History UsefulNotes / McDonalds

1st May '16 6:13:23 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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--> I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce don't be frontin son no seeds on the bun we be up in this dive thru order for two gotta craving for a number nine like my shoe need some chicken up in here in this dizzle for rizzle my nizzle extra salt on the frizzle Dr.Pepper my brother another for your mother double double super size and don't forget the..... FRIES

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--> I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce don't be frontin son no seeds on the bun we be up in this dive thru order for two gotta craving for a number nine like my shoe need some chicken up in here in this dizzle for rizzle my nizzle extra salt on the frizzle Dr.Pepper my brother another for your mother double double super size and don't forget the..... FRIES FRIES.
** The 1988-89 "menu song" ad campaign, which featured a customer rattling off every item of the then-current [=McDonald's=] menu to the tune of "Life is a Rock (but the Radio Rolled Me)". A slightly different version was used in Canada, as well as a French version in Quebec.


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** Reunion's "Life Is a Rock (but the Radio Rolled Me)" was used as the basis for the "menu song".
9th Mar '16 6:52:04 AM Hossmeister
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* An episode of AllInTheFamily had Archie talk about franchising the bar he recently acquired. He compares it to [=McDonalds=], saying he'll have "The Golden Archies" and a sign that says "Over two million boopabloops served". (This was AVerySpecialEpisode where Archie was hopped up on pills.)

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* An episode of AllInTheFamily Series/AllInTheFamily had Archie talk about franchising the bar he recently acquired. He compares it to [=McDonalds=], saying he'll have "The Golden Archies" and a sign that says "Over two million boopabloops served". (This was AVerySpecialEpisode where Archie was hopped up on pills.)
28th Jan '16 2:19:35 AM Fishbone
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*** Five "Mini Mac" locations with drive-thru and walk-up windows akin to Rally's/Checkers[[note]]Bay City and Redford Township, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; West Los Angeles, California; and Boston, Massachusetts[[/note]]. Surprisingly for such a failed concept, two (West Los Angeles, California and Bay City, Michigan) are still open.

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*** Five "Mini Mac" locations with drive-thru and walk-up windows akin to Rally's/Checkers[[note]]Bay Rally's/Checkers[[note]]904 N. Watson Road, Arlington, Texas, Bay City and Redford Township, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; West Los Angeles, California; and Boston, Massachusetts[[/note]]. Surprisingly for such a failed concept, two (West three (Arlington, Texas, West Los Angeles, California and Bay City, Michigan) are still open.
20th Jan '16 11:20:29 AM dmcreif
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** They've also grandfathered in a few nonstandard ones, such as one near New York City that's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton_House_%28New_York%29 inside an 18th century mansion]].

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** They've also grandfathered in a few nonstandard ones, such as one near New York City that's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton_House_%28New_York%29 inside an 18th century mansion]]. A [[VisualPun McMansion]].


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* Mondegreen: Their "Food Folks and Fun" ad campaign from the 1990s. Due to the way it's said in the ads, it comes off as "Food, ''Fucks'' and Fun".
28th Dec '15 6:58:48 PM SgtFrog1
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** The suspicion is that companies depending on poorly paid [=McJobs=] would not welcome trained chimpanzees, as animals would have better legislation to protect their interests and welfare, and paying in peanuts would, in the long run, cost more than minimum wage.

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** [[InsultToRocks The suspicion is that companies depending on poorly paid [=McJobs=] would not welcome trained chimpanzees, as animals would have better legislation to protect their interests and welfare, and paying in peanuts would, in the long run, cost more than minimum wage. wage.]]
19th Dec '15 10:16:49 PM nombretomado
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1963 saw the creation of the restaurant chain's most famous mascot, a clown called Ronald [=McDonald=]. The character was later given his own fantasy world for the commercials in the 1970s, [=McDonaldland=]. The creation of the long running advertising campaign originally involved SidAndMartyKrofftProductions using their ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' characters, only to be told by [=McDonald's=] advertising company, Needham, Harper and Steers, that the project was cancelled. With them out of the way, the agency blatantly plagiarized the Kroffts' concept using their former crew. The Kroffts noticed, and successfully sued [=McDonald's=].

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1963 saw the creation of the restaurant chain's most famous mascot, a clown called Ronald [=McDonald=]. The character was later given his own fantasy world for the commercials in the 1970s, [=McDonaldland=]. The creation of the long running advertising campaign originally involved SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions using their ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' characters, only to be told by [=McDonald's=] advertising company, Needham, Harper and Steers, that the project was cancelled. With them out of the way, the agency blatantly plagiarized the Kroffts' concept using their former crew. The Kroffts noticed, and successfully sued [=McDonald's=].



** The other [=McDonaldland=] characters were blatantly ripped off from ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' after SidAndMartyKrofftProductions refused to license the original characters. The company sued and [=McDonald's=] ended up paying a large settlement.

