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  • Interstate pileup leaves road covered in 500 pounds of fries

    January 9, 2015 5:11 PM

    SALEM, SD - A six-vehicle pileup on Interstate 90 in South Dakota left the road covered in 500 pounds of McDonald's french fries. The Argus Leader reports that emergency personnel in McCook County in the southeast part of the state spent Friday morning removing the fries from the road. Emergency... more »
  • Furor over French fries for McDonald's in Venezuela

    January 7, 2015 3:48 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - McDonald's is finding itself under fire in Venezuela both for not selling French fries - and for selling them. Hours after the Associated Press reported that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War... more »
  • McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients

    December 10, 2014 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto customers. CEO Don Thompson sought to reassure investors Wednesday that changes will help strengthen the chain's appeal. The discussion in Oak Brook,... more »
  • Fast-food protest organizers plan global actions

    May 15, 2014 5:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell. The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to... more »
  • McDonald's closes in Crimea

    April 4, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK- McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the closures were "strictly a business decision which has nothing to do with politics." It cited the suspension of financial and... more »
  • McDonald's sued over worker pay

    March 13, 2014 7:39 PM

    NEW YORK- Lawsuits were filed this week against McDonald's claiming the fast-food chain and some franchises deliberately avoid paying workers what they're owed. Suits in three states detail violations including making workers wait to clock in and making them pay for their own uniforms. It's seen as the... more »
  • Have it your way at McDonald's

    November 15, 2013 7:59 PM

    NEW YORK- McDonald's is testing a "build-your-own-burger' concept to give people a way to customize their orders like they do at chains such as Chipotle, Five Guys and Subway. People can pick their own toppings and its new Dollar Menu and More features five sandwiches with different sauces and... more »
  • Man shoots into car with child inside

    November 9, 2013 2:04 PM

    MONROE - A man is charged with attempted second degree murder after a shooting in a Monroe McDonald's on Friday night. Police say Michael J. Williams, 21, fired eight shots at a vehicle with a woman and child in it after a disagreement over money. After the incident Williams... more »
  • The check can be in the mail

    July 1, 2013 7:35 PM

    SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A McDonald's franchise says it will now give employees the option of being paid with direct deposit or by paper check after a lawsuit over workers being paid with debit cards that charged fees to withdraw money. Former employee Natalie Gunshannon sued after she says she was charged... more »
  • McDonald's celebrates 50 years in Baton Rouge

    May 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The McDonald's fast food franchise celebrated a milestone in Baton Rouge. The burger franchise brought its golden arches to the city 50 years ago today. Doc Valluzzo opened the first of many McDonald's restaurants on Plank Road in 1963. Since then the family franchise... more »
  • Fast-food robber returns to eat, is nabbed

    January 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    PONTIAC, Mich. - Officials say a suspected robber of a suburban Detroit restaurant who apparently returned months later to get some food is under arrest after being recognized by employees. The Oakland County sheriff's department says workers at a McDonald's in Pontiac spotted the 40-year-old man Saturday in the drive-thru.... more »
  • Spit in drink charge dropped

    May 17, 2012 7:30 PM

    A worker at a McDonald's in South Carolina is cleared of a charge that he spit into two customers' cups of iced tea. A judge dropped the case against 19-year-old Marvin Washington when his lawyer raised doubt about what was in the drinks. Investigators said surveillance video showed Washington leaning... more »
  • McDonald's Pig Crates

    February 13, 2012 7:24 PM

    McDonald's is giving its pork suppliers until May to come up with plans to phase out the use of stalls that confine pregnant pigs. The Humane Society of the United States says its a major victory in its fight to stop the use of the stalls it considers inhumane. McDonald's... more »
  • Cruelty Charge prompts McDonald's to drop Egg Supplier

    November 18, 2011 7:45 PM

    A Minnesota-based egg supplier was dropped by McDonald's after an animal rights group showed undercover video of operations at the producer's farms in three states. Mercy for Animals released the video and says its shows cruelty, including a worker swinging a bird by its feet. McDonald's says the behavior shown... more »
  • Two men sought in fast-food armed robbery

    June 6, 2011 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for two armed men who held up a Baton Rouge McDonald's this weekend. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said around 10:30 p.m. on June 4 two men came into the restaurant at 6006 Plank Road and demanded money. They were armed with pistols and wearing... more »
  • Golden arches offer golden opportunity

    April 19, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- McDonald's plans to hire 50,000 new workers to work at its U.S. restaurants. The one-day hiring spree includes crew and management positions. Chris Valluzzo, a local owner and operator of McDonald's, says the restaurants expect to interview several thousand people from the Baton Rouge area today. ... more »
  • Swastika Branding leads to Lawsuit

    February 4, 2011 7:33 PM

    Relatives of a developmentally disabled man who was branded with a heated swastika sued McDonald's Corp. and the owner of a restaurant in New Mexico. The man's arm was branded using a metal coat hanger shaped into a swastika and the three men arrested worked at McDonald's. The suit says... more »
  • Obese McDonald's Manager wins Lawsuit

    October 28, 2010 7:34 PM

    A court in Brazil ordered McDonald's to pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained so much weight working there, he's obese after a dozen years. The unidentified 32 year old man says he was forced to sample food everyday to ensure quality remained high and that McDonald's offered... more »
  • Police trying to ID a pair of robbers

    June 18, 2010 12:45 PM

    Baton Rouge police are trying to identify two men who robbed the McDonald's on S. Sherwood Forest Tuesday. Investigators say it appears the suspects hid in the restroom until the restaurant closed. Once the doors were locked, the thieves came out and robbed the business and its employees.... more »
  • McDonald's pulls 12M cadmium-tainted Shrek glasses

    June 4, 2010 8:00 AM

    McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses it is selling to promote the new "Shrek" movie because painted designs on the cheap collectibles contain the toxic metal cadmium. The burger giant wants customers to stop using the 16-ounce glasses, which have been sold for about $2 each and were available... more »
  • McDonald's fire under control

    January 12, 2010 3:56 PM

    Update: The Baton Rouge Fire Department says fire at the McDonald's on Government Street is now under control. The fire was contained to the attic of the restaurant, but everything below sustained water damage. BRFD says its investigators are still working with the owner and insurance agents. There... more »
  • Firefighters battling blaze at McDonald's in Baton Rouge

    January 12, 2010 2:23 PM

    Firefighters are battling a blaze at the McDonald's restaurant on Government Street in downtown Baton Rouge. A cloud of black smoke can be seen from the News 2 tower cam. The Baton Rouge Fire Department says that a maintenance man was working on a heating unit in the building. They... more »
  • McDonald's rap gets teens in trouble

    October 29, 2009 8:18 PM

    Four teens in Utah who rapped their order at a McDonald's drive-through were cited for disorderly conduct in the town of American Fork, south of Salt Lake City. The teens say they were imitating a video on "YouTube" which begins "I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce..". They... more »

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