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  • Boom he's killing the kids' Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's

    07/22/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 22,2016 | By Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall
    'Boom boom boom - he's killing the kids': Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's before rampaging through shopping mall leaving NINE dead then fleeing A number of people have been killed and another 10 people are injured after gunmen went on a shooting rampage Police operation is ongoing in Munich, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Olympia Shopping Centre after hearing gunshots Witnesses said that the shopping centre gunman screamed 'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar' before shooting Gunman reportedly...
  • Lawsuit: Arkansas McDonald's fired employee for being HIV positive

    07/06/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · by SleepySimon · 42 replies
    BENTONVILLE (KATV) — An Arkansas McDonald's is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after they claim the restaurant fired an employee after they found out he was HIV positive. The EEOC claims the Bentonville McDonald's, which is owned and operated by Mathews Management Company and Peach Orchard, Inc., "violated federal law when it terminated an employee because of his HIV positive status." According to the EEOC, Mathews Management Company owns and operates 34 McDonald's restaurants. The suit, which was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, alleges they...
  • McDonald's to move into Oprah's old Chicago offices

    06/13/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:30 PM EDT
    McDonald’s is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago. McDonald’s was previously based in the city from 1955 to 1971. McDonald’s is taking over the space that once housed Harpo Studios, where filming of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” took place until 2011. Harpo Studios sold the site to developers in 2014 for more than $30 million. …
  • McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together

    06/09/2016 9:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Arnade
    When many lower-income Americans feel isolated and empty, they yearn for physical social networks. All across US, this happens organically at McDonald’s On the morning of their wedding, Omar and Betty shared a breakfast of egg McMuffins at a small McDonald’s table, dressed in their finest clothes. Before driving to a Houston courthouse to be married, they walked into the attached child’s play area and joked about one day bringing their kids there. Few understand celebrating at a McDonald’s, but for Omar and Betty it made sense. They don’t have a lot of money, and McDonald’s is part of their...
  • Hungry Special Forces Foil Hamburglars at French McDonald's

    06/09/2016 5:37:07 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Two men tried to rob a McDonald's in eastern France — only to be violently thwarted by 11 off-duty French special forces commandos who were having lunch there, authorities said. The two men stormed into a McDonald's in Ecole-Valentin, near Besançon, about 9 p.m. Sunday, France Bleu radio and the French newspaper Connexion reported, quoting the local prosecutor, Edwige Roux-Morizot. Not spotted by the robbers, however, were 11 men eating lunch who are members of Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale, or GIGN, the French armed forces' elite counterterrorism unit.
  • Armed thieves at a McDonald's are captured by 11 French Special Forces soldiers who were...

    06/07/2016 5:05:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2016 | Chris Summers
    We’re robbin’ it: Armed thieves at a McDonald's are captured by 11 French Special Forces soldiers who were in the restaurant Robbers raid McDonald's in Ecole-Valentin, near Besancon, eastern France But they found 11 elite special forces soldiers who shot and overpowered them .... But the soldiers, who had their weapons with them but out of sight, played it cool until they had the chance to strike and could minimise the danger to other customers.
  • Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service

    06/01/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016
    Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service McDonald's has until mid-June to respond to a federal lawsuit accusing it of discrimination for refusing to serve blind customers who walk up during late-night hours when only the drive-thru window is open. The plaintiff, Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, said in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that he was laughed at and turned away from the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in the New Orleans suburb late at night last August. It wasn't the first time that had happened, Magee alleged. Many McDonald's restaurants nationwide...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage ‘To Cause Job Loss … Like You’re Not Going to Believe’

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi said Tuesday. “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe,” Rensi added....
  • Former McDonald’s CEO Warns Robots Cost Less Than Paying A $15 Minimum Wage

    05/25/2016 5:40:40 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-24-2016 | Connor Wolf
    "If you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi told Fox Business. “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.”
  • VIDEO: Employees at SC McDonald's get into fight over pies

    05/19/2016 12:03:10 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 74 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 19th 2016 | WBTV
    CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two female employees got in a physical fight at a Chester County McDonald's Wednesday night. The ordeal was caught on camera. Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to the fight between a 25-year-old and 30-year-old employee at the McDonald's on J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The two were reportedly arguing over pies when the 35-year-old-employee told the 25-year-old employee to leave the restaurant, saying she would cover her shift. When the 25-year-old refused to leave, the other employee called police. That's when the employee got in the 35-year-old employee's face and told her...
  • Former McDonalds CEO Warns Minimum Wage "Will Wipe Out 1000s Of Jobs"

