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McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Miami Beach Is Banning Styrofoam

    Miami Beach would like to be known less for odd chemicals in its residents' bodies and more for banning littering its streets, parks and beaches with things made from odd chemicals. Following bans on plastic straws and Styrofoam containers on the beach, the city commission seems set to extend the ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Topless Florida Woman Destroying McDonald's Caught on Video

    Clearly, Florida is a not a safe place for fast-food restaurants. Someone doing something crazy in a burger joint in the Sunshine State is about as frequent as summer afternoon rain, yet a woman in St. Petersburg has made an entry into the canon that is bound to become legendary. She somehow wound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Miami Fast Food Workers: New Website Asks "Are You Robbed on the Job?"

    Fast food workers across America as getting tired of the vast difference between the salaries of the corporate bigwigs and their meager earnings. The difference, by the way, is astounding. According to a Nerdwallet report, if broken down into an hourly wage, the CEO of McDonald's would earn $9,247 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Florida Man Wears No Pants, Masturbates at McDonald's Drive-Thru

    A 65-year-old Florida man went to a McDonald's drive-through looking for a happy ending to go with his Happy Meal, police say. Steve Orville Clemons was arrested after rolling up to the window at his local Micky D's without pants, grabbing a cashier's hand and trying to force her to touch his junk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Unhappy Meal: 91 Percent of Kids' Plates Unhealthy

    The nutritional content of children's food at restaurants should be government-regulated. As I've said before, I believe there's no need to give in to "your whiny brat's tirade." The National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell menu standards, a voluntary initiative, recommends meals for children ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    McDonald's New McWraps Debut in South Florida

    McDonald's has entered the lighter-fare-for-spring game with the launch of its new chicken McWraps.Although the fast-food chain has offered Snack Wraps for some time, these new McWraps are meal-size, using ten-inch steamed flour tortillas. They're available in three varieties: chicken 'n' bacon, swe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Beer, Bacon, Spam, and Pickles: Ten Wacky Xmas Ornaments

    For foodies like us, the holiday season is all about eating, drinking and well, eating some more. Seriously, it's why we wear stretch pants for the entire month of December. To carry the tradition past the table -- there are all kinds of funky food and drink themed decorations to give your home tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Year In Insane Florida Food Fights: From Picnic Decapitations to Pork Rind Stabbings

    What is it about an empty stomach that leads to so much crime in the Sunshine State? Regular readers of Riptide already know that Florida is well known for its bizarre, sometimes incomprehensible news stories about bungled robberies, bizarre murders, and drug deals gone bad. But a bizarre number of ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Dunkin' Donuts to Offer Cage-Free Eggs: Five More Chains Make the Pledge

    Dunkin' Donuts recently pledged to start using cage-free eggs and eliminate gestation crates for its products. While the chain will move slowly to transition out the crates and cages, it will cut back by 5 percent by the end of next year. A final goal is yet to be determined. In the meantime, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    McDonald's To List Calorie Count In Restaurants (Here Are The Worst Offenders)

    McDonald's president Jan Fields has announced that starting next week, the mega-restaurant chain that features clowns and Happy Meals will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide. This is a step in the right direction for all fast food chains in providing real informat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    McDonald's Tops on Twitter and Facebook, Plus Other Fast Food and Social Media Findings

    Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Mark Zuckerberg Eats McDonald's, Tips Nothing on His Honeymoon

    Like many lovebirds throughout the ages, Mark Zuckerberg and his new bride Priscilla Chan are celebrating their honeymoon in the eternal city of Rome.Ahhh, Rome. What we could do in Rome if we were young billionaires. Just think of all the amazing restaurants we could eat at....Harry's Bar, Il Palia ... More >>

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Dating Vegans: Enlightening or "Very High Maintenance and Kind of Annoying?"

