Tag: McDonald’s

Farmwashing Fast Food

| March 1, 2012 | 4 Comments
Farmwashing Fast Food




We live in interesting times when one of the most popular commercials of the awards season addresses agriculture. Along with my parents (who are farmers), I think that my grandparents (who were/are farmers), my great grandparents (also farmers), and so on (still farmers), would be surprised to know that Chipotle’s Fisher-Price-esque pastoral “Back to the […]

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Gourmet McDonald’s?: TidBit of the Day

| December 20, 2011 | 5 Comments
Gourmet McDonald’s?: TidBit of the Day




I admit I haven’t eaten at a McDonald’s in the U.S. in years. But when I was in Orlando, my travelmates found out there was a gourmet one – touted as the “most unique in the world,” so off we went. Walking in, I was immediately a bit blown away by the displays of gourmet […]

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France: The World’s Second Largest Market for McDonald’s

| August 25, 2011 | 10 Comments
France: The World’s Second Largest Market for McDonald’s




“Mais oui, my friends and I love eating at McDo!” And this was the answer that I did not intuitively expect from the dainty French girl sharing a coffee and pastry sitting across from me at one of Dijon’s most popular cafés. Consumed in my excitement about moving to France, I had apparently forgotten that […]

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TidBit of the Day: McWedding Bells

| November 18, 2010 | 4 Comments
TidBit of the Day: McWedding Bells




Looking for a wedding venue and the Ritz Carlton is booked during your weekend? Try McDonald’s.

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TidBit of the Day: Food That Never Sleeps

| September 25, 2010 | 2 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Food That Never Sleeps




Source: Morgan Clendaniel. Day 137 of the Happy Meal Project. Check out the progression here.

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TidBit of the Day: Death by Hamburger?

| September 17, 2010 | 2 Comments
TidBit of the Day:  Death by Hamburger?




Video was posted on the NYtimes website a couple of days ago. A bit controversial, but what is more interesting to me are the responses by readers posted on the NYtimes and Youtube. Many responders feel that McDonald’s is NOT to blame, that government should refrain from imposing dietary/nutritional restrictions and that people, as responsible […]

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Happy Meal

| January 19, 2010 | 4 Comments
Happy Meal




When I was little, I LOVED McDonald’s Happy Meals – the boxes with the yellow ‘M’ handle and the little plastic-wrapped plastic decoder or plastic figurine of something or other. Source: The Motherload Yes, I went to McDonald’s three times when I was in India because I’ll admit, the McAloo and fries were really, really […]

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‘F’ the Police: A Culinary Road Trip Up I-95

| June 29, 2009 | 1 Comment
‘F’ the Police:  A Culinary Road Trip Up I-95




Fellow blogger, Belinda, and I went on a mini-road trip two weekends ago, Thelma and Louise style.  While we weren’t forced to murder anyone in a dark parking lot or steal food/money from a convenience store at gunpoint, Belinda did have a discrepancy with airport security.   When security told her to move her car, Belinda, […]

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Maharaja Value Meal

| May 20, 2009 | 6 Comments
Maharaja Value Meal




Due to high demand, I actually went into the McDonald’s here. I haven’t eaten at one in almost a year (last time didn’t end up too well), even though I love their fries. This was one happy day. Happy Meal it was. The McDonald’s was super nice and clean with upbeat funky dance music playing. […]

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Hotdog Millionaire

| May 15, 2009 | 2 Comments
Hotdog Millionaire




If you haven’t guessed, I’m in India right now and will be here for a while. It is in a word: HOT. Summers in India is like being in a permanent sauna. No matter how much sunblock, I get burned. I’m in Ahmedabad, on the eastern part of India in the state of Gujarat. It’s […]

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