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September 2, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
McDonald's sued for possibly cancer risky products

20:35 2005-08-29
McDonald's Corp., Burger King Corp. and seven other potato chip and French-fry makers were accused in a lawsuit of failing to warn California consumers that their products may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said he filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles seeking a court order that would require the companies to warn customers about acrylamide, a chemical known to cause cancer,...
May 16, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Scarlett Johansson's says McNO JoeMaggard May 16, 03:11 PM [ Reply ]
Monday, 16 May , 2005, 13:10
London: Actress Scarlett Johansson was so shocked after watching documentary 'Super Size Me' that she stopped eating junk food at McDonald's.

"I don't go to McDonald's anymore. After I saw 'Super Size Me' - no way," femalefirst quoted Scarlett as saying.

The actress, who has been linked to Josh Hartnett, also claimed that she is happy being single.

"I'm single and busy. It's nice n...
May 11, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Ice cream vendor ordered to cool off

By David Conti
Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A Good Humor man was served 18 months' probation Tuesday for losing his cool with a foul-mouthed teenager.
Nazzareno Didiano, 44, stopped dishing out peanut butter bars and Blue Bunnies last May 12 and began pummeling a pudgy-faced Bloomfield teen during a meltdown.

The teen, now 14, told Allegheny County Judge John A. Zottola during a brief trial that Didiano grabbed him by the arm, yanke...
April 26, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Sewage fills Lacey McDonald's
2 inches of water reported in kitchen; county OKs reopening



LACEY -- Managers at a Lacey McDonald's kept its drive-through open for nearly an hour Sunday as sewage water flooded the food preparation area, according to a parent of two employees who worked that night.

But a company spokeswoman said managers acted immediately to close the restaurant and that the restaurant was completely sanitized before it reopened Monday mor...
April 23, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald

Saturday, April 23, 2005 Updated at 12:53 AM EST

From Friday's Globe and Mail

Chicago — Sure he looks friendly, with his big smile, colourful jumpsuit and playful repartee. But get ready for some McAttitude.

Ronald McDonald — the iconic character that is not only a corporate mascot but also a global symbol of everything good and bad about America — is undergoing a makeover that will change his look, sense of humour and role within the company.

"We're letting Ro...
April 18, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Story of McDonald's only half told

Apr. 18, 2005 12:00 AM

The story on McDonald's in Friday's business section ("McDonald's serves up 50 years") is not the full story of McDonald's, but only the account after Ray Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers hamburger stand.

The McDonald brothers had their hamburger drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino in the late 1940s. Ray Kroc was employed by a milk shake equipment company in Chicago and wondered why this lonely drive-in was buying so ma...
March 30, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
March 29, 2005

McD's downgraded amid cost concerns

(AP) — McDonald's Corp. shares fell Tuesday after the fast-food powerhouse was downgraded on concerns over escalating food and labor costs, as well as the early adoption of stock-based compensation accounting.
The Oak Brook-based company is also facing pressure from service initiatives and discounts offered to clients in Europe, according to a report from Canadian-based research firm CIBC World Markets. The firm reduced its first-quarte...
March 22, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald

This may very well be the best thought out item we have read since 9/11/01. Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan...what we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan.

1. The U.S. will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affair, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega...
March 8, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Out of proportion
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States

By Marisa Osorio Colon
NYT Regional Newspapers

The National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine recently released a report, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance,” and a series of committee recommendations on how to combat childhood obesity.
Here are the changes the report recommends in your household:

Encourage children to develop a healthy, varied...
March 7, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
First watch Precious Mar 07, 07:49 AM [ Reply ]
I watched this movie last night for the first time and it really got me thinking about responsibility...

Why should McDonalds be held responsible for the products they sell? If someone wants to buy a supersize meal, then that is their choice. They don't have to - it is up to an individual to exercise their free will. Supposing supersize is taken off the menu (I don't know about US, I a, writing from the UK) then someone who is inclined to b...
February 16, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
McDonald's operator pays $140,000 for youth employment violations

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An operator of McDonald's franchise restaurants in Birmingham, Gadsden and Anniston has paid $101,915 in civil penalties and $38,880 in back wages to 574 employees for youth employment law violations, federal regulators said Tuesday.

CLP Corporation also agreed to future compliance with the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a news release by the U.S. L...
February 14, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
McDonald's To Pay $8.5M For Wrong Advertising
Fast Food Chain Incorrectly Advertised Cut In Trans Fat Oils

POSTED: 4:32 pm EST February 14, 2005

McDonald's must pay $8.5 million for advertising claims that it cut trans fat from its French fries.

The golden arches announced the switch to healthier oil in September 2002, but five months later, said there was a delay.

The suit, filed by the consumer advocacy group, accused the McDonald's of failing to inform customers t...
February 5, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Customer banished after hurling Egg McMuffin
Saturday, February 05, 2005
By John Tunison
The Grand Rapids Press
HOLLAND -- Assault with an Egg McMuffin?

A Zeeland man definitely wasn't "lovin' it" when he became so angry about getting the wrong order at McDonald's that he chucked a breakfast sandwich back at a worker.

His drive-through tirade last October ended up costing him $600, three days in a work program and six months probation. Scott Rodgers, 46, was convicted of misdemeano...
February 1, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
BAN McDonald's in Schools JoeMaggard Feb 01, 12:34 PM [ Reply ]
What's my take on all of this? Sadly, most people will eat whatever is available. So if you make unhealthy foods available, that's what they're going to eat, and if those foods cause cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and other health disorders, then that's what you're going to see in the population. It's no coincidence that the U.S. population is currently suffering from skyrocketing rates of all these chronic diseases....
January 30, 2005 by RonaldMcDonald
Chewing the fat-Fast "food" JoeMaggard Jan 30, 01:51 PM [ Reply ]
Jan. 29, 2005. 01:00 AM
Chewing the fat about what's really in fast food


It wasn't my fault. An evil temptress who also happens to be an excellent friend hauled me into a Mickey D's and made me do it. Made me, I say.

Before I could pin her shoulders to the wall and wrest her pocketbook, she had hydroplaned to first place in front of the Mickey D's cash person and uttered the fateful words: "Two sau...