Friday, February 15, 2013
McDonald's has rolled out its first new Happy Meal in years to coincide with Lent.
Nugget-sized Filet-o-Fish. That's the new idea McDonald's is rolling out this week just in time for Lent. The fast food giant says the Fish McBites Happy Meal comes with seven nuggets of fried fish, French fries, apple slices and a drink. According to USA Today, the rollout the the Fish McBites Happy Meal is the first of several new limited-time meal offerings. Lent is marked by many Christians in the 40-day runup to Easter. Often considered a time to practice sacrifice, many Catholics for years gave up eating meat on Fridays. According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, McDonald's appears to be targeting more religious consumers with this new Happy Meal version of meatless dining.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The restaurant will be accepting applications, with a focus on high school students, during a special one-day event.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Looking for a part-time job? McDonald's in Framingham and other locations throughout New England are looking to hire up to 1,800 new crew members during a hiring event on Thursday, Sept. 20. "The one-day event will focus primarily on high school students who are interested in a position at McDonald’s," according to a press release distributed Tuesday. Between 3 and 5 p.m., each McDonald's in the area will accept applications, hold interviews and give tours of the restaurant. According to the press release, McDonald's employee benefits may include: flexible hours, competitive pay, health and dental insurance, scholarships, uniforms and free or discounted meals. Individuals interested in applying for a job at the Framingham McDonald's are …
Monday, September 3, 2012
$1 smoothies and McDonald's deals are featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Today is Labor Day. Click here to see what is open and closed. 2. McDonald's on Route 30 is celebrating its anniversary with many specials this month. Today, get a 6-piece chicken nuggets for $1 and coffee is free all month between 6 and 9 a.m. 3. Thirsty? Burger King is offering $1 smoothies today. 4. Just a reminder Thursday, Sept. 6 is a primary election. 5. We'd love more Facebook followers for Framingham Patch. We have 1,520 as of Sept. 1, but want to reach 1,600 by Oct. 1. Become a fan at this link.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The video posted on McDonald's Canadian YouTube channel shows how the sauce and the burger can be prepared at home by the chain's executive chef.
There are some things that should stay under wraps: what your salary is, what your monthly mortgage payment is and some fast-food recipe secrets. I was amazed by a recent YouTube video that appeared online that gives viewers the opportunity to see how that “special sauce” on one of America’s all-time favorites is made. Sure we have known many of the ingredients in McDonald's famed Big Mac burger for years. Who can forget the famous jingle: Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions -- all on a sesame seed bun? But it turns out that the special sauce and the secret recipe of the Big Mac isn't a secret any longer. The video posted on McDonald's Canadian YouTube channel shows how the burger is made. Yep, you can …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Three months ago, the McDonalds on Route 30 in Framingham was demolished. Monday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new upscale, contemporary decorated McDonalds, which re-opened Friday, July 22.
In March, the McDonalds on Route 30 in Framingham was demolished. Monday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new upscale, contemporary decorated McDonalds, which re-opened Friday, July 22. "We're changing with the times and we never stop looking for ways to improve," said Debbie Pacheco, McDonald's Operations Consultant. 'this new McDonald's speaks to the needs of our customers and our community. We want our customers to enjoy every part of the McDonald's experience." The all-new Cochituate Road McDonalds has side-by-side drive thru to accomodate more customers on the go. Inside, there are more outlets and free Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi extends to the parking lot, although Framingham Selectmen denied outdoor seating. During yesterday's …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
McDonalds, on Route 30, will hold a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m.
1. Whole Foods in Framingham will donate 5% of its net profits to the Natick Community Organic Farm, a non-profit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education to people of all ages, year round today. 2. The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson is the featured book at the free storyhour this morning at 10:30 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Shoppers World. Families will enjoy listening to the tale about a little bird, who auditions for a band looking for a lead singer. 3. State Rep. Tom Sannicandro is offering a Spotlight on Health Care: Exploring Single Payer Option forum at Framingham State University tonight, July 26 at 6:30. The event with take place in the Forum Room of the McCarthy Center. 4…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Selectman Charlie Sisitsky said if McDonald’s wants to use the patio to serve meals outdoors, it will have to come before Selectmen for approval. Selectmen approved a license Monday night.
The McDonalds on Route 30 and Caldor Road, which is nearing completion, was granted a license by Selectmen Monday night, but the license approval came with some comment by the Board of Selectmen. The McDonalds was torned down in March. Construction began soon afterwards. McDonald's plans show an outdoor patio, but there was no mention in the application of outdoor dining. Selectman Charlie Sisitsky said if McDonald’s wants to use the patio to serve meals, it will have to come before the board for approval. The circulation of cars around the building may have to be looked at after McDonald’s starts operating, said Sisitsky. He noted that handicapped parking spaces may be blocked, if cars back up at the drive-in window. There was no seating …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Salvation Army will be operating its store and serving meals in downtown Framingham for the summer.
Whether the Salvation Army continues its presence in downtown Framingham and for how long appears to be an open issue. Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen reluctantly extended the Salvation Army’s business license to August with the proviso that there will not be any further extensions. “I’ll support an extension to August, but not beyond August,” said Selectman Dennis Giombetti, who indicated the Salvation Army needs to develop a plan that will address when the organization leaves downtown and sets up shop on Route 9. Discussions with the Salvation Army to vacate all or part of the building it occupies in the center of town began in 2010. At this point, the Selectmen do not have a clear understanding of what the Salvation Army plans to …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
If you've been on Route 30 recently, you probably have noticed that the McDonald's building is gone.
If you've been on Route 30 recently, you probably have noticed that the McDonald's building is gone. McDonald's will be back. It is being rebuilt and is scheduled to re-open later this summer.