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McDonald's Looking to Hire 50,000 New Employees, Brings Back Ronald McDonald

On April 19th, Mc Donald's is having a one-day hiring blitz. During that day, the fast food giant is looking to hire 50,000 full and part-time employees in almost 14,000 restaurants. People interested can apply at any McDonald's restaurant or online at

Jan Fields, President of McDonald's USA said, "Our national hiring event is an opportunity to invte more people across the country to join our team, and learn that a McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities". Fields should know all about career growth with the fast-food giant - she started her career as an entry-level worker at a McDonald's and worked her way all the way up the food chain, so to speak.

Speaking of long-time McDonald's employees, Ronald McDonald is back in a new commercial and is featured on McDonald's new kid-centric website On the site, kids can customize a special video or take a photo with the burger clown.  Like most things with clowns, the site is a little creepy. And, did Ronald get a Brazilian Keratin treatment? Because his curly hair is replaced by a straight red comb over.

Here's Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald in a creepy McDonald's commercial from the 1960's.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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