In Prospect Park on Wednesday, during a demonstration scheduled to coincide with the last time the minimum wage was raised--four years ago--New York City's fast food workers authorized another citywide strike.
Few starlets have undergone as drastic and public a personal and musical transformation as Miley Cyrus. She chopped off her long brown locks for a styled blonde Mohawk-ish thing. She exchanged her trademark country twang for a sheepish auto-tuned "baaah!" She dropped off her guitar and popped up he ... More >>
It's no secret that McNuggets only slightly resemble chicken (pink slime, anyone?). McDonald's down under launched an app that will allow customers to see where each ingredient of their meal came from. TrackMyMacca -- Macca is apparently what Aussies call the fast food chain -- will pinpoint which ... More >>
Newly formed strike-organizer Fast Food Forward is coordinating a protest with hundreds of the city's fast-food workers today, beginning with the 280 Madison Avenue McDonald's at 6:30 this morning, where employees walked out demanding better wages. More strikes are expected today at noon in Penn S ... More >>
How fancy can you get with McDonald's? During a cook-off at San Francisco's California Culinary Academy, chefs used McDonald's ingredients to create a three-course meal. The charity gala, called McDonald's Unwrapped, was organized to raise awareness regarding McDonald's ingredients.
Cops are looking for a homophobic fatso who slashed a gay guy with a razor blade at a West Village McDonald's earlier this week. But that was only after making homophobic comments to the man.The NYPD released photos of the 350-plus-pound man this morning. He's huge.According to authorities, about 7 ... More >>
[See More Edible News: See A Giant Gumball Machine Filled With Cupcakes | Restaurants Are Watching You McDonald's is opening two restaurants where there will be absolutely no meat involved. Both of the restaurants will open next year in India -- one in the city of Amritsar (the holiest site in the ... More >>
Ben Campbell is taking food art to a whole other level. The Texan artist is currently in the process of creating an art show featuring a wide variety of work created with McDonald's food. His goal: to get sued by the fast food chain.
McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner is retiring after 41 years at the fast-food chain. Donald Thompson, the company's current president, will take his spot. [AP via USA Today] What's more natural, sugar or high fructose corn syrup? This old debate was the subject of a lawsuit over false advertising between ... More >>
There's no question that the best choice on the McDonald's Dollar Menu is the fries, but that's no more. McDonald's restaurants in the United States will be altering their value priced menu items, swapping out small drinks and small fries for baked cookies and ice cream cones instead, Reuters repo ... More >>
Lauren BloombergEnough soda options to give you an anxiety attack. Or a sugar high.If you happen to be strolling into the Fulton Street McDonald's late at night (because that's the only time you eat fast food right?), you may be shocked to discover that the soda fountain is missing. It isn't your ... More >>
The video of the incident at the Greenwich Village McDonald's The dramatic saga of the McDonald's employee who attacked two unruly female customers at the West 3rd Street location of the burger chain has come to an end. The employee, Rayon McIntosh, was cleared of felony assault charges after spe ... More >>
McDonald'sWhat's better than the McRib? Oh, we'll tell you what's better. If you haven't been watching television, reading any food blogs, or paying visits to McDonald's recently, you might not know that the cult favorite McRib sandwich is back. The sandwich stuffs a pork patty (sorry, no act ... More >>
The placid scene last night at the McDonald's on West 3rd Street where the beating occurred. The McDonald's just off Sixth Avenue in the Greenwich Village tenderloin was quiet last night, with patrons routinely entering and buying their Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets seemingly oblivious of ... More >>
Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, is suing the owners of Pink Sprinkles in Fairfield, Conn., for trademark infringement. [Boston Globe] A new McDonald's in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb, is hosting live jazz nights -- dubbed ... More >>
Johnny Vulkan/NowPublicMcDonald's international efforts haven't only been directed toward fattening up the Israelis; it's also been busy trying to convince Russia it's not a restaurant, but a supermarket.
San Francisco street mural, artist unknown The popular Mickey D's just east of Cooper Square has been flaunting a new DOH inspection sign - and it looks like they made it themselves.
Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>
Robert SietsemaWill real maple make this taste delicious? McDonald's Fruit and Maple Oatmeal has caused quite a controversy in recent weeks. Our Man Sietsema found the porridge devoid of fruit and akin to "something emptied from the sink trap" while Vermonters were up in arms because -- sh ... More >>
McDonald's Hong KongLaughter, tears, acid reflux.If drive-through chapels in Vegas and this guy are too classy for you, then consider buying a plane ticket to Hong Kong. Starting Jan. 1, the city will be the world's very first to offer McDonald's wedding packages to the amorous and nutritiona ... More >>
Days after Our Man Sietsema pitted the McDonald's Snack Wrap against the BK Breakfast Bowl, Francis Lam admits that the Southern Style Chicken at McDonald's is actually pretty good. [Salon] In case you missed it, spaghetti tacos are all the rage among kids these days. Yep, that's spaghetti t ... More >>
Coming at you: the McDonald's Angus Deluxe Snack Wrap Few things are as relentlessly flogged on TV as the new product roll-outs of fast-food chains. We've been exposed to two in particular over the last few months: the BK Breakfast Bowl and McDonald's Snack Wraps.
