Articles Tagged with mcdonalds

McDonald’s ‘Happy’ Mascot Is Vaguely Creepy

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McDonald’s new Happy Meal mascot has gone viral. Unfortunately, the response of far from positive. Although it was developed to appeal to children, the new mascot is vaguely creepy. The animated Happy Meal box could actually frighten children, as it features a huge mouth, large teeth, and bulging eyes. Although “Happy” has been around since… Read more »

Burger King’s Fortunes Turn-Around At The Expense Of McDonald’s?

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The breakfast wars may be bravely fought by McDonald’s and Taco Bell, however, another fast–food joint; Burger King has been quietly consolidating its position. Burger King managed to turn–around its fortunes in the first quarter of 2014. The same–store sales have grown marginally for the franchisee. Though the sale has increased by just 0.1%, considering… Read more »

Ronald McDonald Gets New Look, Increased Social Media Presence

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Ronald McDonald, who has been the iconic mascot and marketing symbol of McDonald’s for more than 50 years, is getting an all-new look. Back in 2011, at the McDonald’s Corp.’s annual shareholders meeting, a representative from an organization critical of Ronald, called for his retirement, suggesting that he was outdated. The CEO at the time,… Read more »

Taco Bell Breakfast: War With McDonald’s Heats Up

Taco Bell Breakfast: War With McDonald's Heats Up

The Taco Bell breakfast has already been outpacing sales at competitor McDonald’s, and now the Mexican food chain is taking direct aim at the Golden Arches. In a new advertising campaign promoting its Waffle Taco, Taco Bell is directly calling out its fast food competitor. One advertisement features a man who has been eating the… Read more »

Taco Bell, McDonald’s Play Dirty in Breakfast Wars

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Taco Bell is taking their new role as breakfast providers seriously — much to the chagrin of McDonald’s. Whereas Taco Bell could have chosen to quietly enter the world of breakfast without creating too many waves, the company has obviously opted for a different route. So what has Taco Bell done to escalate the breakfast… Read more »

Does The Taco Bell Breakfast Really Pose A Threat To McDonalds?

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Can the Taco Bell breakfast really do some serious damage to McDonald’s bottom line? Since the new menu items just arrived around the country last month, there’s a strong possibility that the world’s number one fast food joint could feel the sting of competition for the next several weeks. After all, folks will probably pick… Read more »

Free Coffee At McDonald’s As Breakfast War Erupts With Taco Bell

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How would you like a free coffee with your breakfast? Most people would, and fast food giants McDonald’s and Taco Bell are currently head-to-head in a fully blown breakfast war to get your business. It basically started when Taco Bell featured an all-new advert with 25 men REALLY named Ronald McDonald who were showing their… Read more »

McDonald’s Fights Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu With Free Coffee

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McDonald’s is initiating a counter-attack in their war against Taco Bell’s breakfast menu. On Friday, March 28, 2014, McDonald’s announced they’ll be offering breakfast customers a free cup of McCafe coffee. According to Fox, the largest fast-food chain in the world said the campaign will start this coming Monday, and will give breakfast customers, at… Read more »

Couple OD On Heroin At McDonald’s As Kids Play

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An Indiana couple were found unresponsive at a McDonald’s play area. After a closer look, it was found out the couple had overdosed on heroin. According to the Washington Post, the fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call on Sunday about two unresponsive adults in a McDonald’s indoor play… Read more »

McDonald’s Kicks Out Elderly Couple Because Their ‘Half-Hour’ Was Up

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A McDonald’s branch in Culpeper, Virginia is the center of fast-food controversy this week for allegedly kicking out an elderly couple from the restaurant while the two were in the middle of eating, WJLA reports. The couple, 87-year-old Carl Becker and 81-year-old Barbara Becker were enjoying their McDonald’s dollar sandwich when they were booted out… Read more »

Taco Bell To Battle Starbucks And McDonald’s At The Breakfast Table

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Taco Bell isn’t the only chain that wants you to spend some money on their tasty selection of breakfast items. Since it’s reportedly the most important meal of the day, restaurants want to capitalize on your urge to satisfy those cravings in their own unique ways. Now that Taco Bell has stepped into the battlefield,… Read more »

Man Sues McDonald’s For $1.5 Million Over Napkin

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A California man is the newest enemy to McDonald’s. He is suing the large fast-food restaurant chain for $1.5 million dollars, over one napkin! Webster Lucas claims he was stiffed on napkins when he came in for a quarter pounder deluxe. When he found out he had only one napkin, he went back to the… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Is Coming, So Reserve A Table At McDonald’s

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For those who haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you discover that your favorite restaurant is completely booked because you forgot to make reservations, then rest easy — there are still a few options still available. Although you run the risk of completely offending your date by suggesting such an idea,… Read more »

McDonald’s ‘Adventure Time’ Happy Meals Pretend Girls Don’t Exist

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Adventure Time, the hit Cartoon Network animated series, is known for its strong female characters. In fact, the Adventure Time creator, Pendleton Ward, takes a special pride in his ability to write girl characters without resorting to stereotypes and clichés. “I feel like a lot of girl characters in anything usually end up being either… Read more »