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Chef Fools Foodies With McDonald's Banquet

Some of them were lovin' it

(Newser) - Is this the dawn of "gotcha" cooking? A talented chef in Los Angeles managed to trick food writers into praising McDonald's ingredients through the cunning method of rearranging them into completely new dishes, the Guardian reports. Chef Neal Fraser, a former Top Chef Masters contestant, told the group... More »

McDonald's Salad Worse Than a Double Big Mac

Canadian kale salad offers more calories, salt, and fat: CBC

(Newser) - The CBC has uncovered a great example of why you should always read nutritional labels: A kale salad McDonald's is serving in Canada contains more calories than a Double Big Mac. The "Keep Calm, Caesar On" salad—made with lettuce, baby kale, crispy chicken, and Asiago Caesar dressing—... More »

Happy Meals Now Come With Books

McDonald's expects to serve 17M books by Feb. 15

(Newser) - If apple slices in place of fries didn't send kids into a tantrum in the middle of McDonald's, the restaurant's latest move just might. For two weeks beginning Tuesday, McDonald's will be handing out a book with every Happy Meal, rather than the typical toy. Three... More »

McDonald's Mozzarella Sticks Missing One Vital Ingredient

Yep, that one

(Newser) - What do you call a mozzarella stick without mozzarella? For McDonald's, "PR embarrassment" will do nicely. The chain began serving up mozzarella sticks across all of America this month, only to be met with a flood of images on social media from customers showing their sticks devoid of... More »

McD's Says Breakfast Move Is a Huge Success

Sales are finally rising again

(Newser) - McDonald's says offering breakfast around the clock helped jolt its sales. Sales at the world's biggest hamburger chain rose 5.7% in the US for the final three months of 2015, boosted by unseasonably warm weather and the launch of an all-day breakfast menu in October. Despite the... More »

McDonald's Is Putting Chocolate on Its French Fries Now

Ketchup just got served

(Newser) - Let it never be said that innovation is dead. NBC Chicago reports McDonald's will soon be selling its classic French fries drizzled with two kinds of chocolate sauces. The McChoco Potato was announced Tuesday and will be debuting in Japan next week. "Customers will find McChoco Potatoes enjoyable... More »

Customer Sues Over McDonald's Hepatitis Exposure

More than 1K customers possibly put at risk by infected employee

(Newser) - Would you like fries with your contagious liver infection? The operators of a New York McDonald's have been sued after as many as 1,000 customers were possibly exposed to hepatitis A earlier this month, Reuters reports. Last Friday, the Seneca County Health Department confirmed a worker with hepatitis... More »

Cruel Trick on Homeless Man Gets McDonald's Worker Fired

Detroit employee offered man a sandwich, then threw water on him in viral video

(Newser) - Viral videos can entertain, surprise, and, in this case, get a McDonald's worker fired. A disturbing NSFW clip recorded by a customer at a Detroit Mickey D's shows an employee working the drive-thru window, luring a homeless man he calls Willie over by holding up a sandwich and... More »

McDonald's Adds Butter, Snaps 2-Year Earnings Skid

Chain credits menu changes for uptick

(Newser) - McDonald's sales just snapped a two-year losing streak, edging up at US locations during the third quarter. Sales rose 0.9%, while globally they rose 4%, and the company expects the trend to continue in the final quarter. As a result, shares jumped nearly 7% to $109.40, striking... More »

All-Day Breakfast Is Ruining Lives of McFranchisees

They call it 'erratic, distorted, disorganized'

(Newser) - We're a little over a week into McDonald's' all-day-breakfast gambit , and many franchisees already feel afternoon Egg McMuffins are as bad for their restaurants as they are for your gastrointestinal system, Business Insider reports. An analyst interviewed 29 McDonald's franchisees owning approximately 226 restaurants—about 1.6%... More »

What Made It Into Mickey D's All-Day Breakfast and What Didn't

You're out of luck, McGriddles lovers

(Newser) - The highly anticipated all-day breakfast menu at McDonald's is debuting nationwide Tuesday, but not everyone's morning favorites have made the cut, ABC News reports. Those who are jonesing for the chain's hash browns, hotcakes, fruit and yogurt parfaits, oatmeal, and sausage burritos are in luck—as are... More »

Pic of McDonald's Worker's Kindness Will Make Your Day

Disabled man's plea for help brought out the best in Kenny Soriano-Garcia

(Newser) - When Destiny Carreno stopped at a McDonald's in downtown Chicago during rush hour one evening last week, an elderly man in a wheelchair approached one of the registers and simply asked, "Help me, please." It turns out he needed help cutting his food and eating, and "... More »

McDonald's Franchisees No Longer Loving It

Menu changes are increasing lines and expenses for restaurant owners

(Newser) - Kale , McGriddles, yogurt parfaits, antibiotic-free chicken, a sexy Hamburglar . McDonald's has tried all these and more in recent years to shore up lackluster sales. But not only have these attempts largely failed, they're beginning to alienate the company's 5,000 franchisees, whose restaurants bring in one-third... More »

We Don't Have Enough Eggs for McD's Menu Change

Prices were already at an all-time high

(Newser) - Starting next month, McDonald's customers will be able to munch Egg McMuffins all day long —until the eggs run out. Bird flu has killed off tens of millions of laying hens this year, driving egg prices to an all-time high and creating a shortage that will only be... More »

McDonald’s Changing Menus in a Big Way

All-day breakfast starts next month

(Newser) - The tests apparently went well . In what the Wall Street Journal calls the company's "biggest operational change in years," McDonald's will begin serving all-day breakfast starting October 6. Franchisees voted in favor of the move, which will require not just overhauled menus but overhauled logistics—the... More »

McDonald's Makes Big McMuffin Change

Breakfast items now made with real butter

(Newser) - More change at McDonald's: The chain has made a big change to how it cooks items, including McMuffins and biscuits, ditching liquid margarine for real butter, reports CNBC . Sources say the change is happening at restaurants nationwide once they exhaust their supplies of liquid margarine, and signs are being... More »

Fast-Food Fantasy Come to Life? the 'McWhopper'

This could be happening if Burger King gets its wish to team up with McDonald's

(Newser) - Imagine Ronald McDonald and the Burger King monarch working the grill together for one glorious day. That's BK's proposal to its No. 1 rival, put forth on its McWhopper.com , which suggests the two fast-food foes team up on Sept. 21 to create a sandwich by that very... More »

'Quarter Pounders' Are No Longer Quarter Pounders

McDonald's quietly beefs up burger

(Newser) - The McDonald's Quarter Pounder, aka the "Royale With Cheese," no longer lives up to its name: According to its website, the chain has upped the beef content to 4.25 ounces, which shrinks to a little over 2.8 ounces after cooking, reports CNBC . Whether the price... More »

McDonald's New Menu Item: 'Lettuce' Burger

It's part of new burger-building option

(Newser) - McDonald's has become the latest fast-food chain to offer a bunless burger and the bread replacement is something a lot healthier than the fried chicken in KFC's Double Down: lettuce. The "lettuce burgers" have been introduced as part of the chain's "Create Your Taste" burger-building... More »

Parents: McDonald's Minion Toy Has Potty-Mouth

Some claim they hear WTF

(Newser) - McDonald's says some customers have complained that a talking toy included in recent Happy Meals uses a vulgar phrase: WTF, only not abbreviated. The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on July 3 with toys inspired by the movie Minions, and reports started trickling out after that of parents... More »

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