11/07/2013, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys have been a staple of the restaurant chain for quite a long time. But the company that has served billions upon billions of burgers to the public may be considering using 3D printers inside of its stores in order to create those very toys that children go crazy over with each visit.
09/11/2013, McDonald’s, one of the most popular fast food chains in the U.S., if not the world, is currently developing a mobile application. Lisa McComb, a spokeswoman for the fast food giant, confirmed in an email to Bloomberg that McDonald’s is currently testing an app in Salt Lake City and in Austin, Texas. The app will allow customers to place their orders and pay for them, they can then decide to […]
08/30/2013, For years now, McDonald’s has thrown in a toy either promoting the release of a new film, cartoon series or just for the heck of it in their Happy Meals. Children and some adults have enjoyed playing with these toys for years, but they may be getting a huge upgrade if its latest experiment, called the Happy Table, actually makes it into McDonald’s restaurants. The Happy Table requires the child, […]
04/18/2013, We certainly know how hard it is to visit a fast food restaurant’s drive-thru service and not begin to eat your food immediately upon receiving it as I know my wife can’t help but eat a fry or two. But for those of you who take your mobile eating serious, it can certainly be dangerous to reach down to the passenger seat or your lap to grab onto your food. […]
03/04/2013, Whether you love or hate McDonalds, you may now have a new reason to pay a visit to the fast food establishment, especially if you’re living in Europe. This is because McDonalds is the latest fast food chain in Europe to adopt the Qi-based wireless charging standard in its restaurants. The fast food company will be relying on the Powerkiss charging technology which basically attaches a ring to your mobile […]
07/18/2012, Yesterday we reported that Dr. Steve Mann, the EyeTap’s creator, was allegedly assaulted in a McDonald’s in Paris after explaining that his eye glasses could not be removed because it was permanently attached to his head. Well, the news was brought to light and caused quite a stir in the media. And today, McDonald’s replied to our email with a statement about the situation (see it below). According to the […]
07/17/2012, Steve Mann, an engineering professor at the University of Toronto and inventor of the EyeTap computer vision system, was allegedly physically assaulted at a McDonald’s branch in Paris after employees spotted him wearing the device. According to Mann, during a month-long summer vacation with his family in Paris, France, they happen to drop by at a McDonald’s chain in 140, Avenue Champs Elysees. While waiting in line to order food, […]
02/13/2012, When you were younger, you might recall being happy and excited at the prospect of going to McDonalds. After all, most kids would be delighted to have a meal consisting of a burger, fries, soda/juice and a free toy to boot. However it looks like McDonalds in Japan may be taking it to a whole new level by introducing free and exclusive Nintendo 3DS content that comes with your meal.
09/28/2011, Who would have thought that the McDonald’s drive-thru would actually see a video game icon (or a fan who is crazy enough) to pick up his meal in a go-kart? Yes sir, the video after the jump that shows off a presumably hungry Halo ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) cozy up behind a car, braving traffic as well as fumes from his relatively close-to-ground position. Definitely one of the quirkier […]
06/05/2011, Advertising is clearly an industry which has matured to a level where it will now need to incorporate technology if it were to do even better. Folks in Sweden are able to “enjoy” a new form of advertising – with McDonald’s leading the trend, of course. What you are supposed to do would be to use your iPhone and play digital Pong on a large billboard, and if you managed […]
12/28/2010, Not all companies out there are happy to jump on the social networking bandwagon, but Carl’s Jr doesn’t seem to have that issue. The burger company has released an iOS and Android app that features GPS-based check-ins similar to how Foursquare works. Why would you want to get involved in this? Well, once you check-in four times, you get to spin the Wheel of Awesome and win prizes, such as […]
04/19/2010, You might remember a little while back we reported that McDonalds was using Nintendo’s DS gaming console to train its employees. While it’s a cute concept, you might have been curious as to how such a franchise would use a gaming console to train its employees. Well, we’ve managed to dig up a video, so feel free to check it out after the jump. It seems that the device being […]
03/21/2010, We recently heard that Nintendo is trying to get its Nintendo DS gaming console into junior high schools in Japan, and now it seems that even McDonald’s is embracing Nintendo’s popular portable gaming console. It seems that the fast good giant is developing a Nintendo DS training program for its part-time employees, called eSmart. Considering the size of McDonalds, the ¥200,000,000 (approx. $2.2M USD) cost of development is probably insignificant. […]
12/16/2009, McDonald’s just revealed that they will be offering free Wi-Fi hotspots soon, which means you no longer need to fork out $3 for every two hours of wireless surfing from mid-January onwards. This is an effort to make McD’s the preferred destination for customers to stay on for longer periods with their Wi-Fi lovin’ gadgets of choice. Apart from this, McDonald’s also revamped their menu to include more coffees and […]