Posts Tagged: mcdonalds

The Four Kinds of Chicken McNuggets You Meet in Heaven

Ball is the hearthrob. Bone is more studious, kind of nerdy-cute? Bell is the bad boy. Boot just likes to have fun.

And Tangy Barbeque has had her way with all of them.


The War on Obesity Is Over, and We Have Won

McDonald's to make something which used to be an apple and some concoction of browning-preventing chemicals part of every Happy Meal! Huzzah!


Get Married at McDonalds

In Hong Kong! Imagine the golden arches slowly rising, turning toward each other, and becoming a ring — a wedding ring.


Get This Look: McDonaldland

1. The Hamburglar

All the McDonald's characters we’ve come to know and love were originally products of the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft — the dudes behind H.R. Pufnstuf. And everybody’s favorite burger-stealing menace first appeared in the early ‘70s as a petite thief, reviled by the denizens of McDonaldland. Guys, he used to be super old, randomly wear a shirt that said “Lone Jogger,” and speak in gibberish. He eventually evolved into the more affable, youthful weirdo we're familiar with today, because someone at McDonald’s was probably all “Yeah, so, he is basically the creature of our nightmares?” Either way, he is still sassy, still burger-mad, and still [...]


Hamburger Pygmalion

This arrangement of "mortadella" made from "emulsified patties, lettuce, onions and sweet-and-sour sauce;" crostini made from toasted buns; "mostarda" sauce made from sesame seeds and ketchup; and "bread knots" made from fries was once just a raggedy Cockney florist.

Update: Speaking of prettiness and burgers. [Thanks, Anna!]


The Story of My Ex and His Cheeseburger

I called him when I got out of the subway at Union Square, like I said I'd do. He picked up and told me he was at the McDonald's on Sixth Avenue. We were not McDonald's people; on all of our road trips, no matter how isolated or hungry we were, we never stopped at McDonald's. Taco Bell, maybe, but not McDonald's, for all of the reasons not-McDonald's people avoid McDonald's.

But I figured maybe he was using the bathroom, or had an irrepressible urge for fries, so I met him there. He was sitting at a two-person table by himself, eating a cheeseburger. He was a vegetarian.


The Mere Thought of Fast Food Makes Us Impatient

A research team has revealed that you don't even have to go into McDonald's to feel the pull of instant fatty, salty gratification: "even incidental and unconscious exposure to the fast-food symbols that are all around us makes people feel time-stressed and impatient in settings far outside the eating domain." Crazy.

The Toronto team conducted several experiments that involved displaying fast food logos on subjects' computer screens, then following up those displays with various challenges. One experiment found that despite not being under a time constraint to read a piece of text, subjects who had seen subliminal displays of fast food logos prior to being shown the text read [...]