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  • Hash Brown Rage! Teacher Arrested For Pelting McDonald's Worker With Food At Drive-Thru Window

    12/19/2011 1:31:17 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12/19/2011
    A Florida middle school teacher is facing a battery charge after she threw an assortment of food items back through a drive-thru window following a dispute with a McDonald’s employee, according to cops. The incident, which was captured by a restaurant surveillance camera, occurred around 9:45 Saturday morning at a McDonald’s in Lakeland. Simone Paolercio, 39, had ordered about $20 worth of food when she got into a dispute with a worker manning the drive-thru window. The video can be found below. Jessica Balderas, a McDonald’s worker, told cops that “there was a disagreement over two hashbrowns,” according to a...
  • Two women get a side of felony charges in caught-on-video McDonald's beatdown

    12/09/2011 4:27:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2011 | LAURA ITALIANO
    The same Manhattan grand jury that cleared a McDonald's burger-flipper of all charges in a dramatic, caught-on-video beating has voted felony charges against the two irate women who he beat, prosecutors announced this morning. Sweethearts Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards had rushed behind the counter of the West Village fast food joint during a raucus pre-dawn argument with the staff. That unwise move earned them a severe pummeling with a grill-cleaning tool by Big Mac wrangler and manslaughter parolee Rayon McIntosh -- and now there's a side of felony charges to go with that beating. Prosecutors did not say what...
  • Two women get a side of felony charges in caught-on-video McDonald's beatdown

    12/08/2011 8:09:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Supersize that vindication! The same Manhattan grand jury that cleared a McDonald's burger-flipper of all charges in a dramatic, caught-on-video beating has voted felony charges against the two irate women who he beat, prosecutors announced this morning. Sweethearts Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards had rushed behind the counter of the West Village fast food joint during a raucus pre-dawn argument with the staff. That unwise move earned them a severe pummeling with a grill-cleaning tool by Big Mac wrangler and manslaughter parolee Rayon McIntosh -- and now there's a side of felony charges to go with that beating. Prosecutors did...
  • Update: Charges Dropped Against McDonald’s Cashier Who Hit Women With Metal Rod

    12/03/2011 5:48:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    The graphic images caught on tape of a male McDonald’s cashier beating two aggressive female customers with a metal rod after they hopped over the counter to attack him, brought varying and heated reactions from the thousands who watched the video. Some felt that the McDonald’s employee had every right to defend himself, others commented that he crossed the line after giving one of his attackers a beat-down so severe that her skull was partially-crushed. After 11 days of grand jury testimony, the justice system has ruled in favor of former McDonald’s employee Rayon McIntosh, as he was cleared of...
  • McDonald's Sidesteps The Happy Meal Prohibition

    12/02/2011 5:11:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 2, 2011 | Editor
    Absurd Laws: The nannies of San Francisco tried to take the fun out of McDonald's Happy Meal. But enterprising managers found a way to bring joy to the kids anyway. A city ordinance that prohibits fast-food restaurants from giving away toys with children's meals went into effect Thursday. San Francisco — of course — was the first big city in the country to pass such a law. The intent, according to the supervisor who sponsored the prohibition, was to increase awareness of the nutritional makeup of children's meals. That's Eric Mar's story and it seems he's sticking with it. But...
  • McDonald's Scores Magnificent Win in Happy Meal Debacle

    12/01/2011 3:50:26 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 28 replies
    Minyanville ^ | Dec 1, 2011 | Justin Rohrlich
    Beginning today, all McDonald’s (MCD) restaurants in the City of San Francisco are forbidden by law to give away toys with Happy Meals. McDonald’s response? Eat it, California. Though Policy Number 471.1 through 471.9 -- otherwise known as the "Healthy Meal Incentives Ordinance” -- will now, as noted by SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi, “require Happy Meal purchasers to make a 10-cent charitable donation to Ronald McDonald House in order to receive their coveted trinket,” the world’s largest fast food chain has pulled off a decisive, magnificent win. "This law is not what my customers wanted or asked for, but the...
  • McDonald’s Finds McEasy Way to Evade San Francisco Happy Meal Ban

