McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Free Small McCafés at McDonald's Until 9/29

    If you're going to swing by McDonald's for a McMuffin, or if you need an excuse to, they're giving away free cups of their coffee until September 29th. Why? Frankly, I don't know. But they put out a commercial that seems to be inspired by Juan Valdez and everything... Follow Stick a Fork In It on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Taco Bell Fires Back At McDonald's (After They Fired After Taco Bell Fired) w/Another Diss Commercial

    Think the Breakfast Fast Food War of 2014 was done after McDonald's tried to undercut Taco Bell by offering free coffee for the next two weeks? Nope. Taco Bell debuted another McDonald's-specific breakfast ad yesterday, taking a shot at how dated the McMuffin is. That's near blasphemy levels. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    This Week In Food: Pot Tacos, Meaty Sins, and Way Too Much Fast Food News

    What's up, duders? It's time for another food round up! First, Edwin took us to Samurai Burrito in Fountain Valley for his print review, then he gave us the March Restaurant Roll Call where we see restaurants lost and gained in the past month. He told is to eat the sushi at Tabi-Ji and shared Taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: McDonald's Pumpkin Pie

    The world went stupid crazy about pumpkin spice this year. The first leaf hadn't yet fallen from a tree (bare with me, I was in Seattle at the time), and Starbuck's had already made a giant deal about the yearly debut of its pumpkin spice latte. They weren't alone, every chain from Tully's to Peet's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Kevin Arellano, Santa Ana Father, I.D.'d as "Combative" Man Shot Dead by Cop: Update

    See the update on the next page with the I.D. of the dead man, his family wanting answers and police providing some. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 30, 4:08 P.M.: A "disturbance" at a Santa Ana McDonald's led to a police officer fatally shooting a suspect today, according to the department. Details are sketc ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Navel Gazing's Project Un-uncensored

    Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    McDonald's Announces McRib To Return on December 17th

    Frankly, I haven't had a McRib in years. But the cult behind McDonald's BBQ pork sandwich were worried after a delay that postponed its return in October that the latter half of 2012 would be McRib-less.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Vegans Vandalize Beloved Huntington Beach Mural with McDonald's Characters On It

    I don't really care for McDonald's, but I do care for murals. I remember seeing a McDonald's-themed mural in Huntington Beach off Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street years ago but never really gave it any thought, figuring it was a bunch of corporate spinning. Of course, the truth was more fascinating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    McDonald's Video Shows How French Fries Are Made; Leaves Some Stuff Out

    McDonald's Canada's "truthiness" campaign continues with more reveals on how they make and what goes into their most popular items. These videos have addressed just about every customer-lobbed question from "why doesn't the food ever look as good as the picture?" to "does McDonald's use 'pink slime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Man Demands Free Food At McDonald's, Says He's A Cop, Gets Arrested By The Real Ones

    A man in Florida went to a McDonald's drive-thru last Friday and allegedly demanded a free meal. He claimed he deserved it because he said he was a cop who had just come back from a sting operation. He flashed a gun and a badge. That was when the restaurant called the real cops.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    [W/PHOTOS] What Burger Will Grow Mold First: McDonald's, In-n-Out, or TK Burgers? An Experiment

    McDonald's just isn't real food. So, it would make sense that something so fake, so artificial, and so full of preservatives would not be able to house mold. So, we at the OC Weekly, being as eager to jump on the McDonald's hating bandwagon as everyone else - decided to put this rumor to the test.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    McDonald's Tests "McNoodles" in Austria

    Last week it was revealed that the Golden Arches offered black and white burgers in China. This week McDonald's tests out its noodles in Austria, which seems counter-intuitive somehow. The stir fry noodles will start being sold this Thursday for a limited time in the land that gave us Schw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    McDonald's Delays McRib Launch This Year

    There are people out there who count the minutes until the McRib makes its triumphant return to McDonald's. These people know that Ronald usually rolls out the barbecue-slathered pork rib-shaped patty sandwiches around the October to November timeframe. 

