McDonald's is doing a lot of things to stay relevant in a marketplace of consumers in a constant search for the newest, fastest, cheapest, and best thing out there. Earlier this year, Ronald McDonald, the chain's creepy clown mascot, received a makeover. The company also tried giving away its coffee ... More >>
Traditionally, fast food work has been considered entry-level, with the majority of employees being students needing a few dollars in their pocket. These days that's no longer the case, with many adults taking jobs at McDonald's, Burger King, and the like to provide for their families. According to ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
It's Here. Taco Bell's much-anticipated breakfast arrived early this morning, with fans of Taco Bell already freaking out over the fast food's variety of morning meal offerings. Of course, the company is pushing the hype, giving away special Taco Bell breakfast phones to a select group of rabid fol ... More >>
Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Burger King and Ronald McDonald got together in a show of solidarity in an old school rap battle against their employees. Why would the clown and the king team up with each other? Well, they've got a lot in common. They're both the faces behind giant mega fast-food corporat ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, two rivals in the fast food world will get together for one day in a battle that pits greedy corporate giants against the workers of America. For one day only, Ronald McDonald and Burger King will team up in a rap battle against two of their own employees. At stake: a fair worki ... More >>
There are a lot of issues Democrats and Republicans differ on: abortion, Obamacare, Sarah Palin's IQ. But food? According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, party lines extend all the way to edibles. Released Wednesday, the national poll reveals American attitudes on everything from favorite m ... More >>
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 >>
Diego?! Is that you?A couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade were delighted to discover a new vid for the Jacuzzi Boys' "Glazin'," starring a bunch of singing vaginas. That's right, actual female genitals, shaved and dressed up to look like the Boys' singer Gabriel Alcala, bassist Danny Gon ... More >>
Is there Twitter trouble in basketball paradise? Dwyane Wade and LeBron James took to Twitter to insult each other. Actually it was in good fun, because, as we're beginning to notice, these guys are so totally bored during the NBA lockout.
Blah. Rainy Sunday. You're at Regal Cinemas and don't want to head for the usual list of suspects. Books & Books? Nah -- had it for lunch already. Segafredo? Not so cool in the rain. Nexxt? Too touristy. Maybe Nespresso? There's something about that place that makes me feel like people go ... More >>
Via MrKolby Four Loko? Ha! This was far more dangerous.Ah, the '90s. The era when we were but aspartame-inhaling, hydrogenated-oil-guzzling kiddies. Back then, we thought playing in the Ronald McDonald playhouse was hygienically advisable and Fruit Roll-Ups were an appropriate example to bring ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Oh yeah. We can taste it already.Maybe it's a coincidence. But maybe, just maybe Mickey D's heard loud and clear when Miami New Times complained less than a month ago that we were tired of being McRib-teased to death. Whatever the reason, Ronald McDonald relented and now it's official--the McR ... More >>
In Hanley's head, it's always 1999.Hanley Ramirez showed up at the Mets' Citi Field last night with a splotchy reddish dye job that made him look like the deranged love child of Sisqo and Ronald McDonald. But he had four hits in the Marlins' win, so we're guessing he'll stay with the look. Turn ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezStill chill at 10:54 p.m.It was 10:54 p.m. and Anthony Bourdain sat in the lobby of the Lincoln Theater still signing copies of Medium Raw. Two hours after wrapping his reading and Q&A session, the line had finally dwindled down to a dozen. There was a female security guard ... More >>
Melanie DuneaIf you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>
Photo by Karina ChavarriaFormer President Bill Clinton at the Global Initiative Univeristy at BankUnited Center.At an event where a former U.S. president is present, you'd expect to be patted down, have your bags ripped open, and then maybe be carted away by the Secret Service because you forgot to ... More >>
It might seem off-the-wall to say that Kendall's Off the Grille is an upscale, healthful fast-food eatery in a traffic-choked shopping mall. After all, everything costs less than $10. But if you've eaten at OTG (as the regulars like to call it), it doesn't sound that far-fetched. This sleek little ... More >>
Logan FazioClick for larger image: Pamela Anderson is feeling a bit nostalgic. It's been 12 years since Pamela Anderson left Baywatch. She's gone through multiple other shows, a few marriages and divorces, and changed her breast size more often than her hairdo. But for a 42-year-old, she can stil ... More >>
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 >>
via Kevin Cole's flickrThe McDonald's All-American High School basketball games goes off tomorrow on the UM campus. The Washington Post has been posting blog dispatches from Maryland's National Christian Academy stand out Dante Taylor. He has been having all sorts of fun in Miami. He's swam with dol ... More >>
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The past 24 months have been excruciating for Michelle Baker, a free-spirited 23-year-old from Flamingo. In 2004 Baker was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and began a round of debilitating chemotherapy cycles. Alone in South Florida and unable to make the drive from her home near Everglades N ... More >>
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