    12/01/2011 3:07:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    New American ^ | 12-1-2011 | Michael Tennant
    Here’s a story that’ll tickle your McRibs. On December 1 a law seemingly banning McDonald’s Happy Meals went into effect in San Francisco. The “Healthy Meal Incentives Ordinance” prohibits restaurants from giving away toys with meals that do not meet with the city’s approval — namely, meals with too many calories, too much salt or fat, or insufficient fruits and vegetables. Just a few days before the ordinance took effect, SF Weekly reports, McDonald’s announced it had found a simple way around the statute: Charge customers extra for the toys. Now in order to obtain a Happy Meal toy, parents...
  • McDonald's will charge for Happy Meal toys in SF

    11/29/2011 9:51:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/29/11 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco -- McDonald's announced today that it would comply with San Francisco's ban on toy giveaways in kids' meals high in fat, salt and sugar by charging customers for the plastic trinkets. The Heathy Food Incentives Ordinance, which was passed by the Board of Supervisors and withstood a veto by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom last fall, goes into effect Thursday. Chain restaurants in San Francisco no longer will be able to give away toys with Happy Meals and other children's meals that don't meet the city's strict nutritional standards. The city drew scrutiny nationwide for passing the ban, with some...
  • I'm leaving it: McDonald's quits Rochdale's ailing town centre (UK)

    11/27/2011 2:58:57 AM PST · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 25th 2011 | Caroline Davies
    The ubiquity of McDonald's golden arches in Britain's high streets is such that it's hard to imagine a large town without the logo emblazoned on a prime retail spot. But in Rochdale, the restaurant's windows are boarded and its familiar red and yellow sign, a visible landmark in the Lancashire town for 28 years, has been removed. Last week McDonald's shut up shop, joining a growing number of key businesses deserting the town centre, and in so doing, according to shoppers and some retailers, banging another nail in the coffin of its struggling high street. If Ronald McDonald can be...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Michelle Obama Wants Fat Kids to Eat Steak

    11/22/2011 3:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Stir ^ | November 21, 2011 | Jenny Erikson
    While in Asia Hawaii last week, First Lady Michelle Obama sat down for a roundtable discussion with Ma’o Organic Farms. Mrs. Obama has made tackling childhood obesity her issue of choice, and has worked hard to ensure that McDonald’s only puts 14 French fries into each Happy Meal. During the course of the visit, Mrs. Obama revealed that steak and arugula is her favorite meal, and that we should be feeding it to our kids in order to adjust their palates. She said, "People don't have that connection. If they get their palates adjusted to those very interesting flavors, they...
  • Wisconsin Woman Attacks Boyfriend Over McDonald's Breakfast Menu

    11/15/2011 12:38:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1+ views
    My State Line ^ | Tuesday, November 15 2011
    The breakfast menu at a local McDonald's in Janesville, Wisconsin, is apparently responsible for a woman attacking her boyfriend this weekend. According to a police report obtained by, Shanaya Edgell paid a visit to the fast food restaurant around three o'clock Sunday morning hoping to get a cheeseburger. Police say when she was told they were only serving breakfast, Edgell got upset and her boyfriend drove off. She later changed her mind and headed back to the restaurant, but was apparently still a bit angry. Edgell told police during questioning that she had "freaked out" over the menu change...
  • 15 Successful People [richest 1%] Who Started Their Careers At McDonald's [started as the 99%]

    11/05/2011 1:16:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies ^ | Apr. 22, 2011 | Dylan Love
    Jeff Bezos The Amazon founder used to work at McDonald's, and he recently told Fast Company that ”one of the great gifts I got from that job is that I can crack eggs with one hand. My favorite shift was Saturday morning. The first thing I would do is get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs into it.”
  • McDonald's Chief Exec Says US Must Cut Taxes

    11/07/2011 1:40:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/7/11 | Jeff Randall
    America must cut taxes and reduce Government spending in order to kick-start a recovery, McDonald's chief executive Jim Skinner has told Sky News. In a rare television interview, he told me: "The question is, how can we get the ox out of the ditch? "In order to create jobs in America, you're going to have to do something with the tax… You have to cut taxes… particularly in the business community. "We pay some of the highest [corporate] taxes around the world… There needs to be some levelling." Asked about federal borrowing, he said: "It's not a good story that's...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' Protester Throws Violent Fit in McDonald's When Denied Free Food

