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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# McDonald's

This year
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you eat McDonalds?
Have you kept faith with the clown?
# Someone's Loving It
McDonald's global sales jump 12.6% in first three months of the year
Restaurant traffic for the chain grew despite increases in prices.
Last year
# Ukraine
McDonald’s to reopen some restaurants in Ukraine
The fast-food giant closed its Ukrainian restaurants after Russia’s invasion nearly six months ago.
# Cost of Living
Inflation once again: McDonald's hiking the price of a cheeseburger for first time in 14 years
Cheeseburgers will go from €1.50 to €1.70.
# changed hands
Crowds flock to former McDonald’s outlet in Moscow as it reopens under new name
The US fast-food giant left Russia earlier this year in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
The company will retain its trademark in the country.
# Russia
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Starbucks join McDonald's in halting business in Russia after public pressure
The company’s CEO said it “cannot ignore the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine”.
All time
# Ballyfermot
Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.
# mcplant
McDonald's planning to launch meatless 'McPlant' burger
McDonald’s had already tested out a plant-based burger in Canada.
# McDonald's
Former McDonald’s chief executive asks court to dismiss company's lawsuit against him
Steve Easterbrook left McDonald’s in November.
# Allegations
McDonald’s to sue former CEO amid claims of past relationships with employees
The fast food chain is alleging that Steve Easterbrook covered up relationships with employees and destroyed evidence.
# Fast Food
All of McDonald's Irish drive-thrus to reopen by next Thursday
All 51 drive-thrus in Ireland will be open by 4 June.
# expect a queue
Gardaí move cars on at a number of outlets as heavy traffic builds up for McDonald's re-opening
The drive-thrus opened at 11am today.
# reopening
McDonald's to begin re-opening restaurants, starting with six Dublin drive-thrus
The restaurants will start to reopen from 20 May.
# Farming
McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA
It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.
# Fast Food
Coronavirus: McDonald's to close all Irish restaurants from tomorrow
The closure affects all Irish and UK restaurants.
# Courts
Woman (29) awarded €30k after she was scalded by coffee spill at McDonald's drive-thru
Counsel for Ciara Corboy said she suffered extensive burns and required treatment in hospital.
# recycling
McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups
The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.
# steve easterbrook
McDonald's CEO fired for dating company employee
Steve Easterbrook served as the company’s chief executive since 2015.
# horror show
McDonald's apologises for Bloody Sunday reference in Portuguese Halloween ice cream ad
The two-for-one sundae advertisements appeared in Portugal this week.
# trademark wars
Supermac's wins judgment cancelling trademark of most 'Mc' foods in Europe
The ‘Mc’ prefix can now only be legitimately used by McDonald’s for chicken nuggets and sandwiches.
# Sexual Harassment
McDonald's workers file dozens of sexual harassment charges in US
Allegations included groping, indecent exposure and propositions for sex.
# spilled milk
UK police ask McDonald's restaurant to suspend milkshake sales ahead of Nigel Farage rally
A number of public figures in the UK have had milkshakes thrown at them in public recently.
McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark
This is the latest round of the brand battle between McDonalds and Galway-based Supermacs.
# trademark war
Supermac's wins legal battle against McDonald's over use of 'Big Mac' trademark
Supermacs welcomed the decision from the European court.
# Fast Food
A look at some of the exciting fast food options around the world that aren't on Irish menus
None of these have a patch on the humble spicebag.
# shift for dip
A fan has unearthed Aisling Bea's first paid acting job in a McDonald's ad
We’ve had worse jobs.
# food allergies
Coroner calls for parental vigilance after 10-year-old boy dies from allergic reaction to McDonald's Peri Peri wrap
Maleek Lawal had known allergies to fish, milk (which the wrap contained) and eggs.
# The Wall
Cork rugby club loses battle in four-year planning war with McDonald's over boundary wall
Dolphin RFC has been involved in a bitter dispute with a neighbouring McDonald’s.
# recycle
McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones in Irish restaurants
McDonald’s will begin the process of transferring to paper straws from September.
# the mac strife
Origin of name 'Supermac's' revealed as Irish fast food brand goes to legal war with McDonald's
It seems that Pat McDonagh, founder of the Galway fast food franchise, was nicknamed Supermac when he was in school in Co Westmeath.
# St Patrick's Day
Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg) had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.
# not frozen
McDonald's Ireland will 'watch what happens' as US outlets make switch to fresh beef
The fast food giant will be serving fresh, not frozen, Quarter Pounders at all of its US outlets.
# Courts
Dublin school teacher loses €75,000 case against McDonald's after teenagers insulted him in restaurant
Christian Morris brought a defamation suit against the north Dublin fast food restaurant after a group of teenagers called him ‘a paedophile and a faggot’ and stole his phone.
# Fast Food
McDonald's Ireland not impacted by US changes - the Happy Meal cheeseburger is here to stay
McDonald’s US last week announced cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be listed options for Happy Meals.
# Fast Food
McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu
Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for seven years after sexually attacking woman he tracked off late night bus
Eduard Boaca targeted two women within six months, one in a McDonald’s toilet cubicle, and demanded oral sex after threatening them with a knife.
# they have beef
Supermac's has launched another cheeky ad campaign that looks like it's ripping into McDonald's
All the shade.
# mulan szechuan
McDonald's released a special Rick And Morty sauce in the US and fans have literally gone wild
The police were called to some locations to reign them in. Lads.
# beef intensified
Supermac's has started parking these cheeky advertising trucks outside McDonald's around Ireland
“No clowning around.”