Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish McDonald's in Evanston served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is considering. Burger King is already doing …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The restaurant chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and The Fruit & Walnut Salad, the Associated Press reports.
Say goodbye to some well-known items on McDonald’s menu. The fast-food chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad from its menu and is considering cutting the Angus burger as well, the Associated Press reports. McDonald’s is now introducing more limited-time menu items like the new McFish Bites. Chicken Selects were added to the menu in 2004, and the Fruit & Walnut Salad was introduced in 2005. Evanston has two McDonald's located at 1117 Howard St. and 1919 Dempster St. What do you think about the changes to McDonald's menu? Will you miss Chicken Selects or the Fruit & Walnut Salad?
Monday, November 12, 2012
The chain restaurant withdrew its application to allow a drive-through McDonald’s at 2500 Gross Point Road, at the intersection with Harrison Street.
Representatives for McDonald’s have withdrawn their application for a restaurant at 2500 Gross Point Rd. in Evanston, according to a city spokesperson. The fast food chain was applying for a special use permit to build a McDonald’s at the intersection of Gross Point Road and Harrison Street, and was scheduled for a hearing with the city’s zoning board of appeals on Monday. Before representatives withdrew their application, the proposed restaurant came under fire from neighbors as well as Ald. Mark Tendam, who oversees the sixth ward where the McDonald’s would have been located. At a meeting of the site plan appearance and review committee in August, Tendam said he believed the McDonald’s might cause traffic problems and gas fumes for …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The sandwich is available at McDonald's through Nov. 14.
Get your wet naps ready: the elusive McRib sandwich has rolled back into Evanston for a limited time. The MicRib was last available about a year ago. Before that, the boneless pork sandwich had been absent from the McDonald's menu for 16 years. McRib fans will have to get their fix quickly, as this year it will only remain on the menu through Nov. 14. The McRib was first sold nationally in 1982, according to the Huffington Post. It has 500 calories and 26 grams of fat. The company declined to release national sales numbers for the sandwich, according to the Huffington Post.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Police say the man has been charged as an adult in the case.
Police say they have identified 17-year-old Evanston resident Anthony Mark Conorquie as the man who shot a fellow teenager Friday afternoon inside the McDonald's on Dempster Street. Conorquie is being charged as an adult, police said. Shortly after the shooting, Evanston police conducted a yard to yard search of the area near the site, where they said they found the handgun used in the incident and detained five people of interest. Witnesses on the scene Friday said a group of young men entered the fast food restaurant and ran out in different directions after the shots were fired. The victim, a 16-year-old student at Evanston Township High School, is currently in stable condition, according to Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington. …
The vigil was held in response to a recent shooting at McDonald's.
Two days after a 16-year-old was shot inside the McDonald's at 1919 Dempster Street, members of the Evanston community gathered to reflect on the situation and send the message that the violence needs to end. The vigil was held on the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, and about 100 people showed up. The 16-year-old who was shot is currently in stable condition, according to Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington who attended the event. The vigil occurred about a week after the newly formed group Moms: Save Our Sons hosted a large-scale community march and rally intended to send a similar message. Click the picture on the right to view a photo gallery of the event.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Ideas for Evanston Plaza's empty parking lot.
With so much debate swirling around what to do with Evanston Plaza at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, has anyone stopped to notice what regularly happens in that vacant parking lot? I frequent Evanston Plaza on a daily basis. After I drop my kids at school, I’ll often drive through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru for a large Latte Lite (not because it’s my favorite cup of coffee, but because it’s easy and fast and it allows me stay in my car on cold days). The parking lot attracts a plethora of drivers, and if you haven’t noticed them, I’m here to report what kind: --Folks eating their fast-food drive-thru meals in their cars --Trucks killing time until their next delivery --Taxis/limos waiting for their next call --Buses waiting for …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Craving rare tastes in Evanston.
It's official. The McRib comes back to McDonald's for a brief appearance beginning Nov. 2. A little digging into the subject brought forth a whole lot of info on the sassy and semioccasional sandwich. For instance, there's an actual McRib Locator available on the internet. Afficionados use it to post McRib sightings. You can also check out why the sandwich is so rarely available by clicking on the McRib Wikipedia page. Personally, there are a lot of things I'd like to see brought back. How about the Marathon Candy Bar? I loved that braided, chocolatey, caramel goodness that lasted such a long, long, long time. Maybe I just miss those commercials with the cowboy in the white outfit and matching white gloves? I think about Marathon…
After being off the market for 16 years, McRib sandwiches will return to Evanston Tuesday.
Both McDonald's locations in Evanston will start carrying the McRib sandwich starting Tuesday afternoon. The elusive boneless pork sandwich has been absent from McDonald's menus for the last 16 years, and will only be available for the next six weeks. A woman who works at the McDonald's Howard Street location, who said she is not authorized to speak on the record, said the sandwiches will officially go on sale at 11 a.m.