    11/05/2011 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 85 replies
    NEW YORK -- An "Occupy Wall Street" protester threw a violent fit in a McDonald’s after employees refused to give him free food. Fisika Bezabeh, 27, ripped a credit-card reader from a counter and threw it at workers at about 2:30am local time Friday at the downtown Manhattan restaurant, which has become a bathroom spot for protesters.
  • OWS Protester Arrested At McDonald's (they refused him free food)

    11/05/2011 7:21:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 4, 2011
    An Occupy Wall Street protestor was arrested early Friday after a violent rampage at a McDonald's that refused to offer him free food. The NYPD says it happened at about 2:45 a.m. at a McDonald's near the make-shift tent city in Zuccotti Park. The man, who had not been identified, went into the world's largest restaurant chain and demanded free food, apparently craving a burger over the gourmet food being served in the park. The people behind the counter, who are working instead of protesting, were not about to offer the man free food.
  • Costumed Characters Brawl Over McDonald's Breakfast Sandwich

    11/04/2011 5:18:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WTAE ^ | November 4, 2011
    WEST VIEW, Pa. -- Police said a group of people dressed in Halloween costumes got into a fight outside the local McDonald's restaurant early Sunday morning, and now they are showing surveillance video of the incident. "I'm not saying I'm right for what I did, but it was just a very messed-up situation," assault suspect Melinda Klinge said. (Click the "play" button above to watch the video, with narration by a police officer.) Klinge may not end up as the only suspect. Police said more charges may be filed as they review the video and continue investigating. "I could see...
  • The Country Where McDonald's Failed

    11/02/2011 9:09:54 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    (English-language translation) Its big yellow "M" on a red background is practically recognizable anywhere in the world, and it is one of the symbols of globalization, but there is one place in Latin America where the McDonald's chain did not have the expected success. It was in Bolivia where, despite the restaurant's attempt to adapt to local tastes (including llajwa, the sauce Bolivians season their dishes with, and folkloric music), it did not succeed. Therefore, in 2002 and after 5 years in the country, the hamburger chain decided to close its 8 franchises in La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz....
  • Brawl Breaks Out At West View McDonald's

    10/31/2011 6:32:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 31, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Police said that a group of people dressed in Halloween costumes got into a fight outside of the McDonald's in West View on Saturday. According to police, one person was dressed as Cookie Monster, another as Bert from Sesame Street and a third was dressed as a beer-garden girl. One of the victims told us that he was trying to place an order when the costumed attackers approached his vehicle. The victim said he got out of his car to defend himself and was hit in the head with a high heel.
  • The McRib makes a McComeback

    10/24/2011 7:26:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 24, 2011
    The McRib, the pork sandwich that likes to play hard to get, is coming back. McDonald's plans to announce Monday that the sandwich, usually available only when individual restaurants feel like making it, will be sold at all U.S. locations through Nov. 14.
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Savage Attack At Manhattan McDonald’s

    10/14/2011 5:52:56 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 110 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 14, 2011 | None
    A fight over an order at a Manhattan McDonald’s leads to complete chaos and it was all caught on tape. The video contains images and audio of a graphic nature. Sources tell CBS 2’s Chris Wragge the stunning incident featured a cashier with a criminal past violently beating two female customers after they appear to provoke him by slapping him and then hopping the counter. It was a horrific scene to watch. The cashier disappears into the back of the fast-food restaurant on West Fourth Street in Greenwich Village before returning with a metal rod he then used viciously on...
  • McDonald's Cashier Caught on Cell Phone Video Beating Unruly Customers (Video At Website)

    10/14/2011 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 132 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 10/14/2011 | DNA Info
    GREENWICH VILLAGE — A McDonald's cashier is caught on a horrific cell phone video using a metal rod to brutally beat two female customers who'd jumped the counter of his West 3rd Street restaurant early Thursday during a fight over their order. The cashier, who police said had previously served a decade for manslaughter, beat the women so badly that one suffered a fractured skull and broken arm in the shocking attack, which was captured on a customer's cell phone and then posted to YouTube. Police have charged the cashier, identified as Rayon McIntosh, 31, with felony assault, along with...
  • Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground (using McDonalds restrooms, hunt for Starbucks)

    10/05/2011 1:10:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/05/11 | Brian Montopoli
    Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the groundBy Brian Montopoli October 5, 2011 2:55 PM **SNIP** Meanwhile, groggy demonstrators found their way to the makeshift kitchen in the middle of the park, where food donated by sympathizers - much of it vegan - was being given out. After nearly three weeks of the "occupation" -- which began as a relatively small protest in response to a call from anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters -- a semi-functioning society has sprung up. Barred by police from using megaphones, protesters created a structure whereby whoever is speaking says his piece, and then the rest of...
  • Fries with that? Now you'll need parents' permission as Michelle Obama unveils PG-rated meals....

    09/15/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/11 | Rachel Quigley
    Not content with going after the nation's children, its grocery stores, the food pyramid and McDonalds, Michelle Obama is now going after the country's most beloved restaurant chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster and its sister restaurants have pledged to serve healthier meals by cutting calories and sodium in its meals by 20 per cent over a decade. And if the little ones desire some French fries they will only be able to do so with adult supervision. Among promised changes for children, Darden Restaurants Inc said a fruit or vegetable side and low-fat milk will become standard with kids' meals...
  • Carbon dioxide blamed for Pooler McDonald's death (followup as to the cause of death)

    09/15/2011 12:18:35 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9-15-11 | Constance Cooper
    Carbon dioxide leaking into the walls of a Pooler McDonald’s caused an 80-year-old woman to die last week, investigators have found. It’s the third time in six years carbon dioxide sickened people at a U.S. McDonald’s. Pooler police chief Mark Revenew said Anne Felton of Ponte Vedra, Fla., died of asphyxiation after carbon dioxide, used to make the restaurant’s sodas fizzy, leaked into the women’s bathroom of the McDonald’s on Sept. 7. Revenew said a line used to funnel excess carbon dioxide out of the restaurant got disconnected. The gas, which is kept in tanks in a back room of...
  • Woman Sentenced To 5 Years In McDonald’s Transgender Attack

    09/13/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 13, 2011
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years suspended for her role in the beating of a transgender woman inside a Rosedale McDonald’s earlier this year. Teonna Brown, 19, pleaded guilty after she was caught on tape viciously attacking 22-year-old Chrissy Polis. All but five years was suspended. Brown will serve three years probation when she is released. In court, Brown issued an apology to the victim.
  • One sickened by McDonald's fumes dies

    09/08/2011 9:14:04 AM PDT · by rawhide · 34 replies ^ | 9-8-11
    A hospital official says one person who was sickened by fumes at a McDonald's restaurant in Pooler has died. Memorial University Medical Center spokesman Michael Notrica confirmed the death Thursday but said he could not provide any details about the person. Authorities said 10 people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a restaurant bathroom and others struggling to breathe. Notrica said eight were treated and released and two were admitted for treatment. Pooler Fire Chief Wade Simmons earlier said one of the customers found unconscious was in critical condition, but it was not...
  • Service Dog Owner Assaulted By McDonald's Manager

    09/06/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies ^ | 8/22/11 | admin []
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a McDonald’s manager who punched a customer in the face for bringing a service dog into the restaurant.
  • Man arrested for popping zits at burger joint, police say

    08/11/2011 4:10:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 11, 2011 | John P. Wise
    A Florida man was arrested for popping zits on his back at a McDonald's restaurant, according to a report. Owen Lemire Kato of Port Charlotte stood in front of one of the entrances and repulsed customers by squeezing the pimples for more than 10 minutes, the police report cited by said. Kato, 23, gave a fake name to an off-duty officer who tried to intervene, then gave his real name before bolting out of the restaurant, reported. Another officer in the area heard the call go out, spotted Kato and tackled him after a brief chase on foot,...
  • McDonald's opens in Sarajevo, Bosnia; People celebrate foreign investment, connection to West

