McDonald's Corporation

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    SUV, Traveling in Reverse, Slams into North Minneapolis Bus Stop, Leaving One Dead

    Just after 5 p.m. last night, an SUV, traveling in reverse, slammed into a bus stop just outside a McDonald's at the intersection of 45th Avenue North and Lyndale Avenue North, leaving 45-year-old Billie Weaver dead.It's unclear at this time why the SUV was traveling in such a manner. Minneapolis Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Take a peek inside Allan Kingdom's fridge [VIDEO]

    At 20 years old, Allan Kingdom is poised to be one of the Twin Cities' finest MCs. The Winnepeg, Canada transplant was chosen as one of First Ave's Best New Bands of 2013, is managed by Plain Pat, and has released more music in the past three years than most artists release in a decade. We met up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Downtown Minneapolis McDonald's will close

    If you work downtown, your Big Mac lunch this week might be your last -- for a little while, at least. The only McDonald's location in downtown Minneapolis has announced it will close its doors this Friday, though whether or not it will return is still up in the air.If McDonald's does return, it wil ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 7, 2013

    Bluestem Bar & Table thrives on organic fare

    The new endeavor from French Meadow hides behind its greatest draw: A responsibly sourced menu

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Quiana Evans lost her job at Burger King, then robbed a McDonald's

    Wouldn't it have made more sense for Evans to get her revenge by robbing a BK?SEE ALSO: Burger King's Flame: meat-scented body spray ignites passion Maybe so, but in a desperate situation after losing her job at Burger King in 2011, Rochester resident Quiana Evans instead targeted her former fast-fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Poutine round-up: from classic to "obscene"

    Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDonald's. We'll probably never get to that point (do we really want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Top 5 Thanksgiving wines

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Food and football. The meal is built around turkey, but it's the side dishes, traditional to your family and friends and as varied or exotic as your friends and family, that make the meal. Thanksgiving Day dinner offers wine lovers a unique challenge as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Undercover chicken farm investigator describes watching chicken abuse [PHOTOS]

    Sparboe Farms was one of the nation's leading egg suppliers until last Friday, when an undercover investigation broadcast by ABC led McDonald's to dump the company. Over the weekend, Lund Food Holdings and Target joined McDonald's by taking the company's eggs off its shelves. Sparboe faces a major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Ridiculous celebrity foodie Twitter spats

    Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. ​Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Four indie food trends stolen by chain restaurants

    WestwordApplebee's: Corporate posers​The Simpsons famously asked, "If you take away our right to steal ideas, where are they gonna come from?" Entertainment is built on stolen ideas, of course. But so, it seems, is the food industry, especially in recent years. Indie food trends--from food tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    McDonald's marketing called out in national ad campaign

    Health practitioners are asking McD's to get rid of this guy.​This week's print edition of City Pages includes a full-page ad in which 550 health professionals and health organizations ask McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald and stop marking unhealthy food to kids. The letter, which is also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Mason Seckar killed boredom with hundreds of crank cop calls on Skype

    Seckar tells "Inside Edition" he was bored.​Here's the kind of thing Mason Seckar does to alleviate boredom from his home in Oshkosh: Without giving his name, he calls St. Augustine, Fla., cops to say that he's in a green Chevy on I-95 with Minnesota plates, and his "little girl is puking." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Death in Dinkytown: Truck runs over bicyclist

    The bike rider was run down across from McDonald's, shown on the map above.​For the second time in a week, someone has been run over in the neighborhood next to the University of Minnesota. This morning's crash was deadly. We don't know the victim's name yet, but police say she was struck at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    St. Patrick's Day's best Irish eating and drinking

    LDHNY/FlickrLadies and gentlemen, start your slicing!​Sure, you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, but, no, you can't spend the entire day subsisting on green beer. We'd recommend a few other Irish-appropriate beverages plus several foodstuffs to sop up some of that alcohol--and h ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings and the triumph of the chicken wing

    How a regional delicacy took over fast casual dining

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Pollo Campero brings Central American fast food to West Saint Paul

    Sara RiceNot KFC, "LFC": Latin Fried Chicken​Put a check mark on the list of restaurants that have no presence in Minnesota next to Pollo Compero--the international fast-food chain that recently opened its first location here in our snowy state.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Top 5 Super Bowl food commercials [VIDEOS]

    DoritosIt's all about what happens between the plays​While the Packers/Steelers game was actually exciting, there were plenty of entertaining food moments along the way for all of the nonsports fans watching. Though Christina Aguilera's national anthem mishap was quite the scene-stealer, many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Subway serving falafel, fast-food restaurants fail to "stay in their place"

