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  • Topless mom arrested for McDonald's rampage says she was NOT on drugs

    04/09/2014 8:40:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    A 41-year-old mother-of-two who was caught on camera ransacking a Florida McDonald's wearing nothing but a thong has spoken out about her rampage, saying she does not remember anything about the incident but was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
  • { } woman hurls ketchup bottles after loud, profane cell phone conversation. (Video)

    04/09/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 58 replies ^ | 4/9/14 | Heather Holland
    FLATIRON — A woman trashed a Flatiron diner — smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage — after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said. Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. “She was yelling and very upset and very verbal,” Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance...
  • McDonald’s Quits Crimea As Tensions Mount

    04/05/2014 12:35:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | April 04, 2014 | Jennifer Booton
    McDonald’s temporarily suspended operations in Crimea on Friday citing “manufacturing reasons.” While it did not mention the political climate in its statement, the move will likely be taken as a reaction to the intensifying tensions over Crimea and Ukraine between the West and Russia. The fast-food company, which operates three restaurants in Crimea, becomes the first U.S. company to pull operations from the peninsula and the second in the West after it was annexed by Russia. …
  • Islamic Group Flaunts “Jesus Is Muslim” Billboards in Ohio

    03/31/2014 6:20:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/2014 | Jim Hoft
    “The Last Hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews. The Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: ‘Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.” Sahih Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat as-Sa’ah, Book 41 of Koran, 6985 The Islamic group “Ask a Muslim” is running “Jesus is Muslim” billboards in Columbus, Ohio. Mohammad, the founder of Islam, was born 500 years after Jesus’s death. The Christian Post reported, via Free Republic:
  • Woman allegedly set car on fire after man refused to buy her a McFlurry

    03/18/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    WFTV, Various ^ | March 18, 2014
    Witnesses said a woman set a man's car on fire in Jacksonville after he refused to buy her a McFlurry at McDonald's.WFTV obtained video of the incident that happened on Sunday. Witnesses said the woman was angry after she asked for a McFlurry and the man she was with refused to buy her one. They said the woman grabbed the man's keys and headed to his car. One witness said she saw her pour alcohol and gasoline on the man's car, light it on fire, and then run off. People nearby tried to help him put the flames out....
  • Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages

    03/13/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 32 replies
    US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like forcing them to work off-the-clock and failing to pay overtime. Seven class-action lawsuits were filed Wednesday and Thursday in California, Michigan and New York demanding that McDonald's pay back the stolen wages and end the practices that violate state and federal laws, lawyers representing the workers said.
  • Elderly couple kicked out of Va. McDonald's for sitting too long

    03/10/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 106 replies ^ | Monday - 3/10/2014, 1:24pm ET | By Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- After an elderly couple got the boot from their local McDonald's for sitting too long, management and the owner are not answering the question if there really is a 30-minute sitting limit at the Culpeper, Va. fast food restaurant. Carl Becker, 87, a World War II veteran, and his wife Barbara Becker, 81, say they both were at the Culpeper McDonald's on Feb. 21 at about 2:30 p.m. when they were approached by the manager. The location is a place the pair has frequented for years. "And he says 'You two are going to have to leave.' He...
  • McDonald's napkin lawsuit: Man suing McDonald's for only giving one napkin

    03/04/2014 7:41:21 AM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    A man named Webster Lucas is so upset with McDonald's that he has decided to file a lawsuit against them for $1.5 million, but it's not for any reason you could possibly imagine. TMZ reported on Feb. 27, 2014, that the California man is suing McDonald's because they gave him only one napkin with the meal that he ordered and received. Lucas contacted the general manager via email and said that he was suffering from "undue mental anguish" and that stopped him from going to work. He also says that the general manager tried to make amends by offering him...
  • McDonald's sued for $1.5 mil by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN

    02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 54 replies
    A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident. He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29. Tempers seem to have flared after Mr Lucas complained that he had received just a single paper towel with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe. Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager...
  • McDonalds -- Man Sues for $1.5 MILLION ... They Only Gave Me One Napkin

