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Project McDonald's: Designer 'De-Americanizes' Fast Food Uniform
Shine from Yahoo ^ | June 25, 2012 | Piper Weiss

Posted on 06/26/2012 10:32:16 AM PDT by Truth29

The new look still takes its cue from the kitchen: pickle green and mustard yellow polo shirts at the counter. Mustard-colored skinny ties and belts for managers. Lettuce green pants for customer service assistants. But the condiments cues are the only reminder of the old get-ups.

We've taken some of the Americanism out of the uniforms," the British-born Hemingway told Yahoo! Shine in an interview Monday, just a few weeks before the uniforms are rolled out at four Olympic park restaurants in London.

(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; antiamericanism; fastfood; mcdonalds; olympics; uniforms
Barf in idea and colors
1 posted on 06/26/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

I find that I can’t eat McDonalds, regardless of the colours of the uniform.

I still don’t mind Burger King or Wendy’s.

But I think Harvey’s has the best burgers. I think they put cocaine in their burgers, they are so addictive.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 10:35:40 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Truth29

Wow those are horrible, but McDonald’s uniforms have always been horrible.. I still remember the polyester striped white and red shirt, with black pants and fake tie I had to wear.. and the joy I had burning it the day I finally quit.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Truth29

They “Obamasized” the cloths. What a joke.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Truth29

Sure, why not. Our own government is de-Americanizing America.

BTW, uuuuugly new “designer” uniforms. I thought we were in an economic crisis and paychecks weren’t going as far these days but nooooo let’s pay for some pansy fashionista to give us what we don’t need or want and raise the price of uniforms and food. Yo, Ronald, if you really want to make some changes, how about better food? Your customers don’t give a rats behind about new uniforms.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Truth29

Mustard yellow-brown is my absolute least favorite color. Ever since this one puppy pooped in my lap in kindergarten.....

So sorry that “sophisticated” designers keep using it. Yuck.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Truth29

So they are all going to dress like scientist and engineers now?


7 posted on 06/26/2012 10:41:42 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Truth29

McDonald’s TV spots are creepy. What’s up with that little bearded man?


8 posted on 06/26/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Truth29

The wording is really unnecessary (’De-Americanizes’?), but honestly, they actually look really nice considering it’s a McDonalds uniform. Without even reading where they spoke of it in the article, I totally got the Mad Men vibe as well.

Compare it to the dumpy clothes they make them wear today, this actually makes them look really professional and dignified.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 10:43:48 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Truth29
Eighteen months ago, the man behind HemingwayDesign and the award-winning street style label Red or Dead, was tasked with revamping the fast food giant's burger-colored (that's being kind) uniforms.

Anybody else see the irony here?

BTW, this is for McDonalds in England, so...whatever.
10 posted on 06/26/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by rottndog (Political Correctness KILLS...)
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To: Truth29

Meh. It’s not gonna help with anything important, like making the food taste better, so it’s dumb.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Truth29

Sounds more like they took heterosexuality out of the design.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Truth29

How about re-fooding your crap products?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 10:51:31 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Truth29

They look fine but I am sorry for all the men who have to wear a tie.

I don’t think you should have to wear a tie when working fast food. There have to be some perks to the job.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 10:57:14 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: married21

“Mustard yellow-brown is my absolute least favorite color. Ever since this one puppy pooped in my lap in kindergarten.....”


In the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (or at least in Puerto Rico and Cuba), that color is known as “color de caca de niño chiquito.” It’s a very long name for a color, but quite descriptive.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Truth29

I guess it’s so they can sell more “euroweenies”.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Truth29
I dunno or care about uniforms, but I live in Iowa, cattle country. I stopped in a livestock sale barn once a few years back to visit a friend who was working there.

He used his cattle prod and pointed at a bunch of cows. "See those?" he asked. "Those are going to McDonalds."

Mangiest, sickliest most gawd awful looking bunch of cattle you ever even imagined could possibly exist. Couple of them had different eye color in each eye, scrawny.

I'll never eat McDonalds unless I'm half a step out of the grave from starvation, then I'll think twice about it. Especially when I opened my burger one day and the lettuce looked like someone had scooped it up off the floor.

They seem to think that when we go out, we want to eat the cheapest that they can possibly manufacture instead of food of the same quality we make at home.

Never again.

17 posted on 06/26/2012 11:19:07 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

I bet Nancy Wilson of Heart would dig a single, successful guy in such a uniform.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jonty30

Grab a handful of clothes at the local Goodwill store and you have their “designer fashions” duplicated.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by Energizer45678
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To: Persevero
I don’t think you should have to wear a tie when working fast food.

Agree, and this from the article:

"Baseball caps are a big thing with fast food," he says, "but they're far too casual for restaurant service."