    I ran into an optometrist we'll call "Richard" at Ultra and then a month later at Arkadia. Thanks to his unrelenting persistence, I agreed to go out with him. But I knew we might have some issues when he told me he was working on eating healthier by consistently ordering the chicken sandwich with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    McDonald's Shamrock Shakes: Not For Humans or Leprechauns

    ​The other day, on my way home from a meeting, I saw the sign from the road. The local McDonald's was touting their elusive Shamrock Shakes ($2.09 - $3.19, depending on size).This green concoction is, like the McRib, a limited-time-only treat, designed to capitalize on the St. Patrick's Day holida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    I'm Lovin' You: McWeddings at McDonald's

    ​Forget Las Vegas, get married at McDonald's! The world's largest fast food burger chain has a lot of, shall we say, interesting items on their menu, such as the McLobster, or the McAfrica burger. But three McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong offer something altogether different: weddings and enga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    The McRib Is Back: My Chihuahua Is McLovin' It

    ​McDonald's announced it was re-releasing it's mystery-meat sandwich the McRib at all of its stores through November 14. Immediately, people went wild on Twitter to comment on the sandwich that causes such a devoted frenzy whenever the fast-food giant takes the pork-like sammy out for a spin. In f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Florida Woman Dies From Being Exposed to Toxic Fumes at a Georgia McDonald's

    Yesterday at a McDonald's restaurant in Pooler, Georgia a woman died and nine people had to be taken to the hospital after inhaling toxic fumes inside the restaurant.I know what you're thinking, and no, the chemical fumes were not coming from the kitchen. So far, police believe chemicals from c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Five Reasons Steve Albini Thinks Odd Future Are Assholes

    ​Over the weekend, famed producer and seasoned independent rock veteran Steve Albini had some choice words for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. OFWGKTA and Albini's own Shellac were both booked for Primavera Sound in Barcelona and ended up sharing some time together on an airport shuttle. A l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    BK Tops the Dollar Cheeseburger Derby

    Spoiler alert: None of the burgers are this one.​Ah, the dollar menu -- the primary source of sustenance for many a student and hobo. Each has its own strong points, but all that we visited had one thing in common: a cheeseburger. (For argument's sake, we are defining "burger" as any roll-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    McDonald's Should Dump Its "Cafe con Leche"

    I'm over it.First Pollo Tropical decides to Americanize the menu of its restaurants in the Northeast to attract more Anglo diners, then Dunkin' Donuts comes out with the "Cuban Flatbread Sandwich," and now, in what just might be one of the most derogatory forms of flattery I have ever seen, McDonald ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    McDonald's Hoax Trends on Twitter, We Wonder Why

    Courtesy of McServed​Since when did the place that promises $1 double burgers for all get so un-American? Apparently it hasn't.Over the weekend, a photo circulated through the Twittersphere of a "McDonald's sign" that read, "As an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies, Afri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Burger King Dethrones Creepy Mascot

    The Burger King is out of a job.​A recent Miami Herald article reports that Burger King is planning a major overhaul of its image and menu, attempting to appeal to a broader spectrum of people, including women and families. What's the strategy? Be more like rival McDonald's!New menu items wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Six Worst Fast Food Burgers

    The McDonald's Angus Burger -- the "best" of the "worst."​In honor of National Burger Month, Short Order featured some great burgers in Miami, but, thus far, has totally ignored the way most people get their burger -- at the drive thru. Yes, there are wonderful places to enjoy a quality bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    "McRunner" Joe D'Amico Finishes 29th at L.A. Marathon Eating Only McDonald's

    You want fries with that PR?​On Sunday, Joe D'Amico, the self-proclaimed McRunner, finished 29th at the Los Angeles marathon with a time of 2:36:13 (which translates into just under 6 minute miles on average). What's so amazing about this feat is that D'Amico, a runner from Palatine, Indiana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Movie Theaters Lie: Large Popcorn Equals Three Big Macs

    via Flickr CA_JimNot so cute and innocent once you know him inside and out. ​I long ago stopped eating the offerings at movie theater concession stands. So long ago that I can't remember when I started loading up at Walgreen's and sneaking in healthier, fresher, and better-priced snacks. The reaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    In Honor of the McLobster: Five Foods We'd Like to See McDonald's Screw Up

    McLobster? We've got some better suggestions Mr. Ronald McDonald.​​There's furious internet chatter about McDonald's McLobster sandwich, the elusive menu item that, like the McRib, is available to only a few select lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at things) markets. The McLobster is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Japanese McDonald's Introduces "Miami Burger" Which is Actually a Taco Burger

    McDonald's "Miami Burger."​You're driving home from South Beach over the Julia Tuttle Causeway after a long night out, and once you get to Biscayne, you're struck with a dreaded choice: Do you want to make a late-night meal of McDonald's burger or Taco Bell's tacos?It is a decision that racks us a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    McOatmeal Is Here: Bring Out The Trough!