    A falafel foot-long? Is Subway too far out of its wheelhouse?​The Hot Dish recently reported on fast food eateries' plans to add more gluttonous dishes to their menus in 2011. But some of the additions--Taco Bell's partnerships with Cinnabon and Jimmy Dean to add new breakfast items, Dunkin' Don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Jonathon Kehoe wins $1 million in McDonald's Monopoly

    One man's McRib earned him a cool milion. ​News flash regarding McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes: Apparently people actually win real cash from the simple act of peeling back the tabs on a 10 piece McNugget or McCafe beverage. An unemployed Wisconsin man, Jonathon Kehoe, won a million bucks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    The McDonald's McRib sandwich encourages queasiness, regret

    Jason ZabelThe McRib is even less delicious than it looks. Notice the gray meat. It tastes like gray meat.​​​Yep, McDonald's McRib is terrible alright. I'm not writing this as a snob or an elitist or as someone who claims to never touch fast food or processed food or anything that hasn't come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Jamba Juice offers buy-one-get-one-free smoothies

    Save on smoothies!​The smoothie started out as a niche drink sipped only by hippies and health nuts. But now smoothies are so mainstream they've started selling them at McDonald's. (Interesting that McD's ad campaign really pushes the idea that the drinks are "real fruit" smoothies--as if we'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Homicide solution? Gun buy-back starts 10 a.m. Friday

    Photo:Gideon TsangThe timing of a long-planned gun buy-back program couldn't have been better​The homicide numbers in Minneapolis continue to climb, the mayor and the police say they're doing everything they can to curb the trend, and now comes this: A one-day program on Friday to get guns off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories

    The Hot Dish year end countdowns continue with our favorite gross food stories of the decade. Warning: gross factor = 10

  • News

    December 9, 2009

    Death of an American Pastime

    Impotence and the antiwar street protest

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Chicago dude ate only sausage pizza for a month

    A Chicago-area man commits to eating only sausage pizza for an entire month.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Tabbouleh Song i.e., what you'll be singing now for weeks

    Tabbouleh: Eat it with lots of falafel. Eat it on top of a camel.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Twin Cities fast food cravings leave three dead Sunday

    If United's announcement last week that fatties have to pay double to ride their planes wasn't enough to make you skip out on a grease-ball meal this weekend, maybe this weekend's crazy fast food violence will be enough to curb your appetite.

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    SmashBurger to open in May

    We've long been jealous of states with their very own In-and-Out Burger shops. Will Colorado's most serious burger chain bring us something even better?

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Pepito's margarita

    If you're not reading this from a Cancun beach chair, it's time for one of Pepito's margaritas.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Burger King's Flame: meat-scented body spray ignites passion

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    The burger-maker moves into the cologne biz. What's next? French-Fry Frag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Kopplin's and the Nook: Two Brief Anti-Rants

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    Some kind words about Kopplin's and The Nook, two classy institutions that share a block in St. Paul.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008
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    April 30, 2007

    U of M to acquire eggs from cage-free poultry

    Last month the U of M passed a resolution stating that the 2,800 pounds of liquid eggs the dining services purchase each week will now be ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 15, 2006

    There's the Beef

    'Fast Food Nation' may turn you off burgers for good

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2005

    7/6: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS In a potentially major breakthrough in the campaign against AIDS, French and South African researchers have apparently found that male circumcision reduces by about 70% the risk that men will contract HIV through intercourse with infected women. Minnesota journalists and First Amendment ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 12, 2004

    Fat City

    Hot Doc poster boy Morgan Spurlock preps for the big time with 'Super Size Me'

  • Columns

    January 21, 2004

    Not Drowning, Waving

    On working and wondering

  • Restaurants

    March 27, 2002

    Oh, Brothers'

    The return of an institution proves why God created pastrami

  • Books

    February 21, 2001

    Hold the Fries

    From flavor factories to modern-day sharecropping, author Eric Schlosser looks at the supersize mess created by our Fast Food Nation

  • News

    May 3, 2000
  • Restaurants

    November 24, 1999
  • Feature

    July 1, 1999
  • Arts

    May 19, 1999

    Confuse the Powers That Be!

    A troupe of Minneapolis agit-prop artists go to Giuliani's Gotham and face their toughest adversary yet--indifference

  • Restaurants

    May 19, 1999
  • News

    May 5, 1999
  • Feature

    July 1, 1998

    Readers' Picks

    Your favorite places to eat, shop, and play!

  • News

    June 24, 1998

    Not in our Backyard

    Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.

  • News

    March 19, 1997
  • Feature

    October 16, 1996
  • News

    June 26, 1996

    Down & Out in Uptown

    Police and merchants appear to be stepping up efforts to get punks and panhandlers off the streets of Uptown.

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