Finding a Job at McDonald’s is Now as Simple as Asking Alexa

A World-First, McDonald’s Apply Thru™ helps you easily start your job application with your voice Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s Corporation is now working with a voice millions know and love. Alexa can now assist with the first step of a…
McDonald’s Makes Supersized Effort to Turn Fading Popularity

McDonald’s is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time. 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…
McDonald’s is closing hundreds of stores this year

The restaurant company closed 350 stores in early 2015, on top of the 350 it had already said it would shutter, as the burger purveyor seeks to stanch sales declines. McDonald’s shuttered 350 poorly performing stores in Japan, the United…
Survey: McDonald’s franchisees unhappy

McDonald’s is breaking the kind of records it probably doesn’t want to break. Even as its domestic sales have headed south, the six-month business outlook of its franchisees has fallen to a historic low — the worst in the 11-year…
McDonald’s Tries Again With Upscale Burgers

McDonald’s Corp. is adding premium sirloin burgers to its U.S. menu for a limited time, the latest move by new CEO Steve Easterbrook to revive sales at the struggling fast-food chain. The upscale one-third-pound patties join the menu two years…
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 Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s today announced a second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to…
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…
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…
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…
McDonald’s Franchisees Furious About New Menu Items

McDonald’s franchisees are furious that the company has been rapidly expanding its menu and ramping up promotions like offering two weeks of free coffee, according to a recent survey. “Our menu is a disaster for both employees and the customer.…
McD’s CEO: We Have Not Been Affected by Breakfast Competition

McDonald’s says it hasn’t been affected by “recent competitors” in the breakfast space, a comment that was an obvious reference to Taco Bell’s recent entrance into the day part. “We have not seen an impact relative to the most recent…
McDonald’s USA Perks Up Breakfast With Free McCafe Coffee

Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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. …
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…
McDonald’s eyes extending breakfast hours

McDonald’s is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald’s after 10:30 a.m.…
McDonald’s seeks ways to lure customers back

McDonald’s is losing customers, as the world’s biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings such as Mighty Wings. “We’ve lost some of our customer relevance,” CEO Don Thompson conceded Thursday on a call…
McDonald’s Tests McD App at 1,000 Stores to Lure Millennials

McDonald’s is testing a mobile application in 1,000 stores as it tries to lure younger diners at a time when U.S. sales are struggling. Called the McD, the app sends customers offers they can redeem with their phones at participating…
Chipotle: The One That Got Away From McDonald’s

The Corporate Hall of Shame is wallpapered with press releases from decades of regrettable mergers. It’s time to tack one on from a split, however amicable: McDonald’s (MCD) 2006 divestiture of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), in which the world’s biggest…
McDonald’s Names Atif Rafiq Chief Digital Officer

Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced today that digital executive Atif Rafiq will join the company in the newly-created global role of Chief Digital Officer, effective October 21. Rafiq, 40, comes to McDonald’s from senior-level positions at…