Is McDonalds considered fine cuisine in Britain? Well, knowing British food, maybe it is.

20 posted on 06/26/2012 11:33:47 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Truth29

The rags I use to mop up the grease spots in my garage look better that some of those duds.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by Energizer45678
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To: Truth29
The old uniforms:

The new uniforms:

Not an improvement.

22 posted on 06/26/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat

How often do you think they will wash those greasy nasty ties?


23 posted on 06/26/2012 11:50:50 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat

I wonder if we could find ANYONE in the country who has predicated their fast food choice based on the unis worn by the staff?

Which makes me wonder why nobody has tried a Hooter’s motif for fast food? Maybe the splashing grease is too dangerous for the low cut top and short shorts?


24 posted on 06/26/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Truth29
"Humans don't operate on just one plain when they eat," explains Hemingway.

Plain? Have they De-Americanized the meaning of the word?

25 posted on 06/26/2012 11:58:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: nascarnation
I wonder if we could find ANYONE in the country who has predicated their fast food choice based on the unis worn by the staff?

I've certainly come close when I see those puke-green blouses worn by Jack-in-the-Box employees.

26 posted on 06/26/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

LOL

JIB has just started ops here in Indianapolis but I haven’t been to one locally.

Still hoping against hope that we’ll someday get InNOut Burger, but Culver’s is a pretty darn good substitute.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 12:19:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: AuH2ORepublican

My uncle bought some liquid car polish and tried it out for the first time. Forever after, he called its color “baby poop.”


28 posted on 06/26/2012 12:31:34 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: CtBigPat

“Marty—I’ve made some changes to the amp.”


29 posted on 06/26/2012 12:34:12 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Truth29

“De-Americanised?” They’ve got to be kidding. It’s true-blue American Goodwill dropoff bin, circa 1978.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:08 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

If people want to eat that disgusting garbage then more power to them. Just don’t expect me to pay their Medicaid / Medicare bills for doing so and don’t expect my tax dollars to subsidize any element of that business.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 2:49:19 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“They seem to think that when we go out, we want to eat the cheapest that they can possibly manufacture instead of food of the same quality we make at home. “

In my case, they’re right. I normally get a double cheeseburger off the value menu with some water, and am on my way for $1.50.

Sometimes less.

If I want good food, I eat at home or go to a real restaurant. McDonalds & Burger Sling for fast & cheap. Mostly cheap.

And no, I had no idea how they are currently dressed at McDonald or any other fast food joint. If I go inside, I care more about clean tables and bathrooms.


32 posted on 06/26/2012 3:03:48 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: CtBigPat

Wow, they make you wear an AFRO?
That’s rad man.

Just wait til that tie lands in the deep fryer
once or twice.

burgers UP Please.
Haha, I didn’t last long.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 4:13:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CtBigPat

I don’t understand what is more or less American about either set of uniforms. Asians would likely see the set with ties as more American but then we are talking European metrosexual gay aren’t we?


34 posted on 06/26/2012 4:26:24 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: married21
Mustard yellow-brown is my absolute least favorite color. Ever since this one puppy pooped in my lap..... So sorry that “sophisticated” designers keep using it. Yuck.

LOL! Designers as a group try desperately to do something "new" that no one else is doing. This time, they stepped in it! No one else is using this color because it is inherently yucky, per your illustration above. My design pals call it "baby's first summer."

35 posted on 06/26/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Albion Wilde

LOL!

Next time I drive thru to get some coffee, I will drink a toast to the diaper-changers of the Caribbean, and elsewhere. And I will try not to look much at the clerk.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 5:39:57 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Truth29
Because lawd knows, we can't have an American company with "Americanized" uniforms.

p.s. -- Yo, McDonalds, you might think twice about having your female employees in pencil skirts... most of them are not going to "flatter" the look, get what I'm sayin'?

37 posted on 06/26/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: married21
Mustard yellow-brown is my absolute least favorite color.

Hmmmm….I’ll surmise you were not a San Diego Padres fan!! ;)

38 posted on 06/26/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Hah! Those pictures are awful! I grew up in in San Diego, so I saw my share of Padre brown, but I don’t remember the glaring gold as much. Probably because where I sat at games, up in the nosebleed section, you can’t see it as much.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: nascarnation

I generally like Jack-in-the-Box notwithstanding those puke-up shirts; for breakfast I can get two breakfast Jacks, hash browns and medium drink for under $5. This is a splurge over my usual $3.67 Burger King breakfast but try to hit it at least once a week.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 9:24:51 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Truth29

It doesn’t look like a uniform, just regular clothers, thus one wonders that there’s evem a comparison to uniforms.


41 posted on 07/16/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT by bronxville
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