A Black former McDonald's manager was denied requests to avoid shifts with a coworker who repeatedly used racist language including the N-word, according to a lawsuit
His former supervisor said his hair was "unprofessional" and that she didn't like people "outside" of her race, the lawsuit says.news.yahoo.com
Maryland police kill man in 'armed standoff' at McDonald's
Police officers in Maryland fatally shot a 21-year-old outside a McDonald's restaurant after an “armed standoff,” the Montgomery County Police Department said in a news release Saturday. The shooting took place Friday night after police said officers responded to a call about a customer who had ordered food but was refusing to move through the drive-thru lane at the McDonald's in Gaithersburg, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Washington. Additional officers secured the area and evacuated McDonald's staff.news.yahoo.com
A woman was finally arrested after she stopped at a McDonald's drive-thru for chicken nuggets in the middle of a 2-hour police chase, report says
Johanna Gardell caused mayhem for two hours before she was arrested while ordering chicken nuggets at the McDonald's in Worcester, Massachusetts.news.yahoo.com
McPlant and more: Beyond Meat inks McDonald's, Yum deals
Beyond Meat on Thursday announced distribution agreements with McDonald's as well as with Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Beyond Meat had limited partnerships with McDonald's and Yum Brands before, testing its products in limited geographies or with only an item or two. Chicago-based McDonald's will use the Beyond Meat partnership to roll out what it is calling the “McPlant” burger, as well as eventually plant-based pork, egg and chicken products. AdYum will use Beyond Meat to expand its “Beyond Fried Chicken” products, as well as pizza toppings at Pizza Hut. Burger King has partnered with Impossible Foods to provide products that use plant-based products as well.
Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, cites persistent bias
Washington, the Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises in Ohio has sued the corporation in federal court asserting numerous instances of unfair treatment compared with white owners. “By relegating Black owners to the oldest stores in the toughest neighborhoods, McDonald’s ensured that Black franchisees would never achieve the levels of success that White franchisees could expect,” the lawsuit said. “Black franchisees must spend more to operate their stores while White franchisees get to realize the full benefit of their labors." He blames his advocacy on behalf of Black McDonald's owners for his troubles with the company. According to the lawsuit, the number of Black McDonald's franchise owners in the U.S. has fallen from 377 in 1998 to 186 today.
The Latest: Keselowski has no regrets about Daytona 500 end
Racers crash during the last lap in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):12:35 a.m.Brad Keselowski has no regrets about the way he handled the final lap of the Daytona 500. ___12:15 a.m.Michael McDowell won the Daytona 500 after Penske Racing teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap. ___3:25 p.m.Derrike Cope was knocked out after only three laps, an ignominious end for the 62-year-old driver who won the 1990 Daytona 500. ___2 p.m.Bubba Wallace’s car failed inspection twice for the Daytona 500 and will have to start at the back of the field. AdWallace drives a new entry owned by NBA great Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.
Shamrock Shake and OREO Shamrock McFlurry return to McDonald’s begining Feb. 15
The iconic Shamrock Shake and Oreo Shamrock McFlurry are returning to McDonald’s Starting on Feb. 15, the company said on Tuesday. “For more than 50 years, fans have eagerly awaited the annual return of the Shamrock Shake, counting on the arrival of Shamrock Shake Season to mark the unofficial start to spring,” Schafer said. “And we heard they especially enjoyed getting a taste of the one-and-only Shamrock flavor in a new way last year with the OREO Shamrock McFlurry. Here’s how McDonald’s describes the treats:The Shamrock Shake features creamy, vanilla soft serve, blended with our unmistakable Shamrock Shake flavor and finished with a whipped topping for a delicious minty treat. The OREO® Shamrock McFlurry®, which first debuted on U.S. menus last Shamrock Shake Season and is back by popular demand, features creamy, vanilla soft serve with our Shamrock Shake flavor and OREO® cookie pieces blended throughout.
McDonald's US sales strong in Q4, but COVID drags elsewhere
U.S. same-store sales jumped 5.5% in the October-December period, pumped up by new menu items like spicy Chicken McNuggets and a meal deal collaboration with Colombian singer J Balvin. For the full year, McDonald's said U.S. same-store sales __ or sales at stores open at least a year __ were up less than 1%, their sixth consecutive year of growth. But worldwide, same-store sales were down 1.3% for the quarter, reflecting store closures and limited operating hours in various markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia. For the full year, global same-store sales were down 7.7%, a bigger decline than the 7% drop Wall Street had forecast, according to analysts polled by FactSet. Earlier this week, Starbucks said its global same-store sales fell 5% in the October-December period.
