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Super Size Me documentary maker dies aged 53

Sky News Friday, 24 May 2024
Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock, who famously ate only at McDonald's for a month in Super Size Me, has died.
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‘Super Size Me’ Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock , Dead at 53. NBC News reports that the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker died on Thursday due to cancer. . It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan, Morgan Spurlock’s Brother, Craig, via statement . Morgan gave so much...

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Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated 'Super Size Me' has sadly died at the age 53. The filmmaker died on Thursday in upstate New York from complications of cancer. Spurlock's brother Craig spoke on his passing in a family statement saying in part, "Today the world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. I am so proud to have worked together with him."

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McDonald’s Releases $5 Value Meal , to Help Fight Inflation. The fast-food chain will debut a "$5 Meal Deal" in the U.S. beginning on June 25, CNN reports. . We heard our fans loud and clear — they’re looking for even more great value from us, and this summer that’s exactly what they’ll get. , Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, via press release. The value meal will include either a McDouble or a McChicken sandwich, small fries, 4-piece chicken nuggets and small drink. The value meal will include either a McDouble or a McChicken sandwich, small fries, 4-piece chicken nuggets and small drink. However, it will only be available for a limited time. Social media has been rife with consumers complaining about the prices of fast food lately, including the cost of food at McDonald's. Social media has been rife with consumers complaining about the prices of fast food lately, including the cost of food at McDonald's. Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, put out a letter citing “viral social posts and poorly sourced reports that McDonald’s has raised prices significantly beyond inflationary rates.”. The average price of a Big Mac in the U.S. was $4.39 in 2019, Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, via press release. Despite a global pandemic and historic rises in supply chain costs, wages and other inflationary pressures in the years that followed, the average cost is now $5.29. That’s an increase of 21% (not 100%), Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, via press release. Other McDonald's franchisees are offering deals such as "buy one, get one" breakfast sandwiches to entice customers. Affordable prices and creating memorable moments are what McDonald’s is all about. , John Palmaccio, a McDonald’s owner and chair of the Operator’s National Advertising Fund, via CNN. As small business owners, it’s our responsibility to deliver great value to our local communities when they need it most, John Palmaccio, a McDonald’s owner and chair of the Operator’s National Advertising Fund, via CNN

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McDonald’s Ends , AI Drive-Thru Test With IBM. Fox News reports that McDonald's has decided to end its artificial intelligence drive-thru program. . According to 'Restaurant Business,' McDonald's Chief Restaurant Officer Mason Smoot said the decision was made "after a thoughtful review.". McDonald's has decided to end our current partnership with IBM on AOT [automated order taking] and the technology will be shut off in all restaurants currently testing it no later than July 26, 2024, Mason Smoot, McDonald's Chief Restaurant Officer, via Fox News. The program, which started in 2021, saw over 100 McDonald's locations help test the new technology. While there have been successes to date, we feel there is an opportunity to explore voice ordering solutions more broadly, Mason Smoot, McDonald's Chief Restaurant Officer, via Fox News. According to Smoot, McDonald's will make "an informed decision on a future voice ordering solution by the end of the year." . The goal of the test was to determine if an automated voice ordering solution could simplify operations for crew and create a faster, improved experience for our fans, McDonald's statement, via Fox News. The company echoed Smoot's sentiment in a statement to Fox News, while also addressing the future of AI programs at McDonald's. After thoughtful review, McDonald’s has decided to end our current global partnership with IBM on AOT beyond this year. IBM remains a trusted partner and we will still utilize many of their products across our global system, McDonald's statement, via Fox News. We see tremendous opportunity in advancing our restaurant technology and will continue to evaluate long-term, scalable solutions that will help us make an informed decision on a future voice ordering solution by the end of the year, McDonald's statement, via Fox News. We see tremendous opportunity in advancing our restaurant technology and will continue to evaluate long-term, scalable solutions that will help us make an informed decision on a future voice ordering solution by the end of the year, McDonald's statement, via Fox News

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