes arrest after son skips church, found in nearby store

    06/27/2014 12:52:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    An Ohio dad lost his job at McDonald's and may face jail after he reportedly believed his son got on a church van Sunday, but instead, the boy popped up at a nearby Family Dollar store. [....] Williamson was arrested at the scene and could be charged with child endangerment, the report said.