MCDONALDS

  • McDonald's faces 'cockroach burger' claim in New Zealand April 20, 2015

    Wellington: Fast food giant McDonald's on Monday said it was aware of a New Zealand woman's allegation she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants. Annah Sophia Stevenson told Fairfax New Zealand that she bought a Big Mac meal on Saturday night then...
  • McDonald's India wants you to 'Internet se hatt, for a few minute.' Watch this video and log out April 16, 2015

    The Internet has totally transformed our lives over the last two decades but not always for the better. In a new ad series McDonald's India cleverly mixes its advertising pitch with a public service announcement. While the three videos, that are essentially variants of the same, haven't yet reached viral...
  • There is a floating McDonalds in Vancouver that has been lying abandoned for the last 25 years March 17, 2015

    The McBarge, officially named the Friendship 500, was a McDonald's restaurant, built on a barge for in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was the second floating McDonald's location in the world. Although the floating design allowed for the barge to operate in a new location following the exhibition, the derelict McBarge...
  • Companies butter up consumers ahead of China's dreaded TV expose March 15, 2015

    Shanghai: From cut-price apple pies to free iPads, companies in China are transforming Sunday's dreaded consumer rights day into a shopping frenzy, to blunt the impact of being named and shamed in state broadcaster CCTV's annual expose. McDonald's is discounting pies three years after food safety lapses made it a one-time...
  • KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken March 12, 2015

    Los Angeles/Chicago: KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics. McDonald's will phase out chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to...
  • McDonald's Japan launches complaint app for customers March 11, 2015

    Tokyo: McDonald's Japan is to launch a new smartphone app for customer complaints as it looks to turn the page on a series of scares including the discovery of a human tooth in some fries. The move comes with in-country sales sliding, profits plunging and the burger giant's reputation in Japan...
  • McDonald's may drop human antibiotics from chicken March 5, 2015

    New York: McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the chicken change will take place within the next two years. It says suppliers will still be...
  • Tooth scare takes bite out of McDonald's Japan profits February 5, 2015

    Tokyo: The head of McDonald's Japan on Thursday apologised after unexpected objects including a human tooth were found in the chain's food as the burger giant reported its first annual loss in 11 years. The firm said it would lose a worse-than-expected 21.8 billion yen (US dollar 186 million) for...
  • Pune: McDonalds suspends staff member for throwing out homeless child from restaurant January 17, 2015

    Pune: Taking action for throwing out a homeless child from its restaurant in Pune, McDonalds on Saturday suspended the staff member involved in the incident. The action comes after the Maharashtra government intervened in the matter. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the government will gather the...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Pune: McDonalds staff throws street child out of restaurant, says 'these kind of people aren't allowed' January 17, 2015

    Pune: In a shocking incident, a street child in Pune was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant when he entered to buy a Fanta float. The boy was accompanied by a woman to the restaurant, who later discussed the incident on Facebook. Describing the incident, the woman said that she along...
  • US: McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk November 11, 2014

    Washington: McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Monday that two children have reportedly coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into...
  • Japan : McDonald's halts selling chicken imported from China July 25, 2014

    Tokyo: McDonald's on Friday said that all of its Japanese restaurants had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in the wake of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants. More than 3,000 restaurants across Japan had also halted imports of chicken products from the country,...
  • McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare July 25, 2014

    Hong Kong: McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China. McDonald's said in a statement late on Thursday it had...
  • Russian burger chain replaces McDonald's in Crimea July 3, 2014

    Sevastopol: Crimean fans of McDonald's have plenty to chew on after a Russian burger chain said on Thursday it was taking over the US food giant's restaurants in the annexed peninsula. "A RusBurger restaurant will open in the place of an old McDonald's" in Sevastopol, the largest city in Crimea, an...
  • World Cup 2014: Six year old becomes India connect at World Cup prequarters 1 June 27, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Barely six years old, India's Abhiraj Singh will be getting the opportunity of his lifetime when he escorts handinhand one of the star players onto the iconic Maracana Stadium in the FIFA World Cup prequarterfinal between Colombia and Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. The Delhibased Abhiraj realised...
  • Man walks into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back, calmly saying goodbye to family members on his cellphone June 25, 2014

