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McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Is in New McDonald's Commercial With LeBron James

    I have no idea what kind of NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is going to be. I think he's going to be good. Really good. But the fact of the matter is none of us know. Well, if corporate partnerships are any indicator of how good a player is going to be, Manziel is probably going to throw for 5,000 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Top 5 Nastiest Fast Food Desserts (Who Came Up With These Atrocious Foods?)

    As Christina Uticone has so skillfully showed us, not all fast food is created equal. And the good, the bad, and the ugly can also be found in the dessert section of the menu. Here are my top 5 nastiest fast food desserts. 5. Apple Pie (McDonald's). Not the worst, but could be better. Could be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    McDonald's Mighty Wings: Surprisingly Awesome

    For the past several months, fast food chains have been doling out new menu items every chance they get. Taco Bell has the new Fiery Doritos Locos Taco, Burger King has the French Fry Stuffed Burger, and McDonald's now has the Mighty Wings: bone-in crispy fried chicken wings. Yes, you read that corr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Top 5 New Fast Food Menu Items You Should Try

    Crazy concoctions and brand new menu items seem to be popping up in just about every fast food restaurant these days. Throughout the summer, many quick-service chains introduced new items in hopes of luring customers. After last week's announcement of several new menu items, we decided to put togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    McDonald's New "Premium" McWrap: Ambitiously Named, Website-ed

    McDonald's convinced me to try their new Premium McWraps with their weird interactive Web site promotion. It seems as if a lot of time and effort went into constructing this animated cityscape, where you can "explore the world of the new Premium McWrap" and also click on some balloons to see them fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin Makes Healthy Taste Good

    In an effort to lighten up its menu, McDonalds offers new breakfast sandwiches made with egg whites. With its new motto -- "Turning breakfast on its head" -- McDonalds has reduced the calories in various breakfast options by employing egg whites instead of eggs and white cheddar cheese instead of A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    McDonald's Fish McBites: Crispy, Tender Poppers

    As a kid, I loved fish sticks and couldn't get enough of them. So, the Fish McBites caught my eye the first time I saw an advertisement for them. These crispy fried balls of fish seemed to be just like fish sticks, but in a bite-size tater tot form. I couldn't say no to them. I'm not a big fast foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked: The Best Responses Across Twitter

    Starting around 11 a.m. yesterday morning, a merry prankster "hacked" Burger King's Twitter account and began posting status updates in a style which Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle described as "a combination of McDonald's and amphetamine addict." Read the first fake Tweet from the Burger King account: ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    How Does Your Garden Salad Grow? Ranking 7 Fast Food Salads from Best to Worst

    Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    5 Fast Food "Secret Menu" Burgers You Probably Shouldn't Try

    Remember the McGangbang? Yeah, sorry...We're sorry we brought it up again, too. But it got us thinking: Surely there have to be other "secret menu" items lurking out there, just waiting to be discovered. And because we live in a sick, sick world, there are. So we dug them up for you, because we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    5 Chain Food Trucks We Wish Existed

    A few weeks ago, I was riding my bike past an otherwise quiet hotel parking lot on the edge of EaDo when I spotted it: a Taco Bell-branded food truck. The truck was dormant, its driver perhaps holed up in the cheap hotel, and I've yet to see the truck since. I wonder if it was just passing through H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The 5 Fast Food Sides We Miss Most

    It's once again time to look back on some of the discontinued food items that were sadistically ripped from our lives and our stomachs by the soulless monster that is corporate America. It's a cruel, cruel world out there... In case you missed our rants, we think a life without the freedom to purc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Breakfast Double-Header at McDonald's: Sausage Burrito and Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal

    I think I've mentioned before that I like to eat fast food for breakfast more than any other meal, mostly because it gives me at least an outside chance of burning off the damage at the gym. Breakfast is also my favorite meal -- yes, sometimes I eat two -- so I like to see what's going on with fast- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Top 5 Foreign McDonald's Menu Items I Wish Were Available in the U.S.

    One of the things I like best about traveling abroad is the opportunity to try new foods. McDonald's isn't the first restaurant I go to after clearing border patrol, but I confess I do always at least peek at (and sometimes sample) the weird, wonderful world of foreign fast food. Here are five McDo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Fast Times: McDonald's Under 300 Menu

    When I see a McDonald's commercial I don't exactly stop everything I'm doing and pay close attention, but I couldn't help but take notice of their recent attempt to brand "Egg McMuffin" as a descriptor for "the best" of something. The ad features various people describing things as "the Egg McMuffin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    When McDonald's Kept Us Thin

    Photo by John Kiely​I recently found myself on the quiet side of the glass partition from the McDonald's Playland at the new Ella location, in what I like to call the Old-Timers section, the place in just about every small-town McDonald's where retirees congregate. Oak Forest is like a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Eight Businesses We Expect Will Be Getting Custom Texas License Plates Soon

    ​We recently wrote about a new crop of Texas license plates with a variety of themes, most of them sports related. One of the designs, however, was for the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain that isn't even based in the Lone Star State. We certainly understand the passion of a sports fan, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Beyonce's Mom Selling Her Kinkaid-Area Mansion

    HAR​Got a spare $3.5 million lying around? You can buy the home of Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, and still have a dollar left for a McDonald's breakfast! The 8,850-square-foot mansion is near the Kinkaid School by San Felipe and Voss. According to its official listing, it: unfolds on 2.6 acr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Fast Times: McDonald's Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Shake

