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For Man in Diabetic Shock, McDonald's Worker Knew What to Do

Michigan restaurant manager comes to the rescue of elderly customer with a sugar-loaded OJ

(Newser) - A scary bout with low blood sugar ended in relief for an elderly Michigan man thanks to a quick-thinking McDonald's worker last month. On Sept. 20, Sue Causey went to pick up her husband, 84-year-old Ron Causey, at a senior center in Southgate, where he'd been playing cards—...

McDonald's Is Phasing Out Plastic Toys in Happy Meals

Company wants to 'drastically' reduce use of plastic by 2025

(Newser) - McDonald’s plans to "drastically” reduce the plastic in its Happy Meal toys worldwide by 2025. The burger giant said Tuesday it’s working with toy companies to develop new ideas, such as three-dimensional cardboard superheroes kids can build or board games with plant-based or recycled game pieces, the...

Kiwis' Illicit Substance Was Finger Lickin' Good

2 accused of trying to transport KFC meal into locked-down Auckland

(Newser) - New Zealand police have arrested two men who allegedly tried to enter the locked-down city of Auckland with an illicit substance: takeout food. Specifically, they carried three buckets of KFC chicken, 10 containers of coleslaw, and a bunch of fries, in addition to $70,000 in cash and a stash...

Man Killed While Reaching for Dropped Card in Drive-Thru

He was reaching for it out his open door when his car rolled forward

(Newser) - A Canadian man died in a McDonald's drive-thru last Wednesday after he dropped his payment card on the ground. Tony Eyles, 42, opened his door to reach for it, but while doing so, his car rolled forward, CTV News reports. It hit a structural part of the restaurant, pinning...

FTC Is Investigating McFlurry Machines

Company accuses manufacturer of 'multimillion-dollar repair racket'

(Newser) - McDonald's notoriously finicky McFlurry machines may be in violation of antitrust law, Gizmodo reports, based on a new investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The agency is investigating why the machines so often fail amid a legal fight between the manufacturer, which has a monopoly on repairs, and a...

Milkshake Shortage Blamed On COVID, Brexit Issues

A shortage of truckers in the UK is snagging McDonald's supply chain

(Newser) - People in the UK can’t get a McDonald’s milkshake, and Brexit and COVID share the blame. The fast food joint isn’t the only restaurant suffering supply chain woes; just the latest. "Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of...

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Legal Fight Over McFlurry Machines Is Heating Up

'Right to repair' movement scores a win

(Newser) - A company that helps McDonald's franchise owners fix their McFlurry machines themselves has won a court victory that is being hailed as a win for the wider right-to-repair movement. As Wired detailed in a story earlier this year, Jeremy O'Sullivan and Melissa Nelson created a small Wi-Fi-connected device...

McDonald's Raising Wages, but Not Enough for Activists

Only the company-owned stores, which aren't many, are affected

(Newser) - McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the US as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market, the AP reports. The fast-food giant is also encouraging its franchisees—which make up 95% of its restaurant base—to boost pay....

7-Year-Old Girl Shot 6 Times at Chicago McDonald’s

Chicago mayor says she's 'heartbroken' after the shooting at a drive-thru Sunday afternoon

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father seriously injured Sunday afternoon while they were waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago. Jaslyn Adams, a first-grader, was shot six times, the Chicago Tribune reports. Her father, Jontae Adams, 28, was struck once. A police officer responding...

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...

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