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Ford and McDonald’s Turn Coffee Into Car Parts

If you end up driving a new Ford in the near future, you might want to give the cabin materials and headlights a closer look; they’re likely to be the reincarnation of McDonald’s cast-off coffee chaff. Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA have announced that they’re collaborating to recycle coffee bean skins into auto parts. Hardworking and […]

 Kyle Johnson

Left-Hand-Drive Ranger Raptor Spotted By a McDonald’s? It’s Definitely Coming to America

Left-Hand-Drive Ranger Raptor Spotted By a McDonald’s? It’s Definitely Coming to America

Though it was not suggested when Ford revealed the 2019 Ranger in Detroit, and despite it not being confirmed at the time of its world premiere in February, one almost has to conclude that the Ford Ranger Raptor will, come hell or high water, find its way to America. If you’re among those holding out […]

 Zachary Berry

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Depending on who you ask, Rick Sanchez of the Adult Swim hit show Rick and Morty is either one of the most complicated characters in cartoon history or simply a man obsessed with one thing above all else: McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan sauce. The character himself has declared that his main motivation is derived from the fast […]

 Patrick Grieve

McDonald’s in Wales Creates Late Night “Walk-Thru” Option for Drunks, Threatens Concept of American Exceptionalism

McDonald’s in Wales Creates Late Night “Walk-Thru” Option for Drunks, Threatens Concept of American Exceptionalism

A McDonald’s in Wales has opened up a 2:30-4:00 am “walk-thru” option for people that are too drunk to use the drive-thru, and I am outraged. Yes, outraged that the United Kingdom was the first to come up with such a quintessentially American idea. You see, recently McDonald’s has been making a valiant effort to […]

 Timothy Moore

Woman Sets Man’s Car on Fire at McDonald’s

Woman Sets Man’s Car on Fire at McDonald’s

Because McFlurries are serious business

Things got a little rowdy at a Jacksonville, Florida McDonald’s the day before St. Patty’s Day, and I can’t say I’m surprised: Shamrock Shakes are freaking delicious—I’d get rowdy for one too. Apparently, a man and a woman were arguing over ice cream at 12:30am on Sunday. It seems that the woman thought she deserved […]

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Ford, McDonald’s Partnership Built on Canadian Innovation

Ford, McDonald’s Partnership Built on Canadian Innovation

Ford announced a new partnership with McDonald’s in December that sees the former using the latter’s coffee chaff to make vehicle components like headlamp housings. And while the partnership pairs two quintessentially American brands, the technology behind the innovative approach comes straight outta Canada. The idea to use coffee bean skins comes from the University […]

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McDonald’s Customer Pays it Forward with New Car

McDonald’s Customer Pays it Forward with New Car

Ba da ba ba ba, we’re lovin’ it

Her car had recently died, leaving Vicki with no way of commuting to work at the McDonald’s in South Hutchinson. That’s when a McDonald’s customer pays it forward by giving Vicki a black car. See How: A local car dealership supports its community Chris Ellis – a regular drive-thru customer — visits Vicki during her shift […]

 Zachary Berry

New Survey Lists the States and US Cities Where Fast Food Restaurants Are the Most Popular

New Survey Lists the States and US Cities Where Fast Food Restaurants Are the Most Popular

States and cities in the South appear to have more fast food joints, while New England has far fewer fast food restaurants per capita

According to recent studies, roughly a quarter of American adults eat fast food every single day. Needless to say, Americans are big fans of cheap food that can be eaten on the go or in their vehicles. With that said, not every part of the country is over-saturated with fast food eateries. Certain states and […]

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4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Staying home for the holidays can be fun. But if you find yourself stir-crazy from staring at your home’s decorations or vegging on Christmas shows for too long, why not try a nearby light display? Have a happy holiday in The Hoosier State when you visit any one of these drive-thru events. Impromptu Inspiration: Why […]

 Morgan Pritchett

FYI: There’s a Rickmobile Traveling Cross-Country and it got a Hilarious Traffic Ticket

FYI: There’s a Rickmobile Traveling Cross-Country and it got a Hilarious Traffic Ticket

Prepare to get riggity, riggity wrecked!

