McMansion of the Day

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McMansion of the Day
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This McDonald's in New Hyde Park, Long Island, housed in a 200-year-old Georgian mansion, is by far the most elegant Mickey D's you'll ever see.

[neatorama]

McDonald's To Post Calorie Counts of the Day

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McDonald's To Post Calorie Counts of the Day
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Bowing to pressure from public health activists and upcoming national healthcare regulations, McDonald's will put calorie counts on its menus -- in glaring lights -- beginning next week.

Did you catch the part about in lights? As if we didn't already feel enough shame by eating there...

[reuters]

So This Exists of the Day

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So This Exists of the Day
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Did you know McDonald's has curly fries? Well they do -- sort of. The twisty delights come attached with two rather inconvenient conditions:

  1. They're only available in the Philippines.
  2. They're only available for three weeks.

Book your trips now!

[huffpo]

Olympic Sponsorship of the Day

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Olympic Sponsorship of the Day
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This is "just a taster of the mountain of weirdness we're dealing with pre-Olympics. 16 days to go…" reports The Times Opinion.

[thanks, james!]

Better Late Than Never of the Day

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Better Late Than Never of the Day
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Three months after McDonald's famously vowed to come up with a plan for phasing out sow confinement by its pork suppliers, the fast-food behemoth is making good on its promise.

McDonald's unveiled on Thursday a 10-year outline that includes a goal by 2017 of only buying pork from suppliers that "share its commitment to phase out gestation stalls."

The move follows similar pledges from Burger King and Safeway, both of which buy less pork than McDonald's.

[consumerist]

Olympics Preview of the Day

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Olympics Preview of the Day
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In a par-for-the-course move when it comes to Olympics sponsorship, the world's largest McDonald's is being built in London's Olympic Park for the 2012 Games. The restaurant, which will seat 1,500, headlines quite the exclusive deal -- no other brand name food will be sold in the Olympic Village.

Despite rampant criticism of the juxtaposition of fast food and world-class athletes, an Olympic Committee spokesman defended the move: "Without our partners such as McDonald's, the games simply wouldn't happen."

[consumerist]

McBillboard of the Day

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From the annals of bad ideas, McDonald's has debuted a billboard whose reflective-tape wording, "Open all night," is only visible when lit up by headlights. Because it's not at all freaky to suddenly come upon glowing words off a dark stretch of Vancouver highway.

[hypervocal]