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  1. ukraine invasion
    You Won’t Be Able to Get a Big Mac in Moscow Ever AgainMcDonald’s is pulling out of Russia entirely as Putin’s invasion of Ukraine drags on — ending an era that began with promise.
  2. foreign interests
    When Metallica Took MoscowIn 1991, a massive heavy-metal concert seemed to usher in a new era.
  3. mcdonald’s
    McDonald’s Still Has a Lot to Do to Address Sexual HarassmentSuing the former CEO is only the start for a company that does not require sexual-harassment training at its privately held franchises.
  4. mcdrama
    McDonald’s Is Suing Its Former CEOSteve Easterbrook allegedly lied and destroyed evidence about relationships with employees.
  5. labor
    McDonald’s Workers Have Filed a Federal Civil Rights LawsuitThree Black workers say they experienced sustained racial discrimination on the job.
  6. inequality
    McDonald’s Wants to Reopen Its Dining Rooms. Workers Say Not So Fast.Workers in 20 cities went on strike to protest the chain’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. chains
    The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food WorkersDo chains like McDonald’s and Burger King do enough to protect their employees?
  8. sexual harassment
    McDonald’s Workers Say Time’s Up on Sexual HarassmentBacked by the Fight for 15, the ACLU, and the legal fund that grew out of #MeToo, fast-food employees are pushing for a safer workplace.
  9. select all
    Let’s Try to Explain Why Cartoon Fans Rioted at McDonald’s Over SauceIt’s even dumber than you think.
  10. select all
    Nobody Looked Dumber Today Than I Did Doing This Hamburger Meme in a McDonald’sThe latest food trend involves spearing your burger on your soda.
  11. select all
    McDonald’s Gets Political for 18 Minutes With Now-Deleted Anti-Trump TweetMcDonald’s called Trump a “disgusting excuse of a President.”
  12. select all
    Don’t Watch the Viral Video of the Man Having Sex With the McChicken SandwichHere are seven alternative videos.
  13. The McIdentity CrisisWhat’s McDonald’s to do in the era of In-N-Out, Chipotle, Starbucks, Five Guys, Shake Shack, Panera, Potbelly’s, and Chop’t?
  14. it’s the economy stupid
    Is America Finally Getting a Pay Raise?We’re not there yet, but the most recent jobs report — and headlines — seem to point that way.
  15. oh queens
    Man With Knife in His Back Has a ‘Cool Demeanor’The folk hero speaks.
  16. stabbings
    Man Walks Into Queens McDonald’s With a Knife in His BackLiterally.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    McDonald’s Pot Dealer Tries to Eat ProductIt didn’t work.
  18. neighborhood news
    Queens McDonald’s Terrorized by Pack of Senior CitizensPolice have been called multiple times.
  19. talking about the weather
    Workers Walk Out of Manhattan McDonald’s Over Lack of Air-Conditioning One employee apparently fainted. 
  20. crimes and misdemeanors
    Kind Security Guard Opens Door to McDonald’s, Gets RobbedAnd locked up in the bathroom.
  21. rich people problems
    It Only Costs $5.4 Million to Live Across the Street From McDonald’sWho wouldn’t want it?
  22. bad decisions
    School Secretary Fined for Using City Funds to Live Out ‘Super Size Me’Of all the things to buy with embezzled money.
  23. neighborhood news
    West Village McDonald’s Hosts Another Hate CrimeYikes.
  24. the robot apocalypse
    Do Not Anger the Cyborg, People!This is a huge mistake. 
  25. neighborhood news
    West 3rd Street McDonald’s Is ‘Just Like A Bar’Not in a fun way, though. 
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Three Stop-and-Frisks = One Happy MealWatch this parody video before McDonald’s and the NYPD have it deleted.
  27. things that sound awful but actually turn out to be sort of nice
    Woman Gives Birth in McDonald’s Bathroom in NewarkWhat’s amazing is that this is a happy story.
