Tagged With mcdonalds

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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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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.

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At nearly $6 a pop, the McDonald's Big Mac isn't the affordable snack it once was. Thankfully, it's possible to score a similar burger for around half the price via a little menu hackery. Here's how it's done.

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Are you planning to head to McDonald's for a cheeky Big Mac this arvo? You might want to run your eyes over this infographic first - it explains all the ways an Aussie Big Mac affects your body one hour after scoffing it down. (Surprise, surprise: It turns out they aren't particularly good for you.)

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At Lifehacker, we consider every day of the year to be International Burger Day. But May 28 is the official day of celebration for burger connoisseurs. To make the occasion, we've assembled some of our tastiest burger posts for you to snack on. Whether you want to know how to make your own McDonald's special sauce or revisit the colon-throttling horror of the "Colonel's McWhopper", you'll find it all here.

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Reverse engineering Macca's famed McNuggets is not for the faint-hearted. One plucky member of Facebook's "Homemade McDonalds" group took the challenge on head first -- and has created her own version of The Nuggs that are so, so close to the original, she never has to visit Macca's again. Here's how you can make your own Chicken McNuggets at home.

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Most leading fast food franchises are available in multiple countries around the world. However, the menu options can vary wildly depending on the tastes, culture and customs of locals. Here are ten extreme takeaway oddities that you can only get overseas - from Burger King's fabled black Kuro Burger to KFC's "Fish Donuts". If you're a fast food fanatic, consider this your bucket list!

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A McDonald's customer in Sydney has been questioned by police after failing to return the wrong takeaway order. The customer decided to eat the incorrect order - which exceeded his purchase by approximately $17 - to save himself a trip back to the store. This resulted in police arriving at his house to accuse him of stealing. (Yes, really.) So is it legal to keep takeaway food you receive by accident?

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"Is McDonald's open on Good Friday?" "What about Easter Sunday?" "Is it open on Easter Monday?" These are questions our intrepid fast food reporters get asked every April. Personally, we're not sure how anybody could have room for a Big Mac and fries after all those chocolate eggs - but some Aussies have prodigious appetites.

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The recipe for McDonald's Big Mac sauce was allegedly leaked online last year. It is - as most mass-produced sauces are - a long list of oil, corn syrup, stabilisers, emulsifiers, flavourings and preservatives. It's (kind of) interesting, but not exactly helpful for those who want to replicate the sweet and tangy special sauce for their burgers at home.

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This morning, multiple news outlets in Australia reported that McDonald's is removing cheeseburgers from the Happy Meal menu in a bid to encourage kids to make healthier choices. Don't believe it. McDonald's has confirmed that the Happy Meals cheeseburger is here to stay. Hurrah!

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A technical paper about growing hair follicles in a laboratory was reported this week as a discovery of a baldness cure in the fryers at McDonald's. "Japanese scientists say eating McDonald's fries could cure baldness," Australia's 9 News reports. No. No they do not.