Person in custody for making threats against schools after shooting of Simeon students, police say
The threats, made against several schools, related to gun violence and were predominantly made on social media, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Thursday.chicagotribune.com
This is the McDonald’s favorite returning to the menu after a four-year absence
HOUSTON – McDonald’s fans are rejoicing over the return of Hi-C Orange Lavaburst after it was pulled off the menu in 2017. The fast-food giant brought back the famed drink after reading “countless DMs, petitions and customer feedback.”According to their Twitter, the tweet announcing the drink contained a screenshot of an email apparently from the Vice President of Marketing, with the quote “We did it!”about to present this to my boss do u guys have any feedback? https://t.co/yp3NreJaXy — McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 10, 2021Hi-C was removed from all restaurants in 2017 to make room for a new Sprite flavor, which sparked some outrage from those who grew up with the drink in the 90s, TODAY reported. Fans can keep track of the drink’s arrival on the McDonald’s website by inputting their zip code. Hi-C Orange Lavaburst will return to select McDonalds restaurants starting this week, and will be available nationwide this upcoming summer.
Shamrock shakes make a return to Houston-area McDonald’s restaurants in February
HOUSTON – Shamrock Shake season is returning to McDonald’s later this month. The shake, according to McDonald’s, features a creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream with shamrock shake flavoring and mint-flavored whipped cream. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀hamrock Shake is back on 2.15 — McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 2, 2021Also returning by popular demand is the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, featuring the same flavoring as the shake, blended with Oreo cookie pieces in a McFlurry. McDonald’s celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake last year, which was invented in 1967 by Hal Rosen, an owner-operator of a Connecticut McDonald’s location as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was sold regionally in the U.S. until 2012 when the shake began selling nationwide, according to the company.
McDonald’s Spicy Chicken McNuggets are back on the menu for a limited time
HOUSTON – McDonalds is bringing back fan favorites Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce to its menu, among other items. The fast-food chain announced Tuesday the McNuggets will return to menus across the U.S. for a limited time starting Monday. Ordering Spicy McNuggets on the app unlocks an offer to redeem for a 25-cent small shake. spicy chicken mcnuggets are back today which means y’all only got 2 wishes left — McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 1, 2021Other offers include a 20-cent apple pie on Feb. 4, 35-cent large fries on Feb. 11, and 25-cent cheeseburgers on Feb. 18. Spicy McNuggets were removed from the menu in October, according to TODAY.
Inside McDonald’s 11 days of holiday mobile app deals: What you can get for free
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. HOUSTON – What a better way to spread Christmas cheer with McDonald’s bringing special holiday freebies. The fast food chain announced in a press release starting Dec. 14 through Dec. 24, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf and many other special characters will make a popping appearance in one of the 10 offers exclusively available through the McDonalds app. 11 different Holiday deals starting 12.14grab a meal fit for Festivus (or any day tbh) daily in our App pic.twitter.com/bDvsX5Bmyh — McDonald's (@McDonalds) December 10, 2020Other movies making an appearance include “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Gremlins” and “Die Hard.”All mobile offers require a $1 minimum purchase in the app. This comes after McDonald’s launched celebrity meals from both Houston rapper Travis Scott and Colombian superstar J. Balvin last September and October.
Travis Scott partners with McDonalds to sell his favorite meal that is only $6 starting next week
HOUSTON McDonalds announced Thursday that it is partnering with Houston native rapper Travis Scott. The chain will offer Scotts favorite meal called Cactus Jack for $6 across the country for the multi-level innovative partnership from Sept. 8 through Oct. 4. I couldnt be more excited to bring the Cactus Jack x McDonalds collaboration to life, Scott said. Everyone has a favorite McDonalds meal, no matter who you are, said McDonalds U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Flatley. This is the first time in nearly 30 years weve introduced a superstars name to our menu - were excited to bring the Travis Scott Meal to a McDonalds near you starting next week.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, Sept. 4
Here are things you need to know for Friday, Sept. 4:1. The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an October surprise a vaccine approval driven by political considerations ahead of a presidential election, rather than science. On Thursday, he lost his job with the state agency after national media reported on his social media activities. The chain will offer Scotts favorite meal called Cactus Jack for $6 across the country for the multi-level innovative partnership from Sept. 8 through Oct. 4. The undated video was posted on the public freakout subreddit after the woman went on Facebook Live about the incident.
