McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Dallas' Six Best Breakfast Spots

    For the longest time, we've been told breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Without two eggs and a square of toast before 9 a.m., we'd be doomed to walk around like reverse-negative sun zombies, drooling, chewing on pencil erasers and unable to form complete sentences. Recently, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    The Cops in Ferguson Are Wrong, but That Doesn't Make the Arrested Reporters Right

    The cops in Ferguson, Missouri come across as a bunch of untrained, undisciplined bubbas, but that doesn't put the two reporters arrested in a McDonald's restaurant last night in the right. These issues: the cops spoke first with the manager of the restaurant and then began to clear and shut down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Where to Find Pupusas in Dallas

    Pupusas are the unsung heroes of Latin cuisine. Their crisped exteriors may not entice like a taco filled with pork, pineapple, and cilantro, but this humble exterior belies a rich and meaty filling that is nothing short of magical. Corn masa is shaped into a pocket, filled with meats, cheese, and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    At Richardson's Olive Burger, a Nod to Scarface and a Burger Habit to Match

    When Shawn Miraki quit his job as an elevator engineer to open Olive Burger (451 W Arapaho Road, Richardson), he knew it would be a gamble. He took this risk, he says, in the name of family -- he wanted to encourage his hesitant father, Mark Miraki, to finally take the big leap and show off his cook ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Whatever Happened to the Lazy Mexican?

    And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Burger King is Developing a Sandwich to Challenge the McRib

    USA Today just reported that there's a great rib sandwich smackdown in the making. Burger King, which has been hustling to capture new customers recently with inventive menu items like bacon sundaes and Cinnabons, will roll out a rib sandwich this summer. Like the McD's original, the BK rib creati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    McDonald's to Introduce Egg White Delight Soon, a Yolk-Free McMuffin

    For all of you hard-core McDonald's enthusiasts trying to watch your waistline, we've got great news. This might be the year you don't have to buy bigger pants, because on April 22 McDonald's will introduce a yolk-less McMuffin. According to The Daily Meal, this new sandwich is called the Egg White ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    They Might Be Giants Does Not Need More Conspiracy Theorists

    Hard to believe that it's been over three decades since John Flansburgh and John Linnell first started playing music as They Might Be Giants. What started as two nerds and a drum machine has slowly evolved into a multi-media company with two distinct divisions: indie rock and children's music. Spea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Fish McBites Are Back, and I Can't Figure Out Why

    Last February I saw a blog post announcing McDonald's latest and greatest offering. Fish McBites were introduced at the start of Lent to give Catholics a way to torture themselves through Easter Sunday. I ordered a small cardboard container of the fish nuggets and ate two or three before I was confi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Eat this Dallas Dish, Not That: Local Alternatives to the Men's Health 20 Worst Foods in America

    This is a bad bad list, people. Nasty. Men's Health has published a list of the top 20 Worst Foods in America. Usually it's fun to look at gut bombs, but after cruising through this list you'll want to brush your teeth and wash your face. The list is part of Men's Health on-going "Eat This, Not Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Chili's To Improve Conditions For Pigs, But They're Not In A Hurry To Do It

    Dallas-based Brinker International has joined a growing list of restaurants that have pledged to improve conditions for pigs in their supply chain. The group owns Chili's, which is responsible for 1,500 casual restaurants known for their baby back ribs. The new policy also applies to Maggiano's and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Dallas Restaurant Inspections Not Quite as Up-to-Date as We Thought

    A week ago, code enforcement officials reported on progress plowing through that backlog of restaurant inspections. The backlog was taken care of with the help of an outside company, they told a City Council committee. From now on, with a few new hires, the department would be able to handle the req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    UK McDonald's Texas BBQ Ad Achieves Perfect Score in Annoying Texas Stereotyping

    Another tiresome food trend to add to the Valhalla-like halls of the Museum of Annoying Food Trends: the Taste of Whatever City/Country. Japan McDonald's Big America campaign, which attempted to surmise the taste of entire American locale between the crusty buns of a meatburger, did roughly the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King Swears Off Gestation Crates and Ups the Ante with Cage-Free Eggs

    Back in February, McDonald's announced it was through with gestation-crated pork products. We feared for McRib sandwiches, Sausage McMuffins and everything topped with bacon, so we called Paul Shapiro, a spokesman for the Humane Society, to talk out the impact of the move. Shapiro called the event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    McDonald's Has Released Fish McBites for Lent, and They Are McTerrible

    Lent is a time of sacrifice for Catholics, but McDonald's wants to be sure they don't give up grease. The fast-food giant created the Filet-O-Fish in 1962 to cater to Catholics who typically give up meat on Friday. The marketing paid off, and McDonald's still sees increased sales of the fish sandwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.20.11

    ​ Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Mavs got outplayed last night, plain and simple. The Rangers' loss to the Royals was more painful. Texas was one pitch from winning until .230-hitting Mike Aviles capped a gutsy 11-pitch at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Our Top 5 Broke-Ass Tuesday Dinners

    At half price, carne asada never tasted so good.​So you've probably spent your whole paycheck on gifts for the kids and now you're looking for ways to save some cash. Rather than going on the McDonald's dollar menu diet, check out our list of the best Tuesday food specials. 5. It's not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    The McRib Hacked: Five Ways to Enhance the McRib

