Stories tagged: McDonald's
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
McDonald’s tests fresh beef in another burger
McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
In age of kale and quinoa, fast-food success depends on burgers and nuggets
McDonald’s has posted positive U.S. same-store sales for eight of the past nine quarters. Shares of Burger King’s parent company are trading near an all-time high. It’s not kale salads …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
McDiscount: $1 soda, 2 for $5 deals lure more to McDonald’s
The fast-food company said Tuesday that sales in the U.S. rose 4.1 percent at existing locations during the third quarter, thanks to $1 soft drinks, coupons on its app and …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
McDonald’s manager stabs man during fight, police say
Police say a McDonald’s fast-food store manager in Des Moines stabbed someone with a pocket knife during a fight after a group of at least five people refused his request …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says
A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
McDonald’s to bring bottled McCafe drinks to store shelves
McDonald’s says it will soon sell some of its McCafe drinks in bottles at supermarkets and other stores, catching up with coffee rivals Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle
McDonald’s India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald’s outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
McDonald’s plans to nearly double restaurants in China
McDonald’s will nearly double the number of restaurants in China in the next five years, eventually surpassing Japan as the hamburger chain’s second-biggest market outside the U.S.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
McDonald’s free ice cream promotion marred by app glitch
A McDonald’s promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant’s mobile app.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
McDonald’s offers free vanilla cones Sunday
The free cone offer is only available through the McDonald’s app on Sunday for National Ice Cream Day.
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
McDonald’s makes supersized effort to turn fading popularity
The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
McDonald’s rolls out delivery to New York in bid to renew growth
McDonald’s will expand delivery service to 1,000 more U.S. restaurants this week, including locations in the New York area, part of a gambit that the 77-year-old chain can find a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Spokane’s first McDonald’s on North Monroe coming down to make way for a new one
Spokane’s first McDonald’s restaurant on North Monroe is coming down to make room for an updated McDonald’s at the same location
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises
McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday attracted hoards of protesters outside the burger giant’s suburban Chicago headquarters. Inside, though, the meeting produced few surprises.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Retail is dying? Tell that to fast-food chains losing top talent
There’s plenty of talk about the retail industry dying, with malls closing and the slump stressing iconic chains like Sears and J. Crew, but healthier big-box giants such as Wal-Mart …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Can McDonald’s finally make a premium burger work?
McDonald’s has launched a line of premium mix-and-match sandwiches it calls Signature Crafted, a pricier option it hopes customers will bite onto despite their focus on value. The Signature Crafted …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits
By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
McDonald’s to offer mobile order-and-pay toward end of 2017
McDonald’s Corp. says it will launch mobile order-and-pay and curbside pickup across its U.S. restaurants toward the end of the year.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
McDonald’s hopes to lure customers by giving longtime menu items a face-lift
Old favorites are getting new life under the Golden Arches. Last month, McDonald’s rolled out two new sizes of Big Macs – the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. – …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
McDonald’s sales rise globally, but dip in US
McDonald’s global sales rose 2.7 percent at established locations as growth overseas offset a drop in the U.S.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
Movie review: Keaton fascinating as Kroc in ‘The Founder’
The title “The Founder” is in some ways a perplexing descriptor for a biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who took the McDonald’s burger restaurant from a local favorite to …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Cheesier pizzas rescue dairy prices as Americans drink less milk
Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do. Even after people cut back on milk use for decades – a consequence of more drink options …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
McDonald’s heads to the Vatican
The historic arches of St. Peter’s Basilica have a new neighbor: McDonald’s golden arches.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Starbucks to top McDonald’s as restaurant king, analyst says
Starbucks is poised to overtake McDonald’s as the world’s most valuable restaurant chain, and the coffee giant could ultimately have a staggering 50,000 locations.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
McDonald’s moves tax base to UK as EU attacks burger giant
McDonald’s Corp. shrugged off Brexit by announcing plans to switch its non-U.S. tax base to the U.K., ditching tiny Luxembourg where its fiscal arrangements are under attack from European Union …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
McDonald’s revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand — part of a bid to challenge Starbucks Corp. and …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Creator of McDonald’s Big Mac dies
The Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti was 98.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
McDonald’s testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers
McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Couple had sex in McDonald’s lot in front of boy, 6, police say
A Connecticut couple is facing charges after police say they engaged in sexual activity in a parked car with a 6-year-old boy in the back seat.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
McDonald’s agrees to $3.75M deal with California workers
McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …