All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘McDonalds’

“Pay With Lovin”: McDonald’s Gives Away Free Food To Customers Who Show Love

As announced on their latest Super Bowl ad, McDonald’s is launching a new campaign called “Pay with Lovin’”. Beginning on Monday, February 2, from 6 a.m. to 6p.m., McDonald’s will be offering random customers a chance to pay with an act “lovin’” instead of cash. Such acts include a fistbump, a phonecall to a loved one, a kiss, etc. Deborah …

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Man Assaults Pregnant Wife with McChicken Sandwich

A Des Moines, Iowa man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife with a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the couple’s residence, where Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, confessed to throwing the McChicken at his wife. He admitted he did it because “he doesn’t like them.” Hill added that his wife woke him …

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GMO Potato: McDonald’s Says No Way

There’s a new GMO potato in town, but you won’t find it making French fries at McDonald’s.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.’s new genetically modified potato. But McDonald’s, which is one of the company’s oldest business partners–hasn’t, and it says it won’t. “McDonald’s USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans …

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Coffee: Man Claims to Have Found a Mouse in McDonald’s Coffee Cup. Is It a Scam?

A Canadian man is claiming he discovered a mouse at the bottom of his McDonald‘s coffee cup after consuming the beverage. OK. Yuck. But is his claim legit or a scam? Ron Morais says he picked up the coffee from McDonald’s on his way into work on Monday and found a dead mouse inside. “I always take the lid off …

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Mouse In Coffee Cup? Read This And Think Twice Before You Sip.

Imagine finding a mouse in YOUR coffee cup the next time you patronize a restaurant. This is allegedly what happened to a Canadian man when he visited the local McDonald’s. Ron Morais of Fredericton, New Brunswick told CBC News that he didn’t suspect anything was wrong. He sipped away contently until he got to the last few sips. As a …

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McDonald’s Free Coffee: Get Yours Now

McDonald’s free coffee is the fast food chain’s current–and very popular–campaign to draw in morning people for a meal on the go. The offer started Tuesday, September 16th, and continues through the 29th. Patrons need only to visit their local McDonald’s between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM (or whatever their local store’s hours are–these are typical hours) …

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McDonald’s Free Coffee Offer Starts This Week

McDonald’s has some good news for all you caffeine lovers out there: starting tomorrow, September 16, you can pull into any participating location and grab a free small cup of coffee. The offer lasts through the 29th. The hamburger giant has offered the hot deal before back in March, after Taco Bell introduced their breakfast menu and famously used the …

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McDonald’s Plane Crash Leads To Broken Leg

The pilot whose plane crashed outside of a McDonald’s in Monroe, La. was hospitalized for moderate injuries. Michael Ray Martin of Calhoun suffered a close call (and a broken leg) when his plane went down in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant. According to Louisiana law enforcement officials, the 41-year-old pilot was airlifted from the scene to a …

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McDonalds Plane Crash Leaves Pilot Injured

A 41-year-old man was injured on Tuesday when his plane crashed near a McDonalds restaurant in Louisiana. The pilot, Michael Ray Martin, had reported a problem with the plane’s fuel shortly before it crashed. The crash occurred at 10:40 a.m. and the plane landed in the 8000 block of Desiard Street in Monroe. Although the McDonalds restaurant where the plane …

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McDonald’s Plane Crash Sends Pilot To The Hospital

It was a very close call for one Northern Louisiana McDonald’s restaurant on Tuesday. According to airport officials, a small plane that was preparing to land at the Monroe Regional Airport, crashed into the McDonald’s parking lot on Desiard Street in Monroe, barely missing the building, and sending the pilot to the hospital. Ron Phillips, the airport’s director, explained that …

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Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Apple Leads For 7th Consecutive Year

Gartner has released its 10th annual Supply Chain Top 25, and Apple is at the top of the list for the seventh year in a row. McDonald’s came in second for the second consecutive year. A couple of new companies entered the list this time: Seagate and Kimberly-Clark. The composite score is calculated using the following equation: (Peer Opinion*25%) + …

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McScary: Are Adults Overreacting?

All we’ve heard for the past few days is how “creepy” the new McDonald’s mascot is. The mascot “Happy” was instead dubbed “McScary”. Anxious adults across the country have declared in conversations, news stories, and on social media that, “It’s a terrible idea!” and “It’s going to terrify children!” Except…we don’t know that. Pretty much all the pearl-clutching happening at …

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‘McScary’: Twitter Users Not Happy About New McDonald’s Mascot

McDonald’s will be introducing their new Happy Meal ambassador on Friday. The new mascot is said to bring “fun and excitement” to children, but comments on social media say otherwise. Users on Twitter said that the new mascot is scary and is bound to make children have nightmares. The new mascot is in the shape of a red happy meal …

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Happy Meal Mascot for McDonald’s is Nicknamed “McScary”

Have you always thought that Ronald McDonald was a bit on the creepy side? If so, you aren’t alone, and now it appears that McDonald’s has taken creepy to a new level with their new Happy Meal mascot named “Happy.” The Happy Meal mascot debuted on the Facebook and Twitter pages for McDonald’s on Monday and has since been renamed …

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McScary: McDonald’s New Mascot Scares The Internet

McScary, or Happy as McDonald’s knows him, is the new Happy Meal mascot hitting North America. The smiling anthropomorphized Happy Meal has been a staple of McDonald’s marketing in France since 2009, but he’s just now making it to the U.S. The thing is – North Americans find him to be a little terrifying. On Monday, McDonald’s announced via Twitter …

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McDonald’s Creepy Ass New Mascot Unveiled on Twitter