    02/28/2014 3:31:17 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 61 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 27, 2014
    McDonalds has made a new golden arch enemy -- a California man is suing the company for $1.5 MILLION ... because he says he only got ONE NAPKIN with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he was stiffed on napkins at the Mickey D's in Pacoima, CA on January 29th -- after ordering a Quarter Pounder Deluxe -- and when he went up to the counter to ask for more, he was rudely rebuffed by the manager ... who insisted he already got some. According to his lawsuit, Lucas -- who is black -- then retorted, "I should have went to...
  • New York McDonald’s Manager Buys Food for Firefighters; Terminated Next Day

    02/27/2014 9:25:57 PM PST · by AuditTheFed · 39 replies
    Fox News Examiner on Top Right News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    by Susan Frommer | Top Right NewsKindness and consideration is something to be admired especially when helping firefighters who have spent hours in subzero weather battling a local fire.  So when McDonald’s Manager Heather Levia saw a way to help them by donating food and paying for it out of her own pocket for them, being fired never occurred to her.  But that is exactly what followed for the New York former manager at an Olean, NY McDonalds, according to Fox 44. Total disbelief is one of the motions that had to have come across the young woman’s face when her...
  • McDonald’s worker fired after paying for food donation (to local firefighters)

    02/20/2014 12:40:32 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 99 replies ^ | February 18, 2014 | Lou Raguse
    Heather Levia wanted to help first responders by giving them a warm meal on a cold day, but when she showed up to work the next morning she no longer had a job. (snip) When word spread that Levia paid the bill, some firefighters called her boss and complained, thinking the restaurant made Levia feel obligated to pay for their meals. Levia says after that, her boss told her, “You opened a whole bee’s nest.”
  • Have You Made Your Valentine's Day Reservations at McDonald's, Yet?

    02/12/2014 4:47:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Dan Joseph
    What were you planning on getting your sweetheart for Valentine's Day this year? Candy? Jewelry? Maybe a seven foot tall stuffed animal? Well, if you live in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, cancel all the plans, because now you can get your significant other what he or she REALLY wants: a romantic dinner at McDonalds! According to The Tampa Bay Times, On Friday, February 14th, one McDonalds in Tampa will convert into a romantic, full service restaurant with waiters, LED candles, flowers on every table and the ability to make phone reservations. The menu items will be the same as...
  • McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam

    02/09/2014 5:54:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 101 replies ^ | february 9, 2014 | david harding
    America is back in Vietnam. McDonald's has opened its first restaurant in the communist-controlled country. It is based in Ho Chi Minh and is even run by the prime minister's son-in-law, reports the BBC citing AFP. Henry Nguyen, who is married to the daughter of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, flipped burgers while growing up in the U.S.
  • McMilestone: Massachusetts McDonald's celebrates employee's 100th birthday

    02/09/2014 4:15:42 PM PST · by workerbee · 4 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/9/14
    Morris Miller, an employee at a Massachusetts McDonald’s, was the center of attention at a Golden Arches party celebrating his 100th birthday -- and his 25 years of service for the restaurant, MyFoxPhilly reported. Miller, who started at the Needham McDonald’s when he was 75, serves as a sort of store ambassador, greeting and interacting with the fast-food customers. **SNIP** "I'll keep coming as long as I can move," Miller said.
  • Police search for masked gunman who killed teen, wounded 3 others

    02/06/2014 1:57:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 6, 2014 | Adam Sege, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford
    Markeyo Carr had grabbed a few bucks from his mother and headed to the McDonald's in Rogers Park for something to eat. Minutes later, the 17-year-old lay dead in a driveway near the restaurant, shot by a masked gunman who wounded three other teens. Police say the four teens were in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 6740 N. Clark St. around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when there was an argument and then gunfire. Carr was shot in the head and collapsed in a driveway next to a strip mall with a pizza restaurant, a dental office and a dollar...
  • Prince Charles calls climate-change deniers'headless chicken brigade'(Get ready for next king, UK)

