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Though it’s hard for a guy who just signed the largest contract in NFL history (and has a lifetime supply of Gummy Bears) to portray himself as an Everyman, Joe Flacco is doing his best to seem like a normal Joe.
Like going to McDonald’s after inking a $ 120 million contract, as one does.
Flacco visited a McDonald’s in Aberdeen, Maryland shortly after signing his deal. And as ESPN’s Darren Rovell helpfully notes, Flacco ordered a 10-piece McNugget meal, fries and an unsweetened tea for $ 6.99. Plus tax. As Flacco just announced his contract, which has $ 52 million guaranteed over the six-year term, he should be in good shape.
The Ravens QB got recognized by a customer, and posed for the photo you see at right. Nice chap, that Joe.
Flacco is, of course, not alone in celebrating a major career milestone at a drive-through window. A couple years back, Phil Mickelson visited an Augusta Krispy Kreme the morning after winning the Masters … and he was still wearing the green jacket:
If “Athletes At Drive-Thrus” isn’t a Tumblr yet, it ought to be. Somebody get on that.
McDonald’s (MCD) is the latest company to incorporate Apple (AAPL) iPads into its business. According to The Virginia-Pilot, a new McDonald’s in Virginia Beach is the first U.S. fast food restaurant of its kind to provide free iPads for customers to use while they eat Big Macs and eat McNuggets. Hugh Fard, the owner of the iPad-equipped McDonald’s told The Virginia-Pilot that he got the idea while attending a worldwide McDonald’s convention in Florida. Fard said he discovered a French company that provided and maintained iPads for international McDonald locations and thought it would be a perfect idea to bring the U.S. While most McDonald’s do have free Wi-Fi, Fard says he’s seeing people stay in that particular fast food restaurant for longer periods of time than before. Could this be the start of a new trend? Maybe. Interestingly enough, Fard made no comment on how clean the iPad touchscreens are after customers get them all greased up.