Every Monday is McCafé Monday at McDonald’s Canada! Get any delicious small hot McCafé specialty coffee for only $1 (plus tax) and no coupon required.
This McDonald’s deal is valid on Mondays only for a limited time. At participating McDonald’s restaurants in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Whitehorse, YT. Click here to find a McDonald’s near you
The Free Small Coffee during breakfast hours is going to make a reappearance at a McDonald’s near you! This promo is running from November 16-29 at McDonald’s Restaurants across Canada. I never did get to take advantage of this deal last time the promotion was going on so I’m going to have to try harder this time. I actually like the new blend that McDonald’s is using for their coffee too, much better than whatever their old coffee was. I love free coffee!
Another thing to keep in mind with this promotion is that you can up size your small coffee and just pay the difference in price. So if you want a large instead you only pay the price difference (I think it’s like 30 cents or something).
Huge thanks to 23edge for keeping us up to date on this great freebie offer.
A hamburger! That’s right, just a classic, plain ol’ run of the mill hamburger. Not a salad. Not a yogurt. Not even the Filet-o-Fish. According to an admittedly unscientific study conducted by Lifehacker.com (they relied solely on McDonald’s published nutrition facts), the classic, affordable, and still delicious hamburger is the best thing on the menu.
The Grimace has a long and sordid history that one of these days we’ll address here in a McDonald’s Monday post. But today? Today we’re going to enjoy a little Kevin Smith.
The above clip is from the incredibly short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series. If you’re a fan of Smith’s work it’s well worth checking out. I’ve been recycling some of the jokes from it amongst friends and co-workers for years. In the scene above, the local chief of police is addressing the crowd… but he was on his way to a costume party. Not pictured in this clipp is the mayor, on his way to the same costume party, trapped in a Mayor McCheese outfit.
Sometimes it seems like getting a combo in a fast food restaurant is a no brainer. You want a complete meal, so why not just order the #3? Fries, drink and a sandwich, and it shaves a little of the cost off of ordering the pieces individually… doesn’t it?
A few weeks ago The Consumerist reported on a McDonald’s in Edmond Oklahoma that was charging $4.09 for a McChicken Meal. The problem? The components in the meal only came to $3.49 when purchased seperately. They’re actually charging you 60 cents more to make it a meal.
This isn’t an isolated incident, either. I had noticed the other morning that it’s cheaper to order my breakfast in pieces than in a meal. If you want a Sausage McMuffin (no egg), hash brown and a large Diet Coke for breakfast (I like soda, get off my back) you’ll be paying $3.99 for the meal plus a little extra to upsize the drink. But individually? $1.39 for the Sausage McMuffin, $1.29 for the hash brown, and $1 for any sized drink this summer brings the total cost to $3.68. See? Cheaper. Now try explaining this to the person on the other side of the counter.
While problems like this aren’t likely well-spread, it’s certainly a reminder that everything on the menu isn’t always what it seems. Next time you visit your local fast food joint, do some basic math before you place your order.
Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. This isn’t a post condemning, condoning, or commenting on abortion in any way shape or form. It’s not intended to offend or annoy anyone. It’s merely a commentary on some terrible marketing placement.
That being said, who was the genius at the billboard company that ok’d this pairing of signs? Maybe they were booked by different sales reps and nobody had the heart to call either client to break the strange news. Maybe they did call and neither client wanted to be the one to lose their spot. Whatever happened, it’s beyond bizarre to see these two images on the same ad block. I can’t imagine how many drivers stop the car and back up to make sure they weren’t seeing things.
Last week we thought it might be fun to see what kind of McDonald’s foods you enjoyed. This week? We’re going to give you the recipes to make them yourself!
McMenu: Do-It-Yourself McDonald’s has been floating around the internet for a few years now. I first remember coming across it back in 2005 when I was trying to clone their hot mustard sauce. I’m not the world’s greatest cook (especially when trying follow a recipe), and my results weren’t exactly like McDonald’s, but they were close (and delicious). Even the burgers came out fantastic.
