March 15, 2014
I guess this is what they did before they put the clown on TV.
Vintage McDonald’s Advertisements in the 1960s pic.twitter.com/W81E2KL83p
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) March 14, 2014
July 8, 2012
This commercial by McDonalds looks like a throwback to the old Saturday Morning Cartoon PSAs. The goat has a problem with nutrition so of course he has to go to McDonalds to get some good food.
July 8, 2010
CSPI threatened to sue McDonalds because they said that the company giving toys to children was akin to “the effect of conscripting America’s children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers.”
To which McDonalds replied:
“Internet sites, blogs and network surveys suggest that public opinion is running overwhelmingly against your premise,” McDonalds CEO Jim Skinner wrote. “Our customer websites and phone lines at McDonald’s are also busy, with more than nine out of 10 customers disagreeing with your agenda.”
“CSPI is wrong in its assertions, and frivolous in its legal threats,” Skinner said, calling the group’s claims “over-the-top rhetoric.”
“CSPI’s twisted characterization of McDonald’s as ‘the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children’ is an insult to every one of our franchisees and employees around the world,” Skinner wrote. “When CSPI refers to America’s children as ‘an unpaid drone army,” you similarly denigrate parents and families, because they are fully capable of making their own decisions. You should apologize.”
“Parents, in particular, strongly believe they have the right and responsibility to decide what’s best for their children, not CSPI,” he wrote. “It’s really that simple.”
Wow, way to stand up for yourselves McDonalds. No restaurant in the fast food industry has done more to lead the way in providing healthy food than McDonalds. McDonalds introduced salads and their competitors scrambled to compete. Ditto with fruit cups and apple sticks. CSPI, who are all a bunch of vegan kooks should just shut up.
March 9, 2010
The consumerist featured a new top secret sandwich that can only be obtained by a rushed staff during shift change between breatfast and lunch. Its a combnation of the Mcdouble and the McMuffin. WANT!
I heard about this from a cashier at one of the local McDonald’s. He said it’s getting kind of a cult following in San Francisco.
1. Go to McD’s right when they are transitioning from breakfast to lunch.
2. Order one of the remaining Egg McMuffins from the breakfast menu and also order a McDouble since the lunch menu is now open.
3. Take the egg and Canadian bacon from the Egg McMuffin and put it on the McDouble.
January 29, 2010
Awesome news item in the paper. This is how much people value those McD’s Value Menu items:
see more Epic Fails
January 15, 2010
I argued with myself for a while about which page I should post this to- this page since this video is about fast food mascots on a drug-fueled binge, or my BelchSpeak because I like to feature music, but I really don’t like the song that much. So I am putting this on both blogs! Enjoy, but this video is rated R, so if you’re a kid, go away! Thanks to So Good for the video!
April 23, 2009
Specifically earworms. Catchiest song ever sung by a stuffed, wall-mounted fish. Enjoy.
September 24, 2008
The shrinking dollar has caused gasoline prices to spike and now this truly American tragedy. MickeyD’s is sacking the doublecheeseburger from the dollar menu. The cheesiest, meatiest, yummiest thing that is produced by that company has just gone up in price, according to the Consumerist here.
Actually, I was surprised that it took this long, but I’m running out tomorrow to gobble up a few of these at the cheap price before its too late.
August 14, 2008
I remember playing soccer as a kid. The season we went undefeated was great. All the other seasons when the team was struggling was an exercise in tediousness and I ultimately quit. Maybe if I got some Happy Meals I would have stuck around longer, but I doubt it. I think this commercial will make you smile, so enjoy.
June 23, 2008
And this should also be a poke to the eye of all those haters out there that think McDonalds is evil, like Morgan Spurlock. The company feeds more people than the United Nations, and its healthier than anything provided by the UN too. You can even lose weight eating there, as proven by Chris Coleson from Virginia.
From the AP here:
A Virginia man lost about 80 pounds in six months by eating nearly every meal at McDonald’s. Not Big Macs, french fries and chocolate shakes. Mostly salads, wraps and apple dippers without the caramel sauce.
Chris Coleson tipped the scales at 278 pounds in December. The 5-foot-8 Coleson now weighs 199 pounds and his waist size has dropped from 50 to 36.
The 42-year-old businessman from Quinton says he chose McDonald’s because it’s convenient.
Coleson says his goal is to get back to the 185 pounds he weighed when he married Tricia Summer. Their 10th anniversary is Saturday.
Now the question is- Will McDonald’s try to capitalize on this man’s success to market its fresh food?
March 28, 2008
This looks totally gross, but if you are already tipsy after coming home from the bar and have the munch, this may be the perfect drink for you.
The ingredients is Chocolate shake, vodka, glass rimmed with McDonald’s barbecue sause and chicken nugget for garnish. I’m too scared to try it. But it looks oddly yummy.