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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 »

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Report raises concerns over 'spread of antibiotic resistance'

(Newser) - Craving a fast-food burger? You'll be hard-pressed to find one that gets a passing grade from experts on antibiotic use in meat. A report out Wednesday—a collaboration by the Natural Resources Defence Council, Consumer Reports, Center for Food Safety, and other groups—gives 22 of 25 top US... More »

Pranking McDonald's Pays Off for Friends

It was all about increasing diversity, they say

(Newser) - Payback's a … well, in this case, payback is $50,000. That's what two friends in Texas got after they pranked the McDonald's in Pearland by hanging a poster of themselves in the restaurant to give it some Asian representation, FOX reports. "We were eating at... More »

Over 400 Get Sick Eating McDonald's Salads

The CDC points to the parasite infection called Cyclospora

(Newser) - People are continuing to get sick from a nasty parasitic infection the CDC has linked to McDonald's salads, UPI reports. The number of people hit with the Cyclospora parasite rose to 436 this week, up from 395 last week, with cases clustering in the Midwest (Illinois especially) and spreading... More »

Best Bang for Your Coffee Dollar May Be a Surprise

7-Eleven is No. 1 in Quartzy ranking, which factors in caffeine amount

(Newser) - Where to go to get the best value in a cup of coffee? Quartzy has an interesting breakdown that goes beyond mere price. For example, it might seem that paying $1.19 at McDonald's instead of $2.65 at Starbucks is a no-brainer—but not when you take into... More »

Jaw-Dropping Expose to Get the Affleck-Damon Treatment

Ben Affleck will direct, Matt Damon will star in movie about McDonald's Monopoly scam

(Newser) - Jeff Maysh's deep dive in the Daily Beast about McDonald's rigged Monopoly prize contest is what everyone's been buzzing about the past few days—and which Fox now hopes will translate to Hollywood gold. Deadline reports the film studio nabbed the rights to Maysh's story over... More »

Pregnant Mom's Chemical Latte Has McDonald's Apologizing

Canadian franchisee blames cleaning mishap

(Newser) - A Canadian woman eight months pregnant with her third child says McDonald's served her a cup of cleaning solution rather than the latte she ordered. Sarah Douglas picked up the beverage at a drive-thru in Lethbridge, Alberta, around 6:45am Sunday. As she drove her son to a baseball... More »

He Rigged a McDonald's Contest, Made a Fortune

Head of security doled out winning Monopoly prize pieces to associates from 1989 to 2001

(Newser) - If you took part in the popular McDonald's Monopoly prize contest through the 1990s and cursed your bad luck for never winning a thing, a fascinating story in the Daily Beast is here to explain why. The short version: It was rigged. The story by Jeff Maysh explains how... More »

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 »

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