    04/29/2016 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While this should be no surprise to any rational non-establishment-teet-suckling economist, former McDonalds' CEO Ed Rensi exclaims, in a recent Forbes Op-Ed, that "a $15 minimum wage won’t spell the end of [fast-food brands]. However it will mean wiping out thousands of entry-level opportunities for people without many other options." The $15 minimum wage demand, which translates to $30,000 a year for a full-time employee, is built upon a fundamental misunderstanding of a restaurant business (and we add simple supply and demand fundamentals) - just "do the math" Rensi rants... “They’re making millions while millions can’t pay their bills,” argue...
  • McDonald’s customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonald’s customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • McDonald’s to test all-you-can-eat fries

    04/19/2016 1:35:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | April 19, 2016
    ST. JOSEPH, MO (WJHL) – One of the most popular menu items at a well-known fast food restaurant is undergoing a test of sorts. McDonald’s is about to test a new business model in Saint Joseph, Missouri – with a new twist: All-you-can-eat fries.
  • All You Can Eat

    04/15/2016 7:59:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-15-2016 | MOTUS
    What a week. Russian jets buzzed one of our ships in international waters, and we did…nothing.Oh no, wait; yes we did - we issued a protest. To Moscow: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has communicated formal concerns to the Russian government about the incident in the Baltic Sea this week in which fighter jets flew very close to the USS Donald Cook. I believe “formal concerns” are just one step below a harsh letter.Also, this just in: Seals land on the beach in Cape Code, forced there by a Predator. Not our Navy...
  • Chinese Authorities ‘Arrest’ Ronald McDonald Statue

    04/13/2016 3:02:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | David K. Li April 13, 2016 | 1:49pm
    Chinese authorities ‘arrest’ Ronald McDonald statue Chinese authorities weren’t lovin’ Ronald McDonald this week, hauling away a statue of the clown that was blocking sidewalk foot traffic. Uniformed code enforcement officers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ripped the Ronald McDonald figure off its base, leaving only his big red shoes behind, as shoppers in the Huadu District of commerce hub Guangzhou looked on in amazement Sunday. The city had been warning operators of this McDonald’s that its statue was hindering pedestrian traffic, according to state organ the People’s Daily. “We’ve asked them to remove the Ronald McDonald statue...
  • In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonald’s (video in the link)

    04/10/2016 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an unusual story out of Texas which seems to defy all the conventional wisdom about employment trends and wages. The local press has noticed that nursing homes are having trouble filling the health care jobs at their facilities these days. That’s particularly curious when you consider that healthcare has consistently been one of the fastest growing job markets in the country for several years now. So where are all of the trained healthcare workers who would normally fill those jobs? It seems that an increasing number of them have packed it in and left for jobs flipping burgers. (KXAN...
  • McDonalds Responds To Minimum Wage Hikes, Launches McCafe Coffee Kiosk

    04/07/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/07/2016 | Tyler Durden
    When it comes to jobs growth in the US, all one can say is thank god for waiters and bartenders: after all, a Starbucks barista is precisely what a recently fired oil chemical engineer making half a million dollars really wants to do with their life.  However, the days of easy job gains for the BLS may be coming to an end (even if on a seasonally adjusted, goalseeked basis the trend has a long way to go).According to Brand Eating, fast food king McDonald's has been spotted testing a self-serve McCafe coffee station/kiosk out in downtown Chicago. The...
  • Should McDonald's be responsible for how its franchises treat workers?

    03/11/2016 1:34:37 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    cbs news ^ | 3-11-2016 | KATE GIBSON
    In a case currently before the National Labor Relations Board, an administrative law judge will rule whether McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is a joint-employer of the tens of thousands of workers employed by the company's franchisees. Such a determination could make the fast-food giant, the largest restaurant chain in the world, culpable for alleged violations of labor law at some of its franchised outlets. The ruling also could raise pressure on McDonald's to boost wages and accept more responsibility for working conditions at franchisees. In addition, it could give firepower to unions and other other labor groups pressing for change in...
  • McDonald's-ad-featuring-gay-son-coming-out-sparks-controversy

    03/10/2016 10:30:32 PM PST · by Kudsman · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonald’s after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes “gay issues." The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, “I like boys” on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table.
  • Inside ‘McBarge’ – the Eerie, Abandoned Floating McDonald’s