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    McDonald's New Uniforms Inspired from Mad Men

    I don't watch Mad Men, nor do I know a lick about fashion, but the designer McDonald's has hired to revamp their uniforms has told the Telegraph that the new look the company is debuting at the London Olympics has "a little bit" of Don Draper in it.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    McDonald's Ranks Last In Customer Satisfaction Survey

    The survey results of a so-called American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday ranked McDonald's dead last in with a customer satisfaction rating of 73, two points behind Burger King and KFC. Number one? Papa John's. You can see the full list here. Pithy headlines like "McDonald's Custome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Semen-Laced Cupcake Results In Suspension, Threats To Burn Principal's Home

    While we're all about potlucks, this reminds us of how we felt after watching Super Size Me; we couldn't drive by a McDonalds without getting queasy for weeks months. This time, it may be the ultimate form of weight watching for those with a sweet tooth.Reports of a student pulling off a distasteful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Pride of Poly High James McDonald's Slider is Ranked a Most Wicked Pitch

    Does Long Beach-born pitcher James McDonald have the most wicked slider in baseball?The pride of Long Beach Poly High and Golden West College in Huntington Beach has had his slider ranked the second best swing-and-miss pitch among National League starters this season.Let's go the video . . .

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    McDonald's Plan: Put Out More "Limited-Time Offers"

    Perhaps taking its cue from the success of the McRib and Shamrock Shakes, McDonald's has announced that its new strategy will involve more limited-time offers.Last year the Golden Arches offered a total of 8 limited-time specials including Asian Chicken Salad, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    She's Loving It: Woman Sues McDonald's For Pushing Her Into Prostitution

    ​McDonald's gets sued for a lot of things. Just the other day it was slapped with two new lawsuits from people alleging that they were burned by their coffee. But a late breaking story from The Consumerist sounds like it has to be a gift to late night comedians--a woman is suing McDonald's fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Food Trucks To Be Banned From Parking at Schools in California?

    ​Luxe loncheras looking to attract hungry schoolkids may have to wait until way after the bell rings to do so if a proposed law goes into effect. Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced a state bill that would ban food trucks from parking within 1,500 feet of a public school between the hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Chicken McBites: The Golden Arches' Answer to Popcorn Chicken

    ​Obviously not a revelation, more of an "about time" moment, R & D at McDonald's has gotten around to offering yet another version of their chicken-y protein. Granted, they did scoop their Kentucky competition of the coveted nugget niche (who eats a box of 50, anyway?!) back in the day. Waitin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012

    'Hot Coffee'

    Huntington Beach Library

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Why is McDonald's Doing So Well in France?

    ​Fascinating article out on the Motley Fool yesterday. Written by a trio of students from Wharton, the paper chronicles in detail how McDonald's managed to succeed in France in spite of initial push-back from French society in general.McDonald's now boasts more than 1,200 restaurants in France, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    8 Hilarious Tweets About The #McRib

    McDonald's has brought back the elusive McRib for a limited time only, and because we're disgusting, it's the biggest news story of the day. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter. 

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    India's Middle Class Getting Fatter Thanks To Western Fast Food

    ​As India's middle class grows, so does their waistlines, says a fascinating article on News24 and other outlets. The culprit according to the article? McDonald's and KFC of course. The fast food giants, along with their kin Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, are said to be making inroads there and they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Old Vine Cafe Starts Petition Asking Yelp to Hold Members Accountable For Libelous Reviews

    Mark McDonald, moving on up​We've always loved Old Vine Cafe and the McDonald brothers, Mark and Brandon, who run it. We've also loved how the two will engage with any criticism leveled at them over at Yelp. Some might call it being thin-skinned; I say it's instantaneous response to any slights th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Soft Serve

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Let's face it, soft serve is generally found at three places: McDonalds, buffets (Vegas, Soup Plantation or otherwise), and the occasional Korean establishment. Sweet, cheap, and appealing to the masses, nothing says "Let's finish our reasonably priced meal" like a dish or co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Why Is Subway Adding Vitamin D and Calcium To Its Bread?

    Edwin Goei​Subway has announced that it will add Vitamin D and calcium to all its breads, except for their English muffins and flatbreads. According to Nation's Restaurant News, eating a Subway six-inch sub will now give you 30% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 20% of the recommen ... More >>

  • Food

    July 14, 2011

    Rose Bakery Café Is the Dough-Right Man

    This Corona del Mar spot looks yuppie, but makes doughnuts worthy of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    How Disgusting is McDonald's Jalapeño Cheddar McChicken Sandwich?

    ​Before you dismiss me as a corporate-hating elitist...well, maybe I'm the former, for sure. But I do not reflexively hate McDonald's. I still maintain their ham Egg McMuffin is one of the great fast-food creations, one that spurs me to eat four in a sitting, while their small apple pies, gooey an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    The Red Pot: A DIY Experience

    something brewing....​The Swiss and French call it fondue; Japanese refer to it as shabu-shabu (literally 'swish swish'). Over in Garden Grove, in a space previously occupied by Four Seasons, the term they use is hot pot. Cooking meats and vegetables in boiling liquid is an interactive, even socia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Man Eats His 25,000th Big Mac

    Amidst calls and petitions for McDonald's to fire Ronald McDonald and stop marketing to kids, a 57-year-old man named Don Gorske has reached a remarkable milestone: he ate his 25,000th Big Mac, 39 years after eating his first.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Sausage Muffins

    Flickr user mhaithacaBut the cheese isn't even melted on this McDonald's sandwich! Meh!​The Golden Arches. Even those who profess to hate it fall prey to their addictive breakfasts. The Deluxe Breakfast, the Egg McMuffin, and the most evil, habit-forming nemesis of all, the Sausage McMuffin with E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Irvine Mexi-Chains Outposts!

