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  • McDonald's says it's investigating tweet at Trump

    March 16, 2017 10:55 AM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's says it has been notified by Twitter that its account was "compromised" after it appeared to send a message calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President." The tweet to Trump from the official account for McDonald's Corp., a message that has since been deleted... more »
  • McDonald's to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

    February 22, 2017 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's is hoping $1 sodas can help draw more customers into its stores in the U.S. as it fights to reverse four years of declining visits. The company says it plans to offer $1 sodas of any size for a limited time starting in April, with smoothies,... more »
  • Suburban Chicago man sues over McDonald's 'value meal' price

    December 21, 2016 10:01 AM

    CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago man is suing McDonald's restaurants in two Illinois counties, arguing cheeseburger "Extra Value Meals" are actually more expensive than when the items are purchased separately. James Gertie of Des Plaines tells The Daily Herald that bundling two cheeseburgers, medium french fries and a drink at... more »
  • Pennsylvania McDonald's franchisee who created Big Mac dies

    November 30, 2016 10:34 AM

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael "Jim" Delligatti was 98. McDonald's spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at home surrounded by his family on Monday night. Delligatti's franchise was based in Uniontown when he invented the chain's... more »
  • Man crawls through drive-thru window, beats woman

    November 30, 2016 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a Baton Rouge man crawled through the drive-thru window of a McDonald's and beat the mother of his child inside the restaurant. The Advocate reports that according to an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's report, Malik Patterson assaulted the woman, an employee at the McDonald's,... more »
  • Creepy clowns force Ronald McDonald into hiding

    October 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    NEW YORK - The creepy clown sightings has forced Ronald McDonald to keep a lower profile. The Associated Press reported Tuesday, the popular burger chain said it's mascot won't make a bunch of appearances. McDonald's Corp. said it's being "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events."... more »
  • Happier Meal? McDonald's nixing some unpalatable ingredients

    August 1, 2016 6:23 PM

    McDonald's, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it's eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items. That includes making Chicken McNuggets and other items without artificial preservatives, and removing high-fructose corn syrup from its burger buns. McDonald's did not... more »
  • McDonald's adding McGriddles to all-day breakfast menu

    July 6, 2016 4:01 PM

    NEW YORK - You can have McGriddles with that. McDonald's plans to offer the sandwiches around the clock after testing the addition of the sandwich to its all-day breakfast menu in select markets. When McDonald's launched a limited all-day breakfast menu in the fall, stores offered sandwiches made with either... more »
  • Blind man sues McDonald's over car-only drive-thru policy

    June 1, 2016 9:18 AM

    CHICAGO - A blind Louisiana man is suing McDonald's for the right to get served at the chain's drive-thru windows. The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court on behalf of Scott Magee claims McDonald's is violating the American with Disabilities Act by refusing to serve... more »
  • Protests for $15 wage expected at McDonald's headquarters

    May 25, 2016 9:33 AM

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage are expected to march on the McDonald's Corp. headquarters near Chicago ahead of the fast-food giant's annual shareholders' meeting. Organizers say the protests will begin Wednesday morning with a strike at the Rock N Roll McDonald's in downtown Chicago. Striking... more »
  • McDonald's testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants

    May 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but says it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally. The Oak Brook, Illinois company says the test is limited to its quarter pounder patties. "Like all of... more »
  • McDonald's quashes all-you-can-eat fries reports

    April 20, 2016 3:14 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - McDonald's Corp. is quashing reports that a coming Missouri restaurant will test all-you-can-eat fries, saying the endless spuds will be available for a limited time only to promote the site's scheduled July grand opening. The buzz is around a reported "test" of unlimited fries for customers at... more »
  • March 29, 2016 Morning News Pop Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Victims crash car, try to make getaway on foot after shooting McDonald's considered 'total loss' after Monday fire State to list travel times on some congested roads Unsettled weather arrives tomorrow Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Fire breaks out at McDonald's on Florida Blvd. near N. Foster Play Video

    March 28, 2016 5:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters are on the scene of a fire that broke out at McDonalds in the 5000 block of Florida Blvd. across from Melrose Blvd. Emergency crews responded to the call just after 4 a.m. Monday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene they found the building fully engulfed... more »
  • SUV plows through McDonald's lobby

    March 3, 2016 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to the McDonalds on Florida Boulevard at Wooddale Drive after a car drove through the lobby early Thursday morning. The wreck happened a little after 5 a.m. According to franchise owner John Valluzzo, EMS took the driver of the vehicle away shortly after the crash. A... more »
  • New Orleans police: Man shot inside McDonald's

    January 27, 2016 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old man was shot several times during a possible robbery attempt inside the restroom of a McDonald's restaurant. Police say the shooting took place shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in a McDonald's in eastern New Orleans next to Interstate 10. The victim... more »
  • International company leaving Port Allen for Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 13, 2015 5:21 PM

    WALKER - An international company known for supplying McDonald's restaurants is making a $20 million investment in the city of Walker. Martin-Brower will make the move from its current Port Allen location to Walker within the next year. The company broke ground on its new site inside the Livingston Parish... more »
  • 4 women arrested after video of fight at LaPlace McDonald's emerges

    September 3, 2015 4:40 PM

    LAPLACE - Four women were arrested after a cellphone video emerged showing a teenage McDonald's worker being pulled through a drive-thru window and punched several times. 17-year-old Kailin Holland, of Harvey, was booked on charges of second-degree battery in connection with the brawl which happened on the evening of... more »
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    September 1, 2015 5:59 PM

    NEW YORK - If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items like Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, sausage burritos, fruit 'n yogurt parfaits,... more »
  • McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

    August 27, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm. The video was released by Mercy for Animals, an animal... more »
  • The real "Hamburglar"

    August 18, 2015 9:12 PM

    CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA- A McDonald's employee recognized a man from surveillance video in a recent break-in and called police when he showed up in the drive-thru. Police dubbed the robber as the "Hamburglar". The burglary happened ten-days ago and the building security system was damaged, but nothing appeared to... more »
  • McDonald's says 'cursing' Minion will stay

    July 10, 2015 1:30 PM

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - McDonald's says there are no plans to take a talking Happy Meal toy out of distribution, even though some customers say it sounds like it uses curse words. The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on July 3 with toys inspired by the movie "Minions." The... more »
  • McDdonald's looks overseas for profits

    June 9, 2015 9:28 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- McDonald's sales were down in the U.S. last month and the company relied on overseas outlets for profit. Sales in May dropped 2% in the U.S. but rose about the same in Europe. That's not enough to make it a wash since McDonald's says overall global sales... more »
  • 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 »

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