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  • McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic'

    09/19/2018 7:28:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dominic Rushe
    Last summer Tanya Harrell was working in McDonald’s in Gretna, Louisiana, when she says a co-worker started making unwanted sexual advances. A colleague she occasionally gave lifts to started touching her inappropriately at work, grabbing her breasts and backside and asking her to touch his penis. “I felt totally exposed, as if I did not have a skin or shell. I felt like I was outside my own body, watching what was happening,” she said in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When she complained Harrell said her managers did not take it seriously and suggested...
  • McDonald’s Boldly Brings Bacon and Sausage Together on a French Toast McGriddle

    08/18/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Eater ^ | August 14, 2018 | Chris Fuhrmeister
    • McDonald’s has been serving McGriddles — breakfast sandwiches with two little pancakes for buns — for years, and now the chain is taking its sweet-and-savory morning item to a higher level. Mickey D’s has introduced the French toast McGriddle for a test run at some 200 locations in Minnesota. Not only does this dish innovate by tucking the fillings inside two slices of French toast, it brings bacon and sausage together on the same sandwich. • Speaking of McDonald’s, it seems the Golden Arches has decided its table service and self-ordering kiosks are the way of the future. McDonald’s...
  • Number of Hong Kong McDonald's 'McRefugees' sleeping in restaurants has skyrocketed

    08/07/2018 12:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    The number of non-homeless people sleeping in McDonald’s restaurants across Hong Kong in southeast China has increased six-fold over the past five years, a new study has found. The study, organized by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan, was conducted in June and discovered that 334 people have slept in a McDonald’s restaurant nightly over the past three months — a six-fold increase from a study conducted in 2013, which showed only 57 people routinely slept in McDonald’s. According to the research, reported by South China Morning Post, 84 of 110 24-hour fast food branches had seen regular overnight sleepers....
  • More McMayhem! Shocking footage shows ANOTHER brawl breaking out at a McDonald's, weeks after...

    08/05/2018 10:14:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 6, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: More McMayhem! Shocking footage shows ANOTHER brawl breaking out at a McDonald's, weeks after a fight at the Nevada branch went viral Shocking footage of brawl breaking out between two women at a McDonald's was captured in Illinois over the weekend. The fight, which took place at a McDonald's branch in the city of DeKalb, was posted online on Saturday. It remains unclear what kicked off the scuffle, but footage shows two women scrapping behind the counter of the fast food restaurant.
  • Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Paid $1 Million for McDonald's Monopoly Scam (Movie)

    08/04/2018 12:05:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 3, 2018 | Seth Abramovitch
    Talk about supersizing it. The bidding war that erupted over a Daily Beast story published July 28 about a decadelong scam involving the McDonald's Monopoly contest has resulted in one of the most lucrative rights deals for a single article, sources with knowledge of the deal tell The Hollywood Reporter. In the end, it was 20th Century Fox and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Pearl Street Films' bid of $1 million — a huge sum for an 8,700-word web feature — that beat out other bids from Universal, Netflix and Warner Bros. Affleck has committed to directing the project, with...
  • San Francisco Bans Everything

    08/02/2018 6:53:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 45 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 2, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay. Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald’s Happy Meal. If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon. North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it’s banning tour buses...
  • Pregnant mom served cleaning solution instead of latte at southern Alberta McDonald's

    08/01/2018 6:46:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | July 31, 2018 | Lara Fominoff
    A pregnant woman was served a cleaning agent in a cup rather than the latte she ordered from a McDonald's in southern Alberta. Sarah Douglas was taking her son to a baseball tournament on Sunday morning when she went through a drive-thru at the McDonald's restaurant on University Drive W. in Lethbridge and ordered a latte. As she drove onto Highway 3, she took a sip. "I immediately had to put my hazard lights on and pull over and spit it out and rinse my mouth out with ... water," said Douglas, who is more than seven months pregnant with...
  • How to Get a Free Big Mac at McDonald’s

    07/29/2018 7:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | July 29, 2018 | Taylor Rock
    The collectible coins are designed with elements that represent different decades Bitcoin is all the rage these days, but have you heard of the MacCoin? The Big Mac has been a McDonald’s staple for 50 years now, and to celebrate the iconic sandwich’s golden anniversary, the chain wants to share one with the world. Starting August 2, customers will receive a cool limited-edition collectible metal coin with the purchase of every Big Mac while supplies last. How to Make Fries That Taste Just Like McDonald’s McDonald's Will Test Plastic Straw Alternatives in the US McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Could Be...
  • McDonald’s worker beats up milkshake-throwing customer

    07/26/2018 1:57:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 133 replies
    ny post ^ | July 26, 2018 | Jay Akbar
    A brutal video of a McDonald’s worker beating up a female customer who apparently “disrespected” her mom surfaced on Thursday. The video begins with the visitor throwing a milkshake at the employee who is angrily marching toward her. The worker grabs the woman, who is wearing just a small black tank top and gray shorts, and starts pounding her head on a table. The worker throws the customer around so brutally that one of her breasts falls out of her top. The larger woman then pummels the milkshake thrower with wild, swinging blows before tossing her onto a cushioned seat.
  • McDonald's worker beats customer over free soda in the US