    Me and my Real Fruit shake, waiting for the train.​For me, McDonald's falls squarely into one category: I Have the Worst Hangover Ever, And Just Enough Energy for The Drive-Thru. Seriously, even on road trips, McDonald's is a last-resort meal for me. (I am willing to admit that few things beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Fast Times: Saucy New Sauces at McDonald's

    Only three of the four new sauces were available. They threw in two of the old sauces as a consolation prize, I guess.​Normally I wouldn't pay much attention to an ad touting new dipping sauces at McDonald's. On the rare occasion that I darken a Mickey D's doorstep--or drive-thru--I opt for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Jesse Brown, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 59: Wild Downtown Shoot-Out

    Wild West in Midtown​A man who tried to smuggle guns on a Greyhound bus and then engaged in a wild downtown shootout with police apparently killed himself after being injured, Houston police say. The exchange of shots and SWAT team reaction to the man barricading himself in a parking garage l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    McDonald's Now Serving Oatmeal: Fast Food Is Dead, Long Live Fast Food!

    ​That's right: McDonald's, long the bastion of unhealthy yet filling breakfasts, is now serving oatmeal. Seemingly in response to Starbucks' decision back in 2008 to start offering oatmeal in addition to fatty pastries at breakfast, the fast food giant has rolled out a $1.99 cup of oats that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top 10 Fallen Fast Food Items

    Much has been made in the past few weeks about the McRib, McDonald's exalted ground pork and barbecue sauce wonder. You may remember it first hitting America's mouths in the early '80s, not selling extremely well, and only coming back every now and then. It returned briefly in 1994 as the "Brontos ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    "McDonald's Fat Menu Will Kill You" Ads May Be Coming To Houston

    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who presumably spent years trying to come up with the most boring "eat your spinach" name ever, may be targeting Houston with its latest attack ad.That ad, which has run in Washington, DC, features a fat guy on a gurney in the morgue with a death gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    International Food Diplomacy: How Not to Get Into a Fight at an Austrian McDonald's

    ​I received a lovely email this morning from an intern at My Table Magazine, requesting my "favorite food memory while traveling" for an upcoming issue. Because I realize that My Table is soliciting these food memories from numerous people and probably doesn't need my rambling recollection, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    McDonald's New Fruit Smoothies Surprisingly Good

    Stock photo courtesy of McDonald's because - unlike other menu items - the smoothies really do look just like this.​At a chili cookoff a few months ago, I struck up a conversation with one of Houston's many McDonald's franchise owners. The gentleman had owned and operated the McDonald's near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Coldstone Creamery's Sinless Shakes

    ​It's getting to be that time of the year in Houston when all I care to consume is chilled liquids. This craving, combined with my general predilection for sweets, makes milkshakes enormously appealing. Thus far I have told myself that full-fat milkshakes are an essential part of a weekly diet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Iced Coffee

    This is still my all-time favorite, when I can find it.​It's only the very beginning of May, yet it's already becoming oppressively hot by 10 a.m. each day. And although no good morning can start without a cup of coffee, the hot black stuff just doesn't appeal on days when my legs are sticking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Top 5 Holiday Hangover Cures

    The holidays are great -- parties, presents, and vacation. Well, that is until you wake up Saturday morning with a vicious headache. Maybe vampires have the right idea by only coming out at night. But, for now, we still have to get up in the morning and join the living. Here are our top five cures f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Healthy Big Macs, Only In Houston

    Photo by Chris MacGregor Why the hell is your Big Mac so small? Because you live in Houston. Houston is apparently the only US test market for McDonald's new "Snack Wrap Mac," which looks to be a  smaller Big Mac in a tortilla. We're sure grosser things have been contemplated before, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Area Man Asks: What's It Gonna Take For McDonald's To Fix All Those Ike-Damaged Signs

    Photo by Chris MacGregorChris MacGregor has a bone to pick with McDonald's and the Facebook group to prove it. "Six months ago Houston was hit hard by Hurricane Ike," he writes on the page he calls McDonald's Broken Arches Are a Blight on Houston.    "Six months later you can drive through ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    I Have Seen the Devil, and His Name Is Big Mac Snack Wrap

    You know, F. Scott Fitzgerald was right about American lives having no second acts. I found that to be sadly true yesterday as I sat down at the McDonald's near the bus station off Main and jumped teeth first into an American tragedy. Somewhere in a cold and sterile boardroom at McDonald's headqu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Big Mac Boogie

    Would You Like Fries with Those Lyrics?

  • Culture

    November 30, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006
  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    McRibbing

    A man eats fast food for a month -- guess what happens

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Chingo Bling

    The Tamale Kingpin (Big Chile Enterprises)

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Mushroomhead, and Dope

    Thursday, February 5

  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Goat Doughnuts Go Global

    The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience

  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Globalization's McBacklash

    Guatemala’s Pollo Campero has American fast-food franchises running scared

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Mac Attack

    A cancer patient sues McDonald's, contending a peppered burrito caused his nosebleed

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Pig in the City

    A foodie saint is tainted by fast food's evil empire

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Dominic Quijano

    Owner/operator of McDonald's, 6815 Harrisburg Boulevard, 713-928-5335

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Oh, the Noise, Noise, Noise

    Eating out can be hazardous to your hearing

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