    03/09/2016 3:18:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 8, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    The ‘McBarge,’ a floating McDonald’s abandoned for nearly 30 years, is set for a secret Super Size makeover. The restaurant, which cost almost $9 million to build, was originally part of Expo 86, a World’s Fair held in Vancouver in 1986. The original plan for the barge was to move it to a new location after the expo ended. However, the restaurant lost its novelty and was abandoned. The site, formerly known as Friendship 500, is only accessible by boat. Photos of the structure shared on Reddit last week went viral, resurfacing national interest in the barge. Howard Meakin, president...
  • Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to the Brutal Beating of a Decorated Marine Veteran in D.C.

    02/23/2016 2:07:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 2:25pm | Chris Enloe
    Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the brutal beating of a Marine veteran outside of a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., last week. However, there is still a third suspect on the loose. All three suspects -- two males and one female -- are juveniles, according to police. While the two males assaulted Chris Marquez, the female suspect allegedly stole his wallet. According to a press release from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, one of the males and the female is in custody. The male has been charged with aggravated assault, while the female has been charged...
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • Woman Says McDonald’s Happy Meal Has Not Rotted in 6 Years

    02/09/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    A woman who bought a Happy Meal from McDonald’s six years ago says the food has not rotted. Jennifer Lovdahl says the meal of chicken nuggets and french fries has been sitting in her office for six years. She bought the meal as an experiment to show her patients how unhealthy the food is. Even after all these years, the food has not decomposed. She posted photos of the food and the box it came in on her Facebook page saying on one of the pictures, “the box will decompose before the food does!” Her Facebook post has gone viral,...
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (ÂŁ4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • McDonald's testing fries drizzled in chocolate

    01/19/2016 7:32:08 PM PST · by windcliff · 67 replies
    fox5ny ^ | 1-19-16 | unknown
    McDonalds is testing a spin on it's classic French fries, drizzling them with chocolate and calling them McChoco Potato. You can have your fries with two types of chocolate sauces: chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate. McDonald's hopes this combination will give customers a salty and sweet harmonious taste, so the customer can eat them as a side to a burger, or as a dessert.
  • McDonald's in Iran? It's VERY complicated

    01/18/2016 11:43:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    wsbt ^ | 1-18-2016 | Heather Long, CNNMoney
    How McDonald's gets to Tehran American titans like McDonald's or Apple are left in a very awkward place by the deal. There's clear demand for their products (at least from some Iranians), and it's a "new" market of 80 million people, about 60% of which are under age 30. The problem is, U.S. companies still can't open a store or restaurant in Iran. However, a European subsidiary could. "If a company like Apple or HP wants to get involved with Iran, it would have to do it with their foreign subsidiaries," explains Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute...
  • What Working At McDonald's Taught Me About Privilege

    01/05/2016 10:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    The Odyssey ^ | December 28, 2015 | Olivia Legaspi
    During Customs week, in PAF sessions, and in everyday discourse here at Haverford, we are taught to ask for help when we feel we need it, speak up when we feel uncomfortable, and prioritize our own well being over most other things. At McDonald's, acting in this way could have cost me my job, a job I needed to afford college... Those of us who need to work in order to support ourselves and pay tuition cannot afford to internalize the soft, self-centered mindset presented by our peers and customs folk at Haverford -- had I gone to a manager...
  • McDonald's employees' vicious brawl in Georgia parking lot is caught on camera by shocked customer

    12/22/2015 6:15:28 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12/21/2015 | Hannah Parry
    Two female McDonald's workers have been caught on camera brawling in the parking lot of a Georgia restaurant. The women were captured fighting outside on a customer's cellphone who was sat filming from her car. She later uploaded the video online where it has been seen more than 120,000 times.It is not yet known what sparked the vicious fight between the pair.Both wearing their blue McDonalds uniform shirts, the footage begins with the pair squaring up to each other in the parking lot. Their co-workers quickly attempt to intervene in the row, and stand in between the women.The video shows...
  • Painted Nativity Scene At Tennessee McDonald's Goes Viral

    12/18/2015 10:28:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Trent Baker
    A McDonald’s restaurant in Tennessee is showing its Christmas spirit with a painted nativity scene that has now gone viral. On Monday, Amy Basel posted a photo of a McDonald’s located in Spring Hill, TN with a nativity scene in between the messages “His name is Jesus” and “Rejoice” painted on the windows of the storefront.
  • 'Britain's biggest cat' is addicted to Big Macs and weighs 1.5 stone