In his column this week, Steve Cuozzo asks why restaurant transplants always seem to suck when they come to New York. Also, Why can't you pay with plastic or get a decent scrambled egg here? [NY Post] McDonald's is testing a burrito-sized version of the Snack Wrap in select markets. The item ... More >>
Alain Ducasse is one of several top chefs who are turning their attentions to vegetables, even offering haute veggie tasting menus. [Wall Street Journal] McDonald's posted a 12 percent gain in its second quarter thanks, in part, to its new smoothies and frappes. [Bloomberg] Burger King is ... More >>
Attention, homosexuals of France: McDonald's wants you to know you are welcome at its many locations. The fast food conglomerate's French division has released a commercial, entitled "Come as you are," that depicts a pretty young man gazing mistily at an all-male class photo and talking on the pho ... More >>
Taking a page from the Sex and the City cross-promotional playbook, McDonald's is planning to pimp its "brand new look" by dispensing free food, hand massages, and manicures at its Rockefeller Center location on June 2.
The Times Square Alliance is seeking proposals from local businesses to operate concession stands in the pedestrian plazas located on Broadway between 42d and 47th Streets. [NY Times] The National Milk Producers Federation is lobbying the FDA to require that plant-based beverages, like soy m ... More >>
Otarian invites you to judge its food by its cover. If you've ever stopped to wonder what a restaurant created in a joint effort between some Simpsons writers, a bored McDonald's mid-level executive, and a rogue band of profit-minded Hare Krishnas might look like, then Otarian might be for y ... More >>
Mets fans are getting even more reasons to hang out in the Citi Field food court this season. Crab cake sandwiches from Catch of the Day, Disco fries from Box Frites, and strawberry shakes from Shake Shack are among new menu items. And a McFadden's Pub will open at street level. [NY Times] B ... More >>
SUPERFLEX The consequences of capitalism are wet and wild. If, like Christine Quinn, you've always dreamed of seeing a fast-food restaurant get slowly swallowed by rising flood waters, here's your chance: for three more days, Chelsea's Peter Blum gallery is presenting SUPERFLEX: Flooded McDon ... More >>
McDonald's has signed basketball star LeBron James for a multi-year promotional campaign that starts with a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, and includes involvement in the chain's All American High School Basketball Games. [Nation's Restaurant News] Veteran McDonald's franchisee, Irwin Krug ... More >>
Beef Products Inc. came up with the idea, eight years ago, to inject beef with ammonia in order to fight E. coli contamination. Now, the practice is being questioned. [NY Times] McDonald's seems to be having trouble keeping its top executives. The chain lost two chief executives in a row to ... More >>
That taco looks familiar, but where the hell did it come from? Forge ahead to find out. One of the worst aspects of the Age of Bloomberg has been the inundation of the city with nationally franchised fast food restaurants, so that now you can find McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, ... More >>
This "culinary abomination" incorporates one large McDonald's chocolate milkshake, half (yes, half) a bottle of vanilla-flavored vodka, two packets of McDonald's barbecue sauce, and a couple of Chicken McNuggets for garnish. Sound disgusting? Wait till you see its creators take their first sip. [ ... More >>
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York visits the McDonald's at 6th Avenue and 15th Street and finds "seating inspired by Arne Jacobsen's biomorphic Egg and Swan chairs of 1958," and "flat-screen televisions... mounted over the dining tables." This is apparently part of a "next generation of McDonal ... More >>
How did McDonald's choose to celebrate its 30th anniversary polluting the bloodstreams of French citizens? By opening France's 1,142nd outlet in the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and numerous other embodiments of the best that human civilization has to offer. It's set to open next month, in a ... More >>
The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... More >>
That's what I always hear from concerned strangers as I ride by on my bike all through the city's treacherous streets. That's awfully considerate of them, but do I track them down into their bedrooms and yell "Wear a condom!"? Do I follow them into pickup bars and screech "Take off your wedding ring ... More >>
McDonald's is among the few companies doing well in this economy and, now that Starbucks is on the ropes, they're poised for the kill: the company announced today they're bringing their McCafe coffee products to New York -- that is, Mickey D quality lattes, cappucinos, and mochas, hot and iced. Th ... More >>
Yesterday, McDonald's announced a 7.1% increase in international same-store sales for January 2009, compared to the same month last year. [NY Post]Westchester County has fined 21 supermarkets, including Whole Foods, for selling food past the expiration dates.[Newsday]In recent years, the federal gov ... More >>
McDonald's is lowering its prices in China as the nation's economy slows.[NY Times]The FDA defends its handling of the salmonella peanuts saying they were already investigating the Peanut Corporation of America.[NY Daily News]Some fans of the Biggest Loser are compelled to eat unhealthily while they ... More >>
We've been hearing about how the bad economy and escalating rents have restauranteurs nervous. And we've noticed McDonald's is one of the few companies doing well (or at least relatively well) these days. So it was only a matter of time before somebody did a brokers-at-McDonald's story. The Post obl ... More >>
Big Mac to come with a warning label