    Lee KleinOatmeal: Any time of day.​It's been almost three years since McDonald's has introduced a new breakfast offering, but it isn't as though the company was sitting still. Since 2008, Mickey D's Research & Development teams have spared no time or expense to come up with the next big breakf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    San Francisco Says "No" to McDonald's, "Yes" to Children

    via Flickr sylvarHappy Meal toys conveniently packaged in easy-to-use body bags.​Chalk one up for the good guys. San Francisco has struck a blow to one pillar of the Unholy Trinity (McDonald's, Jerry Springer, and Family Guy). The Golden Gate City has instituted a ban preventing McDonald's from in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Immokalee Workers Win $$ for Farm Laborers

    ​The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the biggest U.S. tomato firms, has agreed to pass on a penny per pound surcharge to workers.McDonald's and others had offered to pay the charge after federal authorities compared the lot of Central American workers in tomato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Foodborne Illnesses 101: Eat and Run (To the Bathroom)

    Nina Mathews on flickr Eat me at your own risk.​Last year it was peanut butter. Last month it was eggs. Who knows what food-borne illness outbreak will hit us this month. Seems like outbreaks are coming at us faster than New Jersey-based reality TV shows these days. But besides satisfying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    McDonald's Big Loser In Consumer Reports Burger Survey

    Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Miami Heat 2010-11 Schedule Released

    ​The Miami Heat released their 2010-11 season schedule today. Why other teams will even bother to show up to these games is beyond us. They should just forfeit now. Or maybe arrive to the arena late and blame it on the crazy McNugget lady ahead of them in the McDonald's drive-thru. Or just show up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Hialeah McDonald's Robbed by Employee Dressed as Ninja

    ​A McDonald's in Hialeah was robbed not once, but twice by a man dressed like a ninja, in head-to-toe black. Turned out the robberies were perpetrated by Michel Quiroz, an 18-year-old employee at the restaurant. He even continued to show up for work after the robberies, but eventually his co-worke ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    FFF: Fast Food, Tuna, and Turkey Bologna

    ​I was just walking down the street, and I saw this restaurant called McDonald's Express. Let's see if we can try to wrap our brains around this concept -- this is a McDonald's, only faster. So, obviously, the McDonald's corporation thinks there are people out there saying to themselves, 'God, I'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Luna Returns, Shing Wang Retreats, Maitardi Opens, Bancroft Stumbles

    ​Luna Rises Again"Back by Popular Demand" declares the banner across the re-rechristened Luna Cafe at 4770 Biscayne Boulevard. Short Order had reported in July that Luna had changed its name to L'artista Restaurant and tweaked the menu towards a more fine dining experience. We noted that it "Seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Local Dance Team Will Make You Simultaneously Crave Cake and Contemplate Suicide

    Last year, Miamian Tamien Bain -- an ex-con who had served time for robbing a McDonald's -- crafted a rap that nearly won a marketing contest for that same fast-food chain. Now some local high schoolers are finalists in a national dance contest for Baskin-Robbins. Maybe our city has an industry besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Friday Food Funnies: Silly Stuff

    Sign on bakery window: Cake 66 cents; upside-down cake 99 cents.Diner: Waiter, do you have any lobster tails?Waiter: Certainly, sir. Once upon a time there was a little lobster...Sign at dairy farm: You can whip our cream, but you can't beat our milk.One thing is for certain about organic farms: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    The McDonald's Rationalization

    "Where you been, bitch?"Last week, I did something bad. Really, really bad. It was Wednesday, and I was very hungry. But I was also very busy, and short on cash. And so I decided, with a sorrowful resignation, to do something I hadn't done in ages: I went to McDonald's.  It was $.59 cheeseburge ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008

    Ex-Con Raps for McDonald's

    A Miami man goes from gunslinger to bun-slinger.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Add Tomatoes To The "Do Not Eat" List

    Every year there is some food out there that can kill you (we all remember the spinach scare in 2006). This year's deadly foodstuff is tomatoes. Tomatoes form the base of many dishes, unlike spinach which can easily be avoided (unless you have an addiction to the stuff that can rival Popeye's), an ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    The Real Thing

    Xixon delivers an authentic taste of Spain

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    McVersity for Money

    McDonald's adds a Latin touch, or just a cynical one

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001

    Best Funky Neighborhood Restaurant

    Delicias del Mar Peruano

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    Trip to the Big House

    Need to visit a loved one doing time in one of the many state prisons up near the Georgia line? Who you gonna call? Right. Prison Connection.

  • News

    September 23, 1992
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