Ronald McDonald

  • 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

    March 31, 2014

    McDonald's Zings Taco Bell Over "Ronald McDonald" Ad; Offers Free Coffee Until April 13

    To counter the successfully engineered hype about Taco Bell's new breakfast waffle taco, which included a commercial where Taco Bell rounded up people actually named Ronald McDonald and got them to say they loved it, McDonald's has created a zinger of its own: a picture of Ronald, kneeling down to p ... More >>

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    What Will The Drive-Thru of The Future Look Like?

    I'll admit I don't give a ton of thought to the state of drive-thru restaurants (they're quick, they're cheap, they're making us all obese--what more is there?), but one team of consultants has been watching them slowly become food-industry dinosaurs. Ohio-based Big Red Rooster, a "multidimensional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    McDonald's Giving Out Books Instead Of Toys in UK Happy Meals​Ronald McDonald: champion for literacy? Well at least in the UK, he is. From now until February 7th, the fast-food giant long-criticized for being purveyors of unhealthiness and ruiner of children's nutrition is promoting one good habit even as it continues to peddle a bad one: It's giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Craziest Outfits Worn By Musicians In 2011

    ​Once a year, the normal people of the world take the opportunity to dress oddly in public. But in the music industry, there's no real need for Halloween--every day and every award ceremony is the opportunity for a new (and increasingly weird) costume debut.  We bet you can guess who tops the ... More >>

  • Food

    November 3, 2011

    Jollibee in Anaheim Is the Reason for the Season

    What to eat and expect at the Filipino fast-food giant's first OC store

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Sonic the Hedgehog

    ​Sonic the Hedgehog, that cute little blue mascot of the Sega Genesis, turns 20 years old today. Created in 1991 by Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima, Sonic quickly rose to popularity as one of the most recognized and beloved video game icons, even to this very day.Debuting in the self-titled game Sonic ... 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

    March 3, 2011

    Is McDonald's Pushing Ronald McDonald toward Retirement?

    Flickr user mooshkie altgeld​BusinessWeek posted an interesting article yesterday regarding the present and future of Ronald McDonald, the clown mascot that has sold the world Happy Meals for decades, in the process becoming the bane of anti-globalization activists.They got spokeswoman Danya Proud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Jollibee: A Reflection of Our Fast-Food Selves

    Edwin GoeiJollibee in Cerritos​With the announcement that Jollibee is slated to replace Chris & Pitts in Anaheim came a few xenophobic comments, not just here, but on other blogs. The irony, of course, is that Jollibee is more American than Filipino. Take a gander at the menu and it's as if ... 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

    September 9, 2010

    Clownz From Outer Space

    Consider the clown. Though clowns, in some shape, have manifested in all kinds of ancient cultures--from Native American myths of the arch-trickster to the ithyphallic satyr choruses of third century B.C. Greek drama--their image has taken quite the hit in the past 50 years. Most of us tend to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Carl's Jr. Opens in Indonesia; Something Indonesian Opens Here

    Image from Google Maps Gustavo told me recently he heard news that Carl's Jr. opened its first franchise in Indonesia this month. And then on the same day, in a sort of bizarre cosmic coincidence, I got word a new Indonesian grocery store opened in Fullerton. In a bit of food quid pro quo, OC ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 29, 2010

    The Prince of Darkness Returns

    Six years later, '100 Artists See Satan' flips its finger at convention-again

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Pocky Sighting At An Unlikely Location

    Edwin Goei​As I was waiting to pay for my Borders book purchases at The District in Tustin, guess what I saw at the checkout line? Not Snickers. Not M&M's. Pocky!

  • 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 >>

  • Features

    November 8, 2007

    Enter Poorman

    Life's a (bikini) beach for KDOC's returning late-night host

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Honk if You Love Mickey . . . and Marilyn!

    Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English

  • Features

    June 24, 2004

    Skratch Magazine at 100

    How a snotty zine lasted this long

  • Columns

    June 10, 2004
  • Film

    April 15, 2004
  • Food

    April 25, 2002

    Wheres Your Jared Now?

    Sandwich savior sequestered, supporters say, Sup?