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Fast food fanatics will no doubt be flocking to St. Joseph, Missouri to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat fries offer from a new McDonald’s that will open in July.

But this won’t be just any McDonald’s. This new location is being touted as the “McDonald’s of the future”—a 6,500 sq ft restaurant that will also offer new menu items, customizable burgers, a private play room and push-button table-side service.

Take a peek inside after the break…

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Police in Guangzhou, China recently moved in to apprehend a Ronald McDonald statue that was loitering in front of his fast food restaurant.

The statue was considered an obstruction and the restaurant reportedly ignored instructions to send Ronald packing, so the cops decided to haul him away. During the scuffle, his massive red shoes were left behind as a tragic reminder of what once was.

Truly a sad day for corporate mascots everywhere. Watch Ronald McDonald hit rock bottom in the video below.

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McDonald’s Japan is gearing up to supersize the Big Mac with a new “Giga Big Mac” burger that will be taller and wider than a conventional Big Mac and offer four, rather than two, beef patties for “2.8 times more meat”.

It’s described as being perfect for diners looking for “a satisfied sense of accomplishment”.

Yeah, make sure to take a picture that’s suitable for framing.

The chain is upping the ante further by selling “grand size” add-ons such as 1.7 times more fries and drinks that are twice as large as a conventional offering.

The Giga Big Mac and associated add-ons will debut at select McDonald’s locations in Japan beginning today.

(via RN 24)

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Question: How do you convince the Japanese to work at McDonald’s? Answer: You hire Studio Colorido to make an anime short about how much fun working there can be.

Alright, yes, McDonald’s employment may not be glamorous, or exciting, and maybe people will yell at you because they didn’t want pickles in their Big Mac (and even though they didn’t tell you you should just know, goddamnit). But hey, maybe this little bit of admittedly gorgeous animation, featuring voice acting from several members of AKB48, will convince young people that a job at McDonald’s is a good place to start.

The short is part of McDonald’s “Mirai no Watashi” (or “The Future Me”) initiative to hire more part-time workers. Not much I can say to make fun of that, so pretend this paragraph ended with a hilarious joke, then laugh at it in the appropriate manner.

Check it out below.

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Just in time for Easter, McDonald’s Australia is rolling out a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry that combines the iconic chocolate eggs with a McFlurry’s staple soft serve ice cream. The result contains a whopping 14 teaspoons of sugar—which makes my teeth hurt just to think about.

The Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry is available down under for a limited time.

(via Eater)

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Using the Lego Mindstorms custom software and hardware kit, Astonishing Studios managed to create a robotic McNugget dispenser that will spit out processed chicken and dipping sauce in exchange for a €2 coin. They also found a way to deal with those who try to cheat the machine, fitting it with a light sensor that detects and rejects fake or inadequate currency.

The downside is that it can only hold two boxes of McNuggets, has no internal heating system, and could probably be smashed to bricky bits if someone really wants to get some free chicken.

You have to admire the creativity though…

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Starting on Dec. 1st, McDonald’s chains in Niigata Prefecture will be offering a 48-piece bucket of McNuggets for 1,800 yen ($15). If you’re counting, that’s eight more than the 40 piece McNugget bucket that’s available in the US.

The deal is part of a promotional tie-in for a idol pop group called NGT48, which is an off-shoot of the super popular idol group, AKB48.

NGT48 sounds a lot like “Nugget 48” after all.

When you purchase a 48-nugget set, you’ll receive a promotional container that’s decorated with images of NGT48 members. Chains in the area will also offer paper tray covers and limited-edition, collectible commemorative cards with each order.

The promotional sale will continue until those Niigata chains run out of the special packages.

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After watching Master sushi chef Hiroyuki Terada perform a work of art in the video below, I’m convinced that a Big Mac is better in sushi form.

Master chef Terada transformed the burgers while still using all of the original ingredients—everything, from the buns to the patty make an appearance in the final dish.

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To celebrate the return of the McRib, and probably achieve a level of viral glory, YouTuber “LtMkilla” decided to stack 10 on top of each other and consume them all at once. As you’ll see, the process involved emphatically declaring his love and getting his eat on in a pretty annoying and NSFW way.

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On Tuesday, McDonald’s U.S. President Mike Andres announced that the chain’s new mini cheese sticks will be added to their dollar menu nationwide in 2016.

Reaction was swift:

The move came after the mozzarella sticks were successfully tested at select restaurants earlier this year. To be honest, I’m not even sure why they bothered with the test. I mean, three cheese sticks for a buck. Duh.

(Twitter via Mashable)