History YMMV / McDonalds

11th Aug '17 11:43:51 AM TheNerfGuy
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* CommonKnowledge: Many "facts" about [=McDonalds=] are nothing of the sort:
** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" [=McDonald=], who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California, and it isn't even a restaurant anymore, but rather, a museum.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. [=McDonalds=] Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked [=McDonalds=] for $90,000, but [=McDonalds=] offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.

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* CommonKnowledge: Many "facts" about [=McDonalds=] are nothing of the sort:
** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" [=McDonald=], who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California, and it isn't even a restaurant anymore, but rather, a museum.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. [=McDonalds=] Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked [=McDonalds=] for $90,000, but [=McDonalds=] offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.





** There have been [[http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/a31168/mcdonalds-shrine-iceland/ quite a few viral posts]] claiming that their food is so full of preservatives and additives, it doesn't decompose. The truth about that [[http://news.mcdonalds.com/Corporate/Media-Statements/Response-to-myth-that-McDonald-s-burgers-do-not-de is much less of a stretch.]] There's even a viral video showing a burger remaining unharmed after molten copper is poured on it! But as a high school science teacher would tell you, [[http://www.wiley.com/college/phy/halliday320005/pdf/leidenfrost_essay.pdf that would happen to any food in general.]]
** Their Special Sauce is a secret recipe, right? Uh, no, they post the recipe on their website for all to see. (Copycat recipes, on the other hand...)
** There was the [[http://gizmodo.com/5654066/chicken-nuggets-are-made-from-this-pink-chicken-goop rather disgusting]] (and totally untrue) "pink slime" rumor, which they [[https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/about-our-food/our-food-your-questions.html#chickensandwiches have gone on the record debunking this.]] Other rumors about beef fillers (some of them rather outrageous, like worms, horse meat, and "mutant lab meat", have been debunked. ([[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/wormburger.asp Kroc was even able to prove]] that putting worms in meat would be ''more expensive for them'' than using beef.)
30th Jul '17 4:02:04 AM BNSF1995
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** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" [=McDonald=], who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.

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** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" [=McDonald=], who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.California, and it isn't even a restaurant anymore, but rather, a museum.
29th Jul '17 3:20:21 AM Kindle4Light
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Happy, the new Happy Meal mascot has been viewed by many as absolutely terrifying. It's UncannyValley incarnate, with wiry arms and a ''huge'' SlasherSmile. [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/015/612/BoBT9OvIAAE5T6O.jpg See it and weep]]... forever.



* NightmareFuel: Happy, the new Happy Meal mascot has been viewed by many as absolutely terrifying. It's UncannyValley incarnate, with wiry arms and a ''huge'' SlasherSmile. [[http://www.reviewjournal.com/sites/default/files/field/media/web1_McDonaldsMascot.jpg See it and weep]]... forever.
9th Jul '17 7:26:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald, who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. McDonald's Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked [=McDonalds=] for $90,000, but McDonald's offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.

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** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald, [=McDonald=], who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. McDonald's [=McDonalds=] Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked [=McDonalds=] for $90,000, but McDonald's but [=McDonalds=] offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.
9th Jul '17 7:25:47 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* CommonKnowledge: Many "facts" about McDonalds are nothing of the sort:
** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald, who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first McDonalds is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the Mcdonald brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. McDonald's Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked McDonald's for $90,000, but McDonald's offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.
** A common argument for minimum wage increase is that McDonalds employees make $45K a year in Denmark. Actually, this is because Denmark has different rates for full and part time employees. (Only full-timers make that much.)

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* CommonKnowledge: Many "facts" about McDonalds [=McDonalds=] are nothing of the sort:
** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald, who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first McDonalds [=McDonalds=] is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the Mcdonald the [=McDonald=] brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. McDonald's Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked McDonald's asked [=McDonalds=] for $90,000, but McDonald's offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.
** A common argument for minimum wage increase is that McDonalds that [=McDonalds=] employees make $45K a year in Denmark. Actually, this is because Denmark has different rates for full and part time employees. (Only full-timers make that much.)
9th Jul '17 7:24:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* CommonKnowledge: Many "facts" about McDonalds are nothing of the sort:
** Roy Kroc founded the company, right? Er, wrong. Rather, that credit belongs to Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald, who first opened a hamburger place in 1940, which blossomed into 21 franchises. Kroc later bought it from them for $2.7 million, and turned it into the business empire it is now. Consequently, this also means the claim that the first McDonalds is in Des Plains, Illinois, is also untrue. (In fact, the one in Des Plains isn't even the original building, but a replica of it.) The first one built by the Mcdonald brothers is actually in San Bernardino, California.
** A story claims that a woman won over a million dollars in a FrivolousLawsuit after spilling their coffee on herself while driving, the story suggesting it's easy to become rich that way. In truth, it isn't that simple. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in ''Liebeck vs. McDonald's Restaurants'', was not driving, nor was she suing frivolously. She was sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped car when she attempted to remove the lid off of a cup of coffee she had just ordered. The cup slipped, spilling scalding coffee (around 190 degrees Fahrenheit!) all over her, causing third-degree burns on her lap, buttocks, and genital area. Lieback was hospitalized for eight days, during which she had skin grafts and debridement treatments. She was permanently disfigured as a result of the accident. Initially she only asked McDonald's for $90,000, but McDonald's offered a paltry $800, so Liebeck rightfully sued. In the end, she was awarded an undisclosed amount (under $600,000) for her pain and suffering, which is a lot, but less than a million.
** A common argument for minimum wage increase is that McDonalds employees make $45K a year in Denmark. Actually, this is because Denmark has different rates for full and part time employees. (Only full-timers make that much.)
** There have been [[http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/a31168/mcdonalds-shrine-iceland/ quite a few viral posts]] claiming that their food is so full of preservatives and additives, it doesn't decompose. The truth about that [[http://news.mcdonalds.com/Corporate/Media-Statements/Response-to-myth-that-McDonald-s-burgers-do-not-de is much less of a stretch.]] There's even a viral video showing a burger remaining unharmed after molten copper is poured on it! But as a high school science teacher would tell you, [[http://www.wiley.com/college/phy/halliday320005/pdf/leidenfrost_essay.pdf that would happen to any food in general.]]
** Their Special Sauce is a secret recipe, right? Uh, no, they post the recipe on their website for all to see. (Copycat recipes, on the other hand...)
** There was the [[http://gizmodo.com/5654066/chicken-nuggets-are-made-from-this-pink-chicken-goop rather disgusting]] (and totally untrue) "pink slime" rumor, which they [[https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/about-our-food/our-food-your-questions.html#chickensandwiches have gone on the record debunking this.]] Other rumors about beef fillers (some of them rather outrageous, like worms, horse meat, and "mutant lab meat", have been debunked. ([[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/wormburger.asp Kroc was even able to prove]] that putting worms in meat would be ''more expensive for them'' than using beef.)
23rd Apr '17 2:28:26 PM thetoonamirose
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** Three words: [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Szechwan McNugget Sauce]]; thanks to McDonald's tweet "McNugga Lubba Dub Dub", perhaps this is now an AscendedMeme.

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** Three words: [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Szechwan McNugget Sauce]]; thanks to McDonald's [=McDonald=]'s tweet "McNugga "[=McNugga=] Lubba Dub Dub", perhaps this is now an AscendedMeme.
23rd Apr '17 2:28:00 PM thetoonamirose
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** Three words: [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Szechwan McNugget Sauce]]; to where even the folks at McDonald's themselves got into the gag.

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** Three words: [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Szechwan McNugget Sauce]]; thanks to where even the folks at McDonald's themselves got into the gag.tweet "McNugga Lubba Dub Dub", perhaps this is now an AscendedMeme.
23rd Apr '17 2:27:01 PM thetoonamirose
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** Three words: [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Szechwan McNugget Sauce]]; to where even the folks at McDonald's themselves got into the gag.
1st Feb '17 8:31:56 PM trulymadmoves
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The guy wearing the big Mac Tonight head quickly became very famous for not having a word of complaint about working under unbelievably heavy prosthetics. That's right, Mac was Creator/DougJones.
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