    ​Though Irvine has risen in the past decade as one of the county's best dining cities, chains still rule the land of Agran--and they propagate like Tribbles. Proof in point: two Mexican chains opened their doors in the past month: Chipotle in Westpark and Chronic Taco in Woodbridge. Both offer m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Are Chinese Companies Producing Fake Rice From Plastic?

    The headline is as scandalous as it gets: "China Makes Fake Rice From Plastic." The news reports, like the one linked above from a site called Very Vietnam, alleges "that some distributors are selling fake rice in Taiyuan, Shaanxi Province, and this rice is a mixture of potatoes, sweet potatoes an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Five Great Regional Burgers McDonald's Offers That They Should Offer Everywhere

    Flickr user fugutabetai syashin​If you spent your youth with the McRib, you're just happier than a hog in slop right now with the re-launch of that sandwich at every US McDonald's franchise. I admit it: I liked them as kid, but I've since learned about real barbecue, and welcomed the news with a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    The Scary Tale of The Undead McDonald's Happy Meal

    ​Surely by now you've heard about the bizarre results of the McDonald's Happy Meal experiment that hit the web this week. If you haven't, here's the story in a nutshell: New York-based artist Sally Davies bought a Happy Meal back in April, brought it home, but didn't eat it. Instead she put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part One

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela There's a lot of interesting stories behind our local food truck scene. Stephanie Morgan's is one of them. To start the Seabirds--OC's one and only vegan gourmet food truck--this entrepreneur gave up a plum job at a New York City investment firm. Today we ask our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    McDonald's Introduces "Mouth-Watering Angus Snack Wrap"

    ​Hey, fast food junkies--good news. We think.Now the McDonald's Angus Third Pounder is available in a handy form: As a Snack Wrap. Cheeseburger shoved into a tortilla!

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    McDonald's Will Use Facebook's Geolocation App

    Edwin Goei​Would you want people to know you're eating your fifth Big Mac in a week at exactly the moment you eat it? McDonald's and social networking giant Facebook will let you do just that. The two companies are reportedly teaming up to use Facebook's upcoming geolocation feature, which could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    PETA to Send Giant Chicken to Santa Ana

    Courtesy of PETALet's hope their signs are bigger tomorrow. Harbor has a 40 mph speed limit.​If you're going to be driving in the area of Harbor and McFadden tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 1 p.m., be aware that there will be a person in a chicken suit protesting McDonald's chicken s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Now Peet's Joins the Coffee Wars: Freebie on Friday

    ​As if Starbucks and McDonald's weren't enough, we now have the superior (in my opinion) Peet's in the mix, luring us in with comp'd drinks.Participating locations will be offering a free 8oz Caffè Freddo (that's a cold one) from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 7.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    McDonald's Being Called "Recession Proof"

    Just when you think that it's all gloom-and-doom for every business out there, guess who's doing just fine.Yep.  McDonald's.According to a QSR Magazine and backed up by some very convincing numbers, Ronald McDonald is making out like the Hamburglar these days, posting 52 consecutive months of sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    The hearse, the skunk and the president

    Costa Mesa resident Lori McDonald's odd taste in holiday decorations may be getting her into trouble with the city and her neighbors, but after she described them to us we had to get a look. McDonald's huge 1971 Cadillac Hearse, painted "Plum Crazy" purple has raised the ire of some of her uppity ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 30, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Of Micks and McDonald's

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Hold the Pickle, Load the Hummer

    The online environmental Grist Magazine points to a New York Times story with this: Words Fail Us Hummer propaganda aimed at kids through McDonald's Happy Meals Sometimes a story comes along that so perfectly captures a culture's pathologies that it should be put in a time capsule, so future genera ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005
  • Columns

    March 31, 2005

    Good News, Bad News

    The new Kulikoff house is the old Russell house, and the old Kulikoff house is history

  • Columns

    April 12, 2001
  • Columns

    March 25, 1999

    Beach Boulevard Breakdown

    A history of OC's infamous thoroughfare

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