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    Default Mickey D's wants to make workers 'phat'?

    Give me a freakin' break:

    Mickey D's wants to make workers 'phat'?

    Report says McDonald's had asked Tommy Hilfiger, P. Diddy, among others, for a 'uniform' makeover.
    July 5, 2005: 12:07 PM EDT

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - McDonald's may be ordering up a designer makeover for all of its hamburger helpers, a news report said Tuesday.

    According to industry publication AdAge.com, the world's largest fast-food company is interested in recruiting fashion moguls Russell Simmons, P. Diddy and Tommy Hilfiger, among others, to transform employees' mundane uniforms into hip street wear.

    "We're looking at how do we make our uniforms more appealing, more desirable," Bill Lamar, chief marketing officer for McDonald's (Research) USA, was quoted in the report as saying.

    Lamar told the publication that the talks were "purely exploratory," although the report added that a massive and costly overhaul is in the works.

    As the world's largest employer of high school and college students, the fashion makeover for the roughly 30,000 McDonald's employees affected could cost up to $80 million, the report said.

    The idea is to turn employees into walking brand billboards as they circulate among their peers, the report said.

    Other places the fast food chain is looking at: the retail chains American Eagle Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as fashion brands American Apparel, Fubu and Rocawear, the report said.

    Bill Whitman, a spokesman for McDonald's, told CNN/Money that the company has held "informal" discussions with a brand imaging consultant on a potential uniform makeover for McDonald's staff.

    "The discussion is on how to enhance the uniform to better reflect the essence of our advertising and marketing efforts and to create uniforms that are more contemporary and in line with the spirit of our 'forever young, forever fun' campaign," Whitman said.

    But he added that McDonald's has not had any talks with the clothing designers or retail chains mentioned in the AdAge report.
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    Well...

    Half of the kids working there already wear their hats sideways...

    What next, designer underwear so they can wear their pants around their ankles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge
    Well...

    Half of the kids working there already wear their hats sideways...

    What next, designer underwear so they can wear their pants around their ankles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
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    Well, alot of the people who eat at McDonalds are already fat, why not go the full circle.

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    wonder what demographic McD's is shootin' for?
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    I wonder which McDumbass in the corp food chain agreed to this idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    I wonder which McDumbass in the corp food chain agreed to this idea
    Most likely all of them.
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    my god, its not like i throw up or do something else after i eat, but before! but geeze! ruin the meal for the customer... what consumer, if a parent would want their child to see underwear in a workplace? (implieing the designer under weaer and pants down to ankles theorey)
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    I think Mexico is ahead of us in this department......
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    Another reason to go to Burger King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Poundcake
    I think Mexico is ahead of us in this department......
    Some of those chicks can serve me anytime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    I wonder which McDumbass in the corp food chain agreed to this idea
    I don't care who you are, that's funny right there! P. Doody a designer? God, I see some of these chumps out there wearing their hats crooked or sideways and I want to jerk it off of their head and put it on straight with some epoxy so it stays on straight. And that's about all I have to say about that.
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    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Poundcake
    I think Mexico is ahead of us in this department......
    OK, the chick is semi-hot...but that's more than likely, THE GAYEST thing I've ever seen...
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    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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