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In Baltimore McDonald's, a Stark Lesson on US Prisons

Jeffrey Toobin finds ex-inmates galore at inner-city locale

(Newser) - In the course of writing about how a gang called the Black Guerrilla Family began calling the shots inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker sought to track down people who had done time at the facility. He struck gold in an unusual spot: A... More »

McDonald's Mighty Wings, Now 40% Off

They're discounted until they're gone

(Newser) - McDonald's Mighty Wings simply didn't fly with customers, and now the chain appears to just want to break even on them. Reports in December predicted that a promotion would be coming, and it's here: Instead of selling the wings at a buck each, McDonald's is now... More »

What McMuffin? Taco Bell Makes Run for Breakfast

Chain plans to go head-to-head with McD's

(Newser) - Taco Bell plans to go head-to-head—and burrito-to-burrito—with McDonald's in an effort to grab a big slice of the fast-food breakfast market. The chain plans to launch its breakfast menu at its almost 6,000 locations nationwide late next month, featuring items like the Waffle Taco, a breakfast... More »

Where Fast-Food Chains Began

'Mental Floss' recounts original locations of McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and more

(Newser) - Can you imagine a time when Pizza Hut was actually a single hut? Neither could we, but the folks over at Mental Floss compiled a great list of the original locations of a variety of fast-food chains that have since swept across the globe, assimilating all before them in Borg-like... More »

Blind Man Sinks 3-Pointer, Wins McDonald's for a Year

Michael Quin nails it to crowd's delight

(Newser) - A 54-year-old Missouri man made an extraordinary 3-point shot, but it's not just the basket that has people talking. Michael Quin, who sank the shot at a College of the Ozarks game, is blind. His prize: a year's worth of McDonald's and lots of national press. Newsy... More »

Cops Find Heroin Sold in Happy Meals

Shania Dennis caught in undercover sting

(Newser) - A burger, fries, a toy—all things you'd expect to find in a McDonald's Happy Meal. But heroin? That's not usually on the menu. Police in the Pittsburgh area said yesterday they caught 26-year-old Shania Dennis distributing heroin through her job at a McDonald's drive-thru during... More »

McDonald's Sued Over Hot Coffee —Again

Paulette Carr files suit over alleged 2012 incident

(Newser) - It's deja vu all over again: A California woman is suing McDonald's, claiming its hot coffee burned her. And it's deja vu in more ways than one: Paulette Carr's case recalls that of famed 1990s predecessor Stella Liebeck , along with a case filed just months ago... More »

McDonald's: We'll Serve Sustainable Beef ... Someday

First step: Define 'sustainable beef'

(Newser) - McDonald's hopes someday all its beef will come from sustainable sources—but there's a lot of work standing between it and that lofty goal, CNBC reports. One key step: figuring out just what sustainable beef is. "There hasn't been a universal definition," the company says... More »

Man Loses 37 Pounds Eating Only McDonald's

John Cisna stuck to strict dietary guidelines for 3 months, walked each day

(Newser) - Want to lose some weight? Try eating nothing but McDonald's for 90 days. That's what science teacher John Cisna did, and he not only lost 37 pounds but also saw dramatic improvements in health markers like cholesterol. The Iowa man was inspired to try his experiment after watching... More »

McDonald's Shutters Its Gaffe-Prone Website

After handing out advice about pool boys and healthy eating

(Newser) - The much-maligned McDonald's employee resource website was shut down yesterday, after weathering a series of bad press over the tone-deaf advice it has handed out. This is, of course, the site that advised its workers to sell their stuff for extra cash , remember to tip the pool boy and... More »

McDonald's to Its Workers: Beware of Fast Food

Burger, fries an unhealthy choice, guide warns

(Newser) - It's hard to have a healthy diet when you often eat at fast food joints, according to sensible dietary advice posted in an unlikely place: McDonald's own employee resources website. "Fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people... More »

McDonald's Wings a Mighty Flop

Franchisees complain about the 10M pounds of leftovers

(Newser) - McDonald's " Mighty Wings " didn't exactly take off the way the fast-food chain was hoping. Franchisees are sitting on about 10 million pounds worth of unsold wings, the Wall Street Journal reports, and they're not happy about it. The chain bought 50 million pounds of the... More »

McDonald's to Workers: Don't Forget to Tip Pool Boy

As workers rally, tipping etiquette puts McDonald's in the fryer

(Newser) - Bad move, McDonald's? As fast food workers walked off the job in 100 cities this week amid demands for higher pay, the fast food giant thought it was a good idea to dish out some holiday tip suggestions to its employees—like how much to tip your massage therapist... More »

Fast Food Strikes Return as Wage Debate Looms

Obama speaks up in favor of minimum wage hike

(Newser) - Fast food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job today, and protesters will show up in 100 more to call for drastically higher wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The movement started with a small strike in New York City last year, and has ballooned since, with... More »

Sorry McRib Fans: Sandwich Won't Go National

McDonald's cites higher national priorities, like Mighty Wings

(Newser) - The McRib is going... regional. McDonald's, which has been struggling to keep up with a raft of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year. The fast-food chain says it's leaving it up to local franchise groups to decide whether to offer the... More »

McDonald's to Workers: Need Cash? Sell Your Stuff

Spend less on food by breaking it 'into pieces'

(Newser) - More handy financial advice from McDonald's, which recently suggested its workers might want to get second jobs : The chain's McResource tip website says readers can make money in a pinch by selling "unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist." The advice comes in a section on "... More »

McDonald's Is Reinventing Its Drive-Thru

With 3rd window...

(Newser) - You may soon have to visit not one, not two, but three drive-thru windows to get your Big Mac. McDonald's on Thursday announced "Fast Forward Drive-Thru," a refresh that will see the fast food giant add a third window to its new and remodeled locations. The goal,... More »

Dad Called Unfit for Denying Son McDonald's: Lawsuit

David Schorr is suing psychiatrist over the designation

(Newser) - A New York dad is suing a court-appointed psychiatrist for telling a judge he was an unfit parent—because he refused to take his son to McDonald's. David Schorr, who's in the midst of a custody battle, says his son, 4, threw a temper tantrum when his dad... More »

Burger King's Version of Big Mac Returns

Chain brings back the 'Big King'

(Newser) - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The chain says it's bringing back its "Big King" sandwich, which looks a lot like the Big Mac made by McDonald's. Burger King says it's... More »

Woman Sues McDonald's for Millions Over Hot Coffee

...And no, you did not wake up in the 1990s

(Newser) - A California woman is suing McDonald's for more than $2M over a hot coffee spill—and no, you aren't living in a 1990s time warp . Joan Fino, 74, says that coffee she ordered from a McDonald's drive-through spilled on her lap, inflicting second-degree burns to her groin... More »

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