Ronald McDonald

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Clownvis Presley Prepares in the Green Room at the Firebird: A Paint Story

    The rooms where music is made and experienced affect everything from the sound of the instruments to the mood of the people in them. Each week in Space Explorer, Brian Heffernan will tell you about a different room with significance to St. Louis music. A hypothetical: "Would it ruin it if you went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Battle Lame Halloween Treats: Angie's Kettle Corn vs. Snyder's Mini Pretzels

    ​For years now, parents have been freaking out about the Obesity Crisis, pulling bread from the very mouths of their children and causing them to become anorexic by the age of six. They have castrated Ronald McDonald, taken a piss on Happy Meal toys, and banned soda and chips from some school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Vom Fass Samples Absinthe as Part of Let Them Eat Art

    Deborah HylandVom Fass' absinthe​Long before Willard Scott was terrifying small children as the first Ronald McDonald or Tony the Tiger and Spuds MacKenzie, the Green Fairy was luring consumers to indulge in her wares: absinthe. And just like with Happy Meals and Joe Camel, the fuddy duddies f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More

    Laura Ann MillerDel Taco: Set to join Noah's Ark and the Parkmoor?​We're all abuzz about the possible demolition of the Googie-style Del Taco on Grand, enough to merit Facebook pages and news stories about how outraged -- outraged! -- we are as a city. Were we equally outraged when these othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Chrissy Wilmes The andouille corndog with red beans and rice at Lola​This week, chef Mike Ryan of Lola whipped up an andouille corndog with red beans and rice, and your friendly, neighborhood Gut Check correspondents continued to count down their 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes with numbers 96 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Send Out the Clowns? 10 Potential Replacements for Ronald McDonald

    Image via​This week, a letter signed by some 550 health professionals appeared in several major newspapers, urging McDonald's to drop Ronald McDonald as its mascot.McDonald's response? Hell, no.Still, like any successful Fortune 500 company, McDonald's has a contingency plan should circumstances f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Battle French Fries: Wendy's vs. McDonald's

    ​The world is full of dynamic duos. Bonnie and Clyde. Beavis and Butt-Head. Bill and Hillary. But no other pairing is more near and dear to the American psyche than perhaps those two lovebirds and objects of gastronomic affection: burgers and fries. Whether rich and drunk or poor and hungry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Subway Passes McDonald's in Total Locations Worldwide

    ​Why has Ronald McDonald gone missing? Maybe he's ashamed that Jared has supplanted him. That's right: The Wall Street Journal reports (via Eater) that Subway has passed McDonald's for the most locations worldwide as of the end of 2010: 33,749 vs 32,737.Actually, what caught my eye in the WSJ stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    McDonald's Ignores Ronald, Creates Questionable Toys​McDonald's seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis. On one hand, they're phasing out scary as fuck kid-friendly mascot Ronald McDonald in favor of ads appealing to older, latte-swilling customers. On the other, they've plastered their logo all over a kiddie drive-thru ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2005

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  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Tearing Down the House

    The demolition of the Winkelmeyer house signals the city's new view of historic preservation