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** The other [=McDonaldland=] characters were blatantly ripped off from ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' after SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions refused to license the original characters. The company sued and [=McDonald's=] ended up paying a large settlement.
16th Dec '15 11:57:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the main factions in UnknownArmies is the Mak Attax, a magical cabal largely composed of [=McDonalds=] employees. The sourcebook describing them is titled "Break Today" after the advertising jingle. For legal reasons, the name of the company is never mentioned in any UnknownArmies book; where necessary, it is referred to as 'the Scotsman'.

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* One of the main factions in UnknownArmies ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'' is the Mak Attax, a magical cabal largely composed of [=McDonalds=] employees. The sourcebook describing them is titled "Break Today" after the advertising jingle. For legal reasons, the name of the company is never mentioned in any UnknownArmies book; where necessary, it is referred to as 'the Scotsman'.
14th Dec '15 5:13:38 PM Dattix
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Since then, [=McDonald's=] has added more than the original burgers, fries and sodas to its menu. Breakfast items are sold from opening until 10 A.M. (11 A.M on Sundays), unlike most independent restaurants in their price range who'll serve their breakfast menu all day if they have one. The Filet-O-Fish was created to cater to the Catholic communities that ate no meat on Fridays during Lent (fish doesn't count). The Happy Meal and corporate {{Mascot}} Ronald [=McDonald=] were created to appeal to children. [=McCafé=] items (after the café section offered in a few countries) were added in the late 2000s to compete with Starbucks and other coffee vendors. And then, of course, there's the chain's flagship burger, the Big Mac. Its ingredients made for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK2qBbDn5W0 snappy jingle]]: "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun." (That bun is a 3-part bun, making the Big Mac a double-decker burger). The Big Mac is so well known that the number of calories in one is often used [[HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure as a unit of measure]] (as in, "(Fatty food X) has as many calories as 3 Big Macs.")[[note]]A Big Mac with the default toppings has 540 calories in the US and Canada. In Europe and Oceania, a Big Mac ranges from 490-500 calories.[[/note]]

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Since then, [=McDonald's=] has added more than the original burgers, fries and sodas to its menu. Breakfast items are sold from opening all day since 2015 (before then, they were sold until 10 A.M. (11 , 11 A.M M. on Sundays), unlike most independent restaurants in their price range who'll serve their breakfast menu all day if they have one.Sundays). The Filet-O-Fish was created to cater to the Catholic communities that ate no meat on Fridays during Lent (fish doesn't count). The Happy Meal and corporate {{Mascot}} Ronald [=McDonald=] were created to appeal to children. [=McCafé=] items (after the café section offered in a few countries) were added in the late 2000s to compete with Starbucks and other coffee vendors. And then, of course, there's the chain's flagship burger, the Big Mac. Its ingredients made for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK2qBbDn5W0 snappy jingle]]: "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun." (That bun is a 3-part bun, making the Big Mac a double-decker burger). The Big Mac is so well known that the number of calories in one is often used [[HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure as a unit of measure]] (as in, "(Fatty food X) has as many calories as 3 Big Macs.")[[note]]A Big Mac with the default toppings has 540 calories in the US and Canada. In Europe and Oceania, a Big Mac ranges from 490-500 calories.[[/note]]



* ArtifactTitle: The [=Mc10:35=], a popular secret menu item, got its name back when establishments stopped serving breakfast each day around that time, opening up a brief window where one could buy both breakfast and lunch using a leftover Egg [=McMuffin=] and a [=McDouble=]. Then in 2015 breakfast began being served all day, making it possible to get this sandwich any time after lunch items become available.



* OpenSecret: Like many other fast food chains, [=McDonald's=] has many secret menu items. One of the most popular is the "[=Mc10:35=]", an Egg [=McMuffin=] mixed with a [=McDouble=], only available just as the restaurant is changing over from breakfast to lunch.

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* OpenSecret: Like many other fast food chains, [=McDonald's=] has many secret menu items. One of the most popular is the "[=Mc10:35=]", an Egg [=McMuffin=] mixed with a [=McDouble=], only available just as [=McDouble=]. A similarly popular sandwich is the restaurant is changing over from breakfast to lunch."[=McGangBang=]", which replaces the Egg [=McMuffin=] with a [=McChicken=].
4th Nov '15 5:06:54 PM nombretomado
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* In a story arc of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy finds himself in Scotland. Feeling hungry, he walks into an establishment with the name [=MacDonald's=] over the door to find, to his disgust, it doesn't serve burgers - only whiskey, beer and stale potato chips.

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* In a story arc of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy finds himself in Scotland. Feeling hungry, he walks into an establishment with the name [=MacDonald's=] over the door to find, to his disgust, it doesn't serve burgers - only whiskey, beer and stale potato chips.
27th Oct '15 2:54:19 PM DrNoPuma
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* MagicalClown: Ronald McDonald is called "The world famous magical clown". In one commercial, he uses his magic to turn the cloud above a sad girl's head into a ball of sunlight.

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* MagicalClown: Ronald McDonald [=McDonald=] is called "The world famous magical clown". In one commercial, he uses his magic to turn the cloud above a sad girl's head into a ball of sunlight.
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