    07/26/2018 10:42:01 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 189 replies
    https://www.liveleak.com ^ | 7-26-18 | Unknown
    Female McDonald's worker body-slams woman customer who threw a milkshake over her and hit her in the face with a tray in fight over free soda Fight between McDonald's staff and customer was filmed somewhere in the US.Brawl apparently started after patron tried to fill up a water cup with free soda. Manager shut down soda machine, before insults and milkshakes were thrown, worker is recorded throwing the customer around and hitting her in the face.
  • Super-Booze Me

    07/24/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock first shot to national attention with his 2004 film Super Size Me. He ate nothing but McDonald’s food and chronicled his ill health during that time. Spurlock and his film became a cultural phenomenon. He received the Best Director award at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy award. But what if McDonald’s wasn’t the real problem with his health? Each day during his month-long experiment, he ate all his meals only at McDonald’s, and he ate large servings by any restaurant’s standards. No one forced him. By the experiment’s end, he reported experiencing shakes (as...
  • McDonald's employee fired for refusing service to police officer; wife says husband was 'humiliated'

    07/21/2018 12:59:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2018
    The wife of a Virginia police officer is speaking out about the McDonald’s employee who refused to serve him, but she claims she never wanted the young employee to lose his job. Last week, Officer Scott Naff of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries was denied service by a young McDonald’s drive-thru worker, who took one look at Naff in his uniform and stated, “I ain’t serving no cops.” “My husband, of course, was shocked,” said Cathy Naff during an interview on Friday morning’s edition of “Fox and Friends.” “He said, ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ And...
  • McDonald's, tossed salad, and toilet paper

    07/16/2018 5:41:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/14/18 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Americans are encouraged to embrace diversity and be culturally sensitive to those who have flouted our laws and invaded our nation. Meanwhile, illegal aliens arriving in America have no such requirement. Instead, trespassing tribes relocate, and when they do, rather than assimilate, they transfer habits and activities indigenous to the countries from whence they migrated. Thus, Americans suffer from illnesses that are easily traceable to third-world bathroom habits (TWBH) and lack of hygiene in the developing world. It's not news that illegals work in restaurants as food-handlers. These restaurant workers migrate from countries where, prior to kneading tortilla dough, post-toilet...
  • MUFFIN TOPS AT MCDONALD'S? NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT

    06/27/2018 7:29:39 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    Ad Age ^ | June 26, 2018
    After McDonald's Corp. announced all-day breakfasts three years ago, it gradually forgot about mornings. Overall sales have weakened in the U.S., market share has shrunk, and McDonald's has identified lost breakfast customers as the main culprit. Now the world's biggest restaurant company plans to fight back with discounts, breakfast catering and a ploy lifted straight from a 1997 "Seinfeld" episode -- selling only the tops of muffins. "We took our eye off the ball on breakfast," Chief Financial Officer Kevin Ozan said at a May investor conference. "With everything else going on, we just lost a little focus on that...
  • Trump has an appetite for seeing McDonald's come to North Korea

    06/11/2018 9:52:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump would like to see McDonald's come to North Korea. A source told Axios that Trump is in favor of well-known American staples coming to North Korea, including McDonald's, as he seeks to have the rogue nation open up to the world. Such cooperation hinges on a historic meeting Trump has planned for Tuesday in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. While Trump has fast food friendship on his mind, the feeling may be mutual in North Korea...
  • McDonald's to add self-order kiosks to 1,000 stores each quarter

    06/06/2018 5:06:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 4, 2018 | Sarah Whitten
    As McDonald's seeks to modernize its business, the company is placing a big bet on mobile and other tech platforms. McDonald's has been systematically adding self-service ordering kiosks and table service to stores as it works to "build a better McDonald's." "What we're finding is when people dwell more, they select more," CEO Steve Easterbrook told CNBC on "Squawk on the Street" on Monday. "There's a little bit of an average check boost."
  • North Korea reportedly wants a McDonald’s. That could be a pretty big deal.

    06/05/2018 2:11:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/05/2018 | Caitlin Dewey
    It is little more than a footnote in the back-and-forth over the planned North Korea summit — but the rumor of a McDonald’s in Pyongyang is juicier than a three-patty Big Mac. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may allow a “Western hamburger franchise” into the country as a show of goodwill to the United States, according to an intelligence report described by U.S. officials to NBC. That follows remarks by South Korean adviser Chung-in Moon in late April, who said that North Korea might be interested in welcoming a McDonald’s as tensions ease. Compared to the threat of nuclear...
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • McDonald’s Expects To Hire 10,000 Employees Across Pennsylvania This Summer

    05/22/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | KDKA
    If you’re looking for a summertime job, McDonald’s is gearing up to hire thousands of employees across Pennsylvania for the season. McDonald’s says they expire to hire about 10,000 restaurant employees in Pennsylvania alone. The fast food chain says new employees will be eligible for the company’s Archways To Opportunity education program by the end of the season. The program offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive tuition assistance for college courses and more.
  • Wisconsin man eats his 30,000th Big Mac

    05/05/2018 8:50:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    WXYZ ^ | May 4, 2018 | WGBA
    A Fond du Lac man who holds the world record for "Most Big Macs Consumed" ate his 30,000th Big Mac on Friday. Don Gorske said he ate his first Big Mac on May 17, 1972, and has enjoyed, on average, two of the sandwiches nearly every day since. “I take that first bite, it was the best thing I had ever tasted in my life,” reads a pamphlet from Gorske that chronicles his hamburger habit. An entry titled “Summer of 1972” reads, “When I’m not at work, or going to McDonalds [sic], I’m at County Stadium, eating a Big Mac...