    A man walked into a Queens McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back, staining his white shirt with blood, while chatting on his cellphone. The diners alerted the police and he was taken to a hospital where he is said to be serious, the New York Post and...
  • Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald early Tony Award winners June 9, 2014

    Reuters: Bryan Cranston captured the prize for best actor in a play on Sunday at the 68th annual Tony Awards, Broadway's top honors, and actress Audra McDonald made history, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." With her best actress award, McDonald became...
  • 'A box of teeth', 'chases me in my dreams': How McDonald's 'Happy' mascot became McScary on Twitter May 21, 2014

    When McDonald introduced 'Happy', its new mascot that aimed to bring fun and excitement to kids' meals, it hoped the young visitors to immediately take to this likeable character. What it had not expected was the flak it received on Twitter with users dubbing 'Happy' as McScary instantly after it...
  • Have Nikki Reed, Paul McDonald ended their marriage? March 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed and her husband have reportedly decided to end their marriage. However, work on their debut album will continue. "After much consideration, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are ending their marriage. They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations," said...
  • Man sues McDonald's for USD 1.5 million after he was given only one napkin with his meal March 1, 2014

    A customer has decided to sue McDonald's for USD 1.5 million after the fast food giant gave him only one napkin with his meal, The Mirror reported. The customer, Webster Lucas, said he was rebuffed by the staff of McDonald's when he visited a McDonald's restaurant in Pacoima, California, on January...
  • This McDonald's employee sounds like a recorded voice! February 10, 2014

    There's a McDonald's employee who sounds exactly like a voice recording. You need to listen to this to believe that he's not. This hilarious talent may one day help him have a career in Hollywood. ...
  • Mumbai man finds nail in McDonald's fries; doesn't get an apology from the fast food giant January 2, 2014

    A huge semirusted nail was the last thing that 32yearold marketing professional Mihir Bijur was expecting when he ordered fries from McDonald's on December 12, 2013 in Mumbai. But his nightmare did not end there. Not only did a tepid mail from McDonald's made light of the matter, it failed...
  • McDonalds removes advisory telling its employees to avoid fast food December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Fast food major McDonalds has removed the advisory telling its employees stay away from fast food. Earlier, in an ironic move, McDonalds had told its own employees to avoid eating fast food. In a post on its employee website, the global fast food chain had warned that fast...
  • McDonalds tells its employees to stay away from fast food December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In an ironic move, burger chain McDonalds has told its own employees to stay away from fast food. In a post on their employee website the global fast food chain has warned that fastfood is high in sodium and fat and could lead to obesity. "Fast foods are...
  • Indianorigin trainee teacher dies after attack in New Zealand November 4, 2013

    Melbourne: A 25yearold Indianorigin trainee teacher in New Zealand died on Monday after being punched outside a fast food outlet in central Auckland. Tarun Asthana, who was on life support in hospital since he was assaulted on Saturday morning, died in Auckland City Hospital on Monday, police said. He was surrounded by...
  • Omnicom, Publicis merge to form world's biggest advertising firm July 29, 2013

    Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA say they are combining in a "merger of equals" that will create the world's largest advertising firm, one worth more than $35 billion. The combined company will be called Publicis Omnicom Group and be jointly led by Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO...
  • ExMicrosoft executive, exMcDonald's CEO join HP board July 16, 2013

    San Francisco: HewlettPackard Co on Monday appointed three bigname directors, including former Microsoft Corp software chief Raymond Ozzie and former McDonald's Corp Chief Executive James Skinner, as the struggling PC maker searches for a chairman and addresses toplevel stumbles of past years. The PC maker, which has been trying to strengthen...
  • US: Starbucks to post calorie counts in its drinks June 18, 2013

    New York: Starbucks has a new way to wake up its US customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattlebased coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so. Calorie counts on...