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McDonald's New Plan to Dominate Fast Food Is Angering Some Franchisees

McDonald’s New Plan to Dominate Fast Food Is Angering Some Franchisees

McDonald’s sales are continuing to improve, but not all McDonald’s franchisees are pleased, according to a recent survey. Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski expects the company to report a 4.1% increase in US same-store sales for the fourth quarter ending December 2015, based on franchisee responses to the survey. That would […]

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McDonald's: Executing The Turnaround Plan

McDonald’s: Executing The Turnaround Plan

During the Company’s investor meeting today, McDonald’s Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook and members of senior management provided an update on the Company’s Turnaround Plan and made the following announcements: The Company reiterated that it expects positive fourth quarter comparable sales in all segments Sales, Operating Income […]

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McDonald's Adds New Senior Leadership Talent

McDonald’s Adds New Senior Leadership Talent

David Fairhurst promoted to EVP and chief people officer Chris Kempczinski appointed EVP of strategy, business development & innovation McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed two new senior management positions to drive the company’s turnaround efforts. Effective Oct. 1, David Fairhurst will assume the […]

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McDonald's Turnaround Strategy Is in Overdrive

McDonald’s Turnaround Strategy Is in Overdrive

McDonald’s has been making huge changes to its menu over the past several months. The fast-food chain has added some new items – like the premium sirloin burger – while altering others, like the quarter pounder, and announced that it will soon offer breakfast all day, among other changes. McDonald’s […]

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The Frustrating Life of the McDonald's Franchisee

The Frustrating Life of the McDonald’s Franchisee

Al Jarvis was 16 when he started working at a McDonald’s in Saginaw, a city in Michigan, in 1965. His first customer ordered an All-American: a burger, fries, and shake for 52¢. Soon Jarvis was working 50 hours a week and catching up on sleep at school. He skipped college […]

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McDonald's USA Perks Up the Nation With Free Coffee

McDonald’s USA Perks Up the Nation With Free Coffee

Second National McCafe Free Coffee Event Kicks Off on Sept. 16 and Culminates on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 McDonald’s today announced a second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed, rich and smooth tasting McCafé coffee. From Sept. 16 through […]

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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 Could Be Liable for Labor Practices

McDonald’s is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world’s biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose […]

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McDonald’s Unveils New Mission and Image for Brand Ambassador Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald, who represents the magic and happiness of the McDonald’s brand, is setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events. For the first time, Ronald McDonald will take an active role on McDonald’s social media channels around the world and engage consumers using the […]

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McDonald’s USA Perks Up Breakfast With Free McCafe Coffee

Wake up and taste the free coffee! McCafe invites coffee drinkers across the U.S. to stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafe coffee during McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event.  Free McCafe coffee is available during breakfast hours starting March 31 through April 13 […]

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