The McDonald's Videogame is the newest Flash creation of Molleindustria, an Italian design team dedicated to the discussion of the social and political implications of video games.
The game is a simulation and parody of McDonald's where you are in charge of creating profits for the company by managing the four sections of its business: Agriculture, The Feedlot, Fast Food and Headquarters.
The Agriculture Section is where soy is grown for fodder for the feedlot and where cattle are raised to maturity.
The Feedlot is where mature cattle are fattened up and slaughtered for hamburger.
The Fast Food Section is the actual restaurant itself where you control employees and sandwich production.
Headquarters is where the executive decisions are made in relation to advertising, public relations and profits.
Your job is to balance all areas of production, make profits and keep the business running smoothly for as long as possible. Occasionally consumer and public problems pop up for you to deal with due to your business decisions. The game ends once you have accumulated a debt of around $30,000.
The game provides a decent tutorial and a reasonably intuitive point-and-click interface that unfortunately doesn't compensate for a steep learning curve and high difficulty. This shouldn't stop you from giving it a try though. Overall the game is an entertaining distraction that is definitely worth it for the satire and laughs or if you enjoy a challenge.
Cheers to Johannes for suggesting the game! =)