Is the Grimace Really a Giant Tastebud?

In a television interview, a McDonald’s manager reportedly reveals that the Grimace is a giant tastebud. Does that mean that if you shake hands with the Grimace that he can taste you?

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Help Us Find the McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Up north, the arrival of the McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice Latte is a BIG event. It’s bigger than college football, bigger even than deer season.
About this time of year, crowds begin to form outside the local McDonald’s in the evenings after work. People bring their kids and they stand in the crisp autumn air and peer into the windows and smear them with their hot breath. Day after day they wait.

And then it happens. The Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in! How happy the people are!

Why is this so important to people? The McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice Latte is perfect for warming up in the aforementioned crisp autumn air. It’s freshly brewed and spiced to perfection with hints of pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. Yes, steamed with whole or nonfat milk, it’s a delicious latte treat that’s cozy and relaxing and worth every minute of waiting. And it only costs a couple of bucks, maybe three or so.

And now the bad news – badder than even the seeming absence of Hungry Howie Pumpkin Spice Bread in local shops – is that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are only available at SELECT McDonald’s and of ALL the McDonald’s along the Grand Strand, we can’t find one that has the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Now that doesn’t mean it’s not there. It just means that we haven’t found it yet.

We’ll keep looking.
Please report in if you find it.

Secret McDonald’s Saweetie Sweepstakes Online Entry Form Here

Yes, the Saweetstakes that has set the Grand Strand on fire and sent fans pouring onto the streets is STILL going on but not for long. In fact, it ends TOMORRROW!

You can enter for a chance to win two limited-edition Brandon Blackwood bags along with tickets to catch the Icy Queen perform live at the Day N Vegas festival.

But what if you don’t have gas money and can’t get to McDonald’s?

Worry not a bit. We’ve got the answer. Here is the secret online entry form right here!

Limit one entry per day. Enter once right now and then as soon as you get up tomorrow morning. C’mon Grand Strand! Wouldn’t it be a Labor Day Weekend to remember if someone from the Grand Strand won?

The Feds Investigate McFlurry Machines

McDonald’s has had a problem with their McFlurry machines, well, forever.

The machines, which are used to make milkshakes, soft cones and McFlurrys, are frequently out of service. There’s even a web site,, that tracks McFlurry machine outages across the United States. It’s no joking matter for customers or the chain, either. McFlurry sales account for some 60% of McDonald’s dessert sales in the U.S.

But take heart, McFlurry fans. The venerable Wall Street Journal reports that the Biden administration has heard the anguished cries of franchisees and customers alike and put the Federal Trade Commission on the case.

According to the Journal, “The FTC wants to know how McDonald’s reviews suppliers and equipment, including the ice cream machines, and how often restaurant owners are allowed to work on their own machines.”

There is no timeline regarding the investigation and some of the players involved say they were unaware that the FTC was even involved in the McFlurry situation. So for now, take comfort in the fact that the federal government is on the job and that milkshakes, soft cones and McFlurrys might soon be flowing freely at McDonald’s. Or not.