    01/31/2014 11:55:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/31/14
    Prince Charles has called people who deny human-made climate change a "headless chicken brigade" who are ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence. The heir to the British throne, a dedicated environmentalist, accused "powerful groups of deniers" of mounting "a barrage of sheer intimidation" against opponents. He made the comments at a Buckingham Palace awards ceremony on Thursday. Charles said it was "baffling ... that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything — until, that is, it comes to climate science." He praised finalists for the Prince...
  • Pentagon, McDonald's Capitulate To Sharia Law

    01/29/2014 7:07:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies ^ | January 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Islamofascism: Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion. Also, the sharia-compliant regulation threatens to expand the jihadi Fifth Column that counterintelligence already is dealing with in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. The FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadists within the military. Making special accommodations for Islam will only attract more Muslims into the military at a time when two recent terror cases highlight the ongoing danger of Muslims in...
  • DA’s office: Woman accused of selling heroin out of McDonald’s Happy Meals

    01/29/2014 12:54:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 29, 2014
    EAST LIBERTY, Pa. — A 26-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after police said undercover agents purchased heroin from the woman while she was working at the East Liberty McDonald’s. According to Mike Manko, a spokesperson for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, authorities received information that heroin was being sold by an employee at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Penn Avenue in the Bakery Square section of East Liberty. Manko said several law enforcement officers set up a controlled buy at the restaurant Wednesday. Investigators said the customer looking for heroin was instructed to go through the drive-through lane and say,...
  • Businesses Fail When They Do What's Politically Correct Instead of What Customers Want

    01/28/2014 9:17:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Rush ^ | 1/27/14 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hi. How are you? Welcome back. Great to have you. It's the EIB Network and Rush Limbaugh. "McDonald's Fighting to be 'Relevant' to Customers, CEO Concedes." You know, I've got some thoughts about this. "After outperforming rivals for years, McDonald's Corp. is facing a shift in eating habits toward foods people feel are fresher or healthier. The company has added options such as chicken wraps and breakfast sandwiches made with egg whites to keep up with the trend. But it's received a 'muted response.'" It isn't working. Healthier foods received a muted response. I mean, who could...
  • McDonald's sees fewer customers, sales disappoint

    01/23/2014 6:59:04 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 173 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's reported disappointing sales for its fourth quarter Thursday, as the world's largest hamburger chain saw fewer customers visit its restaurants. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company says global sales slipped 0.1 percent at established locations. In the U.S., where it recently revamped its Dollar Menu to include items that cost a little more, the figure fell 1.4 percent.
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

    01/17/2014 10:49:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Greenbiz,com ^ | January 6 2014 | Joel Makowr
    Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide.
  • Fighting a McDonald’s in Queens for the Right to Sit. And Sit. And Sit.

    01/15/2014 12:17:56 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 118 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 14, 2014 | SARAH MASLIN NIR and JIHA HAM
    Shortly after New Year’s Day, Man Hyung Lee, 77, was nursing a coffee in his usual seat in a narrow booth at a McDonald’s in Flushing, Queens, when two police officers stepped into the fluorescent light of the restaurant. Mr. Lee said the officers had been called because he and his friends — a revolving group who shuffle into the McDonald’s on the corner of Parsons and Northern Boulevards on walkers, or with canes, in wheelchairs or with infirm steps, as early as 5 a.m. and often linger until well after dark — had, as they seem to do every...
  • Man Loses 40 Pounds On McDonald’s Diet

    01/06/2014 4:10:04 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | January 6, 2014 | George Brown
    (Colo, IA) A teacher in Colo, Iowa, decided to eat only at McDonald’s for 90 days to see what it would do to his health. The result turned out to be a good lesson for him and his students. “I can eat any food at McDonald’s I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” said science teacher John Cisna said That was the theory Cisna laid out for three of his students at Colo-Nesco high school this past fall. Ninety days of Mickey D’s for breakfast, lunch and...
  • McDonald’s to workers: Don’t eat our food!

