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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] Keep reading »

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 gaffe, dozens of breastfeeding mamas converged on the restaurant in protest for a “nurse-in.” Keep reading »

McDonald’s In Miniature: Why French People Don’t Get Fat

I snapped a picture of this new McDonald’s ad in the Paris metro system a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald’s chains in France have added a new dessert to the menu—a frappé, a Frenchisized version of a milkshake—and these advertisements have gone up all over Paris. Despite rising obesity rates in France, here’s a clue as to why French people “don’t get fat”: while we’re super-sizing portions in the U.S., McDonalds in France are super-smalling portions. (Seriously, I’ve seen shots of vodka that are bigger!) To make sure my eyes weren’t fooling me with some whack Photoshop job, I browsed the McDonald’s France website to find nutrition information for this frappé. (Which, I might add, proved to be extremely difficult. For a web-savvy person fluent in French, it took me over 10 minutes to find because this info must either be a) downloaded as a PDF format, or b) found on an entirely different website. Scandal! But I digress …)

The McDonald’s frappé in France is served in a portion of 167 grams. The smallest sized milkshake in the United States clocks in at 332 grams. Keep reading »

French McDonald’s Ad Focuses On A Gay Teenager


This is a new McDonald’s spot that has been running in France. It’s called “Come As You Are,” and it shows a teenage guy in a McDonald’s booth caressing his class photo while talking on the phone to a suitor. He hangs up as his dad returns to the table, and his dad begins to talk about how he was a ladies’ man when he was a teen. “Too bad your class is all boys,” he says. The teenager smiles a knowing smile. The words “Come As You Are” flash onscreen. It’s a sweet moment, though one that has you wishing the boy was ready to come out to his dad, and it seems pretty groundbreaking for McDonald’s to make it. But then again, were gay teenagers not welcome to enjoy a Big Mac before? Keep reading »

Bea Arthur’s Posthumous PETA Ad

Oh, look, a PETA ad that’s not bats**t insane!

Our “Golden Girls” gal Bea Arthur speaks out from beyond the grave to wag her finger at McDonalds’ for using “factory farms” for their meat products. Thank you for being a friend to chickens, Bea! [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »

Happy Meal Shows No Decay After One Year On A Shelf

Of course we all know fast food is gross. There’s the greasiness, the saturated fat, the unholy mass of calories just waiting to glom onto your thighs and live there forever and ever having little fat babies. Plus, what is that stuff even made of? We don’t know. But we do know it’s far worse than we ever imagined. Joanne Bruso, the author of Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater, has been documenting the life of a Happy Meal. She bought it last year. It’s turned one. And it is still doing fine. Look at it! It still looks the same! The french fries are as perfectly formed as the little plastic toy! That is wrong, wrong, wrong. Thinking back over the Happy Meals I happily ate as a child, I am afraid. [BoingBoing] Keep reading »

If Only: McDonald’s Becomes McFancy In Your Dreams

As if. We’re not sure we could imagine a world in which Hermès decides to co-brand with McDonald’s. Yet, that’s what the blog The Cool Hunter is attempting to do with these funny fashion foods—get you thinking. In the end, however, this McFancy creative stunt could be a good marketing tool for McDonald’s because just looking at this … mmm fries … Micky D’s down the block … uh, what were we saying? Oh yeah, some more tasty images after the jump. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Happy 30th Birthday To The Happy Meal!

Thirty years ago, McDonald’s made one of the best marketing moves ever when it launched the Happy Meal. The kids staple with a toy inside has remained a consumer staple for three full decades. Over the years, the Happy Meal hasn’t just lured in children, but adults looking to collect toys. I for sure remember rolling up to Mickey D’s to pick up one of 100 million teenie beanie babies that were given out in 1997––the most popular toy to date. Keep reading »

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