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We've followed the weirdness over at McDonald's Japan for years now here at Japanator, so you all should be used to the strange stuff that we tag Ran Ran Ruuu here. But today we have news coverage of McDonald's that's even s...

[DISCLAIMER:  Japanator and its parent network, ModernMethod, are not responsible for trauma or death caused by watching this video.] While Japanator's Ran Ran Ruuu! tag has become a sort of catch-all for anything ...


Last month I showed you McDonald's Japan's Miami Burger, which is one of their series of Big America 2 sandwiches. It was...pretty good. Strange, but good. Taco meat and chips on top of a cheeseburger is crazy, but it kind of...



I wasn't expecting much when I strolled into a Shibuya area McDonald's today to try their new Miami Burger. This sandwich, the next in their line of Big America burgers, features a few strange additions to the typical hamburg...

And I still don't, because those kids in the following McDonald's commercial look crazy, not happy. I'd blame Spongebob. And maybe matty for bringing it up in his c-blog. Thanks, matty!

Youtube user shitemita has cracked open countless junkfood packages and fast food bags in his day, but this has to be one of his yuckiest reveals yet. The on-and-off McDonald's Japan burger offering they call the Texas Burger...

Before you start ran-ran-ruuing in a tuxedo, you need to watch this video clip (below the jump) of a recent television feature on how McDonald's Japan has upgraded the look of some of their locations. It's not upscale as much...

First off, I should say that I picked the absolute grossest frame for the above image. Sorry about that. I know it looks horrible. My YouTube pal shitemita is back with his food videos, today with McDonald's Japan's Hawaiian ...

First off, I've got to explain a bit about how this video came to be. One of my favorite YouTube users ever is shitemita. All of his videos are the same thing: very, very nicely recorded, high-definition, first-person clips o...

Say what you want about McDonald's Japan's Big American burgers, or anything else they sell, for that matter. It's working. It's all working. McD's is making money, hand over burger, and I bet the whole board of directors is ...

Ah, McDonald's. It's a quintessentially "American" franchise, but global enough to develop a unique identity for nearly every market it claws its way into.Following up on the Quarter Pounder's Japanese launch, the H...

What would Japanator be without Ran Ran Ruu? So much of our time has been spent making fun of the Japanese Ronald McDonald that I almost can't imagine our website without these stories. We wouldn't have the Japanese Ron McD t...

What do you do if you want to grab a bite to eat at McDonald's, but your ass is the width of a compact car? That's not an issue for sumo wrestlers in Tokyo's Taito ward. The McDonald's right near the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena g...

What's the Big Mac index, you ask? It's a chart (see gallery below) that displays how many minutes you'd have to work to have enough money for McDonald's Big Mac sandwich. What? You've never considered the work-cost in hours...

Meet Mr. James. He's the bespectacled white guy that in the lower left of the above image. He's the new face of McDonald's Japan's latest sandwiches, which they're calling the Nippon All Stars. The dude even has his own blog,...






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