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The image shows McDonald’s ‘Spam burger’ topped with Oreos.(Twitter/@ZhugeEX)

Odd food alert: McDonald’s sells ‘Spam burger’ topped with Oreos and mayo. Netizens have mixed reactions

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 04:58 PM IST
The sandwich is made of two slices of Spam, a product of Hormell Foods LLC, and Mondelez International’s Oreo cookies, topped with mayonnaise.
The image shows the statement by Burger King UK.(Twitter/@BurgerKingUK)
The image shows the statement by Burger King UK.(Twitter/@BurgerKingUK)

‘We never thought we’d be saying this’: Burger King urges customers to order from McDonald’s

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:50 PM IST
While many shared clapping hands emojis for the post, others appreciated the gesture
The tweet received many supportive replies from other brands.(Twitter)
The tweet received many supportive replies from other brands.(Twitter)

This Twitter thread between McDonald’s and other brands about customer queries is too funny to miss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The tweet by McDonald’s received over 1.3 lakh likes and numerous comments from netizens describing how many experienced the same kind of feeling on their jobs.
The Twitter user posted a video of his interaction with Enya, the McDonald’s worker who paid for his meal.(Twitter/@Josh_U_R_Artist)
The Twitter user posted a video of his interaction with Enya, the McDonald’s worker who paid for his meal.(Twitter/@Josh_U_R_Artist)

McDonald’s worker pays for man’s meal as act of kindness. Tweeple cannot stop showering praise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:24 AM IST
The kind gesture has struck a chord with many.
One thing that’s seeing its stock rise rapidly during the times of coronavirus is readymade food.(Sourced)
One thing that’s seeing its stock rise rapidly during the times of coronavirus is readymade food.(Sourced)

Witerati: For whom the closing bell tolls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Chetna Keer
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The Great Global September Stock Crash saw some stocks see the Fall, but some other kinds of stocks soar
Shares of the Chicago-based restaurant chain fell about 2% before the opening bell.(Getty Images)
Shares of the Chicago-based restaurant chain fell about 2% before the opening bell.(Getty Images)

McDonald’s global sales suffer as Covid-19 lockdowns limit operations

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Global same-store sales fell 23.9% for the second quarter ended June 30, dragged down by big international markets including the United Kingdom, France and Latin America.
People with face masks eat outside a McDonald's restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province of China.(Reuters Photo)
People with face masks eat outside a McDonald's restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province of China.(Reuters Photo)

Coronavirus update: 7 McDonald’s employees test Covid-19 positive in Singapore, ops suspended

Singapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:55 PM IST
In a release, McDonald’s said it has been advised by the Ministry of Health that it should suspend restaurant operations, including delivery and drive-through, till May 4 as preventive action against Covid-19.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company fostered a climate of “severe or pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, including groping, physical assaults, and sexually-charged verbal comments.”(Unsplash)
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company fostered a climate of “severe or pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, including groping, physical assaults, and sexually-charged verbal comments.”(Unsplash)

McDonald’s faces class action over ‘pervasive sexual harassment’

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 03:06 PM IST
McDonald’s Corp has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of subjecting female employees in its corporate-owned fast-food restaurants in Florida to widespread sexual harassment.
Dishes like Hyderabadi mutton biryani are worth ordering from Sassy Begum
Dishes like Hyderabadi mutton biryani are worth ordering from Sassy Begum

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: The future of restaurants

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 02:34 AM IST
Post-Covid food and beverage world will be significantly different from the one we used to live in
Burger King’s chicken-rice bowl and paneer-rice bowl are essentially curry and rice combinations
Burger King’s chicken-rice bowl and paneer-rice bowl are essentially curry and rice combinations

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Welcome to curry king

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:27 AM IST
As the delivery boom continues, fast food chains are shifting to curry and rice
China accounts for nine percent of all McDonald’s restaurants but only about four to five percent of its sales and three percent of its income, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said.(Getty Images/File Photo)
China accounts for nine percent of all McDonald’s restaurants but only about four to five percent of its sales and three percent of its income, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said.(Getty Images/File Photo)

McDonald’s branches shut over ‘fluid’ situation in China’s coronavirus-hit Hubei

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 07:05 AM IST
McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski called the situation “fluid” and “concerning,” and said the chain decided to close all of its restaurants in Hubei, which amount to “several hundred.”
The idea of doing a slow holiday, says Ambika Seth, a Delhi entrepreneur, is to keep all activities low-key.(Photo: Rahul Khanna)
The idea of doing a slow holiday, says Ambika Seth, a Delhi entrepreneur, is to keep all activities low-key.(Photo: Rahul Khanna)

Pack your bags, but take it slow

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Indians are opening up to the idea of taking travel slow, swapping packed itineraries for relaxed, immersive trips.
David Whipple bought the burger exactly 20 years ago from a Logan (Utah) outlet.(Facebook/David Whipple)
David Whipple bought the burger exactly 20 years ago from a Logan (Utah) outlet.(Facebook/David Whipple)

This man has a McDonald’s burger aged 20 years old and it still looks fresh

Washington D.C | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Apart from the pickle, which can hardly be found, the burger and the bun look almost the same after all these years.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a showcause notice to McDonald’s(Getty Images)
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a showcause notice to McDonald’s(Getty Images)

Food regulator issues notice to McDonald’s for ‘irresponsible advertising’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 05:49 AM IST
On November 9, 2019, McDonald’s issued a full-page advertisement in a national daily that read, “Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love”.
McDonald’s Corp was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide.(Getty Images)
McDonald’s Corp was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide.(Getty Images)

