Court rules McDonald’s Extra Value Meals prices aren’t deceiving us

Math is hard, especially when you’re hungry. Thus many customers, when faced with the plastic glow of the McDonald’s menu, choose a Value Meal and assume that means we’re getting the best deal. It’s like bundling internet and TV, except French fries and a McChicken. But a new lawsuit alleged that—gasp—McDonald’s Extra…

McDonald’s continues its self-improvement kick, vows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

If I was a housewife, and McDonald’s was my husband, I’d be checking for lipstick on the collar right about now. Would not be surprised to find a red convertible in my driveway alongside my station wagon. Would probably have my nostrils permeated with the smell of Brut aftershave, and would be receiving many evening…

McDonald’s promises to get its shit together with today’s return of Szechuan sauce 

Hopefully McDonald’s has the staff and the stock prepared for this: After a bizarre one-day promotion in which it quickly ran out of one-day-only available Szechuan sauce, the brave franchise is trying again. Starting today, the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye reports, Szechuan sauce returns to McDonald’s. Try not to get too…

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Chicago’s supersized McDonald’s to transform from Jetsons restaurant to Apple Store-lookalike

Chicago’s Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s sat at the corner of Ontario and LaSalle, just west of the Magnificent Mile and blocks away from The Takeout headquarters. The supersized faux-futuristic, golden-arched restaurant, which looked like what someone in the 1960s thought the 21st century was going to look like, was an…

Pass the Combos: 18 foods you only eat while traveling

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…