    12/11/2015 8:12:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 15:32, 11 Dec 2015 | By Red Williams
  • US sues McDonalds for confirming employee immigration status

    11/19/2015 6:59:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/19/15 | Martin Barillas
    McDonald’s settled a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice. According to a DOJ statement, McDonalds and its affiliates and subsidiaries thus resolved allegations that the corporation had discriminated illegally against immigrant employees at corporate-owned restaurants. In a press release, DOJ declared, “…the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits employers from placing additional documentary burdens on work-authorized employees during the employment eligibility verification process because of their citizenship or immigration status.”   The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) at DOJ initiated its investigation after it had received information on its worker...
  • McDonald's unveils 'McPick 2,' to replace Dollar Menu

    11/18/2015 4:24:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2015 | The Associated Press
    It's the Dollar Menu, take two. McDonald's hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. Starting Jan. 4, the fast-food chain will launch the "McPick 2" menu, which will let customers pick two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks. The offering has gained the necessary votes from franchisees to make it onto the national menu, and will be available in U.S. restaurants for a five-week run starting Jan. 4. After that, McDonald's said it may change the details of the offering, but...
  • McDonald’s fries are back in Venezuela—for only $133!

    11/05/2015 4:11:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Fusion ^ | 11/4/2015 | Manuel Rueda
    The good news is that McDonald's is selling french fries again in Venezuela for the first time in 10 months. The bad news is that Venezuela's economy is in such shambles a large bag of fries costs about 10% of a monthly minimum wage. The "new" fries, which are now being sourced from Venezuelan farms because it's too difficult and costly to import potatoes, were introduced this week with a cheeky social media campaign, that displayed them as somewhat of a mystery item that's coming to a McDonald's near you.
  • If McDonald’s goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 21 OCTOBER 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News)
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • McDonald's added butter to one of its most popular menu items — and sales are soaring

    10/22/2015 6:03:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 161 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/22/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's made a minor change to its Egg McMuffins, and sales of the sandwiches have exploded as a result. The company recently changed its recipe for the sandwiches to replace margarine with butter. Adding butter had an immediate impact, driving up sales of Egg McMuffins by double digits, executives said on an earnings call Thursday. In addition to the McMuffins, executives said another butter-based recipe also helped drive McDonald's sales in the most recent quarter: the buttermilk crispy sandwich. "It outperformed the high end of our expectations," McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said of the sandwich. The company on Thursday reported...
  • If McDonald’s goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News) McDonald’s franchisees believe the brand is in a “deep depression” and could be facing its “final days,” according to a new survey.“We are in the throes of a deep depression,...
  • My Theory on McDonald’s Demise

    10/19/2015 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 148 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the last couple or three days I have been reading more and more stories about how much trouble McDonald's is in that they may not make it. It's gotten to the point now where McDonald's may not make it. And the last story that I have here is from Business Insider, and the headline is, "McDonald's Franchisees Say the Brand Is in a Deep Depression and Is Facing its Final Days." And everybody is trying to figure out what happened. You know, McDonald's dates back to -- well, in its current iteration -- the mid-sixties. It wasn't Ray...
  • McDonald's franchisees say the brand is in a 'deep depression' and 'facing its final days'

    10/16/2015 9:10:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 238 replies
    BI ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's franchisees believe the brand is in a "deep depression" and could be facing its "final days," according to a new survey. "We are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski. "Probably 30% of operators are insolvent."
  • McDonald's franchisees say all-day breakfast is a disaster

    10/16/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/15/15 | Regina Graham
    Since McDonald's launched an all-day breakfast menu last week, a number of their franchisees are not 'lovin' it' and say it has been a nightmare. Franchisees say that serving breakfast all-day has slowed down service, lowered average bills and sparked utter chaos in the restaurant giant's kitchens. Twenty-nine operators overseeing 226 different locations in the US were surveyed by Mark Kalinowski, an analyst for the Japanese finance company Nomura. He found that since the new menu items were added last Tuesday, many of the franchisees were struggling. 'In small stores, the problems are vast with people falling over each other...
  • McDonald's franchisees say all-day breakfast is a nightmare

