The Pokemon Go craze is far from over, with Niantic ready to launch the game in one of the most important markets when it comes to Pokemon-mania. Rumored to get access to Pokemon Go a few days ago, Japan had to wait a few more days for the insanely addictive game to become available in the App Store and Google Play. But on Friday Niantic finally opened the gates. Just as expected, Pokemon Go servers went down quickly, as hordes of players downloaded the game. And, just as anticipated, the Japanese version of the game has a feature you can’t get yet: advertising. More →
Every year, corporations around the globe spend untold billions on advertising. And while consumers have learned to ignore most advertising campaigns, there are a few that not only stand the test of time, but also manage to leave an indelible imprint upon our psyche.
One of the most well-known and widely recognizable ad campaigns of the last decade is McDonald’s “I’m Loving It” slogan. Initially launched in 2003 with Justin Timberlake providing the vocals, the jingle associated with the slogan is easy to mimic, identify, and more importantly, impossible to forget.
The Internet is wonderful because everyone who has a strange hobby can film it and become an instant celebrity on YouTube. YouTube user Tito4re, for example, seems to really enjoy taking food and drenching it in molten copper. We recently highlighted his video showing what happens when you pour molten copper onto a jawbreaker and now he’s back with a new video that shows what happens when you pour molten copper onto a Big Mac. More →
I was initially skeptical when I learned McDonald’s was planning to try making kale a selling point for its meals. But thanks to a new report from CBCNews, I now realized that it was all part of an elaborate ruse for tricking people into thinking something healthy when in reality they’re eating something with more calories, fat and salt than a Double Big Mac. You heard that right: It turns out that McDonald’s kale Caesar salad will pack on more pounds than one of its larger burgers. More →
I declared myself intrigued by the new chocolate-covered french fries that McDonald’s Japan began experimenting with earlier this month. My reasoning was straightforward: Having chocolate cover salty things can be very tasty, as chocolate-covered pretzels have shown us. Now the first video review for these new fries has been posted by YouTube user Abroadin Japan and it seems my instincts were correct: The new fries have been deemed delicious. More →
Normally when I write about crazy fast food experiments, I’m usually somewhat horrified by them — recall Buffalo Wild Wings’ Mountain Dew-flavored chicken wings, for example. However, when I heard news that McDonald’s Japan is experimenting with chocolate-covered french fries, I actually found myself rather intrigued at the prospect. More →
It’s actually been a reasonably decent year for ads, as there hasn’t been anything as godawful as 2013’s creepy Galaxy Gear ad or Sprint’s tragicomic Framily ad campaign. That said, there were definitely some major advertising clunkers in 2015, highlighted by some subpar efforts from McDonald’s, HTC and (of course) Sprint. More →
It’s crazy to think that people are still eating McDonald’s Big Macs the old-fashioned way — with their hands. It’s 2015, people! It’s high-time that we, as a society, step up and really refine some of our more antiquated eating habits. Yes, it’s time to inject a bit of sophistication into the traditional fast food experience. If you’re on the fence, I’m sure that this story of a guy who recently ate a stack of 10 McRibs at once will push you in the right direction.
Thankfully, we don’t need to go on this journey alone. Recently, master sushi chef Hiroyuki Terada put together a great video showcasing how he was able to turn an ordinary and boring Big Mac into an incredibly elegant, and dare I say, appetizing sushi roll.
I can always rely on the Internet to help me find people who do things that are equal parts stupid and clever. Such was the case today when I came upon a video posted by YouTube user LtMkilla that shows a man taking 10 McDonald’s McRib sandwiches, stacking them all on top of one another and then stuffing them into his mouth in one horrifying bite. More →
Hungover college kids of America, rejoice! You’ll now be able to buy breakfast at McDonald’s no matter what time you happen to wake up in the morning. Starting today, McDonald’s franchises across the U.S. will serve breakfast foods past the traditional end time of 10:30 a.m. and will instead serve them for as long as the restaurants are open. Below we’ll go over what you need to know about this glorious new initiative. More →
The next time the Hamburglar swipes some burgers from McDonald’s in Germany, he’s going to be eat the most environmentally friendly burger he’s ever had. McDonald’s announced on Friday that on October 1st it will start selling the McB, its first hamburger to feature “100% organic beef” along with “Lollo Bionda lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion rings, Edam cheese, various sauces and a dark bread.” More →
What would it look like if you went to McDonald’s and ordered a burger with everything? As in, literally, everything? YouTuber Casey Neistat recently went with his friend Oscar to a McDonald’s in New York that featured a new “Create Your Taste” kiosk that lets you build your own customized hamburger. To test the limits of what this kiosk is capable of, they used it to create a massive burger that ended up costing $12. More →