Pregnant woman at McDonald’s receives cleaning solution instead of a latte 

Here’s a story to strike terror in the heart of anyone who has ever gone through a drive-thru (that is to say, pretty much all of us): A pregnant woman in Alberta, Canada, received cleaning solution instead of the latte she ordered at McDonald’s, according to The Toronto Star. The news site reports that “Sarah Douglas…

The story of the ex-cop who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game is straight-up fascinating

Remember McDonald’s Monopoly game? Remember how you never, ever won anything beyond the occasional free large fries or soda? The Daily Beast now offers a fascinating, in-depth reported piece about the ex-cop who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly system, only to be stopped by a straight-up FBI sting (or as The Daily Beast…

McDonald’s and Starbucks joins forces to invent compostable cup of the future

McDonald’s and Starbucks are usually duking it out at the top of the list of popular fast-food chains. But in a surprising move, the two companies are joining forces for the sake of the planet. A press release states today that “The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announces that…

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 flips its arches for International Women’s Day

You’ll see many homages to women today for International Women’s Day, but few this physically large: McDonald’s has flipped the arches outside its franchise in Lynwood, California. As an accompanying video explains, the store is owned by Patricia Williams, a single mom who quit her job to own her first McDonald’s in…

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…