McDonald's Corporation

  • Music

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Michael McDonald's Yacht Rock Ship Sails in for "Night of the Proms" at Verizon Theatre

    Remember three years ago when your workplace productivity levels plunged because people kept sending those Yacht Rock videos around the office? It's quite possible that in the wake of watching parodies of the incestuous early '80s careers of dudes who had recorded with Steely Dan, you wasted all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Too Many Wrinkled Guys in Mayor's School Takeover Campaign

    Monday I said Mike Rawlings was about to announce a pause -- a tapping of the brakes -- in his public school takeover campaign. I was a little off. Instead it turns out he has been meeting with three really old guys. I guess that could have the same effect. What? That's not a slur. I've got nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Six Musicians You Didn't Know Might Be Bigots

    Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    This Is What an Uncooked McRib Looks Like

    The McRib is returning to McDonald's restaurants across the country, and in honor of that special season we bring you another look at one of America's most popular "meat" sandwiches. We all know the McRib, with its patty machine-molded to resemble bone-in ribs and its spare dressing of onion and pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dino Santonicola of Il Cane Rosso on Rolling Dough, Burning Pies and Staying Employed

    Dino Santonicola's official title is "Master Pizzaiolo," a degree of sorts that he started when he got his first job at a pizza restaurant down the street from his house in the Spanish Quarter of Naples, Italy. He's certified as a Verace Pizzaiolo Napoletano, which literally translates to true Napo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Mutts, a Dog-Friendly Hot Dog Place, Sets a Date, But Doesn't Go Local With Its Meat

    Dog lovers rejoice. You'll soon be able to munch on a burger, slurp on a shake and socialize with Fido all in one fell swoop at Mutts. The latest creation from Free Range Concepts partners Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan (Bowl and Barrel, Sunset Lounge) is set to open in Uptown on June 19, and they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Burger Bubble: Two New Concepts Coming to Garland and Richardson

    I'm reminded of the dot com internet boom every time I see the announcement of a new burger restaurant cropping up somewhere in Dallas. As Internet stocks exploded, pundits listed myriad reasons why traditional valuation methods did not apply to these new companies that had no revenue but were still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Now Michelle Shocked Is On Yahoo! News, Because That's What Internet Outrage Does

    The internet is a perfectly efficient outrage generator. People need things to be super-pissed about, so that they can express their social positions to their friends; they burn through that outrage in an orgy of vague, well-intentioned social media protest; they look for something else to be super- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Is Hopdoddy Just A One-Off Burger Concept, Or A Sign Of Better Food To Come

    It was the Smackdown that lead me to reviewing Hopdoddy. I couldn't believe how much work the small chain put into burgers they charged so little for. Most customers will likely spend a little more on burgers topped elaborately with gourmet cheeses and toppings, but if you want, you can get a plain, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Roky Erickson, Mark Farina, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and More

    Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura BoldFriday, July 13, at The Kessler TheaterPsychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be at the Kessler tomorrow night with opening act James Hall, who is legendary in his own right, and one of the greatest front men I've ever seen. Easily the top bill of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Problem With... Gym Class Heroes' "The Fighter" Feat. Ryan Tedder

    See also: The Problem With Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts" The 2012 London Olympics are a month away, but I'm not as interested as I was for Beijing 2008. If London's opening ceremony has a TARDIS float, I'll be interested. To tie in to the Olympics, Gym Class Heroes -- the hip, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    SNACK is Open on Henderson (Photos)

    From the outside of the building, you might recognize tell-tale remnants of the old facade of Horne & Dekker: the patio with its big garage door to the rest of the dining area, the bar that runs the length of the place. But once inside, the similarities end.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The Texas Farm Bureau Applauds Domino's Support for Gestation Crates, Orders a Pizza

    Confining sows in small gestation crates has come under great scrutiny lately. Major companies like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and most recently the nation's second largest grocery chain, Safeway, have announced a phase-out of pork supplied by farms that use gestation crates. However, recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    McDonald's Austria Now has a Deep-Fried McRib Sandwich

    Listen up America! It's time to step up the game. Japan McDonald's has been whipping America's ass in weirdo novelty sandwiches in the past few months, and France is debuting some sort of fancy burger-on-a-baguette thing. America's Fast Food, it's time you jumped into the ring. It's not enough to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Domino's Japan Has a $50 Pizza

    Domino's recent trend of gourmet-ing the shit out of their food jumped to new heights recently. Introducing, from the company's Japanese chain (via Eater), the Prestige Quattro, which is not a sequel to the Hugh Jackman film. This is the $50 (¥3,900) unbelievably fancy pizza that features four sid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Ten Signs Your Favorite Band Is Past Its Prime

    ​Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Brain Freeze: Our Panel of Experts Samples New Summer Coolers

    Lauren Drewes DanielsArby's Jamocha Oreo Shake, a summer drink worth fighting for.​Being bored for extended amounts of time builds character. Everyone (kids, in particular) needs to stare at the wall so long that it makes them crazy. Then go outside and stare at the hot grass. Then lie on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    In-N-Out's Here. What's Left to Talk About?

