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  • How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

    08/03/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 2, 2017 | Max Holleran
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals, and layabouts. They were government “dependents” seeking even more entitlements now that they were bona fide survivors. Some of these hideous opinions drew on the physical “evidence” of the bad character of hurricane survivors: their size. The mostly black bodies crowding the Superdome, getting on rafts, and being carried away by helicopters, were too large for online critics. Obesity, while common in the US and over-represented in the South, was...
  • Concerns over Donald Trump’s daily diet (The last three presidents before Trump ate junk food)

    07/30/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | July 30, 2017 | Allison Yee
    As President of the United States, Donald Trump has an army of five personal chefs, ready and waiting to slave away in the kitchen to cater to his every dietary need. Instead, the POTUS’ favourite foods have been revealed – and it hasn’t left experts impressed. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump eats “like a teenage boy”, indulging in fast food – he celebrated with a Big Mac and fries after he won the Republican presidential nomination - and knocking back cans of Diet Coke. By all accounts, he’s not a huge fan of breakfast, but if he does eat...
  • This Teen Said He Was Fired From McDonald's After Sharing Photos Of Mold In The Ice Cream Machine

    07/27/2017 7:23:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 26, 2017 | Tanya Chen
    Eighteen-year-old Nick was an employee of a McDonald's in LaPlace, Louisiana, for five months. He was a general crew member, which meant he was tasked with a little bit of every operational duty at the restaurant. Nick told BuzzFeed News that while on the job about a month ago, he was instructed by a manager to refill the ice cream machine. He'd accidentally spilled some of it, and so he tried to clean the areas of his mess, including the sides of the machine. "I was completely shocked by what I saw," said Nick after he found what looked be...
  • McDonald's Takes 'Appropriate Action' After Employee Refused to Serve Uniformed Police Officer

    07/21/2017 1:05:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jul 18, 2017 | Bill Lukitsch
    An on-duty officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says he was denied service at a McDonald’s restaurant in Henrico County because of his profession, prompting the owner to take what was described as “appropriate action” to resolve the situation. Scott Naff, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, was apparently not given his food after he paid for it because the employee in the drive-thru allegedly refused to serve police. The event was first broadcast online late Thursday through the officer’s wife, whose Facebook post had received more than 2,000 comments and 3,500 shares by Monday. The officer...
  • Virginia McDonald's employee refuses to serve uniformed police officer

    07/20/2017 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017 | Fox News
    Scott Naff, an officer for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, reportedly paid for his food in the drive-thru line, but was allegedly refused the food when he got to the window. Naff’s wife, Cathy, told the newspaper that the employee saw the uniform and told her husband: “I ain’t serving no police.”
  • McDonald's conducts investigation after woman says employee refused to serve police officer

    07/15/2017 10:26:32 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 39 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | July 14, 2017 | Megan Woo
    HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - McDonald's is conducting a full investigation after a Hanover woman wrote on Facebook saying an employee at an Henrico McDonald's refused to serve her husband while he was on his dinner break. The woman said her husband, who is a police officer, was in uniform and drove his police vehicle through the drive-thru. He paid for his food and moved up to the next window. "The young man who was working that window looked at him and backed away from the window mouthing something to my husband. My husband couldn't hear him since the window was...
  • McDonald's Hits All-Time High As Wall Street Cheers Replacement Of Cashiers With Kiosks

    06/23/2017 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/22/17 | Tae Kim
    Cowen says McDonald's will upgrade 2,500 restaurants to its "Experience of the Future" technology by year-end, which includes digital ordering kiosks. The firm raises its rating on McDonald's to outperform from market perform and price target for the shares to $180 from $142. Same store sales estimate for 2018 raised to 3 percent from 2 percent. McDonald's shares hit an all-time high on Tuesday as Wall Street expects sales to increase from new digital ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in 2,500 restaurants. Cowen raised its rating on McDonald's shares to outperform from market perform because of the technology upgrades,...
  • ‘Disgusting:’ McDonald’s introduces ‘gay pride’ fries, Christians call for boycott

    06/16/2017 3:36:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- For Gay Pride month, McDonald’s franchises in San Francisco and in the nation’s capital are issuing “Pride Fries” in rainbow-colored containers. “The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community, using one of McDonald’s most iconic and recognizable items,” Cathy Martin of the restaurant corporation’s “Pride Network” stated in a press release. She added that McDonald’s is “proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond – each and every day.” McDonald's is acknowledged as a corporate leader in homosexual affirming...
  • HuffPost lays off dozens of staffers (Verizon culls the AOL/Yahoo HuffPo herds)

