McDonald’s Tests New Plant-Based Burger in Canada

The New P.L.T. Made Exclusively by McDonald’s with Beyond Meat®, Available in Select Restaurants Beginning September 30, 2019 For a Limited Time Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s will be conducting a 12-week test of a new plant-based burger called the P.L.T., which stands…
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…
What McDonald’s Reveals About Russia

When Russia’s first McDonald’s opened at the end of the Soviet era, more than 30,000 people lined up outside its doors. A lot has changed since then.
McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Sparks a Fast Food Fight

McDonald’s Corp.’s decision to start selling Egg McMuffins all day long last year — meant to help sales during lunch and dinner time — has boosted its morning business as well. That, in turn, has kicked off a scramble among…
The Cost of Coffee in The US & Worldwide Reveals Unique Statistics

Greenville, SC  (RestaurantNews.com)  A recent study of the cost of coffee worldwide released by coupon major online discount company Couponbox, reveals both Dubai and Hong Kong as the most expensive locations to get your cappuccino fix. The study also uncovered…
Restaurants Stepping up Breakfast for Dinner Options

Restaurant chains are offering the most important meal of the day – all day – as they look to satisfy customers’ hunger for breakfast food. An ORC International survey found that nearly all Americans say they eat breakfast for dinner;…
Breakfastarians Are Feeding US Restaurant Growth

Call it the rise of the “Breakfastarians” – the dining tribe that craves breakfast food morning, noon and night. Sales of morning standards such as coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are feeding U.S. restaurant traffic growth, outpacing lunch and dinner items.…
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 Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul

McDonald’s is having an identity crisis. For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items – salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! – to mining nostalgia for its basic Big Macs and fries. Its core customers still line up…
McDonald’s USA Announces New Antibiotics Policy and Menu Sourcing Initiatives

Actions Are Part of Company’s Global Commitment to Address Customers’ Changing Expectations and Preferences Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s USA (NYSE: MCD) today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human…
After Walmart, will fast-food wages rise also?

With Walmart’s announcement that it will raise the wages of 500,000 employees, the public spotlight is shining on other employers, such as restaurants, that rely on low-wage workers to see if they follow suit. The pressure is coming at in…
The Latest Fast Food Battle Isn’t Over Burgers or Coffee

Breakfast sandwiches and wraps suddenly are some the hottest-selling items on the U.S. menus of fast-food giants McDonald’s, Yum Brands-owned Taco Bell and Dunkin’ Brands. That’s welcome news for investors in light of rampant price discounting for burgers and brewed…
McDonald’s Announces Key Management Changes

Board Elects New Chief Executive Officer Upon Retirement of Don Thompson Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
New McDonald’s Lawsuit Could Be Big Trouble for Fast Food

A new civil rights suit is holding McDonald’s responsible for a franchise owner’s actions Former McDonalds workers filed a lawsuit Thursday that could put more responsibility on national restaurant chains for franchise owners’ actions. The suit, filed in Virginia, alleges…
Fast Food Is Going to War Over These Three Menu Items

Chicken nugget deals are incredibly cheap at fast food restaurants right now, and coffee promotions are cheaper still. Competition over breakfast sandwiches is white hot too. Fast food’s biggest players will always compete over burgers, low-price value menu deals, and…
What Sonic gets that McDonald’s doesn’t

Fast food is an indulgence, not a lifestyle. And Sonic, the fourth largest burger chain in the country, has taken that credence to heart, doubling down on the notion that there’s little reason to clutter its menu with healthy options,…
McDonald’s Is Joint Employer with Franchisees: National Labor Board

McDonald’s Corp. wields enough control over its franchisees that it should be jointly responsible for the working conditions of their employees, according to charges by the U.S. labor board critics say threatens to upend the fast- food industry. The National…
McDonald’s to Shrink Menu

McDonald’s again stressed on Wednesday that locally influenced and simplified menus will be key changes arriving in its stores, while saying a number of items will be going away in weeks as the world’s largest publicly traded restaurant chain attempts…
McDonald’s Introduces Fresh, Whole Fruit Option in Happy Meals

Company Builds on Nutrition, Children’s Well-Being Commitments by Adding Cuties to Restaurants Nationwide From December Through March 2015 Oak Brook, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  McDonald’s USA is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of its fresh, whole…
What McDonald’s Could Learn from Popeye’s – and Burger King

McDonald’s might be able to take a lesson from another brand that seems to be turning things around: Burger King. Yes, Burger King—the fast-food industry’s longtime No. 2 player now has McDonald’s in its sights. The North American quick-serve-restaurant category…