    12/25/2013 7:49:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2013 | Bob Fredericks
    <p>McDonald’s has some healthy advice for its workers – don’t eat at McDonald’s.</p> <p>The fast-food behemoth recently posted the jaw-dropping tip on its Web site for employees, warning that the very same burgers and fries they sling for their legions of customers are hazardous to their health.</p>
  • McDonald’s To Pay $50,000 To Muslim Employee In Discrimination Lawsuit

    12/21/2013 5:09:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    McDonald’s has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against a Muslim employee in Fresno who wasn’t allowed to grow a beard. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the settlement was reached Thursday with McDonald’s Restaurants of California. According to the suit, Shaheed Khan was a crew trainer at a Fresno McDonald’s in 2005 when he asked to wear a beard to work, citing religious beliefs. He quit after the request was refused.
  • Yo, Y’all Hiring? Man Pulls Gun To Get McDonald’s Job

    12/21/2013 1:05:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies ^ | december 20, 2013 | taleeb starkes
    One of the advantages of the holiday season is that employment opportunities usually manifest, even at McDonald’s. Knowing this trend, 31-year-old job seeker, Tevin Kievelle Monroe, wanted to convey to a prospective employer that he was a straight shooter… literally. A motivated Monroe strolled into a Norfolk (Virginia) McDonald’s restaurant and asked the manager for a job application. The manager informed him (twice) that the application process was handled online. While most of us would’ve thanked the manager and exited the store to complete the application online, Monroe was determined to obtain a physical, on-site application. He was so determined that...
  • Prince Charles: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Middle East

    12/19/2013 7:06:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/19/13 | Simon Caldwell
    Prince Charles has said he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. In an address on Tuesday at London’s Clarence House, the Prince of Wales said that Christians in the Middle-East were being persecuted by “Islamist fundamentalist militants,” and he called upon the followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to unite to end the suffering. Prince Charles said: “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by the Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians...
  • McDonald's stuck with 10 million pounds of wings

    12/19/2013 4:44:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/19/13 | Ashley Lutz
    McDonald's (MCD -0.82%) has 10 million pounds of Mighty Wings it needs to sell soon. The wings, which represent 20% of the chicken wings produced for a promotion, are in frozen storage, writes Julie Jargon at The Wall Street Journal. McDonald's was "unable to sell enough," according to Jargon. Earlier this year, CEO Don Thompson said that the chicken wings aren't the smash success it had hoped for.
  • Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets

    12/02/2013 4:42:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Published: December 1, 2013 | Steven Greenhouse
    Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
  • Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets in 100 Cities

    12/01/2013 3:12:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 127 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12-1-13 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Backers of the movement for higher pay point to studies saying that the average age of fast-food workers is 29 and that more than one-fourth are parents raising children. Simon Rojas, who earns $8.07 an hour working at a McDonald’s in South Central Los Angeles, said he would join Thursday’s one-day strike. “It’s very difficult to live off $8.07 an hour,” said Mr. Rojas, 23, noting that he is often assigned just 20 or 25 hours of work a week. “I have to live with my parents. I would like to be able to afford a car and an apartment.”...
  • McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

    11/21/2013 3:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people from loitering around the restaurant. Fed up with their outlet's nocturnal transformation into an unofficial youth club, the store adopted the tactic a few weeks ago and says it has significantly reduced the number of loiterers, particularly around the car park. The strategy has reportedly been tried before by a local council at a car park in Australia, though previous efforts involved blaring songs by Barry Manilow. Matthew Watson, the operations manager at the Mt Annan McDonald's on the outskirts of...
  • McDonald’s eyes bigger share of coffee market

    11/14/2013 4:24:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2013 6:05 PM EST | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a day-long presentation for investors. … The push comes as Starbucks Corp. is enjoying strong sales growth even in the choppy economy. In the latest quarter, the Seattle-based chain said global sales rose 7 percent at locations open at least a year. At McDonald’s, the figure edged up 0.9 percent. …
  • Uncooked ‘McRib’ Photo Takes Internet by Storm

