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How McDonald’s Makes Their French Fries

Previously, McDonald’s Canada explained how they make their burgers look so good in ads. Now, they unveiled the secret behind how they make their fries: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via The [...]

Behind the Scenes of a McDonald’s Photo Shoot

Why do food bought from McDonald’s look nothing like the ones on their ads? Usually, this is where we cue the outrage from blogs about the difference between fast food ads and reality, but [...]

Secret of Making McDonald’s French Fries Revealed

Love McDonald’s Frency fries and wish you could make some at home? Chef David Myers of Comme Ca restaurant in Los Angeles has cracked the secret: [David Myers] says the key to making a perfect, [...]

A Mummy Made From McDonald’s Burgers

Artist BenEverywhere decided to drop $200 on McDonald’s hamburgers in order to make this mummy/skeleton monstrosity. Why would he do such a thing, you may ask? Because he wants to prove that McDonald’s no longer makes food, they make a medium for morbid sculptures. He combined the burgers with a little bit of resin to show the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 McRib Facts

The McRib is back! Here are ten fun facts about America’s favorite limited-time fast food sandwich. 1. There’s more to a McRib than barbecue sauce-slathered pork on a bun with onions and pickles. The sandwich contains a staggering 70 different ingredients, the least innocuous of which are “pig bits like tripe, heart, and scalded stomach.” [...]

The Truth About McHotDogs

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Fast food has its staples: hamburgers and cheeseburgers, french fries, soda, probably a chicken option such as nuggets or a grilled sandwich. More “exotic” items include onion rings, milkshakes, hash browns, [...]

History’s Best and Worst Advertising Slogans

Remember when Verizon’s slogan demanded very directly that you “Join In”? It wasn’t that long ago, before that annoying guy started asking everyone under the sun if they could hear him now. How ’bout when McDonald’s proclaimed, “We Love to See You Smile”? That was before some disembodied voice admitted, “I’m Lovin’ it.” “It,” we [...]

Is McDonald’s a Restaurant or a Supermarket?

Foodies may argue that the stuff you get from McDonald’s barely qualify as food, but we ask the question above because of the actions of the company itself. You see, McDonald’s lawyers are arguing that the fast food chain should be classified as supermarkets rather than restaurants to avoid a huge tax bill: In a legal battle [...]

The Number of the Day: 50,000

McDonald’s plans to hire 50,000 new crew members on April 19 – raising their total number of U.S. employees to 700,000. Related Fact: McDonald’s sells more than 550 Million Big Macs every year. [Sources: CNN Money and McDonald's. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Any time you find yourself in an argument about frivolous lawsuits and tort reform, someone’s probably going to bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars in damages.” The popular version of the story has a little something for everyone: a stalwart national company as the plaintiff, [...]