McDonald's, a sponsor
of the Olympics since 1968, will open a two-story cathedral-like restaurant
that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. A group of British doctors say that the mega-McDonald’s sends the wrong message about obesity.
posted by ichomp
on May 2, 2012 -
What makes the McRib different from this everyday horror is that a) McDonald’s is huge to the point that it’s more useful to think of it as a company trading in commodities than it is to think of it as a chain of restaurants b) it is made of pork, which makes it a unique product in the QSR world and c) it is only available sometimes, but refuses to go away entirely.
A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage
posted by griphus
on Nov 8, 2011 -
The two year long saga of how
McDonalds engineered the perfect cottage cheese filet for the McSpicy Paneer burger. McD has a turbulent
history in India where its processes, practices and products, successfully developed over decades, have been turned upside down and redesigned
, often from scratch. [more inside]
posted by infini
on Jun 12, 2011 -
McDonalds may have the worst burgers
, but they have (visual) durability on their side
, remaining consistent in appearance over 180 days on a shelf. McDonalds doesn't trust the images, according to a comment sent to The Upshot
, though review by Salon finds that preservatives may not be necessary
. With all this, the 180 day old Happy Meal has nothing on the hamburger from 1996
, which remained unfrozen yet mold-free through 2008
, or the 30 year old Twinkie
that survived, unwrapped, on a shelf in Roger Bennatti's high school science class
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Oct 13, 2010 -
"It's true that McD's hiring process and training is essentially getting you to breathe on a mirror, and, if it fogs up, you're in... but that doesn't mean we're all bad. Just that we're a mixed bag. A lot of the time, McDonalds is the only place that will hire teenagers or immigrants, regardless of their skills, especially in todays climate." McDonald's Talk [more inside]
posted by netbros
on May 29, 2009 -
Be a hero on your own time (VIDEO)
When McDonald's employee Nigel Haskett interceded to stop a man who was beating a woman in the restaurant
, the assailant went outside, retrieved a gun from his car and shot Haskett – “multiple times,” as the employee stood at the door to keep the assailant from re-entering the restaurant. $300,000 in medical bills later, McDonald's insurance says no dice: "we have denied this claim in its entirety as it is our opinion that Mr. Haskett's injuries did not arise out of or within the course and scope of his employment."
posted by thisisdrew
on Feb 19, 2009 -
Fast Food Apartheid:
The Los Angeles City Council has placed a one-year moratorium on the opening of fast-food restaurants in sections of the city with low-income residents. The council says it's meant to encourage healthy fare in locations that lack ready access to supermarkets and healthy restaurant. This columnist calls it "fast food apartheid." We're not talking anymore about preaching diet and exercise, disclosing calorie counts, or restricting sodas in schools. We're talking about banning the sale of food to adults. Treating French fries like cigarettes or liquor.
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Think those salads at McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell are a good idea if you want something lighter? Turns out you're actually better off
getting a double cheeseburger instead. For more info on nutritional facts about fast food, CalorieKing
has a good database.
posted by cerebus19
on Jun 1, 2007 -
. "This month McDonald's is giving away toy Hummers — 42 million of them, in eight models and colors — with every Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal. That's right: The fast-food chain that helped make our kids the fattest on Earth is now selling future car buyers on the fun of driving a supersized, smog-spewing, gas-guzzling SUV.."
posted by stbalbach
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Get your free crown of thorns with every meal!
We're all going to hell but hey, with a vinegar sponge drink to keep us going and a handy game of Pin the Noose on Judas, the trip's gonna be a lot more fun..
A short comedy from Benjamin Hershleder
and Rik Swartzwelder
, but get it quick cause it won't be around forever!
posted by Nugget
on Mar 1, 2006 -
McDonald's: The Videogame
. A scathing critique of lousy corporate and environmental practices, or an entertainingly complex little game about the fast food industry? A little from column A, a little from column B. Torch diseased cows with the flamethrower, corrupt politicians and environmentalists, plant genetically modified soy in what used to be the rain forests of South America, force your employees to smile all the livelong day, and try not to bankrupt the company. Be sure to read the tutorial first. (Flash.)
posted by Gator
on Feb 10, 2006 -