Houstonians say these 16 restaurants serve the best french fries in town
HOUSTON From McDonalds to Five Guys and small Houston-area restaurants such as Dak and Bop and Oh My Gogi, KPRC 2 readers have shared which restaurant in the Houston-area serves the best french fries. Based on the comments, heres what they recommend: Weston Drounette, a Facebook follower visited The Catch in Conroe recently, and he said their french fries are the best. Best fries I have ever had on top of the amazing food. Instagram user @sweet_levijones says Phoenicias Zataan fries are best in-store. They taste the best when made fresh! @huddyham713, one of our Twitter followers recommended Dak and Bop on 18th Street in the Heights area. The Kimchi fries and the truffle oil fries with the Parmesan cheese are the best! Its gotta be Oh My Gogi, said Twitter user @joyousmonkey1997, who recommended the Korean food truck Oh My Gogi located in Rice Village, theyre called OMG!
Restaurant chains see sales improving as dining rooms reopen
States with the most dining rooms open, like Texas and Tennessee, had some of the highest sales. Some fast food restaurants which already relied more heavily on drive-thru and takeout have been slow to reopen dining rooms. The company distributed a 59-page rule book that franchisees must follow as they reopen dining rooms. Restaurant Brands CEO Jose Cil says opening dining rooms helps customers feel more confident as they slowly re-establish their routines. NPD analyst David Portalatin says full-service restaurants have more issues than fast food restaurants when it comes to reopening dining rooms.
Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs
________________________ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two assembly plants Tuesday and Wednesday after three workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Wednesday a worker at the pickup truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, tested positive for COVID-19, Ford confirmed. On Tuesday, Ford temporarily closed its Chicago SUV factory twice after two workers tested positive. Lear confirmed that production was suspended after an employee told the company of a positive COVID-19 test. The UFCW, which represents 900,000 grocery workers, said the number of infections is likely far higher across the industry.
Chicago McDonalds workers file class-action lawsuit alleging COVID-19 failures put employees and customers at risk
McDonalds said it has implemented nearly 50 processes at its stores since February to keep restaurant employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including social distancing, increased hand washing, and the use of gloves and masks. The fast-food giant also disputes that there is a personal protective equipment shortage at its restaurants.chicagotribune.com
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday
While still about 17% away from its February record, it gained 35% from its March coronavirus low. Dow stock McDonalds on Thursday morning reported mixed first-quarter results, missing estimates on the bottom line as coronavirus mitigation measures forced a shift to drive-thru, delivery and takeout only. McDonalds said it's suspending its stock buyback program, boosting its cash position and reducing planned capital expenditures. Facebook reported lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings but it beat on revenue, saying online advertising sales stabilized in recent weeks after a significant downturn. Dow stock Microsoft said the Covid-19 outbreak had minimal impact on revenue, and it saw increased business in a number of its cloud-based segments.cnbc.com
A Power Shake Playlist Because You're Fantastic
But most importantly, the louder the volume to more power the song translates. And if you fancy a playlist of the following songs be sure to check out Power Shake with the Houston Press by Kate McLean on Spotify. Roses (Imanbek Remix) by SAINt JHN, Imanbek: I just really like this song right now. Nvdes) by Pierce Fulton, NVDES: Line dance. Start a line dance right now.houstonpress.com
Minimum wage hikes hit 21 states in 2019and more are on the way in 2020
Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesThe move toward a $15 minimum wage is gaining steam, with 21 states raising minimum wages in 2019 and more increases on the way in 2020. Critics have argued that minimum wage hikes can hurt small businesses and cause job losses, yet hiring remained robust in 2019's tight labor market. The federal minimum wage has remained unchanged since 2009, when it rose to $7.25 an hour. Democratic presidential candidates have largely supported a $15 minimum wage, although proposals differ about how to implement a higher federal minimum wage. "That really signals the key underlying point about minimum wage hikes: the labor market is historically tight right now," Zhao said.cnbc.com
Transgender activists honor 22 slain victims in United States, 331 worldwide
