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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
    nypost.com ^ | 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 TheSmokingGun.com, 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
    businessinsider.com ^ | 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
    www.myfoxny.com ^ | 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.