    08/04/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 2, 2011 | Lindsay Goldwert
    The Big Mac has come to Bosnia. The fast food chain arrived in downtown Sarajevo to the delight and fanfare of the young crowd that lined up to get a taste of America. "We are becoming a part of Western Europe, of a world from which we were cut off," local politician Aner Begic, 32, old Agence France-Presse. "McDonald's is a symbol of the Western world, and I'm thrilled that Bosnia is joining it," he said. It wasn't easy to bring the golden arches to Bosnia. It took four years to build the McDonald's on Marshal Tito St. Politicians blame...
  • Morrissey claims KFC, McDonald’s worse than Norway attacks

    07/29/2011 3:43:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 29 July 2011 | Sarah Anne Hughs
    The ever-controversial musician Morrissey is once again being controversial, this time for saying that the recent terrorist attacks in Norway, which killed 76 people, aren’t as bad as what fast food companies do. At a recent concert in Warsaw, Poland, the former Smiths frontman reportedly said, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 [sic] dead.” He then added: “Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried [expletive] every day.” The vegan and animal rights activist then segued into a performance of “Meat is Murder.”
  • St. Charles woman uses heroin in bathroom while her children play at restaurant (Big Mac Land)

    07/28/2011 7:37:36 AM PDT · by mmanager · 17 replies ^ | 7/27,2011 |
    (KMOV) -- A St. Charles County woman was arrested at a McDonald's on Highway 94 after leaving her children, ages 4 and 2, in a play area while she took heroin in the bathroom on Tuesday. According to police, Kelli Horton, 36, was charged with a possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. St. Charles County Sheriff's Department said Horton took her children to buy heroin in St. Louis, then drove to the McDonald's. Police said Horton left her children in a play area while she ingested two capsules of heroin in the bathroom. Police were...
  • Knuckle Sandwich With Ketchup: McDonald’s Manager Fired After Allegedly Punching Customer

    07/27/2011 5:41:52 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 16 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 7/25/11 | Jean Ross
    Allen was off duty at the time and had her own child in the restaurant when she confronted Schwenker about the dog being in the restaurant.
  • The Unhappy Meal makeover; Photoshop contest call!; Updated (Good Stuff!)

    07/26/2011 9:39:48 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 42 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 07/26/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    With the approval of First Nutritionist Michelle Obama, McDonald’s is getting rid of caramel apple dip, reducing the French fries portion, and adding more apples to its Happy Meals offerings. Mrs. Obama expects more: “McDonald’s is making continued progress today by providing more fruit and reducing the calories in its Happy Meals. I’ve always said that everyone has a role to play in making America healthier, and these are positive steps toward the goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity. McDonald’s has continued to evolve its menu, and I look forward to hearing about the progress of today’s commitments,...
  • McDonald’s Trims Its Happy Meal ("Would you like apples with that?")

    07/26/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    ny times ^ | 7/26/2011 | Stephanie Strom
    Bowing to pressure from health advocates and parents, McDonald’s is putting the Happy Meal on a diet. The company announced Tuesday that it would more than halve the amount of French fries and add fruit to its popular children’s meal in an effort to reduce the overall calorie count by 20 percent. But McDonald’s appeasement only went so far. A toy will still come with each Happy Meal despite criticism that the trinkets, often with tie-ins to movies like “Toy Story,” foster a powerful connection between children and the often calorie-laden meals. While Happy Meals account for less than 10...
  • Oh, Sweet Irony: FLOTUS Will Not Be Pleased

    07/23/2011 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Townhall COM ^ | July23,2011 | Erika Johnsen
    am truly, truly tickled with this one. This may be the most exquisitely beautiful illustration of irony I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. President Obama, try as he might, just cannot improve upon our horribly sluggish economy and thinks that bringing down millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations with more taxes will provide the answer (he may want to reconsider those Keynesian economics at some point). First Lady Obama has been trying her darndest to eradicate America's childhood obesity epidemic, lecturing on healthy nutrition habits with her "Let's Move!" campaign. Husband and wife both have some grand ambitions, but often...
  • McDonald's Manager Tiffany Allen Accused Of Punching Customer

