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McDonald's Offering Free Fries Every Friday

Giveaway will last rest of 2018

(Newser) - National French Fry Day fell on a Friday the 13th this year, but McDonald's is going to make it happen on a lot of other Fridays. The chain says it will give away free french fries every Friday for the rest of 2018 to customers who download the McDonald'... More »

Parasite Sickens Dozens Who Ate McDonald's Salads

The contamination has so far spread to six states

(Newser) - A multi-state outbreak of a non-fatal, but nasty, infection has sickened at least dozens and has been traced to McDonald's. The chain has yanked salads from its menu in some 3,000 locations after customers in six states became ill with a parasite called cyclospora. Per USA Today , McDonald'... More »

Plastic Straws on Their Way Out at McDonald's

UK, Ireland locations will switch to paper straws; other countries like US to do test runs

(Newser) - "A move on straws" is afoot across the pond, and McDonald's is driving the push. The fast-food chain is nixing plastic straws and moving to paper in all of its Ireland and United Kingdom restaurants in what the UK's environment secretary calls a "significant contribution" to... More »

McDonald's Sued for $5M Over 2 Slices of Cheese

Lawyer says up to 25M customers may have been subject to unfair charge

(Newser) - They didn't want cheese on their Quarter Pounders. They claim they had to pay for it anyway—a cost of up to $1—and now want $5 million for the trouble. That's according to a new lawsuit filed by two Florida residents against McDonald's, which should be... More »

Cops: Man Told Muslims at McDonald's to 'Get Out of My Country'

John Jay Smith arrested after allegedly trying to stun-gun Egyptian exchange students

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Florida man has been arrested after cops say he verbally and physically attacked two Muslim men outside a St. Augustine McDonald's. First Coast News and CBS News report John Jay Smith is accused of approaching the pair, who were chowing down on hamburgers in the eatery's... More »

10 Women File Harassment Claims Against McDonald's

Groups help the women in 9 cities bring forth allegations

(Newser) - Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast-food restaurant in nine cities. The workers—one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis—alleged groping, propositions for sex,... More »

Guy Has Eaten 30K Big Macs

Don Gorske has only missed 8 days since his first in 1972

(Newser) - A 64-year-old Wisconsin man has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac and not only has lived to tell the tale, but claims low cholesterol and "perfect" blood pressure. As the Fond du Lac Reporter reports, Don Gorske ate his first Big Mac in 1972 at the same McDonald's... More »

Higher Menu Prices Pay Off for McDonald's

Company reports stronger-than-expected earnings

(Newser) - Higher prices on McDonald's menu led to surprisingly strong comparable-store sales during the first quarter, sending shares up sharply Monday. The company worked to grow its US business with new initiatives, like swapping out frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burger. It also launched a... More »

Judge Tosses Suit Against McDonald's Extra Value Meals

Rules they're not deceptive because customers can easily add up individual prices

(Newser) - A federal judge in Chicago has tossed a class-action lawsuit that argued McDonald's was duping consumers because a single "Extra Value Meal" costs more than the sum total of the individual components of the meal bought separately. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Monday that Kelly Killeen said... More »

Cops: Angry Guy Attacks Golden Arches

Jedediah Ezekiel Fulton accused of losing it

(Newser) - Police say a 37-year-old man was far from lovin' it when workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Oregon refused to make him 30 double cheeseburgers and tried to destroy the golden arches, the AP reports. The News-Review reports that police arrested Jedediah Ezekiel Fulton earlier this month on suspicion... More »

Branding Misfires on Women's Day 2018

McDonald's, Mattel come under criticism, and Spain's women go on strike

(Newser) - Thursday is International Women's Day, an annual event getting more attention than usual in 2018 because it's the first in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As expected, brands ( including McDonald's ) are looking to capitalize, though critics are calling out examples of perceived misfires. Here'... More »

McDonald's Arches Look a Little Weird Today

Chain flips them online to honor women, and at one actual restaurant

(Newser) - If you happen to come across any McDonald's ads online Thursday or visit the company website , one thing will look a little odd—the iconic arches will be flipped to form a W instead of an M. The reason? To honor International Women's Day, reports CNN . In fact,... More »

McDonald's Phases In Switch to Fresh Beef

At least for Quarter Pounders; most restaurants will be in line by May

(Newser) - McDonald's conversion to fresh beef in its Quarter Pounders is speeding up. The company said the switch is now in effect at 3,500 restaurants in cities including Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, and Nashville, reports Reuters . By May, the change will be in effect in most of its 14,000... More »

Cheeseburgers to Vanish From McDonald's Happy Meal Menu

As part of an effort to make the meals healthier

(Newser) - McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat, and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but... More »

McDonald's Ditches Frozen Patties in a Second Burger

The 'Archburger' is being tested in Tulsa

(Newser) - McDonald's is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image. The company said Tuesday that the new burger, called Archburger, is being tested in seven McDonald's restaurants... More »

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 »

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