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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&#39;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&#39;s
Cop Makes Tearful Plea
Over McDonald's Order
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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...

Cops: Booted From McDonald's, Guy Throws Rock, Steals Panties

Jason Daddario, 37, was charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace

(Newser) - A man who'd been kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart, and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said. The AP reports that Jason Daddario, 37, was...

Cops: McDonald's Workers Shot Over Virus-Closed Dining Area

3 employees injured in shooting, scuffle in Oklahoma City

(Newser) - Two employees of a McDonald's in southwest Oklahoma City were shot Wednesday in what authorities described as a dispute involving the closure of the restaurant's dining area. A third employee who fell and suffered a head injury during the scuffle was also taken to hospital, per KOCO . Oklahoma...

McDonald's Sorry for 'Supersize Lack in Judgment'

Humps in golden arches practiced social distancing in some parts of world before outcry

(Newser) - Several weeks into the coronavirus outbreak , the term "social distancing" is falling off of everyone's lips as easily as "TGIF" (btw, is it Friday yet? Does it even matter anymore?). Now the concept has wormed its way into one of the world's fast-food institutions. Around the...

You&#39;ll Probably Have to Get That Happy Meal to Go
McDonald's Closing
Its Dining Rooms

McDonald's Closing Its Dining Rooms

Chain shutters dine-in, play areas for company-owned sites in US amid coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - Parents hoping to ease the stress of being cooped up at home during the novel coronavirus outbreak can still treat the kids to Happy Meals—but in many cases, they won't be able to enjoy their fast-food repasts in the restaurants themselves. The chain announced Monday it will be...

McDonald's Just Spread Some More 'Big Mac Love'

Welcome the Double Big Mac and Little Mac

(Newser) - The Double Big Mac has arrived. The four-patty burger, dressed like your usual two-patty Big Mac, will be added to the McDonald's menu at participating restaurants for a limited time beginning Thursday, CNN reports. The Double Big Mac—not to be confused with the Grand Mac —has long...

Joey Chestnut Crushes Big Mac Eating Record

He gobbled 32 burgers in 38 minutes

(Newser) - Competitive eating juggernaut Joey Chestnut smashed the world record for eating Big Macs Thursday—and lived to tell the tale. "I'm having a cheat day," he declared before eating 32 Big Macs in 38 minutes in a video he posted on social media. He admitted he was...

Wendy&#39;s Enters the Breakfast Wars
Wendy's Adds Breakfast,
and McDonald's Takes a Shot
the rundown

Wendy's Adds Breakfast, and McDonald's Takes a Shot

'National Egg McMuffin' day coincides with rival chain's rollout

(Newser) - For those who like their breakfast fast-food-style, these next few weeks should be good times. Wendy's rolled out a breakfast menu nationally on Monday, and rival chains are expected to cut costs and offer special deals as a way to keep regulars on board. Coverage:
  • Big money: Wendy's
...

These Candles Are for Hard- Core McDonald's Fans Only

6-pack of custom-scented candles smell like a Quarter Pounder when all burned together

(Newser) - You know that heavenly smell of hamburger that wafts into your car as you're on the McDonald's drive-thru line? You can have that all day at home now, thanks to a new product offered by the fast-food chain. The Quarter Pounder Scented Candle Pack advertised on the restaurant'...

McDonald's 'Declared War' on African Americans: Suit

It claims racial discrimination turned 'overt' under former CEO

(Newser) - Two black executives at McDonald's are suing the company they say has "declared war against the African American community." Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal claim discrimination in their demotions from vice president to senior director positions in Dallas in 2018, per the Guardian . But they also say...

Officer No Longer With Force After Coffee Cup Hoax

He claimed 'f---ing pig' was written on cup

(Newser) - A small-town police officer in Kansas is off the force because of a weird hoax involving a coffee cup. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said Monday that the officer resigned after confessing that he had falsely claimed a McDonald's in Junction City gave him a coffee cup with the...

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