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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.

And just how will McDonald's pull off this healthy task you ask? By shrinking the size of the french fries portion that comes with the meal, of course. And believe it or not, the fast food chain even toyed with removing french fries all together from Happy Meals. According to the LA Times, families in this test group rebelled (non-violently) against this idea. Take that, healthly diet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | happymeal | mcdonalds | latimes | healthy | fries | calories | food | diet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.

You formerly had to pony up $2.95 to use wireless access at any of their fast food locations - but Ronald says no more! This latest move is marked effort to try and make each McDonald's location a 'destination' rather than you know, somewhere you go just for fast food.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | access | coffee | destination | free | mcdonalds | starbucks | thestreet | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, 'I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ...' once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:01 AM | Tags (8) | rapping | mcdonalds | drivethru | teenagers | utah | dumb | citation | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?

...McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid.  East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered on the Adirondacks, inland Maine, the Everglades, and outlying West Virginia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:30 PM | Tags (9) | mcdonalds | fastfood | distance | points | visualization | food | data | highways | coverage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.

...a new North Carolina McDonald's will include electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations, part of the ChargePoint network. While you stuff your face, your car could be stuffing its battery.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:15 PM | Tags (6) | mcdonalds | environment | electric | cars | vehicle | fastfood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 9, 2007

McDonald's customers are a dedicated people.

'I'm sorry sir, we're not selling four piece packs of Chicken McNuggets at this location anymore.'

The man then became irate, demanding why this particular Manhattan McDonald's location did not sell his particularly favorite item. He was so mad that he began cursing out the woman behind the counter who had a distinct 'what the fuck' look in her eyes.

'But it's still up on your menu up there,' he pointed to the large legible line where the four piece item he wanted was clearly labeled. 'I want four piece McNuggets!'

'I understand, but as of today we're not selling them anymore.' replied the cashier.

More obscenities flew, people started to stare. 'This is bullshit, I want my four piece. Why can I not have my four piece. I see you making them right there. Just give me a box of four and charge them to me.' Followed by obscenity, obscenity, something I couldn't quite make out and another obscenity.

Right then the cashier decided to alert the irate customer of an astonishing fact.

'We still have the six piece McNuggets sir.'
'Are they fried the same way? Do they taste the same?' the man questioned.
'Yes sir, there's just two more nuggets than the four piece.'

'Alright then, I take one of them.' he replied calmly.

I love people.

Posted to Verbose filed in Life @ 2:32 PM | Tags (3) | mcdonalds | food | people |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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