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Former MLB Player Sues: McDonald's 'Knee' Is 'on My Neck'

Herb Washington sues over alleged racial discrimination

(Newser) - Herb Washington, who played for the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s and went on to build the biggest Black-owned McDonald's franchise operation in the US, is now suing the fast food behemoth for alleged racial discrimination. Washington says Black franchisees are pushed toward restaurants in poor neighborhoods that don'...

McDonald's Selling a Burger in China That Sounds ... Ugh

Spam burger with cookie crumbs, anyone?

(Newser) - McDonald’s is selling a sandwich made of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies Monday in China in an attention-grabbing move that has raised eyebrows. Global brands from restaurants to automakers sometimes roll out offbeat products to appeal to Chinese tastes in the populous and intensely competitive market. This is...

Man Throws Drink at Worker—Then, a 'Blessing'

A customer helps raise money for McDonald's employee

(Newser) - Working at a fast food drive-thru can test your faith in humanity—just ask Bryanna, who works at a McDonald's in suburban Atlanta. An angry customer hurled a drink at Bryanna on Dec. 4, leaving her soaked and sobbing, Today reports. But that act of aggression ended up proving...

McRib to Return With a Smooth Freebie Offer

Sandwich relaunches with giveaway promotion

(Newser) - The McRib's annual return to McDonald's stores always makes a splash, but the company is launching a giveaway this year to help build anticipation. The Shave 4 McRib Sweepstakes will award 10,000 free sandwiches, USA Today reports, ahead of the sandwich's reappearance on the menu board...

Mickey D's: You Want a Plant Burger With That?

The McPlant is coming to select US cities in 2021

(Newser) - McDonald's has announced plans to sell its own plant-based burger patty in the US in 2021. The McPlant is made "by McDonald's and for McDonald's," International President Ian Borden said during a conference call on Monday, per CBS News . Shares of Beyond Meat, a company...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Teen Worker at McDonald's Drive-Thru

Justin Michael Mullis, 24, charged after apparently random shooting of Kylee Leniz, 16, in Nevada

(Newser) - In what appears to be a random crime, a Nevada man is in custody and accused of fatally shooting a teen worker at McDonald's over the weekend. Police say that 16-year-old Kylee Leniz died after being shot at the restaurant in Elko on Sunday night, and 24-year-old Justin Michael...

Election Day Have You Stressed, Hungry? Check Out the Freebies

Doughnuts, chicken, and massages are gratis

(Newser) - Once you've voted, head to the gym for a free workout and massage, then reward yourself with a free doughnut. Still waiting around for election results early Wednesday? You can snag a free coffee, too. It's all possible with perks offered by various businesses this Election Day, which...

McDonald's Brings Back an Old Favorite

This time, the McRib will be available nationwide for first time in nearly a decade

(Newser) - McDonald's is bringing back a classic sandwich nationwide as it tries to recover from a year slammed by the pandemic. The McRib will be temporarily available at all 14,000-plus locations in the US starting December 2, reports CNBC . The popular pork sandwich (it's boneless, despite the name)...

After Act of Kindness, Woman Raises $44K for McD's Worker

He paid for mom's dinner after she forgot purse

(Newser) - A worker at an Ohio McDonald's who bought dinner for a stressed mom has been repaid—plus more than $40,000. Britanny Reed started a GoFundMe fundraiser for 17-year-old Wyatt Jones after discovering he was saving up to buy a car, Fox 8 reports. She says she was moved...

Man Who Says McNugget Broke His Tooth Sues

He wants $1.1M from McDonald's

(Newser) - A South Florida man who bit into a McDonald's chicken McNugget back in May says he got a lot more than he bargained for—and is now suing the fast food chain for $1.1 million over it. Alexei Stolfat ordered from the West Palm Beach restaurant through Uber...

Cuddle With This Giant Chicken McNugget for $90

3-foot body pillow part of McDonald's 'lit' promotion with rapper Travis Scott is straining supply chain

(Newser) - "We've created a program that’s so compelling to our customers that it's stretching our world-class supply chain, and if demand continues at these levels, more restaurants will break supply," reads a recent memo sent by McDonald's to franchisees and employees around the nation. That...

Suit: McDonald's 'Intentionally' Hurt Black Franchisees

Plaintiffs say they were steered into difficult situations, while white franchisees weren't

(Newser) - More than 50 former franchisees accuse McDonald's of racial discrimination in a lawsuit that follows a similar complaint by Black executives. Also filed in federal court in Illinois, the latest suit claims Black franchisees were set up to fail with misleading financial information that steered them into undesirable locations...

McDonald's: Ex-CEO May Have Covered Up Others' Misconduct

'The board will follow the facts wherever they may lead'

(Newser) - McDonald's says former CEO Steve Easterbrook covered up the number of sexual relationships he had with employees—and he may have also covered up misconduct by other executives. The company announced Wednesday that it was widening its investigation to include the HR department, which was led by Easterbrook's...

McDonald's Ex-CEO Hits Back at the Chain

Steve Easterbrook seeks to have fast food chain's lawsuit against him tossed

(Newser) - The former CEO of McDonald's is hitting back at the fast food chain, filing court documents Friday seeking to have the company's lawsuit against him tossed. Steve Easterbrook was ousted last year due to an inappropriate relationship with an employee, and now McDonald's is seeking to recoup...

McDonald's CEO Scandal Just Got Worse

Company sues ousted Stephen Easterbrook over alleged relationships, evidence destruction

(Newser) - McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence. Easterbrook, according to a lawsuit, approved a special grant of restricted stock, worth hundreds of thousands...

McDonald's to Require Face Coverings
No Mask, No Burger

No Mask, No Burger

Company plans training to deal with customers who refuse to wear face covering

(Newser) - Starting Aug. 1, you won't be able to enter a McDonald's in the US without a face covering. Noting that 82% of its restaurants are in places under government pandemic mandates to wear a mask, the company said, "It's important we protect the safety of all...

McDonald's Reacts to the Latest Coronavirus Surge

The chain won't be adding dine-in service for at least 3 weeks

(Newser) - McDonald's is hitting the brakes on its US reopening plans as the coronavirus surges across the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The megachain issued a statement Wednesday saying restaurants won't be told to add dine-in service for the next three weeks. Takeout, delivery, and drive-thru service, however,...

Lawsuit: McDonald's Gave Workers Doggie Diapers for Face Masks

Workers infected with coronavirus are suing Oakland franchise

(Newser) - Health authorities have said there is a certain amount of leeway in what materials can be used for face coverings—but they have never suggested using doggie diapers or coffee filters, as workers at a McDonald's in Oakland, Calif. say they were told to. Four workers who were infected...

Cop Makes Tearful Plea Outside a McDonald's
Cop Makes Tearful Plea
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Cop Makes Tearful Plea Over McDonald's Order

Stacy Talbert worried about what was in her food

(Newser) - A police officer made an emotional video after waiting for a McDonald's breakfast sandwich that never seemed to come, Newsweek reports. The Georgia officer—identified by Heavy as Stacy Talbert—was near tears as she grew nervous over what might be in her food. "It doesn't matter...

McDonald's Is Making Dozens of Changes

Guide to reopening restaurants is 59 pages long

(Newser) - "We only get one chance to do this the right way," states a McDonald's guide to reopening its 14,000 US restaurants for dine-in service. The 59-page guide seen by the Wall Street Journal lists dozens of changes restaurants must implement "in addition to state and...

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