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Taco Bell's New Ads Feature Unlikely Star

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald. The fast-food cha...

Clowning Around With Charity: How McDonald's Exploits Philanthropy and Targets Children

Michele Simon | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Pop quiz: Who do you think funds the hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the nation? McDonald's, right? Sort of, but not really. Confused? Wondering how a corporation that raked in $27 billion last year can be so stingy with its own charity? You're not alone.

14 Iconic Food Brand Mascots

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 08.14.2013 | Taste

These characters will forever be in our hearts.

Supersize Those Wages, McDonald's

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Last month, McDonald's gave its workers a little gift -- a budget purporting to show how to survive on the starvation wages the burger behemoth pays. The bizarre financial plan made millionaire McDonald's CEO Don Thompson look like a real clown.

McDonald's CEO Defends Chain's 'High Quality' Food

Posted 07.25.2013 | Parents

At a shareholder meeting this past May, a nine-year-old asked McDonald's CEO Don Thompson to stop "trying to trick kids into wanting to eat your food ...

Death Of Colonel Sanders?

CNBC | Martha C. White | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

CNBC Oh, where are the brand mascots of yesteryear? The Quisps, the Hamburglars, the Colonels who tweaked our fancy and tickled our tastebuds? I...

RMHC Day of Change

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

Have you ever thought to yourself that you want to help and give back to others but then you decide not to because you don't have the funds to do so? ...

Dad's Not Lovin' It Either

Josh Golin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Golin

Systemic change will not happen until we address the vast sums of money and resources corporations like McDonald's spend each year to undermine parents' efforts to instill healthy eating habits in their children.

Ronald McDonald Breaks Restraining Order At McDonald's

Posted 10.26.2012 | Weird News

Hamburglar isn't the only criminal at McDonald's. Now, Ronald McDonald is in trouble with the law. It's not the lovable McDonald's mascot, thou...

Inappropriate Ronald McDonald Photos

Oddee.com | Posted 06.23.2012 | Weird News

When you're an icon like Ronald McDonald, people can't help but put you in embarrassing, inappropriate situations....

Meteorologist Sells Weather-Predicting Calendars, Donates $2 Million

Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch | Posted 02.02.2012 | Impact

Predicting the weather is just one way Jim Witt has helped his community for the last fifty years. Since 1986, this innovative meteorologist has be...

Ron English Discusses His Pop Surrealism (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Ron English's latest collection, "The Seasons of Supurbia," is a journey through pop surrealism, realized in English's universe as tableaus of toys with twisted features in a foreboding landscape.

McDonalds Now Launching Its Own TV Network

Posted 12.17.2011 | Entertainment

Here's one way to stop that drive-thru coning epidemic: make the inside of your restaurant more fun than the outside. The Los Angeles Times reports...

Top 10 Creepiest Product Mascots

www.time.com | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

It took Burger King seven years to realize people found its creepy, plastic-faced King mascot unappetizing. The royal representative has starred in...

David Moye

WATCH: Clowns Fight 'Clownism'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.22.2011 | Weird News

Clowns devote their lives to making people laugh, but there are some things that are no joke to them -- like being called "creepy." That term makes ma...

5 Famous Ad Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales

Cracked.co. | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Jared has sold tons of Subway sandwiches and Ronald McDonald has become one of the most recognizable characters in the history of human civilization. ...

David Moye

Rare Ronald McDonald Costume Reveals Spokes-Clown's Origins

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 09.06.2011 | Weird News

In a more innocent age, Ronald McDonald was the most benign of media icons: a cheerful clown whose floppy red wig and striped clothes presented an ima...

Superman, Captain America, Santa Claus 'Invade' Bulgaria

Posted 08.20.2011 | World

The new "Captain America" movie may still be weeks away from release, but the comic book character has already made his first world appearance as part...

McDonald's Removes Ads Poking Fun At Far Rockaway

Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

Ronald McDonald can bring his big red shoes back to Far Rockaway -- it just might take him a while to get there. City Councilman James Sanders had...

McDonald's CEO Defends Spokesclown, 'Right To Choose' Fast Food

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 07.19.2011 | Food

-- McDonald's Corp. CEO Jim Skinner came out swinging Thursday when asked about Ronald McDonald and whether the burger chain hooks children with junk...

Ronald McDonald's Midlife Crisis

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 07.18.2011 | Food

NEW YORK — Ronald McDonald is having a midlife crisis. His floppy shoes, painted-on smile and flaming-red hair may be a harder sell to today's ...

Ronald McDonald Returns To Commercials

Slashfood | Slashfood Editor, Posted Apr 4th 2011 @ 1:00PM | Posted 06.05.2011 | Food

Apparently, the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated -- Ronald McDonald, the red-haired clown that's been the (silent) mouthpiece of the Gold...

Ronald McDonald, Wedding Planner

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

I may be a clown, but I take your special day very seriously. And I've got tons of experience -- "over one billion hitched," just like the sign says.

Where's Ronald?

Daily Finance | David Schepp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As clowns' careers go, Ronald McDonald has had a pretty good run -- he's been the face of McDonald's (MCD) for 48 years. But as fans of the jester may...

I'm With Stupid: Bad Parents Unhappy About Happy Meals

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I am, admittedly, not the best parent in the world. Oh, I try, but I'm lazy and not very bright, so sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned...