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McDonald's Announces Key Management Changes

McDonald’s Announces Key Management Changes

Board Elects New Chief Executive Officer Upon Retirement of Don Thompson The Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Don Thompson will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors after nearly 25 years of service to the […]

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Still Lovin' It

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson Still Lovin’ It

It was a day like any other at a McDonald’s near Oak Brook, Ill., recently — until, that is, Ronald McDonald’s boss got hungry. That’s when McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson – the man in charge of the biggest restaurant chain in the world – stepped inside. If you think having […]

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Five of the World's Most Unusual McDonald's Restaurants

Five of the World’s Most Unusual McDonald’s Restaurants

There are about 35,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide in more than 100 countries. Bloomberg Ranx takes a look at five of the most unusual McDonald’s in the world. (Source: Bloomberg)

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McDonald's Struggles With Millennial Dropoff

McDonald’s Struggles With Millennial Dropoff

McDonald’s might still hold a top position in the fast food industry, but their dominance is starting to slip. The competition is finally starting to creep up on the chain because of the growing influence of millennial diners. These young adults are hungry for something new. While older generations may […]

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McDonald's Announces New USA President Following Retirement of Jeff Stratton

McDonald’s Announces New USA President Following Retirement of Jeff Stratton

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced Jeff Stratton, 58, McDonald’s USA president, has made the decision to retire after 41 years with the brand. As a result, the Board of Directors has elected former McDonald’s Executive Mike Andres as McDonald’s USA president effective October 15, the date of Stratton’s retirement. […]

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McDonald's "Best Of Green" Report Recognizes Environmental Innovations From Around the World

McDonald’s “Best Of Green” Report Recognizes Environmental Innovations From Around the World

Corporate Employees Identify and Activate Strategic Plans to Help Advance Company Goal of Making a Positive Difference in Society McDonald’s Corp. today announced its biennial summary of innovation in the 2014 Global “Best of Green” report. “Best of Green” is a collection of best practices that illustrates progress in five […]

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McDonald’s ‘Under Siege’ at Home and Abroad

McDonald’s Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break. The head of the world’s biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-grabbing bad news in late July. […]

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McDonald’s Announces Chief Operating Officer Tim Fenton to Retire and Global Management Restructure

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) President and Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson recently announced that Chief Operating Officer Tim Fenton, 56, has decided to retire from McDonald’s Corp., effective October 1, 2014. He will continue to serve as COO during a brief transition period, and thereafter, as a Special Advisor to Thompson focused […]

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McDonald’s to expand ‘build your own burger’ trial

McDonald’s plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers. The world’s biggest hamburger chain began testing the waters of personalized orders last year with a “build-your-own burger” concept at a location in California. In addition to its traditional menu, the restaurant in Laguna Niguel offers […]

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson Has Mixed First Year

When Don Thompson took the reins at McDonald’s in July, investors and industry experts predicted few changes at the Golden Arches. Thompson, chief operating officer and a 22-year company veteran, had long been seen as heir apparent, with support inside and out of the organization. Four months later, McDonald’s reported […]

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McDonald’s Names Steve Easterbrook Global Chief Brand Officer

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced that its board of directors has elected former McDonald’s executive Steve Easterbrook as executive vice president and global chief brand officer. Easterbrook, 45, will have global responsibility for marketing, menu development and consumer and business insights. Easterbrook will succeed Kevin Newell, who recently assumed the new […]

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Fred L. Turner, McDonald’s Honorary Chairman and Former CEO, Passes Away

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Fred L. Turner, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors and former Chief Executive Officer, passed away today from complications from pneumonia. He was 80 years old. “Fred was a true pioneer and shaped the quick service restaurant industry. We will remember his […]

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson Announces KaBOOM! Playgrounds Partnership

McDonald’s, through the McDonald’s Foundation, today announced a new partnership with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson made the announcement at a playground build at the South Side YMCA in Chicago at […]

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McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner to Retire; Board Elects Don Thompson as Successor

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire after 41 years with the Company, effective June 30, 2012. McDonald’s Board of Directors elected current President and Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson to […]

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