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McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    McDonald's Canada Wants Us to be Less Grossed Out by McNuggets, Is Grossing Us Out

    Our Northern neighbors don't shy away from the tough questions. That seems to be the takeaway from the latest McDonald's Canada marketing campaign. In a series of videos called "Our Chicken. Your Questions," the company answers questions like, "What are legitimately in mcnuggets is there pink goop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Chicken Nugget Bonanza You Never Asked For

    Until recently, the chicken nugget biz was a two-player game. McDonald's ruled the roost with their all-powerful tempura style, while Wendy's occupied a smaller cult market with a more "breadcrumby" version. Both have their merits and their die-hard loyalists, but now two new competitors have enter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    McDonald's Reveals Olympic Park 1,500-Seater And Swears Athletes Will Fill the Place

    Today McDonald's revealed its new 1,500-seat flagship restaurant at the Olympic Park in London, which weighs in at 32,000 square feet. The Sun newspaper in London reports that the flagship location, which is one of four in Olympic Park, is the largest McDonald's in the world. (But, a franchise in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Five McDonald's Failed Menu Items

    The McDonald's Arch Deluxe anyone?​Today's story about Fish McBites and my prediction that they don't last past Lent spurred my curiosity into McDonald's other historic flops. Attempts to regionally market bad food have typically done poorly for the chain. Crab cakes in the Maryland market and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    How Dallas Restaurants Manage Social Media

    That restaurants are using social media to get their message out is nothing new. As soon as any business owner realizes that networks like Facebook and Twitter provide an outlet and advertising at a low cost -- only the man hours it takes to set up a feed and gather and interact with followers and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Smithfield, Torturer of Future-Bacon, Renews Promise Its To Phase Out Gestation Crates

    The Humane Society of the United States​A few weeks back we told you (reminded you, really) about the evils of McDonald's pork supplier, Smithfield Foods. The Humane Society was roasting the commercial pig factory for its use of gestation crates, noted for their impossibly small size and gener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011

    Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu​Last year, Planet Earth sorrowfully asked mankind "Why, dear peoples, why?" after the invention of something sinister and bizarre: KFC's Double Down. Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    McDonald's TV is Here. So, Five Local Programming Ideas.

    ​McDonald's new phase of mind control and world domination is upon us: McTV is here. [ACTIVATE MIND CONTROL] McDonald's is launching the "McDonald's Channel," according to the LA Times, The "digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers" is called McTV, and it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Wanted: Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings

    Scott ReitzDeep fried, delicious buffalo style wings​It's a lousy obsession but the burden is mine to bear. I've loved tearing into chicken wings since I discovered them in college. A small chain originally called BW3's that's gone on to become a Chicken Wing Walmart served decently fried rend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Cheerio! McDonald's Tests "English Pub" Burger

    Clean Plate Charlie​Like Clark Griswold, McDonald's is making a bold trip to Europe by testing a new burger: the English Pub Burger. Burger Business reports that Her Majesty's burger will have hickory-smoked bacon, white cheddar and American cheeses (?), grilled onions and steak sauce on an "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Listomania: 30 Songs That Make Us Hungry But Probably Shouldn't

    ​Ricky Martin will be performing at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie tomorrow night. And, yes, that kind of has our mouths watering. No, not because we have a thing for the recently outed Latin singer, but because, gluttons that we are, our stomachs have always growled when we hear his song "Shake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Baked Chicken Makes Aussies Think of Texas

    Another overseas McDonald's is affixing the "Texas" adjective to one of its newest menu items in hopes of making it more popular with the eating public. ​ Two months after the release of McDonald's Japan's Texas 2 Burger, McDonald's/Australia has begun testing its Texas Chicken Skewers at 44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Attention McDonald's: Five New Burgers for Japan McDonald's "Big America 3"

    McDonald's via Wall Street Journal​Last week, Japan McDonald's debuted their Big America 2 campaign that featured four Hulk-fist sized, America-themed burgers. The four burgers, named Idaho, Manhattan, Miami, and Texas 2, clock in at more than 500 calories each, and range from nearly tasty-looking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    McDonald's Japan Captures Texas on a Bun

    ​The Texas Burger, released last month at McDonald's restaurants across Japan, proved so popular that the fast food chain's already issued a sequel. Spokeswoman Melissa Daly describes the Texas 2 Burger, available now in Japan, as featuring "flavors of the Lone Star State with spicy chili bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Weird Science: Eating Brains, McDonald's Madness and Brilliant Bacon

    Lunch!​For most eaters, scrutinizing food means checking to make sure the lettuce in their salad's clean and their steak's not overly fatty. Scientists, of course, take a more rigorous approach, using microscopes, MRI scans and sophisticated chemical testing to determine exactly what people ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Fast Food Burger Ads vs. Reality: The Sad, Limp, Under-Lettuced Truth

    Photos by Patrick MichelsWith or without a slick ad photo, these Wendy's Double Baconators sell themselves. We all know those fast food ad wizards have their tricks -- fake water droplets on the fresh red tomatoes, onions peeking just so out from under a perfectly thick sesame bun. Of course, noth ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    McDonald's Says Go Crazy! Be Yourself!

