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  • McDonald’s location in Connecticut slammed over ‘outrageous’ Egg McMuffin price

    02/14/2024 5:27:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/30/2024 | Shannon thaler
    A McDonald’s outpost in Connecticut is being slammed for its “outrageous pricing” after a customer was charged more than $7 for an Egg McMuffin—and nearly $6 for a side of hash browns. “$7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. What has the world come to??” New York-based Bespoke Investment Group wrote on X of the breakfast sandwich, also posting a photo of the stiff bill.(snip) “These were 2 for $2 pretty recently,” the Bespoke account added in the X post, though the popular fast-food chain did away with that promotional offering in 2016. In a subsequent post, the Bespoke account noted...
  • McDonald's CEO says fast food chain will focus on affordability amid outrage over menu hikes

    02/08/2024 10:47:48 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    FOX 11 LA ^ | February 6, 2024 | Louis Casiano
    The CEO of McDonald's admitted Monday that the sales for the fast food giant have dipped amid increased menu prices that have not gone unnoticed by customers. The Chicago-based chain has taken heavy criticism over its Big Mac combo that is priced at nearly $18, among other menu hikes, and has promised to focus on affordability, the New York Post reported. "I think what you’re going to see as you head into 2024 is probably more attention to what I would describe as affordability," McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said on an earnings call with analysts. Some global same-store sales grew...
  • The Burger Chef Cold Case: Four Murders Still Unsolved Over 40 Years Later

    01/31/2024 2:34:36 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 53 replies
    A&E ^ | 7/3/19 | Becky Little
    Just after midnight on November 17, 1978, a teenage boy pulled into the parking lot of the Burger Chef where he worked in Speedway, Indiana. The lights were on, so he figured his coworkers were still inside cleaning up. Deciding to pay them a visit, he walked up to the back door and noticed it was open, which was odd. When he entered, he realized the store was empty and the cash-register drawers were on the floor. Two days later, the four young people who should’ve been closing up that night were found dead in a neighboring county. More...
  • Wild moment McDonald's customer gets TWO large drinks hurled in her face as she's locked out of restaurant after heated argument with workers in resurfaced video

    01/12/2024 6:50:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 12, 2024 | Emma Saletta
    A fight between McDonald's employees and a customer is going viral two years after the bitter argument took place. A Reddit user posted a video on the r/Crazy*******Videos subreddit yesterday of two employees angrily throwing large cups of soda in the customer's face. The woman and one of the employees repeatedly called each other names like 'ugly a**' and 'b****' before the worker threw a large cup of what appeared to be Coca Cola in her face. Another female employee yelled, 'That's what you get' and hurled an orange soda at the customer that also got the person recording the...
  • McDonald’s Just Quietly Added a New Burger to the Menu

    01/09/2024 5:19:05 PM PST · by cba123 · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2024 | Courtney Kassel
    In 2023, McDonald's made the headlines quite a few times, whether it was for Grimace milkshakes, limited-edition meals, or its brand-new sister restaurant. But in the midst of all the excitement and newness is a story that seems to have been lost in the shuffle: when the fast food chain promised to make its burgers bigger and better. Back in Spring 2023, McDonald's announced it was tweaking its Big Mac to taste even more delicious, with softer buns, better tasting toppings, and even more of that sweet, sweet Big Mac sauce on every burger. And just last month, McDonald's CEO...
  • McDonald's Malaysia Sues Israel Boycott Movement for US$1.3 Million in Damages

    01/01/2024 7:17:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 30 Dec 2023
    McDonald's Malaysia has sued a movement promoting boycotts against Israel for "false and defamatory statements" that it says hurt its business. It is seeking damages amounting to 6 million ringgit (US$1.3 million). Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country, is a staunch supporter of the Palestinians, and some Western fast food brands in the country, as in some other Muslim nations, have been targeted by boycott campaigns over Israel's military offensive in Gaza. Gerbang Alaf Restaurants (GAR), which is the licensee of McDonald's in Malaysia, is suing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Malaysia movement for a series of social media postings allegedly...
  • Chicken Nuggets in Reusable Bowls? McDonald’s Isn’t Lovin’ It

    12/09/2023 7:39:26 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9 December 2023 | Saabira Chaudhuri
    A French law has forced the fast-food giant to serve fries and sodas in washable containers; now it is fighting a wider rollout PARIS—A McDonald’s MCD -0.44%decrease; red down pointing triangle on a buzzy boulevard here offers a glimpse of what the future of serving fast food could look like. The burger giant doesn’t like what it sees. For those dining in, french fries are served in durable red containers, soda is dispensed into clear washable glasses and chicken nuggets come in hard plastic white bowls. When customers are finished eating, they are asked to drop the containers into a...
  • McDonald’s Opening a New Chain Called CosMc’s — Here’s Where to Find It + What They’ll Sell

