Following a recent spike in press coverage of McDonald’s perpetually broken McFlurry machines, the federal government is entering the fray. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants the scoop on Mickey D’s notoriously unreliable soft serve equipment. The antitrust agency has reached out to McDonald’s franchise owners, who were sent letters of inquiry earlier this summer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Among the things the feds want to know? How frequently franchisees are permitted to repair their own ice cream machines. […]