    ​This week, presumably, Dallas has moved past waiting three hours for and crying over hamburgers. We're on to more sophisticated things, like hamburgers with 8,000 calories, ballpark grub and how much we all hate the word "gooey." Read on. City of Ate Jenny Block couldn't find much wrong with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Breathalyzers for the City Council, Now There's an Idea Worth $10 Million

    ​I have a new idea for controlling costs at City Hall. Breathalyzers for the city council, because those people must be drunk. The city is in the toilet, so broke it can't mow the parks. So broke it can't fix the streets. So broke it can't keep the rec centers open. On and on. So tomorrow th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    A Dollar Goes a Long Way at Pokey O's Tomorrow

    ​There's not much you can get for a buck, and when it comes to food there's not much you can get that qualifies as actual food. Skip the McDonald's drive through tomorrow and head to Pokey O's (3034 Mockingbird Lane) tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a treat that only costs $1, including t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Chocolatier Stephen Smith On Cooking With Mom and the Guilty Pleasure of Twinkies

    On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on chocolatier Stephen Smith of nib chocolates. Today, we asked Smith to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. ​I was raised in...a military family.   My friends say I'm...too laid back. Too relaxed.   My momma told me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.29.10

      ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know this sounds crazy, but I honestly think there's something to it: The World Series has been a psychological letdown for your Texas Rangers. Winning the ALCS and beating the Ya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Five Fast-Food Breakfast Staples That Should Go Away -- Now.

    Hardees Monster Biscuit Sandwich has 2310 mg of sodium.​Most important meal of the day, right? The Associated Press announced Burger King's new business plan recently to add nine more breakfast items to their masterpiece of all-things-obese menu. The Sun-Times reported that Burger King's breakfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    If You're Going to Break Into Downtown McDonald's ATM, At Least Don't Drop the Loot

    ​At 4 this morning, the two gentlemen you'll find in the video on the other side decided to break into the downtown McDonald's on Commerce and Griffin Streets. Their goal: the ATM in the front window. And, for a little while, it goes so-far-so-good -- using crowbars, it takes them a sweaty minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Latest Stack o' Council Memos: No-Bid Contracts, Policing the Protesters and More Retiring City Employees

    Brian HarkinIn May, Vonciel Hill voted to keep concessions at Love Field in the hands of one company, whose CEO contributed to her campaign. ​Every so often I like to post the pack of memos Frank Librio sends to council and media at the end of every week; below are the ones that went out late Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Snuffer's and Scotty P's Go Head to Head in Our Coronary Cheese Fry Conflict

    Snuffer's Glorious Pile O'Fries​There are occasions when even the best of us have that animalistic craving for something basic, something wonderful, something loaded with cheese and bacon. After all, as City of Aters know, everything is better with bacon.I am waxing on about the perfect burger sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Our Deep-Fried Decade: Ten Years Of Gluttony And Progress At The State Fair

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?​In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Steak And Kidney Pie

    ​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn strange.We lived just off Hampstead High Street in London. This was back in the days when Brits in search of a decent meal headed for French restaurants. On trains you could buy tomato and butter sandwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Dude Food: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

    The Royal Red Robin Burger​Each week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 229 N. U.S. 67, Cedar HillDude Factor: 5, or Boy Wonder, on a scale of 1 (Robin Ventura) to 10 (Robin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Underneath The Tropical Sun

    ​When it feels like the rest of the world is out on vacation, daydreams about island living come easily -- and even if a tropical refuge in Bishop Arts doesn't quite give the same effect, sometimes the right table in the right restaurant is vacation enough for now. Plus, there are plenty of "tropi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Keeping Score

    Zorilla, via FlickrSix months (plus a couple) into City of Ate and I'm still trying to figure out blogging. In the past couple of months, we've also added twitter--fortunately handed to someone else, since my response to the first mention of it was along the lines of 'I've read about it in the paper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2009

    "If They Go Ahead and Create It or If They Don't, It Don't Make No Difference."

    After pestering would-be voters in the West End last week for their opinions on Proposition 1, Megan and Patrick headed over to Fair Park yesterday to see how folks were feeling about the city getting into the convention center hotel business. Patrick's video's here; Megan's wrap-up follows. If noth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    At Tonight's Found Footage Festival, Big Ambition and Little Talent Make for VHS Gold

    Nick Prueher, left, and Joe Pickett, the touring kings of forgotten VHS.If, after years of YouTube, unintentionally funny strangers just aren't that funny anymore, there may be only one cure, and -- lucky you -- it's stopping in town tonight at the Lakewood Theater.The Found Footage Festival is a co ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Video of the Week: SOC's Fame Over Shame

    I'm only half-kidding when I ask this: Was it worth it for South Oak Cliff High School to change the grades of three players - including McDonald's All-American Darrell Arthur - and win back-to-back state basketball championships in 2005-06, only to have the titles later forfeited? At the time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Bowling for Morning Items

    Some random notes with which to start your final day of winter vacay. Last night I briefly toyed with the idea of attending the final Cotton Bowl to be held at the actual Cotton Bowl, but an anticipated record crowd of 88,175 -- what you get when you combine a sell-out with expanded seating -- makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007


    Hear the song (but not the lyrics) of Michael McDonald

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    It's an annual rite of spring. On April 15--at precisely 11:59 p.m., if you're like me--we do our taxes and write off the Texas Rangers. This year seemed no different. Before the season even started, prized pitcher Adam Eaton injured his finger. New leadoff man Brad Wilkerson started striking out mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005
  • Culture

    December 2, 2004

    Schindler's Fist

    Maya Schindler's traumatized sirens pack a powerful punch

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003


    Who has the worst cuisine in Europe?

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

  • Dining

    October 19, 2000

    Seeds of Discontent

    Can growing protests stem the tide of genetically engineered crops?

  • Dining

    October 29, 1998

    Of men, meat, and money

    Capital Grille lays it on thick

  • News

    May 2, 1996
  • Dining

    March 28, 1996

    Gutter ball

    The food at the Bronco Bowl Sports Grill scores a zero

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