    07/22/2011 5:53:10 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies
    GA Daily News ^ | 7-21-2011 | GA Daily News
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the manager of a Marietta McDonald's after she punched a mother of two autistic boys in the face, Marietta police said. It happened at the McDonald's on Bells Ferry Road, police said. The manager, Tiffany Denise Allen, told the woman that the twin boys’ service dog, Barkley, wasn't allowed inside, police said. Allen was off duty The law, however, states that the dog is allowed inside. The boys’ mother, Jennifer Schwenker, said the incident took place on July 12 when she took the boys to the McDonald's to have lunch....
  • McDonald's Manager Accused Of Punching Customer (Video)

    07/22/2011 12:56:19 PM PDT · by zuperduper · 74 replies
    WSBTV2 ^ | 7-21-2011
    An arrest warrant has been issued for the manager of a Marietta McDonald's after she punched a mother of two autistic boys in the face, Marietta police said. It happened at the McDonald's on Bells Ferry Road, police said. The manager, Tiffany Denise Allen, told the woman that the twin boys’ service dog, Barkley, wasn't allowed inside, police said. Allen was off duty. The law, however, states that the dog is allowed inside. The boys’ mother, Jennifer Schwenker, said the incident took place on July 12 when she took the boys to the McDonald's to have lunch. Channel 2’s Diana...
  • Warrant: McDonald's manager punched customer that had service dog

    07/21/2011 11:43:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 104 replies ^ | 6-21-11 | Elise Hitchcock
    A Marietta McDonald's manager is accused of punching a mother who brought a service dog and autistic children into the restaurant. A Cobb County warrant charges Tiffany Denise Allen with simple battery, simple assault fear and disorderly conduct. According to the warrant, Jennifer Schwenker entered the Marietta McDonald's located at 1291 Bells Ferry Road with her children and service dog on July 12. Allen, off-duty at the time, became irate that the dog was in the restaurant, the warrant says. Schwenker explained to Allen the dog's purpose and told the manager the dog was legally allowed to be inside the...
  • Animal rights activists claim McDonalds firebomb responsibility ( Sweden )

    07/10/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Local Europe ^ | 10 Jul 11
    The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for Friday's fire attack at a hamburger restaurant in Gothenburg... In a posting on the animal rights activists website Bite Back Magazine, those allegedly responsible described how they smashed two windows with hammers at the burger restaurant at the Scandinavium Center, poured ten liters of petrol in and set it alight. The posting continued, “We were in a hurry as the sun had risen and it was light outside, so we threw the containers with written ALF-messages on them and some lighted matches into the restaurant and it went up in a big...
  • Throwing Pancakes, Punches Lands Bonita Woman in Jail, Deputies Say

    06/14/2011 6:43:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Naples News ^ | June 14, 2011
    Punches aren’t the only thing a Bonita Springs woman is accused of throwing Monday night. Deputies say she also threw pancakes at men in a McDonald's parking lot. Mariel G. Goodrich, 21, of the 8800 block of Colonnades Court, was arrested Monday by Collier deputies at the 700 block of Vanderbilt Beach Road. According to a Collier County Sheriff’s Office report: While a few unidentified men were purchasing food from a McDonald's drive-through, they began a conversation with Goodrich and her friend who were sitting in a gray Honda Ridgeline truck. Goodrich then threw her pancakes out the car window...
  • Racial hoax causes PR headache for McDonald’s

    06/13/2011 1:57:56 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06-13-11 | Zachary Roth
    An online hoax that falsely suggests McDonald's discriminates against African-American customers is causing a PR headache for the Golden Arches. Over the weekend, the photograph above circulated widely on the internet. The image shows what looks like an official McDonald's notice in the window of a restaurant, telling customers that blacks will be charged $1.50 extra "as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies." Many internet users retweeted the photo, using the words "Seriously McDonald's," to express their disapproval of the burger chain. In response, McDonald's sent a tweet of its own on Saturday: "That...
  • Half of Last Month's (May) New Jobs Came from a Single Employer — McDonald's