    12/08/2023 2:36:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Taste of Country ^ | 12/08/23 | Billy Dukes
    McDonald's has revealed its futuristic kid sibling: CosMc's. The first of what is expected to be many new stores opens in December to serve anyone looking for a quick energy hit. McDonald's officially revealed CosMc's in a press release at its website on Wednesday. The CEO also spoke to media to explain a new beverage-led concept designed to "boost your mood into the stratosphere." The fast-food chain also announced they wanted to add 10,000 namesake stores by 2027. What Is CosMc's? CosMc's isn't a restaurant, per se. It's more of a pit stop for a quick sip of something sugary...
  • Everything We Know About New McDonald’s Chain, CosMc

    12/06/2023 10:23:32 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    Eater ^ | 11/30/23 | Jaya Jaxena
    By all accounts, McDonald’s is doing just fine. The fast food behemoth’s sales have been great, with price increases adding to its bottom line. But McDonald’s is also... McDonald’s. It’s just there. Aside from some collaborations with celebrities and the occasional introduction of a new sandwich or sauce, it mostly serves as the unchanging standard against which all other fast food is measured. But the company is launching a new concept, seemingly aimed at capturing a younger, and more mobile, market. Enter CosMc’s. Although McDonald’s hasn’t officially announced anything, locals have spotted a location of the new “small format” (aka...
  • McDonald’s secret new spin off chain CosMc’s prepares to open — here’s what we know so far

    12/04/2023 8:05:00 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 20 replies
    Metro ^ | December 4, 2023 | Kristina Beanland
    From Big Macs to nuggets, McDonald’s has already given us so much – but now, they’re on the verge of opening a new spin-off restaurant. Earlier this year, Maccies bosses announced CosMc’s, described as a ‘small-format concept with all the DNA of McDonald’s, but its own unique personality.’ The first location is well on the way to opening in Bolingbrook, Illinois and after a passer-by managed to take pictures of their menu screens being tested, we finally have some insight into what CosMc’s might serve. While it’s unclear if the menus were simply dummy place holders, or the real deal,...
  • McDonald's sued by teen's mother after attack, claims restaurant failed to prevent or aid in child's beating

    11/04/2023 6:00:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    FOX LA ^ | 11/3/2023 | Rachel Hallett
    LOS ANGELES - The mother of the 13-year-old who was violently attacked inside a Harbor City McDonald's filed a lawsuit Friday against the fast food restaurant and her daughter's alleged adult assailant, Ariana Lauifi. According to the lawsuit, McDonald's failed to help prevent Lauifi's aggressive conduct. "I am heartbroken that my innocent daughter was beaten," said Jones' mother Angelina Gray. "McDonald's staff and managers did nothing to intervene. They all stood and watched." 13-year-old Kassidy Jones entered the crowded McDonald's at 1728 Lomita Blvd in Harbor City after school on Sept. 6. When Jones walked inside, Lauifi was allegedly yelling...
  • $16 McDonald’s meal leaves fans fuming — beloved fast food chain ‘no longer affordable’

    11/04/2023 10:53:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 206 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 4, 2023 | Brooke Kato
    An enraged McDonald’s customer says the fast food franchise is no longer affordable for ordinary Americans, calling the company’s contemporary prices “crazy.” “So, I get there’s a labor shortage, I get there’s wage increases and a number of other things,” Idaho man Christopher Olive began in a viral TikTok clip, which has recently resurfaced. “But $16? $16 for a burger, a large fry and a drink? It’s just crazy!” the flabbergasted content creator complained, panning to his itemized receipt from a McDonald’s restaurant in the city of Post Falls. The video was original posted on social media last December, but...
  • McDonald’s revenue soars as it hikes menu prices: ‘$18 Big Macs’

    10/31/2023 7:43:27 AM PDT · by EBH · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/30/23
    One branch in Darien, Conn., charged as much as $18 for a Big Mac combo meal, which includes medium fries and a medium soft drink. Meanwhile, that same Big Mac combo will run hungry patrons $13.69 at a McDonald’s in Times Square. Shares of McDonald’s closed up 1.7% to $260.15. Net income rose to $2.3 billion, up from $1.98 billion in the same period last year, and same-store sales in the US increased by 8.1%, again attributed to price hikes. During an earnings call with investors, CFO Ian Borden confirmed that the company’s US prices did increase in the third...
  • Pro-Gaza activist hurls dozens of LIVE MICE painted in Palestinian flag colours into a Birmingham McDonald's leaving customers screaming - 'because the chain supports Israel'

