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Top 10 Fast-Food Chains for Customer Satisfaction

Chick-fil-A is tops, McDonald's at the bottom

(Newser) - The bad news keeps on coming for Chipotle . The restaurant saw the biggest drop in this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index for fast-food restaurants, reports Consumerist . It was No. 2 last year and No. 9 this year—but at least it's ahead of McDonald's, which finished dead... More »

6 Most Calorie-Clogged Items at McDonald's

You might want to think twice about that shake

(Newser) - If you're eating at McDonald's, you probably aren't counting calories, but you might be surprised at which of the restaurant's menu items are most clogged with calories. Take the Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese, for example. It's one of the more substantial meals at McDonald'... More »

Women Ham It Up for Mugshots After Alleged Assault

Facebook users aren't impressed

(Newser) - Mary Jordan was charged with assault and child endangerment last week in Bellevue, Ohio—but you wouldn't know it from her smiling mugshot. Police say Jordan and friends Ashley England and Sammie Whaley attacked a McDonald's worker in a restaurant parking lot on June 8 because they thought... More »

Unlucky Robbers Hit McDonald's Where Special Forces Are Eating

11 diners were 'among the most effective anti-terror forces in Europe'

(Newser) - There's having bad luck, and then there's having whatever the two men who allegedly tried to rob a McDonald's last Sunday in France have. The Telegraph reports that—unaware to the robbers—11 of the 40 or so diners in the McDonald's were off-duty members of... More »

Blind Man Sues McDonald's Over Drive-Thru Policy

La. man says he was turned away, laughed at

(Newser) - McDonald's "no pedestrians at the drive-thru window" policy tramples on the rights of blind people who want late-night fast food, according to a Louisiana man's lawsuit. The federal lawsuit filed by Scott Magee argues that since many McDonald's outlets only have drive-thru windows open late at... More »

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 »

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