History UsefulNotes / McDonalds

29th Dec '16 10:57:32 AM igordebraga
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* DubNameChange[=/=]JapaneseRanguage: In Japan Ronald [=McDonald=] is called Donald [=McDonald=], in deference to the lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese. Itís quite interesting to note that the first English teacher in Japan was an American named [[HilariousInHindsight Ranald [=McDonald=]]].

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* DubNameChange[=/=]JapaneseRanguage: In Japan Ronald [=McDonald=] is called [[RepetitiveName Donald [=McDonald=], McDonald], in deference to the lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese. Itís quite interesting to note that the first English teacher in Japan was an American named [[HilariousInHindsight Ranald [=McDonald=]]].


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* ProductPlacement: Sort of - they sponsor many major sports events, such as Usefulnotes/TheWorldCup and the Useful/OlympicGames.


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** Another jingle, "Glad You Came", comes from the eponymous song by The Wanted.
13th Dec '16 11:17:09 AM Divra
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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': Grantville's [=McDonalds=] is taken over by the Committee of Correspondence, who use it as a headquarters for their quest to spread American-style political values across Europe. As the Committees spread across Europe, they take the "Freedom Arches" with them.
10th Dec '16 2:57:33 PM TropesForever
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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".

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* Mondegreen: {{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".
22nd Nov '16 2:10:47 AM 06tele
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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 all day since 2015 (before then, they were sold until 10 A.M., 11 A.M. on 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]]

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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 all day in the US since 2015 (before 2015; before then, they were sold until 10 A.M., 11 A.M. on Sundays).Sundays, while in the UK and Ireland breakfast items are sold until 10.30 A.M. 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]]
22nd Nov '16 2:06:31 AM 06tele
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* ''Film/TheFounder'' is a 2016 film starring Creator/MichaelKeaton and Creator/NickOfferman, among others, which dramatises the story of how Ray Kroc discovered McDonald's and took it over. Yes, the title is ironic.[[note]]Because Kroc wasn't the founder.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/TheFounder'' is a 2016 film starring Creator/MichaelKeaton and Creator/NickOfferman, among others, which dramatises the story of how Ray Kroc discovered McDonald's [=McDonald's=] and took it over. Yes, the title is ironic.[[note]]Because Kroc wasn't the founder.[[/note]]
22nd Nov '16 2:05:45 AM 06tele
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* ''Film/TheFounder'' is a 2016 film starring Creator/MichaelKeaton and Creator/NickOfferman, among others, which dramatises the story of how Ray Kroc discovered McDonald's and took it over. Yes, the title is ironic.[[note]]Because Kroc wasn't the founder.[[/note]]
18th Oct '16 12:37:56 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheUnintelligible: Hamburglar's speech consists mostly of "roble-roble-roble" with the word "cheeseburger" sometimes interspaced between the robles. Originally, Captain Crook - his usual partner in crime - translated for him, but getting the "cute treatment", everyone could.
12th Oct '16 5:57:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BlatantBurglar: The Hamburglar wears a domino mask and a costume with black-and-white horizontal stripes. His frequent mutterings of "robble robble robble" don't exactly help hide his intentions, either.

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* BlatantBurglar: The Hamburglar wears a domino mask and a costume with black-and-white horizontal stripes. (One commercial claimed he wore all-black when he first came to [=McDonaldland=], until one of his hijinks turned it striped.) His frequent mutterings of "robble robble robble" don't exactly help hide his intentions, either.




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* VillainDecay: Hamburgler, Captain Crook, and the Goblins (called Fry-Guys later) were more malignant in the 70s, but later were given a "cute treatment" and became harmless. Crook was eventually dropped from the commercials.
10th Oct '16 8:51:45 PM Green_lantern40
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*** "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore": When Bart points out their "thermostat" is just a drawing on a wall, Homer pretends to call the repairman on a similarly-drawn telephone, and brings out a cardboard cutout of Mac Tonight to act as the "repairman".
6th Sep '16 2:22:46 PM Monolaf317
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* "Burger [=McFlipster's=]" in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.



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