Posts tagged "mcdonalds"

James Franco Hopes To Save McDonald’s, Even If It Means Workers Get Paid Less

James Franco wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post today. With all the things going on the world right now, the manic pixie dream bro chose to focus on the topic of McDonald’s not doing so well these days.
The op-ed was titled “McDonald’s was there for me when no one else was.” The thesis,…

Robyn Pennacchia / May 7, 2015

McDonald’s CEO Promises Customers Better Service From Underpaid Employees

Steve Easterbrook wants to make McDonald’s a more “modern, progressive” burger company, without actually changing their labor practices.

Robyn Pennacchia / May 4, 2015

Fight For $15 Protests Are Taking Place In 230 Cities Nationwide Today

Fight for $15 protests are expanding today, with demonstrations taking place in 230 cities across the United States in support of raising the minimum wage.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

McDonald’s Franchisees Cry Over Minuscule Wage Hike That Doesn’t Even Apply To Them

“McDonalds has stabbed us in the gut,” says franchise owner.

Robyn Pennacchia / April 15, 2015

McDonald’s Creates Big Mac Lifestyle Collection, Is Gross

I’m not sure what McDonald’s is trying to pull with this stunt here, but to me it is dumb as hell. It screams of try-hard hipster appeasement and it’s just kind of gross? I love hamburgers and I love food being depicted on clothes in many cases, but McDonald’s is totally on my shit list…

Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

10 Great Moments In Schadenfreude In 2014

Schadenfreude is a German word for the sense of joy one feels at someone else’s pain. Though it’s been a hell of a rough year, newswise, some pretty awful things have happened to awful people, and sometimes — let’s face it — it’s pretty nice to see. Better than the opposite at least. So here…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 30, 2014

In Hong Kong, You Can Realize Your Dream Of Getting Married At McDonald’s

Getting married at McDonald’s would have been my wildest dream around age five. Apparently some couples in Hong Kong never let go of that dream and are actually getting married with Ronald McDonald as a witness.

The wedding program at Hong Kong McDonald’s locations has become so popular that the website has a…

Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

When McDonald’s French Fries Are Used As Weapons

Yes, McDonald’s French fries are very dangerous in the sense that you could inhale a super-sized order in the blink of an eye. But also, they can be physically dangerous, as demonstrated by a woman in Bordeaux who was seriously injured by one of the delicious potato wedges. Let this be a cautionary tale.

Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2014

This Drunken Ronald McDonald Clip Was Too Much For Adult Swim

Adult Swim, the deranged nocturnal twin of Cartoon Network, is a pleasant, hilarious reprieve from the mostly squeaky-clean nature of cable TV. The Wikipedia page cites “minimal or no editing for content,” which sounds about right: there are precious few things that are deemed too risqué or outlandish for the nightly programming. One of these…

Rachel Krause / October 15, 2013

Sure, Go Ahead And Bring Your Horse Into McDonald’s

A horse is a horse of course, of course, unless the horse is a horse that just really wanted a Big Mac from  McDonald’s. An unnamed woman in Manchester, UK, tried to take her horse through the drive-thru of her local McDonald’s, but staff there refused to serve her. So, instead, the woman decided to…

Julie Gerstein / July 22, 2013

Sex For Cheeseburgers: Christine Baker Offered Favors For Two Doubles, Cops Say

She was lovin’ it a little too much. Manatee resident Christine Faith Baker, 47, was arrested after she allegedly offered sexual favors for two McDonald’s dollar-menu cheeseburgers, according to the Miami Herald.
An undercover officer invited Baker into his car on Friday and started talking about sex. Baker allegedly said that her fee was two McDouble…

The Huffington Post / April 4, 2012

So That’s What Happens When You Offer Blow Jobs In Exchange For Chicken McNuggets

What happens when you offer oral sex in exchange for an order of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets? I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this very question a number of times as you passed the golden arches, dreaming of eating an order of heavily processed chicken product, but not quite being able to scrape up the $3.41 for…

Ami Angelowicz / January 18, 2012

See How Your French Fries Are Aging

In a completely unofficial and gross experiment, one brave (or bored?) Redditor put McDonald’s and KFC fries in airtight jars for three years just to see how they would age. Well, no doubt Mickey D’s fries have better genes. Or do they? The French fry researcher points out that “this test is meaningless [because] too…

Ami Angelowicz / January 10, 2012

Assault With A Deadly Ice Cream Cake At McDonald’s

A fight broke out at an Indiana McDonald’s yesterday … over an ice cream cake. Police were called to the scene when a woman slapped one employee and threw ice cream in the faces of others. I know what you’re thinking and no, this was not one of those staged food fights or a clow…

Ami Angelowicz / July 21, 2011

Fast Food Fashion

This fashion editorial from Pilot magazine, shot by photographer Guy Coombes, is making us never want to eat fast food ever again. Ever. [Show Us Your Stache]…

Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2011

In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn’t pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids,…

Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010

The McDonald’s Condiment Rap

A condiment rap is the only reason I would need to visit the McDonald’s drive thru. Who cares about the food? This drive-thru attendant is a gem. The only people who have ever taken my order at McDonald’s have been disgruntled teenagers. Let’s get him into the studio! [BuzzFeed]…

Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2010

The Only Time Ronald McDonald Will Ever Get In Anyone’s Pants

The is the closest Ronald McDonald will ever get to a woman’s private parts and it’s still gross. Just like most everything McDonald’s does … so wrong. Also, it sold out. [Regretsy via The Daily What]…

Ami Angelowicz / September 10, 2010

Angry Moms Protest McD’s With A “Nurse-In”

Beware fast-food chains — if you think you can stop breastfeeding moms from whipping out their boobs in your restaurants, think again! And take a lesson from the McDonald’s in Glendale, AZ., which erroneously kicked out a woman breastfeeding in their store, despite the fact that Arizona law allows it. As a result of the…

Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2010