Stained glass windows with the McDonalds logo yours for $150

Have you ever looked up at a small window in your Craftsman home and thought to yourself, "well, that's nice, but it'd be better if it had the golden arches of the McDonald's Restaurant logo on it?" Well, a Craiglist seller in Pittsburgh has the olive and burgundy transom of your dreams.

I purchased this window at an auction over 30 years ago in Meadville PA after the restaurants underwent a restoration. It is stained glass with a wood frame. They were used as dividers between the booths. Excellent condition -- has always been indoors.

The window measures 36" x 17" and priced at $150. Read the rest

8-year-old boy drives to McDonald's after quick driving tutorial on YouTube

An 8-year-old boy in Ohio had a craving for a Big Mac. Only problem was that it was 8pm and his parents were already asleep. So the resourceful lad went onto YouTube, spent five minutes learning how to operate a car, and then invited his 4-year-old sister to take a spin with him for a meal at McDonald's.

Miraculously, he maneuvered the mile-and-a-half drive within the speed limit and didn't hit anything along the way. He then pulled into the drive-thru window, where the McDonald's employees thought it was a joke.

According to New York Post:

McDonald’s workers said they thought they were being pranked when he drove up to order a cheeseburger with money from his piggy bank.

“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” Koehler said.

Police said the 8-year-old burst into tears when he learned that he did something wrong. He told officers that it was his first time behind the wheel.

The boy and his sister were able to enjoy their meal while they waited for their grandparents to pick them up. No charges were filed.

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This McDonald's "Warmest Greetings" cup is overflowing with the spirit of Christmas 2016

Yesterday they drew hands on the mitten thumbs to spread good cheer. Today they poked a hole in the cup to release a tubful of holiday joy.

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McDonald's will not be making burgers called "Ron's Creamy Surprise" or "Rektal Prolapse"

I'm loving it. McDonald's New Zealand created a site for people to "build your own unique burger" and name their creations. Problem is, the submissions appeared on the site without moderation. Read the rest

Men's rights meltdown at McDonalds

A fellow hoping to dine at an Ottawa McDonalds was informed by the woman serving him that they had run out of Junior Chicken sandwiches for the night. So he called her a bitch, argued for several minutes about the relevance and appropriateness of the term, raised other issues of interest to Men's Rights, and suggested she get on her knees to "service" him—all at steadily increasing volume and pitch. [via]

UPDATE: Someone claiming to be a personal friend of the man in the video provided information that suggests he is at risk, so I've taken it down for now. Read the rest

McDonalds testing new Chicken McNugget, with 32 ingredients presumably including chicken

McDonalds is testing a "cleaner-label" version of its legendary Chicken McNugget, reports Peter Frost, with an eye to replacing the current model nationwide in time for the Summer Games.

If you're eating in Portland, Oregon, you may already have eaten the upgraded McNugget, which has 32 ingredients and a "simpler recipe," according to the restaurant chain. It declined to provide the full list while it's in beta, but one presumes it includes chicken.

The cleaner-label McNuggets come as McDonald's combats the perception that its food is overly processed and laden with preservatives. Other restaurants and packaged-food companies also are rushing to respond to changing consumer tastes. Last year, McDonald's unveiled ads on TV and in stores that played up the fact that its Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwiches are made with freshly cracked eggs. It also ran a marketing campaign in late 2014 called “Our food. Your questions,” in which it enlisted former “MythBusters” co-host Grant Imahara to debunk myths surrounding McDonald's food.

I suspect the reason McDonalds is testing a new Chicken McNugget is simply that they made the current ones in 1983 and have finally run out. Read the rest

McDonalds open-sauced the Big Mac recipe

It's a few years old, but if you missed McDonalds explaining not only how to make a Big Mac but disclosing the specifics of its "secret" Big Mac sauce, you'll enjoy Mickey D Executive Chef's Dan Coudreaut's video.

Big Macs are delicious. Evil, but delicious. Read the rest

Watch: I was Ronald McDonald

From 1995 to 2007, Joe Maggard was Ronald McDonald. "The clown is right in there. The clown is ready to go." Read the rest

Brandishing the Olympic Torch

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Official McDonalds three-piece suit

Attention Williamsburg! This fabulous brown polyster three-piece suit, a deadstock McDonalds management uniform from 1976, could be yours for $999.95. [eBay] Read the rest

The food of champions

England's Football Association embodies the nation's most popular sport. To promote fitness and good health, it provides these splendid awards to schools that offer adequate soccer programs. I'd ask if you could spot the mistake, but I think this may be one of those "honor the error as a hidden intention" dealies—a tragic fact echoed by star player Rio Ferdinand's endorsement deal with a tobacco company. [via Ben Goldacre and Huw G] Read the rest

Million Dollar Menu (NSFW)

Buckwheat Groats' Million Dollar Menu is even better than Shira Miss Muffin's classic Pound On My Muffin. [Hat tip to John Biggs, who has also been having fun with telemarketers lately] Read the rest

Gigantic queue for first Moscow McDonald's, 1990

The opening in McDonald's in Moscow in 1990 was (at the time, anyway), a symbol of significant reforms to the Soviet system. Though in true Soviet style, a breadline stretching for blocks immediately formed in front of it.

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