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McDonald's, Beyond Meat Team Up on Meatless Burger

The 'PLT' will be available only in Canada for now

(Newser) - McDonald's is taking a big step toward joining the meatless bandwagon. The chain said Thursday it will test a meatless burger in a partnership with Beyond Meat, reports Reuters . However, US patrons will have to wait to taste what's being called the "PLT"—plant, lettuce, and... More »

McDonald's Opts for Paper Straws That Can't Be Recycled

At least, not yet

(Newser) - McDonald's has ditched its plastic straws in favor of paper ones in the UK and Ireland —there's just one itty-bitty, teenie-weenie little problem: The paper straws can't be recycled. The fast-food company has called the new paper straws "eco-friendly," but, though the paper is... More »

Who Messed With Cop's Sandwich? A Surprise Culprit

Turns out, it was the officer himself who bit into the fast-food meal, then forgot he did so

(Newser) - Authorities have cracked the case of who messed with an officer's fast-food sandwich—and it was the officer himself, inadvertently. The odd case is out of Indianapolis, where an officer with the Marion County Sheriff's Office went public with a damning accusation about a local McDonald's, reports... More »

Cops Tried to Keep Pol Safe. The Milkshake Came Anyway

Nigel Farage is latest UK politician to get doused

(Newser) - What the Daily Beast is calling the "highest-profile victim of milkshaking so far" has been doused. The victim: Brexit leader Nigel Farage. What "milkshaking" is: a recent phenomenon in the UK of right-wing politicians having the sweet, goopy drink thrown on them in protest. Farage's incident took... More »

First, Impossible Burger. Now, Impossible Pizza

Little Caesars is first national pizza chain to offer a faux-meat topping

(Newser) - The meat-substitute movement has entered the world of pizza. Little Caesars is the first national chain to offer a faux-meat topping—Impossible Sausage, reports Business Insider . It will be available on the $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza in select locations for a trial run, per Fortune . The plant-based "sausage" comes... More »

Oh, McDonald's Is Not Going to Like This

'No one is happy all the time. And that's OK.'

(Newser) - Burger King wants you to have it your way—no matter your mood. The fast-food chain is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by offering so-called "Real Meals" like the Blue Meal (sad), Salty Meal (bitter), YAAAS Meal (excited), Pissed Meal (mad), and DGAF Meal (Don't give a f***),... More »

'911, What's Your Emergency?' 'Can You Bring Me McDonald's?'

5-year-old boy really wanted some fast food, but grandma was sleeping

(Newser) - Sometimes you have a legit emergency and sometimes your emergency is a Big Mac attack. The latter was the case of Michigan 5-year-old Iziah Hall, who awoke early last Sunday really jonesing for some McDonald's, reports WZZM . The only problem was his grandmother was sleeping, so Iziah called 911... More »

Meatless Whopper, Petition Put Veggie Pressure on Rival

McVegan has been tested in Europe

(Newser) - McDonald's is feeling the heat on veggie burgers. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition calling for the chain to add a meatless option to its menu, the Guardian reports. McDonald's has tested a McVegan in Finland and Sweden, and put it on the menu at... More »

Cops: Their Truck Was Bombed—Because of a Honk

'Grievance-fueled violence' follows incident in McDonald's drive-thru

(Newser) - A couple honked at a female driver they thought might hit their vehicle in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Australia on Feb. 22. The next day, the windows of their Ford Ranger pickup were smashed, reports the Sun . Less than two weeks later, a bomb placed beneath the truck exploded.... More »

McDonald's Lost a Big Mac Trademark. BK Pounced

Burger King restaurants in Sweden are now selling 'Not Big Macs'

(Newser) - So you're a fast-food giant that loses a trademark for one of your most popular offerings—what's the worst that can happen? Your rival could decide to mercilessly troll you, for one. That's what's happening to McDonald's in the EU, where the chain recently lost... More »

McDonald's Worker Fights Back After Man Loses It Over Straw

'My family, they know how to box,' she says

(Newser) - A Florida man infuriated by his failure to find a plastic straw lunged at and grabbed a McDonald's worker. Unfortunately for him, the young woman knew how to box, according to Kinie Biandudi, who shared video of the altercation . Mother Brenda Biandudi, who recorded the video, tells the Washington ... More »

Want a Burger King Whopper for a Penny? Go to McDonald's

New ad campaign adds a twist with 'geofencing'

(Newser) - Adweek is calling Burger King's new ad campaign "clever" and "irreverent" because of its unusual premise. It requires customers to go to McDonald's—if not inside one, at least within 600 feet of one. At that point, they open the Burger King app, which reroutes... More »

Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Teens at McDonald's

Black teens say he made a remark about welfare first

(Newser) - A white man who allegedly pulled a gun on a group of black teenagers in McDonald's has been arrested. Police say Lloyd Edward Johnson, 55, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, the Star Tribune reports. Video posted online shows the man in a confrontation with a group of... More »

Unhappy Dad Sues McDonald's Over Happy Meals

Father's complaint on toys cites Quebec law against marketing to kids under 13

(Newser) - Antonio Bramante doesn't see the "happy" in one of McDonald's most famous offerings. The Canadian dad of three says he's cajoled every couple of weeks to take his little ones to McDonald's, and he figures he's forked over hundreds of dollars on Happy Meals.... More »

Cops: Women Beat McDonald's Manager Over Ketchup

Video of Calif. suspect released

(Newser) - Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched, and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11pm on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked for the condiment. Video... More »

Kanye Gets Dissed by Burger King

After he professed his love for McDonald's in a tweet

(Newser) - Kanye West has been out of the headlines for [checks notes] at least six days , but a tweet about fast food has catapulted him right back into the thick of it. Fox News reports on Ye's latest kerfuffle, which started when he posted a brief message to his Twitter... More »

Armed Dad Takes Out Masked Gunman at McDonald's

Worker at Ala. McDonald's describes incident in which pistol-toting customer took out gunman

(Newser) - A man with a firearm may have stopped a burglary, or perhaps something worse, at an Alabama McDonald's. The man, who hasn't been named, was leaving the fast-food eatery in Birmingham with his two sons at around 10:45pm Saturday, report Fox News and AL.com . WBRC notes... More »

McDonald's Brings Back a Familiar Sandwich

McRib is returning to most locations, for a while

(Newser) - The on-again, off-again McRib is back on again. McDonald's announced Thursday that its fan-favorite boneless pork sandwich, last sold a year ago, will be available for a limited time at 9,000 of 14,000 restaurants nationwide. The 480-calorie McRib first launched in 1981, with The Takeout snarking that... More »

McDonald's New Breakfast Sandwiches Have a Lot More Meat

Introducing the Triple Breakfast Stack

(Newser) - Because sometimes, a single layer of sausage, meat, and cheese is just not enough: McDonald's is adding a new breakfast item to its menu, the Triple Breakfast Stack . The sandwiches are basically oversize versions of the fast-food chain's pre-existing McMuffin, McGriddle, and biscuit products, except these have two... More »

Rough Day for Stocks, Scary Warning on Housing

Dow falls more than 400 points

(Newser) - It's shaping up to be a bleak day on Wall Street, with the Dow falling more than 400 points at the open. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were in similar straits. The Wall Street Journal chalks up the declines to lousy earnings reports from blue chips Caterpillar and... More »

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