Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Racine police are searching for suspects who intentionally crashed into a woman's car and took the cash deposit she was taking to work, according to police.
Racine police are searching for two male suspects who allegedly robbed a woman that was taking the cash deposit to the McDonald's restaurant, 3037 Douglas Avenue, where she worked as a manager. The incident happened about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Douglas Avenue. Two men driving an older model Tahoe or Suburban are suspected of intentionally crashing into the woman's car in the 3000 block of Douglas Avenue in the City of Racine. The men are suspected of taking the cash and a cell phone from the woman, according to preliminary reports. The vehicle had a temporary tag and was last seen going east on Carlton Avenue. The driver was last seen wearing a Brewer's hat. *This version of the story corrected the address of the McDonald's…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
McDonad's is hosting a fundraiser for several Racine Unified Schools.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Come to the following McTeacher's nights to raise money for RUSD schools and the District. While students, their parents and other school supporters dine at McDonald’s, school staff members work behind the counter and in the lobby. For their efforts, McDonald's donates 20 percent of all sales garnered during the program’s three-hour period to each school. Additionally, McDonald’s will donate cookies to the school to be baked and sold in the lobby with 100 percent of those proceeds going to the school. As an added bonus this year, McDonald's will donate an additional 5 percent of sales from all six events to the Racine Unified School District general fund. Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
McDonald's began posting calorie counts on menu boards last week ahead of requirements for chain restaurants.
A Big Mac has 550 calories. Add a medium Coke and fries and you're well over 1,000 calories for one meal, more than half the calories recommended for women daily and almost half of what's recommended for men. But will knowing that a sausage biscuit with egg is 510 calories change what you order? McDonald's began posting calorie counts on its menu boards last week, well in advance of federal requirements for restaurant chains with more than 20 locations. Some chains, such as Panera Bread, have been posting calorie counts on menu boards for years. New York City and Philadelphia require them, according to the New York Times. But the Times also said studies have shown that posting calories counts on menus doesn't appear to have a significant …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A corporate spokesman from McDonald's says they saw an opportunity to communicate with their consumers about the calories in their food, but critics say the Olympics sponsor isn't exactly a fitting image of fitness.
If you walked into McDonald’s this week and ordered a meal, you may have noticed a menu board announcing their “Favorites under 400.” According to a story by AdAge, the campaign is being coupled with their Olympics sponsorship. This also the first time you can order McDonald’s food and know the calorie count at the point of purchase. Heather Oldani, director-U.S. communications at McDonald's told AdAge: "We know that we have the opportunity to help our customers feel that much better about the items they're choosing at McDonald's.” The menu board features items that are 400, 300, 200 and 100 calories or less. The list includes everything from Filet o’ Fish, chicken sandwich, French fries, yogurt parfait and smoothies. The amount of fat …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The man, who has Alzheimers, allegedly crashed into a car, and the side of McDonalds had been off his meds and was disoriented.
A 68-year-old Caledonia man allegedly crashed the white van he was driving into a black truck, the side of McDonalds, and almost struck another car at 7:04 p.m. April 22. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, they found the man, who was driving the van, in the McDonald’s parking lot at 5125 Douglas Ave., but the man didn’t stop. When an officer spoke to a manager at McDonald’s they learned the man had gone through the drive-thru and scraped the side of the building with the van. The employee said the man wasn’t “in his right mind while speaking to him” and the driver was speaking to his watch as he was ordering his food. Police stopped a driver of a black truck, which turned out not to be involved in the crash. However…
Monday, April 23, 2012
If you ever wanted to see your teacher behind the counter at McDonald's asking for your order, now is your chance. Area McDonald's restaurants are hosting McTeacher Night to help raise money for local schools.
Grab your family and friends on May 2 for a good time at area McDonald's restaurants for McTeacher Night. To help raise money for local elementary schools, several Racine Unified school teachers will serve Unified community members for one night only. A percentage of the night's sales will be donated to local schools. Different restaurants have been designated for schools. Here's the full release from the district: On Wednesday, May 2, five Racine McDonald’s restaurants will host McTeacher Night events. At these locations, Racine Unified School District Teachers will don McDonald’s t-shirts and serve customers to raise money for local schools including S.C. Johnson, Giese, Fratt, North Park and Julian Thomas Elementary Schools. During the …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Customers were allowed to bring in any denomination of money for a free order of large fries.
More than 120 McDonald's restaurants in metro Milwaukee kicked off the latest version the popular Monopoly game with a unique deal: Customers were able to use Monopoly money Tuesday to pay for a large order of fries. The promotion, believed to be the only one of its kind in the country, ran from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. In addition to the free fries, customers also received two peel-tab game pieces from the fry box. “Customers throughout southeastern Wisconsin love the Monopoly game,” Milwaukee-area McDonald’s owner/operator Robert Pyles said in a statement. "We wanted to try something that has never been done before in the United States to create even more excitement for our customers." While the Milwaukee-area McDonald's appear to be …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wisconsin's FoodShare Program is dripping down the drain of a corrupt basin. Perhaps we can think outside of the cereal box for some solutions.
It is no secret that Governor Scott Walker and the like pray at the alter of privatization. Their actions this past year have been a blatant attempt to guide our state into a completely privatized region. Schools are at the top of their list, but educators are typically smart and tough so that fight won't be an easy one. One area Walker is in a hurry to privatize is Wisconsin's FoodShare Program. He would prefer private businesses be in charge of determining eligibility, conducting their own fraud investigations and regulating the program. This would all be done for profit. I think the mortgage debacle proved what corporations will do to make a buck on the backs of the poor and the ignorant. But none of us can deny the rampant fraud and …
Friday, July 29, 2011
More apples and less french fries have many moms in an uproar. After reading this piece - all I ask - could you please fry the tomatoes before throwing them? Oooo and a lil salt too!!
I have just read numerous blogs and comments regarding McDonald's recent decision to put apple slices in all Happy Meals beginning this Fall. There are three things I can say for sure: My eyes hurt, I am hard core craving some sugar-soaked, lardy potatoes and taking french fries away from certain mothers could be deadly. There seems to be a few categories of mothers who are irked at this new fast food controversy: There are the moms who already know that McDonald's should only be eaten in moderation – a once in a while treat they know is not healthy. These moms have control over what their kids eat and realize the importance of their role. These moms read and pay attention. These moms do not stick their heads in the salt and pretend …
Monday, December 27, 2010
A trip through the McDonald's drive-thru earns a Caledonia man $10,000.
Aron Kothlow, 39, of Caledonia, didn't think of himself as a lucky guy, until now. Sure he had won $60 at Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha a few years back. But when he drove through the drive-thru at McDonald's, 3037 Douglas Ave. and pealed back the Monopoly tabs on his Coke, his luck had changed that afternoon in October. Kothlow, who works two jobs, thought he would have to register the code online first, and would be entered to win $10,000. But no, these tabs were instant winners. "I went to the counter and asked about them, then the woman told me 'No, those are instant winners and I won $10,000.'" Kothlow said. Anxiously, Kothlow called his wife, Neliane Kothlow, to tell her about his win. But she didn't really believe Aron had …