A brief, annotated guide to the “deals” on National Fast Food Day

Every day is a stinkin’ day now. Let’s pick a date at random: May 12. According to NationalToday.com, May 12 is National Limerick Day and World Migratory Bird Day. How about August 4? National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Mustard Day, and U.S. Coast Guard Birthday. Today is International Day For Tolerance,…

Judge tosses $5 million “no cheese on my Quarter Pounder” lawsuit

Two Florida residents recently sued McDonald’s over the chain’s Quarter Pounder With Cheese, stating they were charged full-price for the sandwich even when they requested it without cheese. They argued that because the McDonald’s app shows that some locations charge 30 cents less for a Quarter Pounder sans cheese, a…

McDonald’s worker gets sent home for being late, goes out and robs other McDonald’s

Welp, nobody can say that this particular alleged criminal didn’t take advantage of an opportunity. KSAT in Texas reports on the story of a 19-year-old who showed up late for his first day of work at a McDonald’s, and was subequently sent home. While he was waiting for his ride, says KSAT, he asked a lot of questions…

Reappraising McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese, an under-appreciated chain burger

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Crapping on McDonald’s is a communal sport. The laws of popularity state anything with mainstream appeal must trigger a backlash, especially for people seeking cachet and credibility. For them, the list of reasons to crap on McDonald’s runs long: That it has become synonymous with paint-by-numbers food assemblage,…

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