    10/31/2023 2:38:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/23 | Dan Woodland, Eirian Jane Prosser
    This is the shocking moment a pro-Palestine activist let dozens of mice douse in red, green, white and black paint, were let loose in a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, terrifying customers. Footage shared on social media showed a man holding to fake number plates that read 'PAIISTN' and 'Free Palestine' as he arrived in his car at the chain's Star City restaurant yesterday. The man, wearing a Palestinian flag around his head, then opens the boot of his car and grabs the huge box of rodents, before walking into the fast food restaurant and flinging the Palestinian-flag coloured mice on...
  • ‘All the cruisers in the city are coming’: What happened during arrests at Fall River McDonald’s

    10/24/2023 8:13:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    masslive.com ^ | October 19, 2023 | Heather Morrison
    A large group of what appears to be teenagers gathered inside a McDonald’s in Fall River Wednesday. But after a manager asked them to leave, police got involved, arresting eight children, including pushing one to the ground and slamming another against a window. “From the manager, if you just walked in, time to leave or you’ll be subject to trespassing and will be arrested,” a police officer can be heard saying in body camera footage obtained by MassLive after talking with the manager on Oct. 18. Police estimated there were about 50 people in the McDonald’s, all under the age...
  • Bismarck man pulls gun at McDonald’s after man refuses to buy him a Big Mac and a Happy Meal

    10/03/2023 7:15:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KX ^ | Oct 3, 2023 | Joel Porter, Nick Jachim
    A Bismarck man, George Demarrias, pulled a gun on a customer at McDonald’s after the customer refused to buy him a Big Mac and Happy Meal on Saturday. According to the arresting affidavit, the customer was going to the Burnt Boat Drive McDonald’s in Bismarck for lunch around 12:48 p.m. on September 30, when Demarrias approached him asking if the customer could buy him a Big Mac and a Happy Meal. The customer then told Demarrias to “go get a job” and walked into the restaurant. Demarrias followed the customer into the store (which was filled with innocent bystanders, some...
  • McDonald’s once again sued after customer burns herself on hot coffee

    09/21/2023 8:12:11 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 55 replies
    Channel 3000 News/CNN ^ | September 21, 2023 | CNN Staff
    McDonald’s is being sued over a hot coffee spill, again. This time, a San Francisco location is being accused of serving a “scalding” cup of coffee with an improperly attached lid, which allegedly resulted in the coffee pouring out on plaintiff Mable Childress’ body and causing “severe burns” after she tried drinking it. The lawsuit, filed last week, alleged that the elderly woman is suffering from “physical pains, emotional distress and other damages.” The restaurant’s negligence was a “substantial factor” for her injuries, it alleged. Childress also said in the lawsuit that the restaurant employees “refused” to help her, a...
  • McDonald’s franchise group slams ‘draconian’ fast-food law: ‘These costs simply cannot be absorbed’ (California)

    09/16/2023 4:31:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 16, 2023 | Aislinn Murphy
    The National Owners Association called California’s recently-passed AB 1228 “draconian” and costly to franchisees in a memo distributed to its members. “The new ‘AB 1228’ legislation has been voted into law and will result in a devastating financial blow to California McDonald’s franchisees at a projected annual cost of $250,000 per McDonald’s restaurant,” the advocacy group representing some 1,000 McDonald’s franchisees said in the memo obtained by FOX Business. “These costs simply cannot be absorbed by the current business model.” CNBC earlier reported on the NOA memo. Among the bill’s key components: It would raise the minimum wage for fast-food...
  • Say goodbye to self-serve soft drinks at McDonald's

    09/14/2023 2:11:27 PM PDT · by Salman · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep 11, 2023 | Nancy Luna
    Dollar items are vanishing at McDonald's. The next thing to go is self-serve drinks. The burger chain told Insider it was phasing out soda-fountain machines in dining rooms across the US. The news was first reported by The State Journal-Register, citing several franchisees in Illinois. Restaurants in Illinois have already started the process, along with stores out West. "McDonald's will be transitioning away from self-serve beverage stations in dining rooms across the U.S. by 2032," McDonald's said in a statement. " This change is intended to create a consistent experience for both customers and crew across all ordering points, whether...
  • Democrat-Run Washington, DC: 16-Year-Old Girl Stabbed to Death in Argument Over McDonald’s Sauces

    08/29/2023 8:07:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death by another 16-year-old girl early Sunday in Washington, DC, in an argument over McDonald’s sauces. WUSA9 reported that the two girls went to McDonald’s together, ordered food, then got into an argument in the car over who had ordered a particular sauce. A fight ensued and 16-year-old Naima Liggon, from Waldorf, Maryland, was stabbed and fatally wounded. Police were called when Liggon arrived at the hospital around 2:10 a.m. Sunday with stab wounds.