    11/12/2013 10:56:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Thanks to the dubiously identified "buddy" of Redditor DJDanaK, the world now knows what "raw McRib meat" looks like, stripped of its plush bun, special sauce, and sliced onion. Since many manufacturers produce boneless, mechanically separated "rib" products, the exact provenance of this particular mystery-meat specimen is the subject of ongoing debate deep within the Reddit trenches at this very moment.
  • Suit: Dad declared 'unfit' for refusing to take son to McDonald's

    11/09/2013 6:02:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 8, 2013
    NEW YORK, - A defamation lawsuit in New York alleges a court-appointed psychiatrist told a judge a man who refused to take his son to McDonald's was an unfit parent. David Schorr, 43, a Manhattan attorney, filed a lawsuit in city Supreme Court alleging court-appointed psychiatrist Marilyn Schiller filed a report in his custody battle saying he was "wholly incapable of taking care of his son" and should be denied weekend visitation rights for refusing to take his 4-year-old son to the fast-food restaurant, the New York Post reported Friday. Schorr said the incident in question involved his son throwing...
  • Dad ‘unfit parent for refusing son McDonald’s’

    11/08/2013 11:39:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Julia Marsh and Reuven Fenton
    <p>Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent — for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner.</p>
  • Woman sues McDonald’s after hot coffee spills on her lap (not again)

    10/26/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    KDVR, Fox 31, Denver ^ | 3:54 pm, October 25, 2013 | David Mitchell
    A woman from Clovis, Calif. is suing McDonald’s for negligence after hot coffee she bought at the fast food restaurant spilled on her lap and burned her. The attorney for 74-year-old Joan Fino says settlement talks between his client and McDonald’s ended Thursday without an agreement. … Fino says coffee spilled on her lap at the drive-up window and gave her second degree burns in her groin area. …
  • McDonald’s ending relationship with Heinz

    10/25/2013 9:33:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2013 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    McDonald’s has lost its taste for Heinz ketchup. The fast-food giant said in a statement Friday that it is cutting ties with the condiment company after 40 years due to management changes there. A former Burger King CEO became head of Heinz in June after the company was bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. 3G, a Brazilian investment firm, also controls Burger King. The impact of the change may be tasted more overseas. In the U.S., McDonald’s uses Heinz products only in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis restaurants. …
  • What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food

    10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 169 replies ^ | August 13, 2013 | Melanie Warner
    Food companies understand that Americans are increasingly interested in buying food that actually seems worth eating. We want food that's some degree of fresh, healthy, natural or otherwise of higher quality. It's for this reason that you see images of plump fruit decorating packages of cereal bars and the greenest broccoli you've ever laid eyes upon appearing on boxes of frozen dinners. At Burger King, you don't order a mere salad - it's a Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad. Those chips aren't just cheese-flavored - they're Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, with "harvest cheddar" an entirely meaningless term. Few companies have...
  • Police Officer Claims McDonald’s Worker Deliberately Served Him Raw Burger

    10/18/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Third Person · 49 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 17th, 2013 | Beth Germano
    DERRY, NH (CBS) – Officer Rob Moore pulls up to the McDonald’s drive-through in Derry, New Hampshire a couple times a week for some fast food, ordering a double quarter pounder with cheese. It’s usually the only place open working the night shift. Raw McDonald's hamburger served to NH police officer. (Photo from Rob Moore) Raw McDonald’s hamburger served to NH police officer. (Photo from Rob Moore) “I was the only one at the restaurant. I drove through and I was in full uniform,” said Moore. He grabbed his order and pretty hungry he dug in and quickly took four...
  • McDonald's Employee and Single Mother Detained for Confronting Company President About Worker Pay