  28. fi-cri fallout
    Incidentally, the Federal Reserve Really Did Save the World Back in 2008Without the bailout, McDonald’s wouldn’t have opened and your phone service might have stopped.
  29. cable news
    Talk Box: Sarah Palin’s Freedom Cookies DebunkedPlus, Bill O’Reilly is cool with McDonald’s tricking kids into buying its “crap.”
  30. bill o’reilly
    O’Reilly Under Fire From Gay-Rights Groups After Comparing Gays to TerroristsFox host asks if McDonald’s also has an “Al Qaeda ad.”
  31. made-off
    SEC to Send Staff to ‘Fraud College’ to Prepare Them for Future Madoffs“The fraud college concept is a great one,” SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro said today. Er, really?
  32. company town
    Andrew Cuomo’s Kiddie VictoryPlus the latest on what’s up with UBS, Beth Israel, and McDonald’s in our daily industry roundup.
  33. in other news
    Halloween Actually Scary for Once in Union SquareGood morning, everybody! A little hung-over today? Have a rough night? Bet you went to a bunch of parties. Wandered around insufficiently dressed for the weather, drank beer at one party and cocktails at another. You were kind of a mess, huh? That sucks. But you know what? You could have been shot in gang crossfire while eating at McDonald’s. Yeah, that’s right. That’s what happened to four Halloween revelers in Union Square early in the morning today. And one woman got stabbed. Fortunately, no one was fatally wounded. All of the victims were between 18 and 21, which basically means they were probably dressed-up NYU students with the munchies after a long night of frolicking. They woke up this morning at Bellevue Hospital where they are recovering from their injuries. So, yeah. Wow. Wait, what were you saying about your hangover again? Horror on Halloween As Brawl Breaks Out in Union Square [7 Online]
  34. grub street
    You Deserve a Big, Fishy Break Today Something’s particularly fishy around town right now, and it’s not just all those Catholics abandoning meat. Or, actually, it ever so slightly is: Loosely timed to coincide with the Lenten season, McDonald’s has debuted the Double Filet-o-Fish — and the Underground Gourmet is giddy. There’s more to the sandwich than just a double dose of deep-fried mystery fish. What’s the special twist? The UG tells all at Grub Street, where it’s the Sandwich of the Week. Filet-o-Fish Sandwich Now Twice As Delicious [Grub Street]
  35. gossipmonger
    Maria Bartiromo Feels Pretty, Oh So PrettyBefore Maria Bartiromo was on MSNBC and flying on private jets, she lived a life out of West Side Story. Speaking of Bartiromo, Citigroup head Charles Prince may have leaked the jet-ride scandal to the media. Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos uploaded some unintentionally funny government-propaganda films to YouTube. Financier Henry Kravis complained that he wasn’t invited to Stephen Schwarzman’s blowout birthday party. Brad and Angelina needed beads and masks to escape from a New Orleans restaurant.
  36. in other news
    David Eisler Hates Gays, Wants McFlurry NowNote to the future celebrity self-immolators wishing to end their careers with a revolting public display of bigotry: Do it with class. Do it like 19-year-old Brooklynite David Eisler. Eisler (all allegedly) walked into a Staten Island shopping-mall McDonald’s, sliced in front of the line, and demanded a McFlurry; told that the store was out of them and that he would need to rejoin the line anyway, Eisler informed everyone: “I am homophobic! I hate faggots! McDonald’s shouldn’t hire faggots!” and left. Perhaps feeling that the previous tirade somehow lacked in impact, Eisler then returned, two hours later, and tried to punch the counter clerk in the face. Finally, stopped by cops, Eisler challenged one to a fistfight with a manly “Why don’t you take your gun-belt off and I’ll kick your fucking ass.” For those keeping count of objectionable things in this item, we’ve got nine, in the descending order of awfulness: hate crime, harassment, McFlurrys, attempted assault, resisting arrest, line-cutting, shopping malls, foul language, and Staten Island. If only he’d thrown in a “sugar tits,” Eisler could have hit a perfect ten. ‘Anti-Gay’ Mac Attack at Mall [NYP]