    06/03/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 78 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 3, 2011 | Mark Hemingway
    According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. However, this report from MarketWatch suggests data is much worse than that: McDonald’s ran a big hiring day on April 19 — after the Labor Department’s April survey for the payrolls report was conducted — in which 62,000 jobs were added. That’s not a net number, of course, and seasonal adjustment will reduce the Hamburglar impact on payrolls. (In simpler terms — restaurants always staff up for the summer; the Labor Department makes allowance for this effect.) Morgan...
  • McDonald's Manager Accused Of Flashing Employees In Cooler

    05/27/2011 5:05:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 27, 2011
    UNIONTOWN, Pa.. -- Police in Fayette County said the manager of a McDonald's restaurant is facing charges he exposed himself to female workers. According to police, Dariusz Stankiwicz worked as a manager at the fast food restaurant on Morgantown Street in Uniontown. Investigators said that on at least three occasions, Stankiwicz accosted the women in the restaurant's cooler.
  • Moralizing Against McDonald's

    05/21/2011 10:23:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 22, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, we can turn our attention to another remorseless enemy who for years has sown death and destruction among blameless innocents. I refer, of course, to Ronald McDonald. The McDonald's mascot may qualify as one of the more annoying characters on the planet. But to his credit, he doesn't compound his unappealing personality by bossing you around. In that respect, he is far less objectionable than the people who make a fetish of finding him objectionable. Last week, they took out ads in several newspapers blaming the clown for childhood obesity and demanding that...
  • McDonald's Under Pressure to Fire Ronald

    05/18/2011 10:40:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    McDonald's Under Pressure to Fire Ronald By JULIE JARGON More than 550 health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald's Corp. asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald. The letter, slated to run in the form of full-page ads in six metropolitan newspapers around the country on Wednesday, acknowledges that "the contributors to today's (health) epidemic are manifold and a broad societal response is required. But marketing can no longer be ignored as a significant part of this massive problem." "We are committed to responsible advertising and take...
  • So Much For The McDonalds Jobs Renaissance: Burger Maker To "Hire" Computers Going Forward

    05/17/2011 2:10:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/17/2011 | Tyler Durden
    If nothing else, last month's 62,000 minimum wage, part time-job expansion program by McDonalds generated lots of commentary on whether it should or should not be counted in the April NFP number. While paying a bunch of janitors (sub) minimum wage will have precisely 0.00% impact on GDP, the possibility that America could convert even more full-time into part-time jobs, generating a few more press opportunities for the teleprompter was certainly bullish, sure generated a lot of contradictory blog posts. Alas, even paying minimum wage appears to be too much of a chore for the world's largest burger chain. Enter...
  • Hate crime charges in Md. McDonald's beating

    05/16/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2011
    TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted two teens on hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's restaurant that was caught on video. The indictment returned Monday by a Baltimore County grand jury charges Teonna Brown with assault and a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald's employee who tried to intervene.
  • The McDonalds Assaults,Wisdom cries out...

    04/26/2011 12:56:55 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    04-27-11 | Bill Randles
    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despiser of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (2 Timothy 3:1-3)Last Friday, (which happened to be good Friday), I believe the world had one of those “wisdom cries out in the streets “moments. By that I mean one of those times when something happens publicly which has implications for all of us, but...
  • (McDonald's beating victim) Transgender Hate Crime Draws Attention to MD Legislation

    04/26/2011 7:31:09 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 57 replies
    Ms. Magazine ^ | 25 April
    A transgender woman was beaten by two women in a Maryland McDonalds after using the restaurant's women's bathroom. Chrissy Polis said that no employees intervened when the women began pulling her by the hair, throwing her to the floor, and kicking her repeatedly. The incident was recorded on tape, and police have arrested the young women. Transgender activists have scheduled a rally tonight outside of the McDonalds where the incident occurred to show support for the victim. "This is precisely the kind of hatred and bigotry that transgender women and men deal with on a daily basis," said Caroline Temmerand...