This is "just a taster of the mountain of weirdness we're dealing with pre-Olympics. 16 days to go…" reports The Times Opinion.
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."
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."
A McDonald's Hamburgler come to life is on the loose in Augusta, Maine, after swiping a bag of food from the drive-thru of a Mickey D's on Western Ave.
According to Lt. Christopher Massey of the Augusta Police, a young man wearing red jeans reportedly grabbed the goods as they were being handed to a customer by an employee.
Massey tracked the alleged thief down to a nearby Arby's parking lot, but he managed to escape into the woods with the loot.
The restaurant prepared a new meal for the victims and told Massey that this sort of thing "does happen occasionally."
Burger Chain Beef of the Day: McDonald's agreed to stop airing the above ad in Germany after Burger King released a statement saying its fast food rival has "broken the rules of comparative advertising by degrading the Burger King brand."
Translation: "Your ad is memorable and makes us look bad and we're not smart enough to come up with a clever retort so quit it you big