    10/15/2015 9:48:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 15, 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's franchisees say the company's all-day breakfast launch has been a nightmare. The new menu is slowing down service, reducing average ticket costs, and causing chaos in the kitchens, franchisees told Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski in a new survey. "In small stores, the problems are vast with people falling over each other and equipment jammed in everywhere," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey.
  • Homeless woman found dead at Hong Kong McDonald’s 24 hours after she sat down

    10/05/2015 6:19:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Sunday, 04 October, 2015, 8:22pm | Gloria Chan
    Social welfare groups have raised concerns about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society Police are trying to confirm the identity of a homeless woman who was found dead in a 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay yesterday morning. The case has raised concern among social welfare groups about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society. The woman, aged around 50 to 60 years, was found slumped over her table in a quiet corner, 24 hours after she entered the restaurant at Ping Shek Estate,...
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonald’s employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • McDonald’s Leads Effort to Promote Migrant Aid

    09/21/2015 8:00:42 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/20/2015 | Rachel Abrams
    McDonald’s has gathered a number of like-minded organizations to raise money to help the United Nations’ food program respond to the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. McDonald’s, along with companies like DreamWorks Animation, MasterCard and Facebook, will donate paid television airtime or access to digital media to promote the World Food Program, including through the use of a 30-second animated commercial narrated by the actor Liam Neeson.
  • Libs discover evil secret reason McDonald’s decided to offer breakfast 24/7

    09/08/2015 5:54:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 106 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | september 4, 2015 | nicole haas
    Some people have waited their entire lives for it, and Egg McMuffin lovers and McGriddle connoisseurs from coast to coast rejoiced when McDonald’s announced it would offer its delicious breakfast options from opening until closing beginning Oct. 6. What could be better than a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit for dinner? Brilliant, right? Not everyone thinks so. Leave it to the liberal blue meanies at Vox.com to analyze McDonald’s decision and debate the “ramifications.” Vox proudly posted its Mickey-D musings on Twitter, and warned social media users that the restaurant chain’s decision to expand its menu options could stem from that “evil” thing called capitalism. That’s right, one...
  • ‘McJobless in Seattle’ as order screens arrive: Labor Day reality check for $15 minimum wage

    09/08/2015 4:46:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    While it seems liberals may think that raising the minimum wage will raise living standards for poor Americans, they should have seen this coming. With Los Angeles joining Seattle in setting a $15 minimum wage (Los Angeles by 2020, and Seattle by 2021), it stands to reason that McDonald’s would find a way around simply paying workers more, as Vox pointed out the obvious fact that “the reality is that McDonald’s just wants to make money.” Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/09/08/mcjobless-in-seattle-as-order-screens-arrive-labor-day-reality-check-for-15-minimum-wage-249245#ixzz3lC5wR0te
  • McDonald’s launches Irish McMór burger, only in the Republic of Ireland

    09/06/2015 1:13:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 05, 2015 06:53 AM | (Irish Central Staff Writers)
    McDonald’s has launched a limited edition “Irish” burger, called the McMór. A Sinn Féin MLA has branded it “partitionist” because it will only be available in the Republic of Ireland. The fast food chain has called the burger, which will only be available for six weeks, a “tribute to the best produce and the finest flavors from across Ireland.” The McMór, which McDonald’s is marketing as Gaelic for Big Mac, is made with 100% Irish beef, a “potato-flaked” bun, bacon, shredded cabbage, kale, Ballymaloe Relish and Charleville Cheddar, the Belfast Telegraph reports. West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff told the Irish...
  • 4 arrested in attack on McDonald's drive-through worker

    09/02/2015 4:49:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 50 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/2/15 | Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Three teenagers and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on charges of attacking a 16-year-old McDonald's worker who was pulled out of a drive-through window at the LaPlace restaurant and beaten. Video surveillance and witnesses to the Aug. 26 attack led authorities to the suspects, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's office said Wednesday (Sept. 2). Kailin Holland, 17, of Harvey was booked with second-degree battery and released on a $10,000 bond. Misdemeanor summonses for simple battery were issued to Sierra Gregoire, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of LaPlace, and Bradnika Gregoire, 20, of Reserve was issued a...
  • McDonald's launches all-day breakfast on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    AP ^ | September 2, 2015
    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items like Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, sausage burritos, fruit 'n yogurt parfaits, hash browns and biscuits will be available anytime, although the exact menu will vary in different markets. The company said core items like the Big Mac, McNuggets and fries will still be available at all of its locations.