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Mickey Dee's Yanks 'Brand Ambassador' Out of Schools

John Cisna was the guy who lost almost 60 pounds eating nothing but McDonald's

(Newser) - The man who said he once lost lots of pounds eating only McDonald's was such a viral sensation that the fast-food giant actually recruited him to evangelize about nutrition at schools across America. But those days appear to be over, with John Cisna yanked after criticism from parents, teachers,... More »

McDonald's Is Testing Fresh Beef in Its Burgers

Starting with 14 restaurants in Dallas

(Newser) - McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but claims it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally, the AP reports. The company says the test is limited to its quarter pounder patties. "Like all of our... More »

A Rogue McDonald's Is Feeding Rebel- Controlled Ukraine

'Our lawyers are working on this issue'

(Newser) - Someone in the separatist-controlled Ukrainian city of Luhansk is operating an off-brand McDonald's, and the Golden Arches isn't happy about it, Reuters reports. "Our lawyers are working on this issue," a McDonald's spokesperson says. McDonald's closed its restaurant in Luhansk in 2014 after the... More »

McDonald's Is Cleaning Up the McNugget

Mickey Dee's is testing recipe free of artificial preservatives

(Newser) - While the Big Mac is getting bigger , McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are getting "cleaner." Since early March, McDonald's has been testing a "simpler recipe" free of artificial preservatives (McNuggets are already free of artificial flavors and colors) at 140 restaurants in Oregon and southwest Washington state.... More »

Man Charged With Felony After Filling McDonald's Water Cup With Soda

Cops say manager was hit by car trying to stop him

(Newser) - An Arkansas man is facing felony charges after allegedly filling his free water cup with not-free soda Monday at a McDonald's in Springdale, KHBS/KHOG reports. Police say 18-year-old Cody Morris and two others drove through the McDonald's drive-thru and ordered three large waters. They then parked, went into... More »

McDonald's Is Testing the 'Grand Mac'

And the 'Mac Jr.,' for those with daintier appetites

(Newser) - The Big Mac turns 50 next year, and McDonald's has decided to update its signature menu item from 1967 for an age when the average burger—and the average American—is bigger. A super-sized "Grand Mac" was rolled out in the test markets of central Ohio and Dallas/Fort... More »

One McDonald's Promises All-You-Can-Eat Fries

Is this the 'McDonald's of the Future'?

(Newser) - A McDonald's now under construction in Missouri is billing itself as the "McDonald's of the Future," and the future is apparently a place of boundless french fries. The franchise in St. Joseph is making national headlines for a promise to be the first McDonald's to... More »

Food Fight Erupts in McDonald's Drive-Thru Lane

2 people arrested after brawl

(Newser) - Connecticut police say two people have been arrested after a dispute in a McDonald's drive-thru lane turned into a food fight, the AP reports. Authorities say Avon resident Stephen Nardi and Bloomfield resident Jocelyn Harrell got into an argument Thursday evening at a McDonald's in Glastonbury. Police say... More »

McDonald's Is Making a Major Menu Change

Bye-bye, McWraps

(Newser) - Well, so much for that "healthy" experiment: McDonald's is doing away with McWraps. The wraps, introduced in snack-size in 2006 and entree-size in 2013, were meant to "attract younger, healthier eaters," millennials, and customers who would otherwise eat at Subway, Bloomberg reports. But the wraps took... More »

Some Happy Meal Boxes Will Turn Into Virtual Reality Goggles

McDonald's Sweden offers up 'Happy Goggles'

(Newser) - In what might possibly be McDonald's most random promotional stunt since the introduction of kale , 14 McDonald's restaurants in Sweden will be selling Happy Meal boxes that turn into virtual reality goggles on the weekends of March 5 and March 12, Adweek reports. A video shows how kids... More »

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 »

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