McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Top Five Fast-Food Restaurants That Should Start Giving Free Extras

    Qdoba is taking a stand, according to its website. The second-stringer Mexican fast-casual chain is doing a crazy -- except more like business savvy -- new promotion involving free queso dip, which is one of the smartest things any chain could do, ever. Yep, Qdoba is giving up up-charging for extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Five Recent Food Developments That Probably Won't Work

    Food companies pair creativity with marketability -- along with a little luck -- to score "the next big thing" in food trends. There are some amazing ideas for new foods and drinks out there, but at the same time, some new products never really take off. Some aren't appealing to consumers, aren't in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Things McDonald's Does Right -- and a Bonus Free Breakfast for Kids Tomorrow

    There is plenty that McDonald's has done -- or not done that you can criticize, but every once in a while McDoo's does something right. And that includes offering free breakfast -- an Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight McMuffin, apple slices and choice of milk or orange juice -- for kids from kinderg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Protesters Picket Outside McDonald's on 16th Street Mall for Higher Wages, Unionization

    A decision by the National Labor Review Board last week determined that McDonald's is responsible for employee wages at all of its U.S. restaurants. Previously, the corporation had held that wages were controlled and set by each individually owned restaurant franchise, and therefore the company was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    LYFE Kitchen -- where everything is under 600 calories -- opening in Park Meadows

    When I was in my late twenties and early thirties, I avoided eating meat. The reasons why aren't important, but looking back on that phase, I wish I'd chosen a different time in my life to go meat-free, because I was living in Chicago, where militant vegetarians were few and far between. This isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Fast feud: Five reasons why fast-food workers should get $15 an hour

    McDonald's recent posting of a hypothetical household budget for its minimum- wage employees has birthed an Occupy-style French fry revolution. Frustrated, vastly underpaid fast-food workers across the country are now asking their employers to raise their earnings from the federal minimum wage of $7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Five fast-food restaurants that should consider delivery service

    Burger King, perpetually stuck in the number-two fast-food burger chain slot, has made a surprising and shrewd move into the delivery business. It first tested the service in a few major cities -- New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- and recently expanded its delivery service to Colorado, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    McDonald's new premium quarter pounders are decent -- but the bacon seems familiar

    The golden arches have nixed their Angus third pounders and replaced them with three new specialty quarter pounders, one spicy, one with bacon (allegedly a new, thicker, Applewood-smoked bacon), and one with....lettuce and tomato. The new burgers are marked for the permanent-items list gracing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Wayne McDonald firing: Lawsuit against Mayor Michael Hancock rejected

    A federal lawsuit against Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials, filed by one of Hizzoner's former best buds and top advisors, has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge John Kane -- just when filings in the case were getting interesting. Ex-aide Wayne McDonald's complaint of w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Five McAwesome vintage Happy Meal toys

    On a recent visit to McDonald's I spied a Hello Kitty toy in a Happy Meal, and I was almost inspired to order a kid's meal myself. The McDonald's Happy Meal was by far the most brilliant marketing idea to ever light up the golden arches -- luring kids, and their parents' disposable incomes, into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    McFish Bites: McDonald's sure knows how to bait a hook

    In the latest attempt to boost sales -- and reel in the meatless and Friday fish-eating Catholic customers -- McDonald's has introduced McFish Bites. I decided to bite on this latest innovation, and recently visited the McDonald's at 3350 Colorado Boulevard -- one of my favorite stores, since it's d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Aurora Century 16 reopening: See changes made to ten other massacre sites

    At 5 p.m. today, the Aurora Century 16, the site of the July 20 attack that killed twelve, officially reopens following a ceremony featuring Governor John Hickenlooper and many others. Some family members have called for a boycott of the event -- an indication of the strong emotions stirred by decis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    McDonald's new CBO sandwiches are too saucy and salty -- but load up on holiday pies

    McDonald's is trying to kill us with 1830 milligrams of sodium at a time, most of which may be in the form of some seriously over-applied sauce. I was eager to try the new CBO -- Cheddar, bacon and onion -- Angus burger and chicken sandwiches, because I'm enthusiastic about trying anything new at M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Five amazing fast-food holiday treats for 2012

    The holidays bring out the very best in fast food restaurants (and sometimes in their customers who can be more easily shamed into not behaving like dingleberries in long lines), especially when it comes to seasonal drinks and desserts of the minty, eggnoggy and gingerbread-y type that we don't have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Top five weird food news stories from this week