Did you know there’s a truck fashioned to look like Rick Sanchez from the animated Adult Swim show Rick and Morty traveling cross-country, as we speak? Yeah, I didn’t either, until one of my friends from high school posted pictures with the interesting vehicle on Instagram. This ones for North Carolina, c’mon and raise up- […]

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Car News In the Rearview: Szechuan Sauce Volkswagens and Other Ominous Things

Car News In the Rearview: Szechuan Sauce Volkswagens and Other Ominous Things

Hello, and welcome to In the Rearview, where I bring you the week’s top car news in delightful, nugget-sized form. Nicely Done: Here is what Chevy is doing to help those affected by Hurricane Irma This week, we start with news out of Canada, where the General Motors CAMI Assembly Plant strike has finally come […]

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Worst 5 Breakfasts to Eat During Your Commute

Worst 5 Breakfasts to Eat During Your Commute

Here at The News Wheel, we do not recommend eating breakfast in the car on your way to work. In fact, we highly discourage it. It’s a safety hazard, a distraction, and probably pretty messy. But some people go above and beyond the normal, “Hey, maybe you shouldn’t be doing that.” Here are a few ridiculous breakfast […]

 Zachary Berry

Taco Bell Partners with Lyft to Introduce “Taco Mode” Service

Taco Bell Partners with Lyft to Introduce “Taco Mode” Service

"Taco Mode" will allow Lyft passengers to redirect their driver to the nearest Taco Bell

There are plenty of reasons to call for an Uber or Lyft. There are also plenty of reasons to go to Taco Bell. With that said, one of the major reasons for both of these decisions is that you are probably drunk. Therefore, asking your ride home from the bar to stop by Taco Bell […]

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America Continues to Fall Behind Europe in Quality of McDonald’s Drive Thrus

America Continues to Fall Behind Europe in Quality of McDonald’s Drive Thrus

Earlier this month, we reported on how a McDonald’s in Wales had opened a “walk thru” for late night customers who were too drunk to drive—and, in the process, were threatening the very concept of American exceptionalism, since McDonald’s restaurants in the United States offer no such service. Well, once again, our nation’s McDonald’s drive-thrus are […]

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Excited for Football Season? Get Ready for Hyundai’s 2016 NFL Kickoff Show Featuring OneRepublic

Excited for Football Season? Get Ready for Hyundai’s 2016 NFL Kickoff Show Featuring OneRepublic

For those of us who aren’t too interested in the Olympics (what kind of a sport is equestrian dressage, anyway?), and are looking forward to sports that are a bit more…American, the kickoff to NFL season 97 is less than a month away. Mark your calendars for Sep. 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET. You won’t want to […]

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Not News: GPS Sends Tourists Down Abandoned Road; News: Tourists Needed Rescued by Sled Dogs

Not News: GPS Sends Tourists Down Abandoned Road; News: Tourists Needed Rescued by Sled Dogs

Global Positioning Systems are great things. It is amazing that, using satellites, a computer can triangulate your position to a great deal of accuracy, and then use that information, plus data about roads, traffic, and speed limits to accurately tell you the best way to get from your house to the destination of your choice […]

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Australian Man Eating McFlurry While Driving Has His Toyota Impounded by Police

Australian Man Eating McFlurry While Driving Has His Toyota Impounded by Police

Did somebody say McPrison? One Australian man’s attire might look more similar to that of the Hamburglar after police caught him eating a McFlurry while driving with his knees. The story comes out of Point Cook, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. According to the Victoria Police News, officers were traveling on the freeway last Thursday […]

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Man in Georgia Cited for Eating While Driving

Man in Georgia Cited for Eating While Driving

An Alabama man got more than he bargained for when he ordered a cheeseburger from the drive-thru of a McDonald’s in Marietta, Georgia. After pulling away from the fast food joint and digging into his double quarter pounder with cheese, Madison Turner was pulled over by Cobb County police and cited for “eating while driving.” […]