As one of the main 2016 Olympic sponsors and the official restaurant of the Games, McDonald’s is attempting to break away from its unhealthy image by offering a “STEP-it” fitness tracker as a Happy Meal toy.

The wrist-worn pedometers encourage physical activity by blinking slowly or quickly depending on a child’s activity. They will be available in Happy Meals for a four week period at locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“Step-it is in line with McDonald’s general philosophy for Happy Meal toys, which is to make toys that encourage either physical or imagination-based play,” McDonald’s Canada Senior Marketing Manager, Michelle McIImoyle, explains to CityNews.

See the tracker in action in the video below. [click to continue…]


Inspired by the Rio Olympics (of which it is a global sponsor), McDonald’s has released a special line of athleisure wear that suggests that fast food, fitness and fashion can somehow live in harmony.

The limited edition tracksuits, dubbed “Legendswear” include a polyester zip-up hooded vest and track pants emblazoned with McMuffins, pancakes and hash browns hanging out among palm fronds and flowers.

The suits were only available in Australia and have reportedly sold out already, with all proceeds heading to Ronald McDonald House charities. Check out the promo video below. [click to continue…]


McDonald’s decision to offer all-day breakfast has helped it get out of a lengthy sales slump, so it’s no surprise that they are now expanding the number of items offered.

Previously, the menu was pretty limited. However, the new, improved all-day menu will include a host of items, such as:

Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage McGriddles, Hotcakes, Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, and Hashbrowns

The new all-day breakfast menu is slated to launch nationwide in September, which will be great news for anyone who loves fast food breakfast but hates mornings.

(via Eater)


Despite the recent move to offer all-day breakfast, McDonald’s still isn’t selling items like the Sausage McGriddle and Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuits in the afternoon. If you’re someone who can’t make it out of bed in time, HellthyJunkFood has a solution.

The channel’s latest video teaches how to make 10 favorites from the menu at home, including the Sausage Biscuit, Sausage McMuffin, Sausage Burrito, Sausage Egg McMuffin, Hash Browns, Egg McMuffin, Big Breakfast with Hot Cakes, McGriddles, Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel and the Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel. As if that’s not enough, side by side nutrition comparisons are also provided, as is a price comparison.

Indeed, these recipes are actually cheaper and healthier than they are at McDondald’s.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]


It all started when a McDonald’s in Somerville, Massachusetts began advertising two egg muffins for $5 on their billboard. Shortly thereafter, the nearby Sav-Mor liquor store put up their own billboard ad, reading “Three egg muffins for $4”. With this, an ad war began that is still raging today, and the public is the beneficiary of the hilarious results. See more after the break…


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…


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)


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)