    Photos by Patrick MichelsSo versatile, so meatlike. Is there anything you can't do with a McRib and a little free time? Just last month we got word of the McRib's long-awaited return, beginning in a blessed few locations -- trackable online with the McRib locator -- and finally reaching its ribby f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Growing Number of Eaters Find Convenience Stores, Um, Convenient

    Grab-and-go eaters are increasingly patronizing convenience stores, a trend one market research group thinks could threaten fast food restaurants' traditional breakfast hour dominance. RoadfoodMcDonalds fears this sandwich (which is not available at Big E's.)​"We'll see an expansion of foodse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    10 Other Foods That Should Be Foot Long (or Larger)

    FoodBeast.comNo, not one of our clever photoshops.​Carl's Jr., in its infinite wisdom, has developed a foot-long cheeseburger. Like Burger King's BK Shots, this is another burger innovation beyond the limits of imagination. Clearly, human minds will be puzzling over this long-food-meat and bun inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Riding With the Vice Squad As "Operation Triangle" Nets John With Infant Child In Car

    Photos by Andrea GrimesEscort seeks escort. Wonder if she also babysits?​We'd just pulled up to the corner of Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street in Southwest Dallas this afternoon when a guy in a black Ford Escort rolled down his window to talk to a pony-tailed undercover vice cop. She'd been milling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Any Food Fad That Involves Cake and Frosting is Fine With Us

    Photos courtesy of The Cake Ball CompanyFor more views of cake balls, macarons and whoopie pies, click here to see our recent slideshow.​What would our diets be without humanity's lemming-like habit of chasing the latest food fads? The acai berry would remain in the swamp lands of South Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Pairing Off: Campbell's Tomato Soup

    Patrick Michels​Matching wine to tomato soup wouldn't seem all that difficult. Fine dining restaurants routinely piece together bisques and fresh purees, after all--and their sommeliers can generally cope. But in this column we don't bother to make fresh, upscale, herb infused soups. That wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    First Look: Texas De Brazil Express

    ​We love the idea of Texas de Brazil Express: take a trusted name in meat-coma dining and parlay it into a quick meal concept. Round out said concept with a simple assisted assembly-line format and plop it in a busy shopping center (with ample parking) and you've got yourself a winner. At first ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.30.09

    "I'll either look like a genius or a fool." (Ed Bailey, owner of the just opened Bailey's Prime Plus in Cedar Hill--as well as three more proposed branches of the upscale steakhouse--on his prospects over the next year as he sells off profitable McDonald's locations in favor of fine dining venues. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    10 Questions: Jim Severson

    Before he opened Sevy's Grill back in 1997, Severson had already piled up 23 years of food service experience...probably not counting his time at McDonald's as a teenager.The Michigan native studied at the famous Culinary Institute of America and worked several kitchens before earning a local follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Southwest Airlines Ties FedEx as Seventh Most-Admired Company in ... the World!

    Fortune just posted its list of the World's Most Admired Companies -- at least, admired by the other bidness folks surveyed by the magazine. Five Dallas-based companies made the list of 363, and they are, in alphabetical order: AT&T, Brinker International, Centex, Southwest Airlines and Texas In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.23.09

    "When you order a recall and don't get a response, you've got to do something to protect the public." (Doug McBride of the Texas Department of State Health Services, noting that the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Plainview had not responded to an order to recall all products shipped from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrested. * ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Pairing Off: Big Mac

    Revisit your old grade school or the patch of neighborhood grass where you played football as a kid and you'll likely find the once-vast expanses, um, seriously shrunken.Maybe it's the workings of global warming. Or perhaps the earth contracts naturally as it spins through space--I don't know. But t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Jumbo Screen

    Ring up the funds for the DCT

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    One Man's Trash

    Look what came out of the lake

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Going for Broke

    NASCAR team owner Jeff Milburn might never win a race, but there's more to life than a checkered flag

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007
  • Dining

    May 19, 2005

    Otherworldly Feast

    Experimentation is rewarded at Sura Korean Bistro

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Usher in the Love

    How to make a puff piece: an instructional transcript

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Puddy Good

    Oishii is a culinary adventure

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Farewell to the Flame

    See the Idiots before they return to their villages

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Friendly Local Fascists

    Young conservatives get a little peeved

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Root Beer Float

    Prince of Hamburgers

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Josh Alan Band

    Josh Alan Band (Black Cracker Music)

  • Dining

    December 23, 1999

    Hash Over

    Chicken booger boo; Mixed hash; List watch

  • Dining

    February 6, 1997

    Success made simple

    What Else is the best new entry on the dining scene in a year

  • Music

    January 30, 1997

    Stylistic etouffee

    Hippie Gumbo gets it right

  • Dining

    October 3, 1996

    What's in a name?

    Hunky's serves up a great burger--hot buns, too

  • Dining

    June 27, 1996

    French, seriously

    Unpretentious Bonjour unstuffs Gallic sensibility

  • Music

    November 9, 1995

    Winedale nation

    A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.

  • Dining

    January 5, 1995

    Surprise for a snob

    The Italian Oven satisfies children and soothes their fussy parents

  • More >>