    Food news is as varied as the food you're served at restaurants. Some weeks our plate is filled with educational articles about science and technology, stories of new and exciting eats and drinks, and industry exposes that give us all something to gossip about by the office water coolers. Other week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Wendy's new breakfast menu -- not quite McDonald's, but reason to rise and shine

    Wendy's is currently the third-largest hamburger fast-food chain -- behind Burger King at number two, and McDonald's in the catbird seat -- and the company taste-testers are rolling out a new breakfast menu in select locations, complete with breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy and, of course, bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    No "McJob" here: Why Cody Teets was voted most likely to marry Ronald McDonald

    McDonald's has long had a bad rap for offering low-paying, entry-level work, spawning the pejorative term "McJob." But Cody Teets recently authored a book, Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's, about her jobs under the Golden Arches, where she started as a cashier in 1982 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Five worst food and beverage slogans ever

    Clever, market-savvy purveyors of food and drink have spent some serious Cheddar on making sure that we, the consuming public, buy whatever they are peddling. Sometimes their efforts work like Lucky Charms, and other times the slogans are so bad that people will go out of their way to avoid the poor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    McDonald's testing "Breakfast After Midnight" -- but not in Denver

    After hearing that McDonald's, America's favorite -- and only -- purveyor of Egg McMuffins, is test-marketing a new promotion, "Breakfast After Midnight," in a few locations including Denver, I cruised into the McDoo's at 505 East Colfax Avenue at 12:01 a.m. -- only to find no breakfast. And, in fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Five discontinued fast-food items I want back

    It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Pie-ku: the new McDonald's Strawberry & Crème premium pie

    Burger King adds ten new items to its menu and fast-foodies don't give a tinker's cuss -- but when McDonald's places a new pie in its pantheon, people froth at the mouths, demanding as many as they can get their soon-to-be-greasy mitts on, blogging about them and not minding the price hike for this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    McDonald's serves up a wholesome photo opportunity at the State Capitol Building today

    Colorado legislators work hard, and apparently deserve a break today -- with a catered lunch from McDonald's, complete with the Ronald McDonald mascot. Representatives from America's favorite Quarter Pounder-pimps will be visiting the State Capitol at 11:30 this morning to "highlight its economic i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Burger King's new menu plays catch-up -- and kung pao -- with McDonald's

    Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    My top five McDonald's horror stories

    McDonald's proved this week that the road to public relations hell is paved with good intentions -- and hashtags. The company introduced a Twitter hashtag crusade, asking customers to share their happy fee-fees and heartwarmingly poignant stories about dining at McDoo's, but as with most things that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Five McBites that McDonald's should introduce next

    ​In yet another burst of menu non-creativity, McDonald's is introducing Chicken McBites: popcorn-style chicken micro-nuggets that will differ from Chicken McNuggets in that they are ostensibly made from actual cuts of chicken, rather than the bizarre breaded avian mash that gives McNuggets the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Fake meat to coffee crotch: Our top five favorite restaurant lawsuits

    ​Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Top five things McDonald's should apologize for

    Okay, Ronald, say you're sorry. SAY IT!!​So McDonald's is issuing a "surprising, embarrassing and uncharacteristic" apology to its Australian customers because McCafé coffee sucks. "We are the largest coffee chain in Australia, but we know we are not the most loved," Helen Nash, McDonald's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    An ode to the McRib sandwich, which disappears again December 5

    ​ The McRib sandwich will be ripped from our hands, and our hearts, on December 5, cruelly taken away by the McDonald's corporation. Here is a poem I wrote to express my grief:

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Mayor McCheese takes a bite out of crime in England

    ​In the village of West Yorkshire, England, a police force of extraordinary magnitude is taking shape -- the shape of burgers. Due to budget cuts, the town's police force has been pared down to a bare minimum -- so local merchants have decided to use "street marshals" to help in the fight a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    McDonald's will soon disappoint SF kids, and other unhappy news

    Mayor McCheese​Last week, San Francisco banned toys from McDonald's Happy Meals, which as of December 1 cannot contain more than 600 calories -- or a plaything! But that's not the only unhappy McDonald's news. While working at a McDonald's outlet in Brazil for a dozen years, a store manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    No McNipples on the menu at this Phoenix McDonald's

    CBS 5 News"Nurse-in" brough out the breasts at McDonald's​Got milk? Clarissa Bradford took her family, including a five-month-old son, to a McDonald's in Phoenix , and while the rest of the family noshed on the dollar menu, she pulled out a breast to feed the nipple nibbler. At which point, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Ten worst restaurant freak-outs