    10/10/2013 1:23:08 PM PDT · by fungoking · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/13 | Pamela Engel
    <p>A single mother who has been working at McDonald's for 10 years was detained by police last week after she interrupted the company president's speech in Chicago to confront him about low worker pay.</p> <p>Crain's Chicago Business reports that 26-year-old Nancy Salgado was part of a group protesting the event, asking company officials to raise worker wages to $15 an hour and allow employees to form a union without fear of retaliation.</p>
  • Tea Party asks McDonald's to support U.S. workers instead of illegal aliens

    09/27/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | September 26, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, the Tea Party Immigration Coalition announced a boycott of several national restaurant chains, including McDonald's after they, along with more than 100 companies signed a letter asking the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform' bill this year. Thus granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, as well as increasing the number of foreign workers coming to this country legally. Such a measure would undoubtedly displace more American workers, at a time when only 47 percent of Americans have a full time job. On Thursday, the TPIC sent a message to McDonald's explaining the...
  • McDonald's Ditches Soda In Happy Meal Menus [Clinton Global Arm Twist]

    09/27/2013 4:39:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 9/26/13 | Maureen Morrison
    McDonald's will offer side salads and fruit as an option in its value meals in its bigger markets, and will also begin pushing healthier drinks for its Happy Meals. The moves are part of a number of health-centric global initiatives the chain announced today with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit founded by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association to reduce childhood obesity.
  • McDonald’s, Dunkin' Donuts to Gun Owners: Hey, We Respect Gun Laws

    09/23/2013 3:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Up until this week, Starbucks had been neutral when it came to its gun policy, which meant that the coffee giant respected local laws regarding firearms. This policy was widely respected among gun-rights advocates—a Starbucks Appreciation Day has even been organized at stores throughout the country for the past few years—but it also drew the ire of anti-gun groups and lawmakers who have been pressuring Starbucks to change its ways. Although the coffee chain didn’t reverse its policy toward guns, on Wednesday the CEO issued a statement essentially saying firearms are unwelcome (but not banned). Even though this wasn't...
  • Tea Party announces boycott of McDonald's over their support of amnesty

    09/19/2013 7:43:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 60 replies ^ | September 19, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Wednesday, the Tea Party Immigration Coalition (TPIC) announced a boycott of several national restaurant chains which recently came out in support of amnesty for illegal aliens.Last week, executives from more than 100 companies signed onto a letter addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, urging them to pass so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform' this year, which would not only grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, but would also greatly increase the number of legal immigrants admitted annually...a measure which would further displace American workers. The letter states: “We, the undersigned chief human...
  • Arguing with a Liberal Democrat Pigeon Party about McDonald’s wages

    09/04/2013 10:55:05 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    The analogy comparing arguing with a liberal to playing chess with a pigeon is the brilliant product of the keen mind of Matthew Bracken, a Navy Seal. Bracken’s gem says: “Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how well you play chess, the pigeon just knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, spews some unintelligible profanities, and struts around like he won.” Clearly he has captured to essence of the futility of presenting logical arguments to people who are ruled by pure emotion. “I feel” or “The way I see it” are...
  • Seaman fights cops after mooning customers at McDonald's in Hoboken

    09/03/2013 7:12:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 3, 2013
    HOBOKEN – A drunk Glaswegian seaman displayed his naked buttocks to customers and staff at the McDonald's at Washington and Third streets Monday night and then put up a fight with the cops who arrested him, police say.
  • Shaniqua Davis, it’s not McDonald’s fault that you chose to become an unmarried, teenage mother

    08/29/2013 9:06:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Shaniqua Davis, it’s not McDonald’s fault that you chose to become an unmarried, teenage mother Recently, McDonald’s employees have been going on strike to try to get paid $15 an hour. Associated Press reports:Shaniqua Davis, 20, lives in the Bronx with her boyfriend, who is unemployed, and their 1-year-old daughter. Davis has worked at a McDonald’s a few blocks from her apartment for the past three months, earning $7.25 an hour. Her schedule varies, but she never gets close to 40 hours a week. “Forty? Never. They refuse to let you get to that (many) hours.”Her...
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    08/29/2013 1:05:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jeff Cox
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