Ice cream machine at your McDonald's broken again? The feds noticed, too

Sue Carlton, Tampa Bay Times on

Published in Business News

The Journal noted that the Biden administration is looking at a wide range of products with an eye toward whether manufacturers impede owners from fixing them themselves.

The letter called the investigation preliminary and said it doesn’t mean they’ve found any wrongdoing.

So stay tuned, McFlurry Nation.

And speaking of Grimace: That ambiguous purple McDonald’s mascot who hangs with Ronald and is loved by kids presumably for being, well, big and purple, also made recent national fast food news.

A McDonald’s manager was asked in an interview what exactly Grimace was — a fair enough question, given his odd shape and short arms not resembling any obvious animal or person. The manager replied that Grimace is an “enormous taste bud.”


(An enormous taste bud?)

While people grappled with this strange revelation on social media, McDonald’s went for levity.

“It’s always ‘what is Grimace’ and never ‘how is Grimace,’” the company tweeted.

Which had to be more fun than talking about that lack of McFlurry action.

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