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Book on Trump Spills Details of His Bad Habits

Related to diet and language, at least while on the campaign trail

(Newser) - Let Trump Be Trump is the title of a book on the president written by two men who advised his campaign, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. The Washington Post got an early look at the book, which will be released Tuesday, and cobbles together anecdotes on what "being Trump"... More »

McDonald's Manager Gets Big Reward for Murder Suspect Tip

Delonda Walker says she just 'wanted to do the right thing'

(Newser) - A McDonald's manager will get a $110,000 reward for tipping off police about a man accused of killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for 51 days, the AP reports. Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said at a news conference Friday that Delonda Walker will receive "... More »

Woman Uses Drive-Thru to Burglarize McDonald's

At first she appeared to just want a drink

(Newser) - A Maryland woman found an unusual way to burglarize a Columbia McDonald's Nov. 5. Police say she first leaned through the store's drive-thru window around 1am to fill up a soft drink, then ultimately climbed all the way into the store through the same window and took a... More »

169 Restaurants Look, Taste Like McDonald's. They Aren't

McDonald's Indian partner refuses to close franchises

(Newser) - McDonald's has an unusual problem in India: It recently severed ties with a partner that helped bring the Golden Arches to the nation, but now that company refuses to stop selling McDonald's food under the McDonald's name. In all, about 170 restaurants have "gone rogue,"... More »

Rick and Morty Fans Furious Over Mickey D's Sauce Stunt

McDonald's 'really, really limited release' of special Szechuan sauce was an epic fail

(Newser) - Irate Rick and Morty fans are furious over a McDonald's stunt that went badly wrong, the BBC reports. Caving to a running gag on the popular TV show, McDonald's offered to hand out a limited edition of a defunct Szechuan dipping sauce at its shops on Saturday. But... More »

McDonald's Sends '90s Sauce to Cartoon Creator Super Fan

The chain joked that it had to open a time portal to get it

(Newser) - McDonald’s is having fun with the viral call to bring back an obscure, limited edition nugget dipping sauce from the ‘90s, all thanks to Adult Swim show Rick and Morty. According to Time , a 64-ounce jug of the chain’s discontinued Szechuan Sauce was sent to series co-creator... More »

When It Comes to Service, McDonald's Isn't No. 1

Survey finds McDonald's is dead last; Chick-fil-A comes out on top

(Newser) - The fast-food industry may not be heralded for Michelin-rated fare, but chains can earn loyalty through the customer service they offer, ensuring consumers keep coming back for their burgers, tacos, and pizzas. And per 24/7 Wall St. , fast-food restaurants bested full-service restaurants for the first time ever on this year'... More »

After 41 Years, McDonald's Makes a Change

It's ending Olympic sponsorship agreement

(Newser) - The year 2018 will mark the first time since 1976 that you won't see the McDonald's logo plastered across Olympic venues, reports USA Today . That's because McDonald's has negotiated an early end to its corporate sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee, which was scheduled to... More »

McDonald's Sorry for Using Grieving Kid to Sell Filet-O-Fish

Ad has been pulled after outcry

(Newser) - McDonald's is apologizing after one of its commercials that aired in the UK caused an uproar for exploiting childhood grief. The ad shows a young boy asking his mom to describe his late father, and being disappointed at every turn when he doesn't see any similarities between himself... More »

Old McDonald's Dipping Sauce Just Sold for Crazy Amount

Someone paid $15K for 1998 Szechuan dip mentioned in 'Rick and Morty'

(Newser) - This is either a big fan of the cartoon Rick and Morty, a hopeful collector, or a very brave and nostalgic soul: A packet of 1998 McDonald's Szechuan sauce has sold for $14,700 on eBay, reports Time . The strange background: McDonald's put out the dipping sauce in... More »

Drive-Thru Workers Could Get $50K 'Facebook Killer' Reward

They delayed his order, called cops

(Newser) - The McDonald's employees who bravely held up the order of an armed and dangerous customer could be in line for a big payday. Police were able to catch up with alleged "Facebook killer" Steve Stephens after drive-thru workers at the Erie, Pa., McDonald's recognized him Tuesday morning... More »

McDonald's Staff Holds Fries to Stall 'Facebook Killer'

Employees called 911 when Steve Stephens came to McDonald's

(Newser) - Employees at a Pennsylvania McDonald's were instrumental in helping police locate the "Facebook Killer," WOIO reports. Steve Stephens pulled into the McDonald's drive-thru in Erie on Tuesday morning, ordering a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and fries. While the man—wanted on suspicion of killing an elderly man... More »

8-Year-Old Boy Drives Younger Sister to McDonald's

He taught himself to drive by watching YouTube videos

(Newser) - When an 8-year-old pulled up to the drive-thru window of an Ohio McDonald's on Sunday night, staff thought they were being pranked, the Morning Journal reports. But the boy and his 4-year-old sister just wanted a cheeseburger. Officer Jacob Koehler tells WFMJ the boy "looked up videos on... More »

McDonald's Teams With Snapchat for 'World First'

You can send a video and apply for a job all at once

(Newser) - Hoping to don a McDonald's uniform? Look no further than Snapchat. In an apparent "world first," McDonald's Australia says it has teamed up with Snapchat to let users apply for a job using the video app, reports News.com.au . Interested parties need only send the... More »

McDonald's Pizza? It Exists, and This Guy Found It

Podcast documents Brian Thompson's travels to Ohio to sample the wares

(Newser) - McDonald's is ubiquitous, but Brian Thompson has been obsessed with one particular location in Ohio—and one menu item that's gone missing from virtually every other McDonald's. That item is pizza, and as Cara Giaimo explains in Atlas Obscura , the journalist got it in his head that... More »

McDonald's Sauce From '98 May Return, Thanks to Cartoon

Rick of 'Rick and Morty' really wants chain's Szechuan McNugget dip on the menu again

(Newser) - More than 20,000 supporters have signed a petition calling for McDonald's to bring back a special sauce for its Chicken McNuggets, and it's thanks to a cult-favorite cartoon. Rick and Morty, a popular animated series co-created by Dan Harmon for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim roster,... More »

McDonald's Is Making Big Change to One of Its Burgers

Quarters Pounders will be made with fresh, never-frozen beef

(Newser) - For the first time in more than 40 years, McDonald's will be using non-frozen beef in most of its US locations, the AP reports. After a year-long test in Dallas and Tulsa—which resulted in increased sales—McDonald's will be rolling out Quarter Pounders made with fresh, never-frozen... More »

At 94, She's on Year 44 of McDonald’s Employment

Her customers are like family, says Loraine Maurer

(Newser) - Loraine Maurer went to work at McDonald's in 1973 after her husband decided to retire. Then 50, "I told him we were too young to stay at home," Maurer recounts to ABC News . She didn't plan to stay for long, but Maurer discovered that she liked... More »

A Drive-Thru Worker Just Redefined Customer Service

He jumps out window to save unconscious customer in SUV

(Newser) - McDonald's employee Pedro Viloria doesn't typically jump through the drive-thru window, but a shocking moment during his Tuesday breakfast shift in Doral, Florida, led him to do just that. Now, he's being deemed a hero for his quick actions. Mashable reports that after handing over an order... More »

McDonald's Explains Its Anti-Trump Tweet

Corporation says its account was compromised

(Newser) - Is McDonald's anti-Trump? It briefly appeared so Thursday morning when a tweet insulting the POTUS was posted and even pinned to the top of the McDonald's corporate Twiitter feed, but the tweet was quickly deleted and McDonald's said its account had been "compromised." The Hill... More »

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