Despite the fresh, new, hipster look that Ronald McDonald unveiled last month–he’s still a creepy-ass clown. There’s really no getting around that. Has there every been a time when Ronald McDonald didn’t give off a probable-sex-dungeon vibe? Well, move over Ronald. Happy’s here to take most of the attention away. McDonald’s recently unveiled their new Happy Meals mascot Happy, and …

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Taco Bell Breakfast Is No Contender

Well, it sounded good in theory. McDonald’s was going to get some more stiff competition for their title as reigning fast food breakfast king. Once you see such a thing actually in writing, it all sounds kind of absurd. But there is, indeed, a market for eggs poured from a carton, artificially flavored pancakes, hydrogenated butter substitutes, and substandard coffee …

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Ronald McDonald Arrested in McDonalds, and Naked

Back when McDonald’s came up with the idea of a clown mascot named Ronald McDonald, they probably never imagined any confusion would ever result. Over the years, the name became so synonymous with the mascot that few people with the surname “McDonald” dared call their children “Ronald”. Who wants to see their kid bullied all the way through school? Apparently …

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Ronald McDonald Isn’t Going Anywhere, Gets New Look

“Ronald McDonald is an ambassador for good. Ronald McDonald isn’t going anywhere.” In 2011 then-CEO of McDonald’s Jim Skinner was very clear when he told critics that the mascot, first introduced in 1963, was not retiring any time soon. Now in 2014, Ronald is taking on a new face. Or rather, a new wardrobe. Sporting a new red blazer with …

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Ronald McDonald Officially A Hipster

Ronald McDonald is changing his style. He got rid of the goofy ass yellow jumpsuit and got a tailored, well-fitting “whimsical new red blazer” blessed with embroideries, paired with some skinny, cheese colored hipster pants that ride up the crotch seam; swag. Through his company’s account, Mr. McDonald is increasing his presence through social media channels around the world. The …

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Ronald McDonald Gets New Look For Social Media

The image of Ronald McDonald is iconic throughout the world. The McDonald’s mascot has been selling happy meals in nearly every country in the world for decades. Now, with the internet bringing companies closer than ever to consumers, Ronald McDonald is receiving a significant makeover and hopping into social media. McDonald’s this week officially unveiled the new image of Ronald …

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Dianna Agron and New Beau Thomas Cocquerel Caught Kissing

Dianna Agron was spotted smooching with her new beau actor Thomas Cocquerel at Coachella this weekend. The kissing took place at the pool party thrown by McDonald’s. The Glee star later attended an event hosted by Fruttare Fruit Bars, where she tried her hand at spinning some tunes. Do you suppose she spun any of her songs she recorded as …

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Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Edges Out McDonald’s in Survey

Maybe it’s just the novelty of having new breakfast items to choose from, but in the less than three weeks since Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu, the fast food chain is winning the breakfast game. According to a survey conducted by Citi Research, consumers prefer Taco Bell’s breakfast menu over McDonald’s. “The initial indications are positive for Taco Bell,” …

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McDonald’s Receipt Tattoo, Norwegian Teen Gets Inked Again

A Norwegian teenager got a tattoo of a McDonald’s receipt on his left arm Tuesday, a week after having a receipt inked on his right arm. Stian Ytterdahl, 18, shared a photo of his tattoo on his Facebook page Tuesday.  He tagged the photograph with the phrase “YOLO,” short for “you only live once.” He also posted a snapshot of …

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McDonald’s Receipt Tattoo: Norwegian Teen Now Has Second Receipt Inked On His Left Arm

Stian Ytterdahl, 18, from Lorenskog, Norway, had a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his right arm as punishment from his friends. The idea was said to have started as a joke between he and his friends. The tattoo was his punishment for having too much success with the ladies. He was given the choice of getting either an image of Barbie …

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Free Coffee The Latest Shot In Breakfast Feud

“Free coffee” is a phrase many love to hear, especially on these chilly, early spring days that still feel like winter. But the move has a motive behind it, and that is to one-up the competition in the breakfast wars. McDonald’s has announced they’ll give customers a free cup of java during breakfast hours from March 31–April 13 at participating …

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Free Coffee Is McDonald’s Response To Taco Bell Jab

If you didn’t know, fast food chain Taco Bell just recently launched their breakfast menu, featuring waffle tacos, breakfast crunch wraps, etc. Taco Bell had no interest in timidly tiptoeing into the ongoing fast food breakfast wars. Instead they opted to fire a warning shot at a major rival: McDonald’s. The fast food chain found actual men named Ronald McDonald …

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McFlurry Argument Ends with Torched Car

Dateline Jacksonville, Florida. WFTV reports that a woman and a man were heard arguing in the line at an area McDonald’s. Witnesses say that the woman kept insisting that the man buy her a McFlurry – the ice cream treats McDonald’s sells. The man refused her multiple heated requests. Sabryna Maré was in the line in front of the couple. …

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Fast Food Protests Focus on Wage Theft

Hundreds of McDonald’s employees took to the streets on Tuesday to protest a variety of complaints, not the least of which is wage theft. The Associated Press reports that protests were originally part of a larger effort to focus on what some see as a need to increase the minimum wage in the U.S. Minimum wage currently stands at a …

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McDonald’s Employees Sue, Claim Wage Theft

According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been seven class-action lawsuits filed by McDonald’s restaurant employees recently. The suits charge McDonald’s with systematically stealing wages from employees in a variety of ways. Some of the plaintiffs said that the burger chain did not pay overtime as they were required to do. Others said they were forced to do work “off …

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