Activists dress in white and hold images of slain members of the LGBTQ community during a demonstration to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance in New York City, U.S., November 20, 2019. On Wednesday, transgender advocates across the United States commemorated people like Cubilette-Polanco for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Though she was not a homicide victim, her story illustrates the insecurity of trans women of color, who are more likely to be unemployed and lack access to healthcare. Dont just send me roses when Im gone, said Kiara St. James, executive director of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group. So for me, Transgender Day Remembrance is about living survivors that walk these streets daily just trying to survive.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman who died in June of complications from epilepsy in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail, poses in an undated photo in New York. Cubilette-Polanco died in June of complications from epilepsy in New Yorks notorious Rikers Island jail where she spent her final two months, unable to make $500 bail. On Wednesday, transgender advocates across the country will pause to commemorate people like Cubilette-Polanco for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Vigils will draw attention to at least 22 transgender people, almost all of them black women, who have been killed so far in 2019. The Human Rights Campaign has recorded at least 157 homicides of transgender people since 2013, nearly all of them women of color.feeds.reuters.com
McDonald's owner killed in front of restaurant gets own street
While the killer of a McDonalds franchise owner has yet to be caught- the city honors the victim. "It's fitting we change the street to a man's name. A man who changed the neighborhood," said Councilman Jerry Davis, who was instrumental in renaming the street.Stephanie Oliver Parrish now owns the franchise once owned by her father. She attended a ceremonial unveiling of the new street sign Saturday, calling it an honor to the father she loved. "He started student scholarships and helped single moms who were struggling with children and giving those people a second job and a second chance," she said.abc13.com
Nestle launches plant-based burger in the United States
A logo is pictured during the 152nd Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(Reuters) - Food giant Nestle launched its Awesome vegan burgers in the United States on Thursday, seeking to tap into the countrys growing craze for plant-based meat. The announcement by the Swiss-based company coincided with the launch of tests of Beyond Meat patties in North American restaurants by McDonalds, which is Nestles partner in the plant-based category in Germany. Nestle's Sweet Earth brand will also roll out "Awesome Grounds," made with the same plant-based protein that goes in to the burgers. (bit.ly/2m1mUfx)feeds.reuters.com
Kim Kardashian Delayed Giving Birth to North West by Two Hours to Get a Manicure
Kim Kardashian West is now a mother of four, but back in 2013, she was preparing for the arrival of her first child, North West. I went home and they were like, You have to deliver today. And my nails were, like, dark. It was when I was still in my Linkin Park After Dark phase of nails or like my Burgundy nails, Kim remembers. Kim had lined up a surprise meeting between him and Kanye in honor of Yeezys birthday and Fathers Day. And Im like, Ill see you in two days for Fathers Day! Kim says.
Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Texas Fast Food Franchisee
The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with R.E.E. Inc., which owns and operates McDonalds restaurants in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. operated violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens when verifying their work authorization. All work-authorized individuals, regardless of citizenship status, have the right to choose which valid, legally acceptable documents to present to demonstrate their ability to work in the United States. Among other things, the statute prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation.justice.gov
Katy McDonald's hosting Chicken McNuggets eating contest: How to register for all-you-can-eat event
Copyright 2016 CNNHOUSTON - A McDonalds restaurant in Katy is having a Chicken McNuggets eating contest next week. The restaurant, located at 22914 Morton Ranch Road, will hold the event next Wednesday, July 3, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Contestants will have three minutes to consume as many Chicken McNuggets as possible. Judges will enforce the contest rules and warn eaters about infractions, such as vomiting and chipmunking read the complete rules for an explanation of that. Spectators are urged not to interfere with the competition, but cheering, waving posters, or dressing in encouraging costumes are encouraged.
Lovin' it or Losin' it? McDonalds trims back menu as sales slump
McDonalds is downsizing its menu, cutting seven sandwiches and more items on the menu. This comes after the fast food giant reported another quarter of declining sales, with net income down 33 percent and revenue falling 11 percent. Bloomberg's editor-at-large Michael Regan joins us "CBS This Morning" to discuss the menu trim.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: McDonalds CEO stepping down; 401K plans hit record highs
MoneyWatch: McDonalds CEO stepping down; 401K plans hit record highs Americans' 401k plans are at record highs. Also, McDonalds CEO Don Thompson is stepping down amid slumping sales. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Airlines predict record profits; McDonalds changing its menu
MoneyWatch: Airlines predict record profits; McDonalds changing its menu Lower oil prices are leading to potentially record profits for airlines. Also, McDonalds plans to cut eight menu items so customers can order more quickly. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Breakfast wars heat up
Breakfast wars heat up Taco Bell rolled out its breakfast menu this week, and now McDonalds is fighting back. The world's biggest hamburger chain is giving away free coffee, starting Monday. The promotion runs for two weeks during breakfast hours. Jericka Duncan has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com