McDonald’s workers sue over sexual harassment, ‘toxic’ work culture

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 05:51 AM IST
Workers have filed more than 50 similar complaints against McDonald’s and its franchisees in the United States over the last three years.
Addressing workplace romance can be complicated, but many companies remove any gray areas by forbidding managers, especially C-suite executives, from having relationships with subordinates given the potential for favoritism or lawsuits if the relationship sours.(Unsplash)
Addressing workplace romance can be complicated, but many companies remove any gray areas by forbidding managers, especially C-suite executives, from having relationships with subordinates given the potential for favoritism or lawsuits if the relationship sours.(Unsplash)

As McDonald’s CEO learned, workplace romance can be perilous

Associated Press | By Associated Press, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 02:20 PM IST
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest chief executive to be ousted over a consensual relationship with an employee.
Yediyurappa accused the Congress on Sunday of distorting his statement(HT File)
Yediyurappa accused the Congress on Sunday of distorting his statement(HT File)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 AM: Congress to approach SC today over Yediyurappa’s viral video row and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
McDonald’s would not provide details about the employee with whom Easterbrook was involved, and an attorney for Easterbrook declined to answer questions.(AP photo)
McDonald’s would not provide details about the employee with whom Easterbrook was involved, and an attorney for Easterbrook declined to answer questions.(AP photo)

McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook over ‘consensual relationship’ with employee

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 06:14 AM IST
The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have found ‘Edna’.(HT Collage)
Cristiano Ronaldo may have found ‘Edna’.(HT Collage)

Is this woman ‘one of the three’ people who fed McDonald’s burger to Cristiano Ronaldo when he was 12?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo may have find one of the three woman employees who served him McDonald’s burgers when he was young.
After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald’s is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves jhatka or halal meat to its customers.(AP Photo)
After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald’s is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves jhatka or halal meat to its customers.(AP Photo)

McDonald’s faces flak on social media over serving halal meat

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 08:33 AM IST
After a Twitter user asked McDonald’s India whether their restaurants are halal certified, the company said it does serve halal meat to its customers.
McDonald’s workers filed dozens of new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant(HT File)
McDonald’s workers filed dozens of new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant(HT File)

US McDonald’s workers complain of sexual harassment

Chicago | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Allegations included groping, indecent exposure, propositions for sex and retaliation against those who complained.
McDonald’s Corp’s Indian arm has reached a settlement with former partner Vikram Bakshi, acquiring full ownership in their joint venture Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd, the company said in a statement.
McDonald’s Corp’s Indian arm has reached a settlement with former partner Vikram Bakshi, acquiring full ownership in their joint venture Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd, the company said in a statement.

McDonald’s settles with former India partner, to reopen restaurants in two weeks

Bengaluru | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The U.S. fast food chain was involved in a long-standing legal battle with Bakshi, claiming his company, which operated outlets of the chain in north and east India, breached the terms of their franchise agreements.
The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Revamped’ Basant Lok market opens, but it’s nowhere near complete

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 12:53 AM IST
The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.
Comments on internet bulletin boards accused McDonald’s of violating Chinese law by supporting independence for Taiwan, which Beijing claims as part of its territory.(AP/Picture for representation)
Comments on internet bulletin boards accused McDonald’s of violating Chinese law by supporting independence for Taiwan, which Beijing claims as part of its territory.(AP/Picture for representation)

Chinese nationalists accuse McDonald’s of supporting independence for Taiwan

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The advertisement for a breakfast sandwich, broadcast only in Taiwan, shows a two-second glimpse of a woman’s identity card that lists her nationality as “Taiwan”.
McDonald’s Corp has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case.(Getty Images)
McDonald’s Corp has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case.(Getty Images)

McDonald’s loses European Union trademark for ‘Big Mac’ to Irish chain Supermac’s

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Supermac’s said it can now expand in the United Kingdom and Europe. It said it had never had a product called “Big Mac” but that McDonald’s had used the similarity of the two names to block the Irish chain’s expansion.
A waitress prepares a beverage at a branch of Starbucks coffee in Tokyo, Japan on August 13, 2018.(Reuters)
A waitress prepares a beverage at a branch of Starbucks coffee in Tokyo, Japan on August 13, 2018.(Reuters)

Starbucks to ban porn on free Wi-Fi in US

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Starbucks has been under pressure from a Virginia-based non-profit, Enough is Enough, to filter pornography in its stores.
A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald’s manager after discovering there wasn’t enough ketchup in her order, police said.(Youtube Screengrab)
A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald’s manager after discovering there wasn’t enough ketchup in her order, police said.(Youtube Screengrab)

Not enough ketchup: US woman attacks McDonald’s manager

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 12:56 PM IST
Police spokesman Anthony Bertagna told AFP that the infuriated woman stormed into the restaurant through the employee back entrance and started pushing and choking the victim after being told she couldn’t be in that area.
It’s great for the spirit but the senses are unwilling(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
It’s great for the spirit but the senses are unwilling(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Being vegan is what the heart wants, but the mind rejects

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 11:52 PM IST
A fun take on how attempts of the heart to go vegetarian result in failure
Upon lodging a complaint she learnt from staff members that two cleaning lines were linked to the coffee machine.(Reuters File Photo)
Upon lodging a complaint she learnt from staff members that two cleaning lines were linked to the coffee machine.(Reuters File Photo)

Pregnant woman in Canada asked for latte, McDonald’s served her cleaning solution

Lethbridge | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 06:24 PM IST
A pregnant woman from Southern Alberta was served cleaning agent instead of her ordered latte at a McDonald’s drive-through in Lethbridge
Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)
Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)

Plastic straws are passé, here are promising new-age alternatives to it

Bloomberg | By Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Plastic straws are being phased out by larger F&B companies to make way for more eco-friendly alternatives. We give you a low-down on the most promising options that you are likely to see in the near future.
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