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McDonald’s Calls Trump ‘Disgusting Excuse of a President’ in Tweet

This morning, the official @McDonaldsCorp Twitter account had a very interesting missive on its Twitter account. It read: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.” The Tweet was not just sent into the wild, but also pinned to the top to the account’s page. […]

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Shamrock Shakes, And Their Cult Following, Explained

Every March, along with college basketball tournaments and the opportunity to misquote Julius Caesar, another seasonal tradition returns: the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. Despite not being the fast-food chain’s best-known (or best) limited-time product, the green beverage has garnered a cult following over the years — and has a surprisingly interesting backstory. Read on at Vox.

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Are McTeacher’s Nights Exploitative?

Mark Noltner, who lives in suburban Chicago, heard about McTeacher’s Nights when he found a flier in his daughter’s backpack last year. “There was a picture of Ronald McDonald [on the flier],” he says, and it was promoting the school fundraiser at a local McDonald’s. During McTeacher’s Nights, teachers stand behind the counter at McDonald’s, […]

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The Latest Scramble In The Egg Industry: McDonald’s Is Going Cage-Free

The campaign to force America’s farmers to change the way they handle their animals celebrated a victory this week. McDonald’s USA announced that in the near future, it will no longer buy eggs from chickens that live in cages. Those cages are still the industry standard, and 90 percent of America’s eggs come from chickens […]

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Hilarious McDonald’s Reviews On Yelp

Billions and billions of hamburgers, and so many of them, to judge by the Yelp reviews, served to unhappy people. But why would anyone post a review of McDonald’s on Yelp? This is a question that people who post reviews of McDonald’s on Yelp often begin by asking. (“I’m not sure what is compelling me…” […]

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McDonald’s vs. Slow Food: A Food Controversy at the Milan Expo

Things are heating up in Milan between McDonald’s and Slow Food…   It all started on May 19 when, on the occasion of the grand opening of the Slow Food pavilion, Carlo Petrini, its founder and president, critiqued the organization for the presence of participants as different as Slow Food and McDonald’s. “In front of […]

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Blame McDonald’s for James Franco

Today in celebrity news, James Franco published an editorial in the Washington Post in defense of something very dear to his very famous heart. No, not the Kickstarter to fund the Kickstarter for his upcoming biopic James Franco According to James Franco — McDonald’s. As it turns out, James Franco (according to James Franco) was once […]

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McDonald’s Chicken Goes Antibiotic-Free. Now What?

Fast-food giant McDonald’s shook up the food world last week by announcing that within two years, it will require all 14,000 of its U.S. restaurants to serve chicken that is substantially antibiotic-free. It’s a huge change, because so much of poultry raising has relied on drugs for so long. What will it mean? The announcement is important […]

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A Visit to McDonald’s, Celebrity Chef in Tow

With all the recent excitement over Shake Shack — its share price more than doubled the day it went public last week — and Habit Burger, whose share price also more than doubled when it went public in November, you’d think America was entering a new golden age of the burger. Then there’s McDonald’s, the […]

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McDonald’s Refuses to Buy GM Potatoes for Its Fries

McDonald’s may not have a stellar reputation for being picky about its ingredients, but the company has put its foot down on GMOs. McDonald’s’ largest potato supplier has a hot new GM potato, but the House That Ronald Built has no interest in using them. McDonald’s isn’t known for being principled about its ingredients; just […]

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