McDonald’s cult classic, the McRib, will be back on the menu Wednesday
This photo provided by McDonald's shows the McRib sandwich. McDonalds announced that it was bringing its barbeque slathered sandwich with the cult following back for yet another run on Dec. 2. (McDonald's via AP)NEW YORK – McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing will be back on the menu starting Wednesday. For the first time in eight years McDonald’s will be offering its barbeque slathered sandwich nationwide, but the restaurant is not disclosing just how long the cult favorite will remain on the menu. McDonald’s is reintroducing the McRib nationally as it tries to regain its footing during the pandemic, which left many of its dining rooms sparsely populated or empty, though drive-thrus continued to operate.
Ultra-rare Travis Scott McDonald’s action figure is selling for $45,000
Travis Scott made headlines in September when he teamed up with McDonald’s to release a burger meal. But now it’s his ultra-rare action figure that has social media stirring because only five were ever made, according to the burger chain, and they’re selling for big bucks. StockX, a live-action bid-and-ask online marketplace, shows the lowest asking price for the action figure is $45,000 and the highest bid is $4,050. Scott sent the fan, Jonah DeToro, the figurine after DeToro posted to Twitter on Sept. 8 saying there was no better way to fight cancer than having a Travis Scott McDonald’s meal on his birthday. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/uBeKERSmdl — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) September 9, 2020Related:
Beyond Meat shares plummet on weak 3Q, McDonald's questions
Beyond Meat's stock plummeted Monday after company executives struggled to explain the company's weaker-than-expected third quarter sales and answer questions about whether it will make plant-based burgers for McDonald's. On top of that, McDonald's raised questions earlier in the day about its relationship with Beyond Meat. McDonald's tested a Beyond Meat burger in Canada earlier this year, and Beyond Meat President and CEO Ethan Brown insisted that his company continues to work with McDonald's on the McPlant. Brown said U.S. retail sales of Beyond Meat slowed in the July-September period despite increased availability in stores. At the same time, Beyond Meat said sales to restaurants and other venues continue to struggle.
McDonald's cult classic, the McRib, is coming back
This photo provided by McDonald's shows the McRib sandwich. McDonalds announced that it was bringing its barbeque slathered sandwich with the cult following back for yet another run on Dec. 2. (McDonald's via AP)NEW YORK – McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back. McDonald's announced Friday that for the first time in eight years it will be offering nationwide its barbeque slathered sandwich with the cult following. McDonald's is reintroducing the McRib nationally as it tries to regain its footing during the pandemic, which left many of its dining rooms sparsely populated or empty, though drive-thrus continued to operate.
Someone created a website that tracks broken ice cream machines at McDonald’s, and it’s genius
But alas, while you may have gotten your Big Mac or McChicken, the ice cream machine is yet again broken, and your McFlurry dreams have been crushed. Not only are you upset, but so are the kids in the back seat who just wanted an ice cream cone. If only there was some way you could have known the ice cream machine was down, so you could have gone to a different McDonald’s with a working machine. A version of this scenario inspired 24-year-old software engineer Rashiq Zahid to created McBroken, a new website that tracks whether the ice cream machine at every McDonald’s is working or not. Only a true @McDonalds fan would go to these lengths to help customers get our delicious ice cream!
Drive-thru dominates even as dine-in restrictions ease
In contrast, at overseas McDonald’s locations, where drive-thru windows are less common, same-store sales dipped compared with a year ago. Domino's said its same-store sales overseas climbed 6.2% as stores in hard-hit markets like India and Spain reopened and more business migrated to delivery. Nearly all U.S. McDonald’s have drive-thru windows and its delivery business is rising. When combined with international sales, McDonald's same-store sales fell 2.2%. Still, that was significantly better than the second quarter, when same-store sales fell 24%.
McDonald’s next move: a meal inspired by J Balvin
SAN ANTONIO – McDonald’s is giving fans another celebrity meal following the Travis Scott meal’s success in September. This time, fans will get to experience the golden arches through the lens of Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin. According to the company, the meal features a Big Mac sandwich, medium fries served with ketchup and an Oreo McFlurry. The meal will be available at participating restaurants from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1. Related: It’s lit: McDonald’s to introduce Travis Scott meal this month
It’s lit: McDonald’s to introduce Travis Scott meal this month
SAN ANTONIO – McDonald’s announced they will be partnering with rapper Travis Scott to bring burger lovers a rager’s delight: A new burger meal available this month. Fans were first tipped off on the meal’s release with a singular tweet — a cactus and a burger from the company. It wasn’t long before fans were able to make the connection on social media. The rapper later confirmed the partnership on Twitter. To learn more about the meal, visit the McDonald’s website here.
McDonald's internal investigation extends beyond ousted CEO
An internal investigation by McDonalds of potential misconduct has extended beyond its former CEO who was forced out late last year. After Easterbrook was became McDonald's CEO in 2015 he named Fairhurst, a friend, to lead the human resource department. Yet in July, McDonalds received information from another company employee suggesting that Easterbrook had multiple affairs with subordinates. The same person also told the company about issues within the human resources department. McDonalds named Heidi Capozzi, who had worked for Boeing, as human resources chief in March.
