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thoughtlessarse · 3 years ago
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The European Union has stripped McDonalds of its trademark on “Big Mac” burgers in Europe after a legal challenge by an Irish restaurant chain. The landmark decision by the bloc’s trademark regulator, which has immediate effect, was made on Tuesday and is just the latest episode in a long-running legal dispute between the US food giant and family-owned business Supermacs. The saga began in 2015 after McDonalds’ lawyers filed an objection against the Irish restaurant group’s bid to register its name as an EU-wide trademark. Supermacs had wanted to expand to the UK and rest of EU. The US fast food giant claimed Supermacs’ branding was too similar to its own and would cause confusion among consumers. Supermacs is named after its founder Pat McDonagh, who is said to have earned the name “Supermac” while playing Gaelic football in his youth. In April 2017 Supermacs, which has over 100 restaurants across Ireland, submitted a request to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) asking the bloc to cancel McDonalds’ trademark on “Mc” and “Big Mac”.
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mr-sinjin-smythe · 2 years ago
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SuperMac VideoSpigot
SuperMacs video capture card for Macintosh.
Macworld Magazine (January 1993)
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i learned that McDonalds lost the 'Big Mac' naming rights in england after trying to sue an irish company called Supermac (that predated McDonalds) , allowing Burger King to troll them by calling their burgers things such as 'like a big mac, but actually big’ (x)
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irishshauna · 4 months ago
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Would sell my soul for a supermacs right now
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tovezza · 8 months ago
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Declan taking Ashley to red lobster handshake Nina betraying Matthias in an ihop
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lizzieehearts · 2 months ago
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just had mashed potatoes and thought about your betrayal to the irish /j
rip to my ancestors who died from a lack of food due to potato blight guess i'm just built different
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taleofnine · 5 months ago
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please im begging you. im gonna die
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spaceprincejuliet · 10 months ago
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Oh it’s been over a year since I’ve eaten McDonald’s
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0skeleton-key0 · a year ago
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For my Irish Anas. Stay safe!❤
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westmeath · 2 years ago
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"can I help you?"
"yeah can I get a chicken breast burger please"
"the meal or just the sandwich?"
"uhh giz a sec..."
*fishes something out of my pocket*
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"kaisuke what do I do?"
"get the chips. youll need the energy in the coming days"
*stuffs it back in my pocket*
"the meal please"
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thismustbetheblog · a year ago
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The state of this...wtf is a Ballindine????
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nithringthekobold · 2 years ago
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I may not need the additional options but it is honestly so nice to see these options being available for people who do want/need them.
Thank you, Supermacs WiFi network registration. If only more fast food chains were like you.
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wuh2k · 2 years ago
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McDonalds just lost the copyright to the ‘Mc’ prefix for everything except for nuggets and sandwiches in the EU coz even after losing the last two times they tried to bully a small Irish fast food business they just can’t stop being dicks 😂
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flutteringdrunkenbats · 2 years ago
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Supermacs lead to my Ergophobia
For the past few years, I have found it crippling to get a job. I have always had problems with it, job descriptions ask too much, it seems you need five years of work experience to mop a floor. You also need several references from your last job (which you never had, or maybe it’s been years since you had one), and it’s all a little overwhelming.
A couple of years ago I worked at Supermacs, an Irish fast food chain. To be honest I wasn’t the best at my job, though I’m fairly certain the reason for that was the working conditions. I am an alright cook, I can clean, and I understand the English language pretty well, it is my native language after all. After years of school, at that time a college student studying Game Design, I should have the basic skills to work in a fast food chain, I would think.
Yet, it is that job, that summer, that left me terrified to my core of getting a new job. In Supermacs I was blamed an awful lot. One manager always blamed me for money missing in the till, however, that only ever came up on her shifts, and not only did she blame me for that, but I would be blamed for her mistakes. Now, I know that may not seem like much, but after a while, it is a little grating.
The next thing that happened is that I was constantly told, again and again, that I had done something wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if I had, I was new, but the anger and irritation at my mistakes were unnecessary, and led me to ask them to make sure that I was doing the right thing, which led to more anger and irritation directed towards me. Every day going to that job I felt a sense of dread, but I was young, scared of my managers, and scared of resigning to failure at what seemed like it should have been a basic job. I didn’t know how to quit, I was scared to, and so I carried on.
I got the worst jobs, the grunt work, one day I had to clean the drain full of week-old food that smelled disgusting. It turned out it should have been done earlier in the week, I had shifts all that week and did not know that this was a thing I was supposed to do. I didn’t know it existed. So I spent two hours pulling disgusting gunk that smelled awful from a drain. I felt physically sick, but it was a common problem in this workplace. The managers expected me to know things I had not been told.
One incredibly irritating thing the managers expected of me was the vouchers. Supermacs’ cash register system was abysmal, the vouchers that would come in rarely matched the coupon codes I was supposed to select on the register. So when a customer would come in with a new voucher I often had trouble finding it, and again my managers would be incredibly irritated that I did not know this secret code they hadn’t told me about.
Then, one night when I was working, we got a call for something that wasn’t on the menu. I tried to tell the customer this, who began arguing with me, and eventually, I asked the manager if this was another thing they hadn’t told me. My manager was furious with me because this secret thing they hadn’t told me they did was something I should, of course, have known and done straight away. Yet I still stayed working there, because if I quit I was a failure.
It was the end of summer, I was about to go back to college, so I spoke to one of the managers. Sometimes we would be open until four in the morning, and I explained that should I have a class first thing in the morning I would not be able to work night shifts. She disagreed and refused to allow me to work hours that would suit college. She was pushing me to quit, it was obvious, and so I gave in. I haven’t been employed since, and that was three years ago.
I desperately need a job, I am studying and I get a grant, but it isn’t enough. Yet, every time I go to apply for a job, I feel an overwhelming sense of dread, which leads to a panic attack followed by depression. I had an interview yesterday, I’ve been trying to move forward, but the whole time the interviewer was talking that dread filled me, I didn’t want the job because I didn’t want to feel like that again. It strains relationships, I live in a very small bubble because I can’t afford to go out of it. I am stuck, terrified of never being employed again, and have come to believe that I may have Ergophobia.
The sad thing is, I didn’t fight for myself, I lost confidence, and now I feel hopeless. I would cry at work, I am not a crier, yet as I mopped the floors and fried burgers I could feel a lump in my throat, tears running down my cheeks. They never asked if I was okay, they saw but they ignored me. This is not how a workplace should be, it is not how a workplace should conduct itself. If someone you work with displays these symptoms, speak up, ask them if they are okay, and don’t be afraid to probe. You may well save them from years of unemployment and strained relationships with loved ones.  
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thrusticus · 3 years ago
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bebtea · 3 years ago
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Americans on holiday are So Hyped all the time I fuckin love you guys
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spideogbeag · 6 months ago
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I'm at the Obama petrol station now. I forgot we had one of those
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