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The McRib is back. I actually have no idea what a McRib is, but it's back, and it's apparently one of the fast food chain's most commonly requested limited menu items. So we've picked one up, tasted it and, more importantly, seen how it stacks up to its glossy (and saucy) promotional imaging. Here's our verdict.

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McDonald's employees know more about the company's food than anyone. After all, they spend all day cooking, handling and serving the stuff. They subsequently have a pretty good idea of which menu items are great and which are best avoided. Here are four McDonald's products that they are happy to serve you - but would never eat themselves.

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For lovers of burgers and fast food, the legend of the "secret menu" is a tantalising one, promising a secret club of tasty, cheap and ridiculously over the top food. Only one fast food outlet has openly confirmed having a secret menu -- and that's the infamous In-N-Out, which is sadly not available outside of the US (unless you make your own). So how do we go for secret menus here, in the land down under?

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Roy Morgan Research has released its figures for Australian takeaway consumption in 2018. The report includes the average number of takeaway visits per month and the ten most popular chains in the country. While the featured restaurants aren't surprising, the ordering did cause us to raise an eyebrow. Domino's Pizza and Subway aren't as popular as you might think.

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McDonald’s Monopoly competition is back this month offering a chance to win expensive prizes, all for the price of a Big Mac. Given you could become tens of thousands of dollars richer by simply going on a Macca’s run, McDonald’s Monopoly games have in the past been subject to cheating and a multimillion-dollar scandal.

But for those who prefer to play fair, what are your chances of actually snaring a prize?

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Every public holiday a bunch of hungry motorists ask themselves the same question: "is McDonald's open today?" The answer is usually yes - depending on the store. Here's how to find out if your local Macca's is open for business.

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There's nothing quite like McDonald's French fries straight from the fryer - they're moist-yet-crunchy, deliciously fresh tasting and almost too hot to eat. The same can't be said of older batches. To put it bluntly, they taste like cheap, soggy cardboard with some salt sprinkled on top. If you're unlucky enough to order at the wrong time, this can seriously impact your enjoyment of the meal.

Fortunately, it's not difficult to get a fresh batch of McDonald's fries every single time - and you don't need to employ wily subterfuge or menu 'hacks' to get it. Instead, just ask at the counter.

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Have you ever noticed how McDonald's Chicken Mcnuggets come in a handful of suspiciously similar shapes? (The one with the protruding nubbin in every pack is usually the giveaway.) Turns out there are four distinct forms of McNugget: the bell, the ball, the boot and the bow tie/bone. Here's how they are made.

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McDonald's is currently selling six chicken McNuggets for $2 - which works out to a paltry 30 cents per nugget. The deal also comes with a dipping sauce. However, you can't just order at the counter of your local Macca's outlet. Here's how to get the deal.

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Alas, my McDouble-loving friends, it appears McDonald's has sent the popular burger off into the sunset. From what we know, it won't be replaced with the McSingle, or the McTriple, leaving fans to make do with less-thrifty substitutes.

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I'm trying to decide whether or not I'm surprised by the fact that McDonald's remains Australia's favourite fast food, over the likes of KFC and Subway. I'm going to say "no" — despite moves from smaller franchises and a general push for healthiness, one cannot simply ignore the pervasiveness of the big yellow M.