McDonald’s giving free meals to San Antonians helping with downtown cleanup after protests
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)SAN ANTONIO – McDonald’s is giving out free meals to those that are working to help clean up downtown San Antonio following Saturday night’s protests. McDonald’s San Antonio took to Facebook, saying anyone that is helping with the cleanup is welcome to a free meal. RELATED:At least six arrested as protests turn to destruction in downtown San AntonioSan Antonians, city crews clean up downtown destruction caused by ‘bad actors’Gov. Abbott declares State of Disaster for all Texas counties after protestsPeaceful protest over George Floyd’s death erupts into violence in downtown San Antonio‘The protest... is over. This is something different:’ Mayor Nirenberg on San Antonio protest
McDonald’s giving free meals to first responders and healthcare workers in San Antonio
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)SAN ANTONIO – McDonald’s is giving free Thank You Meals to first responders and healthcare workers across the U.S., including San Antonio, through May 5. We hope you will drop by one of our restaurants soon so that we can serve you,” said San Antonio McDonald’s owner Carlos Rodriguez. Meal options include:BreakfastA choice of an Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddles or a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. There is a limit of one free meal, per person, per day. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
McDonald’s is making scented candles that smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients
Ever been so hungry for McDonald's you could smell it? The fast food chain is making a six-pack of scented candles that will smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients -- a bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, onion and beef, it announced. And that's not all -- McDonald's also released a line of merchandise that includes mittens, calendars, lockets, T-shirts, stickers and pins, all for its biggest Quarter Pounder fanatics. The items are available for purchase on the McDonald's fan club website. The candles are still marked “Coming Soon,” so don’t draw that romantic bubble bath quite yet.
The Shamrock Shake is back. Here’s why you can’t get it year-round
(CNN) -- The Shamrock Shake is back again. In addition to the traditional green vanilla shake, McDonald's is selling a version made with Oreo cookies. Temporary offerings like the Shamrock Shake help McDonald's create buzz and bring in nostalgic customers. Ideally for the company, people will associate fall with Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes, or early spring with a Shamrock Shake. Plus, while people get excited for Pumpkin Spice or Shamrock Shake season, they may not actually want the indulgent items all year round.
$5K reward offered for information about robbery at McDonald’s
The robbery occurred on Dec. 26 around 5 p.m. as the victim was walking out of the restaurant, according to police. Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on 7-Eleven armed robberyCrime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible. Call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP(7867) to submit a tip. Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous, crime-solving tips not previously known to law enforcement. Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers offers $15K reward for information in 2016 double-murder case
McDonald’s employees call police after a woman mouths ‘help me’ in the drive thru
After using the McDonald's restroom, the woman tried to approach the counter again to make an order, police said. Even in the drive-thru, the woman continued to send distressed messages to employees, mouthing "help me" through the window to a restaurant worker, police said. The Safe Place program is a national youth and prevention program for "young people in need of immediate help and safety," says the restaurant group's website. "We are proud of our team for doing their part in being A SAFE PLACE!" We are proud to be in support with both A Safe Place and all of our law enforcement!
McDonald’s is testing out a fried chicken sandwich in two cities
McDonald's is finally entering the fried chicken sandwich wars. The chain is testing out a crispy chicken sandwich, made with a fried chicken filet topped with butter and crinkle-cut pickles on a potato roll. McDonald's already serves the McChicken and has tested out a number of different chicken sandwiches, but its offerings have failed to inspire the type of excitement surrounding other popular fried chicken sandwiches. Fried chicken sandwiches have been a bright spot for fast food chains, boosting sales as visits to restaurants stagnate. Popeyes capitalized on the taste for chicken sandwiches with its fried chicken sandwich, which sold out within about two weeks of its launch this summer.
Standoff ends after death of man in McDonald’s parking lot
SAN ANTONIO – A standoff between San Antonio police and a local man has ended after he took his own life inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Northeast Side McDonald’s restaurant early Monday morning. According to police, a relative of the man was able to track his phone and locate him after receiving word he might be suicidal. Authorities said the relative tried to talk to him, but at some point he pulled out a gun and that’s when they called police. Negotiators for several hours tried to resolve things peacefully, but shortly after 6 a.m. the man took his own life. The name of the man killed was not released by police.
Friday Freebies - Apr. 5
Next week is National Cheese Fondue Day and to celebrate, The Melting Pot is giving away free cheese! Monday through Thursday, the restaurant will be offering a Buy Cheese Get Cheese offer. You do need to make reservations and make sure to mention the Buy Cheese Get Cheese offer. Who wants free bacon?!? Papa John's is giving away a free large pizza with up to three toppings through its rewards program.