    ​I had occasion to amble through a McDonald's the other day (the occasion being the closure of the bathroom at the gas station next door), and noticed there was a serving of Chicken McNugget sauce on almost every table. But nobody was eating nuggets. McDonald's customers, it appears, are co-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Supersized McDonald's Perfect
    For Supersized Kids

    A whopping 65 percent of McDonald's sales are transacted through the drive-through window. So why is the company opening a store with seating for 180 in Irving tomorrow? letsknowabout.comAn after-school snack in Irving. ​The fast-food chain long ago accepted the majority of its customers woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Six Fast Foods That Look Disgusting, Even In Their Professional Photos

    McDonald'sHappy returns, pork patty thing!​A very special time is approaching, a time of warmth and family-gathering. It will be a time of great celebration under the crisp autumn leaves: The nationwide return of the McRib on November 2nd. For the first time in 16 years, the shaped-pork patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Vegans Protest Downtown McDonald's; Voice Opposition to the Egg McMuffin

    ​The newest McDonald's opened today in the West End in a fury of scampering commuters, El Centro students seeking to get amped up on coffee before class and Eddie Garza whose Dallas Mercy for Animals staged a protest.Remember Eddie Garza: He wrote the Vegan Guy for City of Ate. Being a vegan and ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Food Festivals Like Taste of West Village Aren't Necessarily About Food

    ​Since news about Texas food tends to find its way to my inbox, I know way more than I should about Texas Roadhouse happenings. I don't usually find too much in the Roadhouse oeuvre that's worth sharing, but I was oddly riveted by a recent announcement regarding the restaurant chain's partici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.18.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Watching Thursday night's NBA Finals Game 7, it struck me just how far your Dallas Mavericks are from a championship. Lakers 83, Celtics 79 was a rugged, violent scrum on every possession. I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Damaged Good$ -- "WEHATEDAMAGEDGOOD$TOO"

    ​Another month, another new song for you to download for free courtesy the powerhouse hipster-hop duo of Theodore Beard and Coool Dundee, better known 'round these parts as Damaged Good$. It's kind of a beast of a song, too, featuring a beat from Rusko built around a sample of the theme music from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Greenz

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Greenz 2808 McKinney Avenue214-720-7788Promised Delivery Time: "between 12:00 and 12:40" Actual Delivery Time: 12:25 Scoring summary: Easy online ordering: 20 Estimated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: The McRib

    ​I was there when McDonald's introduced Shanghai McNuggets, asking staff members at stores around the nation to don replica coolie hats.That was in 1985 or thereabouts--before corporate sensitivity training but long after Americans should have known better. I still remember an Asian couple app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    In The (Olive) Garden Of Eden

    ​A couple weeks ago, a reader by the name of Beth posted an interesting comment under one of our stories. "May I inquire as to why it is common practice on these blogs to look down upon other so-called 'middle-class casual restaurants?'" she (assuming) wrote, mentioning Olive Garden as a favored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Top 10 Foods We Really Miss

    ​How long has the Hershey's bar occupied grocery shelves? It's just a sheath of inferior chocolate, but you can pick one up just about anywhere. Meanwhile, far more interesting treats disappear from the shelves.The way we eat and our taste in foods is subject to whims, nudged by marketing campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Why Do We Love Oprah? Because We Also Love McDonald's

    ​I've spent some effort avoiding this day, hoping it would never, ever come. But all of my valiant, last ditch efforts--a quick search for an apartment in Allen, begging to work from a Starbucks in Oklahoma City for a day or two--fell through.Now I'm trapped. Although I've spent much of my adult l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    McDonald's Gets All Poetic And Gushy Over Bacon

    Well, actually I'm not sure if it advances or diminishes the cause when McDonald's gets involved. Anyway, this from one of their commercials for the Angus burger:"The bacon beckons like a springboard to paradise."'Nuff said.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Whataburger vs McDonald's: Fast Food Fisticuffs

    Alex Flores​When people say 'it tastes like cardboard,' what do they really mean? Well, after taking a bite from a box left over from my last Costco excursions--a corrugated job with a slick, four-color facing--I can report with some authority it has more character than the batch of McDonald's fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Eat What They Want You To Eat

    The old progressives made us dump liquor. The new ones want us to heed their diet demands.​Now, you all know I'm the kindhearted, gentle sort, right? That I would never write anything harsh about mindless poseurs ordering dirty martinis or suggest a certain rank dish should be dumped over the offe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.29.09

    "This is about McDonald's becoming a beverage destination and building off our offerings of fountain beverages." (Karen Wells, vice president of U.S. strategy and menu for McDonald's, on a new with Plano's Dr. Pepper Snapple Group replacing Pibb Xtra--a Coco-Cola product--with Dr. Pepper. Guess the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    10 Questions: Jim Schutze

    Our own investigative curmudgeon, legendary political writer and sometime author of crime narratives sure likes to stir the pot.He's been called a liar by targets of his reporting, touched off verbal feuds amongst elected, drawn the wrath of...well, a lot of people. Along the way, he's won national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.12.09

    "The good news for the restaurant industry is that consumers typically get hungry about every four to five hours, generally three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." (Bob Derrington, securities analyst with Morgan Keegan & Co., on the ability of restaurants to weather nasty little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    10 Questions: Sasha Cohen

    You may know her as an Olympic silver medalist, but the 24 year-old skating superstar had already raked in a good portion of the world's precious metal supply thanks to podium finishes at, oh, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the World Championships, the U.S. Nationals, Skate Canada, Skate Ame ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008
  • News

    November 30, 2006
  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    I Smell a McRat

    McDonalds serves up a rodent, then scurries for cover

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Pink About It

    Pop's most ill-fitting star has never been afraid to Try This, even if everyone else was

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Tortillas

    Taco Cabana

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    McRibbing

    A man eats fast food for a month--guess what happens

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Buzz

    Don't have a cow

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Wrapped Up In Chains

    Fast-food restaurants are quietly taking over the world

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