    06/14/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/17 | John Bowden - The Hill
    News outlet HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post — laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon. ... The layoffs also included several reporters in HuffPost's Washington, D.C., bureau. HuffPost senior politics editor Sam Stein described the layoffs on Twitter as "a very difficult day." HuffPost is "also a business, with all that entails," Stein wrote.
  • Woman leaps McDonald's counter and starts brawl over slow service (video)

    06/06/2017 7:24:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/2017 | Staff
    Iowa woman Amanda Garland Gravely was sitting in the drive-thru of a McDonald's with her children when she heard the furore inside the restaurant. "Automatically, just because of how irate she was, I took out my camera and recorded her to see how far it would go, just in case," she told KCCI 8 News. "And it just escalated really quickly." The Des Moines mum's video shows the woman arguing across the counter at restaurant staff about the pace of her McChicken when she demands her money back. In the video posted to Facebook on Saturday, the woman jumps onto...
  • McDonald's introduces Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches in Florida, hiring 5,000 workers

    05/04/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it has introduced its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches - Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon - at nearly 900 Florida restaurants. The sandwiches were introduced this week, along with a new utensil, the "Frork," that diners can eat them with. The Signature Crafted sandwiches can be customized with beef or chicken, and a choice of either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Florida restaurants are also getting the "Experience of the Future" upgrade, including self-order kiosks, table service, and buildings with side-by-side drive-thru lanes. To support the upgrades, McDonald's Florida franchisees...
  • McDonald's Workers Held Facebook Killer's Fries so Cops Could Catch Him

    04/18/2017 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Trillian · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/18/2017 | Unknown
    Facebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him. Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time. According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries....
  • Facebook Murder Suspect’s Last Words: ‘I Need my Nuggets!’

    04/18/2017 2:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2017 | Matthew McDermott and Yaron Steinbuch
    Sharp-eyed employee Henry Sayers said he recognized the hungry fugitive as he sat in his Ford Fusion to pay for his 20 pieces and large fries, cleveland.com reported. Stephens “acted normal” at first, Sayers said. By the time he pulled up to the pickup window, employees were on the phone with state police.
  • Bogus study on the minimum wage and fast food

    04/13/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | Howtheworldworks
    In light of fast food and wages being talk in the news along with Trump's droppin da bomb, I thought I'd share this study refuting a study about forcing McDonalds and oteher places to increase their wages. I haven't seen it here, I figure its time to get it up
  • 94-Year-Old Woman Has Worked at McDonald’s for 44 Years — and She Eats It Every Shift

    03/24/2017 9:45:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    People.com ^ | MARCH 24, 2017 | Caitlin Keating
    94-year-old Loraine Maurer has been working at McDonald’s for 44 years and has no plans of retiring anytime soon. “If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” she tells PEOPLE. “The people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.” Since 1973, Maurer has worked at a number of locations in Evansville, Indiana. During the winter months, everyone from her fellow McDonald’s coworkers to loyal customers have offered to pick her up and drop her off at home after her shift. “I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some...
  • McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised

    03/16/2017 11:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lisa Baertlein
    McDonald's Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company's handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised. The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hijacked. "Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement....
  • McDonald's tweets to Trump: 'You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President' [update: hacked]

    03/16/2017 7:12:07 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 188 replies
    McDonald's' in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning. The tweet, which was briefly pinned to the top of the account before being deleted, mocked Trump and called for the return of former President Obama. "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read.
  • Here's what McDonald's plans to do to win back 500 million lost customers

    03/01/2017 11:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 196 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    McDonald's has a traffic problem and its executives know it. Now they have a plan they think will turn it around. The company lost more than 500 million customers to close competitors since 2012, Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's USA President told investors gathered in Chicago Wednesday.
  • McDonald’s Just Introduced A Complicated New Straw That Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

    02/17/2017 8:33:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Good ^ | 02/17/2017 | Penn Collins
    or decades, customers have complained that McDonald’s straws were pretty much useless when used to drink milkshakes.... But now, with the announcement of several new Shamrock Shakes, the fast food giant has swung the pendulum far in the other direction, with a straw that’s overengineered – seriously, two engineering firms worked on it – to look more like mountain climbing equipment than it does any straw we’ve ever seen. Here’s the result of design, a determined product development team, and a 3D printer: A ridiculous item like this requires an equally bombastic name, which McDonald’s has, of course, bestowed upon...
  • McDonald’s Reengineered The Straw And Is Selling It Like Apple Product

    02/17/2017 10:24:03 AM PST · by Windcatcher · 45 replies
    vocativ ^ | Feb 16, 2017 at 12:50 PM ET | Alejandro Alba
    McDonald’s is known for its Big Mac, Happy Meals, and creepy clown mascot, but not for trying to be innovative with technology. Yet, the fast food chain restaurant teamed up with aerospace and robotic engineering firms to reinvent the straw and make it easier to drink its Chocolate Shamrock shakes.