It should probably be noted that these aren’t the recipes used by McDonald’s, but clone recipes reverse-engineered with little more than taste buds and passion. If you’re thinking of whipping up some homemade nuggets or a hot apple pie, take a peek and see how it turns out!
We spend a lot of time during McDonald’s Mondays talking about news stories, videos, and images — but we never talk about you! This week we’d like to change that and ask you one simple question; What is your all time favorite McDonald’s item?
If you love quarter pounders, let us know. If you loved McPizza and miss that, let us know too! Let’s tickle your taste buds this week.
I’ve actually had a hard time nailing down a definitive answer to this one, but I think I’m going to have to go with their Hot Mustard. Like all sauces, it’s intended for nuggets, and like all sauces, it’s delicious on everything. McDonald’s Canada discontinued it about 3 years ago, and since then I’ve been having friends and family smuggle it in from the States. It’s so good, and it’s not like anything else on the market.
But enough about me and my favorite menu item, past or present. What’s yours?
With all the talk and excitement surrounding the changes in late night programming over at CBS, I can’t help but remember the madness that went down in the early 90′s when Johnny Carson retired from The Tonight Show. Letterman, a personal favorite, was really at the top of his game back then. And while he didn’t get The Tonight Show, he did make the move to CBS and has had 17 amazing years behind the desk for them.
The clip above is from those early days of the Late Show, and is a welcome addition to the McDonald’s Monday line-up. McLetterman? I’m lovin’ it.
Seeing this old McDonald’s bag really brings back memories. Back when I was a kid in the early 80′s, this was their branding scheme. It’s amazing how something like old packaging can really bring you back. Maybe that’s why so many of us are fascinated with youtubing old commercials from our childhood, or grabbing great relics of nostalgia off eBay.
If old merchandise packaging brings back pleasant memories for you too, check out Waffle Whiffer’s flickr collection. They have hundreds of scans of old packaging, just like the bag above. What a great way to preserve advertising of old. Great thinking, Waffle Whiffer!
While we all know that it’s pretty hard to travel anywhere without finding a McDonald’s, it’s astounding how many there really are. In the United States alone there are nearly 14,000. How do I know? Thanks to fastfoodmaps.com.
Somebody out there took the time to create a Google Maps overlay that shows the locations of every major fast food restaurant in the United States. It’s great if you’re traveling and want to know what’s going to be near your hotel that’s quick and easy to eat. If not, it’s just downright creepy and a great indicator of where the next great labour uprising might start.
Nothing similar to this for Canada that I can find. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
I had the urge to post about this right after Jim’s weekly McDonald’s Mondays post. Don’t ask me why
There’s a relatively new show on HBO Canada that I strongly recommend if you enjoyed reading the Twilight series. That show is called True Blood and is based on the Southern Vampire Book Series by Charlaine Harris Thanks to a Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have supposedly been removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures “coming out of the coffin.” Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides.
This isn’t your typical story and that’s what I like about it. I’m also a fan of the Twilight series so this seems to fit in nicely. Season One’s over and Season Two starts on June 14th, 2009. You can get Season 1 from torrents Amazon.ca or any DVD store.
Earlier this month, the blog Woody Asks posed an interesting hypothetical: what would you do if McDonald’s changed their value menu to be 100% healthy?
No more double cheeseburgers. No more fries. No more small sodas or Junior Chickens. Just healthy foods.
McDonald’s has already been adding healthy choices to their menu for a few years now. The Fruit’n'Yogurt Parfait, apple slices, salads, grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps — the Canadian McMenu features a good selection of healthy items for those with a strong enough will to dodge the Quarter Pounder. Would replacing the Value Picks Menu with a $1.39 Healthy Picks Menu help consumers make better choices? And what would you want to see on the menu?