    ​When you're forking over $6 for your coffee, $5 for a footlong sandwich, or $2 for a blended ice-cream thingy, you're typically calm, cool and collected, right? We know you're not one of those problem customers -- they of the scream-insult-and-kick variety, all pissed off because of an incorr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Top Five McDonald's innovations that we don't want to see here

    ​We thought we'd seen everything at McDonald's, but the new "Mouthwatering Angus Snack Wrap" -- essentially a burger in a flour tortilla -- looks like a new low. Until you consider some of the dishes that the Clown of Darkness has inflicted on the rest of the world. Herewith, the top five Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    The Daily Beast lambastes the 25 unhealthiest kids meals

    Friendly's Mac and Cheese Quesadilla​In solidarity with Michelle Obama's war on childhood obesity, the Daily Beast put together a nice little slideshow about the 25 unhealthiest kids meals in the country. Every gut bomb on the list contains more than 800 calories, but topping the charts was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    McDonald's isn't lovin' Little Mac

    ​ Little Mac has a big problem with McDonald's. When Allison Arevalo, a food blogger, and Erin Wade, a lawyer who's a former food critic, opened a specialty restaurant dedicated to that ultimate comfort food, mac & cheese, they decided to name tit Little Mac. Little did they know that the go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Ronald McDonald versus chickens in the ultimate cage match

    ​Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from McDonald's. Ronald McDonald apparently wants his laying hens to spend their days inside a cage too small even for a waif supermodel s addicted to binging and purging her morning Egg McMuffin. The Humane Society of the United States has flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Ronald McDonald gets Shanghaied

    ​Ronald McDonald is under fire in this country, with activists encouraging McDonald's to retire its longtime mascot. But in Shanghai, now home to a brand-new McDonald's University -- it's known as Hamburger U-- they're down with the clown. The Chinese people crave fast food, which is why McDo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The five worst things found in a fast-food order

    What lies beneath? You don't want to know.​Ordering a fish sammich from a place that specializes in fresh-pressed, flame-broiled moo meat might not be the smartest choice, but you still shouldn't need a painkiller to make your meal go down easy. But that's what a customer discovered in his fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    The Ten Worst Burger Ideas Ever

    ​Ah, the burger. Labor Day grilling tradition, force of good and ease in the American diet. We take you for granted, burger. We assume that because you are a national culinary treasure that you are also unassailable, that you can be toyed with--unmercifully at times--and that you'll still com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    'Gimme my Big Mac or I'll shoot': Cop accused of wielding gun in drive-through

    Would you pull a gun for this?A Denver cop is accused of pulling his gun in an effort to speed up his drive-through order at an Aurora McDonald's in May, the Post is reporting. From their story: A Denver police officer faces felony menacing and weapons charges based on an allegation that he pointed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    We wuz robbed: Denver ranks unhappy sixth in McDonald's contest

    McDonald's is celebrating the thirtieth birthday of the Happy Meal by bringing back a favorite Happy Meal toy: Ty Teenie Beanie Babies. The happy chain kicked off its four-week celebration this weekend in Minneapolis, which McDonald's has named the "Happiest City for Families," based on such "family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Thug allegedly poses for photo before kicking ass

    An assault suspect is clearly ready for his closeup. Obviously, we hope no one ever assaults anyone. Give peace a chance! But goons hoping to get away with such a crime should know better than to stand in front of a bus camera en route to their chosen butt-beating locale. That's what the man in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    A Drunkard's Lament: Fallout from St. Paddy's Day at the Goat

    As anyone who was keeping up with the live blog of the St. Patrick's Day/Jonathan Shikes fortieth birthday celebrations at the Fainting Goat yesterday is well aware, there came a point after several hours of Bud Light, Guinness and Irish car bombs when the acquisition of McDonald's Shamrock Shakes b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    No surprise that Colorado fast-casual is healthy. But McDonald's?

    In the incredibly fast-paced life of being a college student in Boulder AND a food blogger, sometimes I simply don't have time to make steamed vegetables, steamed brown rice and steamed tofu for dinner. But now, for those dire moments when I must eat on the run, I can refer to's new list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    McDonald's Wants Your Children and It's Getting Them

    A new study has shown pretty conclusively that marketing to kids works frighteningly well. Some of the scarier highlights include the fact that kids as young as 2 years old have beliefs about certain brands. Or the fact that when given identical items, one unpackaged, the other packaged in a McDonal ... More >>

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Irish Ay-Yay-Yay-Yays

    Dont blame Ireland on the Mexicans.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Icky Mickey

    My McDonald's lunch was fast, but a flop.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Want Flies With That?

    McDonald's wildlife area is for the birds.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
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