McDonald's said it will get its pork suppliers to phase out the use of immobilizing cages for pregnant pigs, a move that was applauded by the Humane Society of the United States, but not the pork industry.
McDonald's extreme-green shamrock shake is going nationwide for the first time, the fast food franchise revealed on Wednesday.
They say that food, water, clothing and shelter are the most basic of human needs.
A consumer stock with big exposure to Europe sounds like the worst possible investment imaginable, right? Guess again.
Most job search advice is offered by so-called 'experts' who aren't actually responsible for hiring anyone. But hiring managers at major employers are on the front lines of the job market crisis. They screen thousands of applicants a week and are in a unique position to reveal what job seekers are doing wrong, and what candidates can do to get hired now, even in an ultra-competitive job market.
One woman died and at least eight other people were hospitalized after being exposed to an odor at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern Georgia, a police chief said Thursday.
A new consumer survey has crowned In-N-Out Burger as the nation's fast food favorite, while giving low marks to iconic chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC.
Ronald McDonald, the orange and white face of the popular fast-food chain that bears his name, is under attack by nutrition advocates who want him to be retired.
Two female suspects are facing hate crime charges in the case of an attack on a transgender woman at a Maryland McDonald's last month, the office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore County said Monday.
Forget Atkins, South Beach and Weight Watchers. If you want to lose weight, just follow my patented technique: I call it the cheapskate diet.
We are starved for signs that the economy is picking up. So when McDonald's threw its doors open to hire 50,000 workers nationwide, media networks scrambled to film applicants lining up across the country for that increasingly elusive piece of the American dream -- a job.
Prosecutors in Maryland are weighing whether to bring additional charges against the two suspects who appear to be attacking a transgender woman at a McDonald's in a videotape made by one of the restaurant's employees, officials said Monday.
McDonald's hiring spree is underway. The fast-food chain plans to hire 50,000 workers -- or roughly four people per restaurant -- in a one-day jobs blitz that spans all 50 states.
The contestant is immersing herself in American culture before performing a Brazilian dance
Zipcar shares soared in their market debut Thursday, after the car sharing company's initial public offering raised more money than it had expected.
McDonald's said Monday that it is planning a one-day hiring spree of 50,000 new workers on April 19 for its U.S. restaurants.
Move over, Mickey D's, and bring Ronald McDonald with you -- there's a new fast food king in town.
The worst storm in the history of modern yacht racing was the monster gale that struck the Fastnet race in the summer of 1979. The Fastnet (named after its turnaround point, Ireland's southernmost spot) is one of racing's most prestigious events, and it had attracted more than 300 competitors, including several of the world's most famous and successful boats. Conditions were fine at the starting gun, and while a storm was predicted, not even the best forecasters had imagined how ferocious it would be. At its worst, waves were 50 feet high and winds were 70 mph, devastating many of the boats and terrifying many skippers. Of the 306 yachts in the race, 69 didn't finish, including some of the most exalted competitors; 23 sank or were abandoned. The winner was the brashest of yachting's young disrupters, 40-year-old Ted Turner. His strategy? "We kept going at full speed during the height of the storm," he told an interviewer. But wasn't he afraid? After all, 15 people died. Yes, he said,
Used to be, when you grabbed breakfast on the go, it was a diet disaster: nothing but fat-and-calorie bombs like butter-soaked croissants and jumbo muffins. Now, it's much easier to do right by your body: Fast-food legends like McDonald's and IHOP, as well as newbies like Cosi and Panera Bread, offer surprisingly healthy options that are filling, light, and much easier on your arteries.
U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Monday, as investors mulled earnings results from McDonald's and Halliburton, with no market-moving economic reports on tap.
McDonald's has long been the darling of Wall Street, posting increases in same-store sales for 30 consecutive quarters since early 2003. Even during the depths of the recession in 2008, same-store sales rose by 6.1%.
As a strong proponent of parental responsibility, it both amuses and angers me to see some parents lining up behind an initiative to sue McDonald's over the inclusion of toys in their Happy Meals.
In November, Dr. Phil McGraw took on the controversy regarding a ban targeting McDonald's Happy Meals in San Francisco.
McDonald's is being sued by a group of consumers and nutrition advocates who want to force the fast food chain to stop using toys to entice children to buy meals they say are unhealthy.
San Francisco, California, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Friday the city's ban on most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys.
A new study is revealing just how unhealthy most kids' meals are. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
The San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys, as they're now served.
San Francisco city officials are readying to ban most of McDonald's Happy Meals in current form because they offer toys to entice kids to buy meals not meeting nutritional criteria.
U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly lower Monday as investors shift their focus to the global economic picture.
McDonald's Corp.'s third-quarter profit soared 10% to trounce expectations, and shareholders are lovin' it. The fast-food behemoth's stock continued to surge in record territory Thursday, nearing $80 a share.
Last week McDonald's insisted that it wasn't planning to drop the bare-bones health insurance that it offers its hourly employees. But maybe it should -- this is some pretty terrible insurance coverage.
It's not yet clear what Burger King's new owner, the Brazilian-backed private equity firm 3G Capital, has in mind for the troubled No. 2 fast-food chain. But a total strategic revamp is in order.
If you needed any more proof that the economy is slowing down, look no further than how well McDonald's stock is doing.
McDonald's performance over the past couple of years is often characterized as a classic recession success story: Strapped or worried consumers always flock to fast-food joints during hard times, hunting bargains, the theory goes, so of course McDonald's has done well. But while it's certainly true that the company has benefited from the downturn, that's only part of the story, and a relatively small part at that.
A nutrition watchdog group is threatening to sue McDonald's if the fast-food giant won't stop using toys to to lure children to its Happy Meals .
In Shrek Forever After, America's favorite green ogre gives up a day to get one, and then regrets his choice. Perhaps McDonald's -- now facing a $15 million recall of Shrek drinking glasses tainted with a toxic metal -- wishes it had that option as well.
McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses featuring characters from the "Shrek" movie series because the paint used contains cadmium, which can pose health risks.
In the popular television series "Sex and the City," brunch was often the war room in which the saucy foursome would debrief about their exploits on the battleground of New York's dating scene.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then fast food giant Burger King is paying its longtime industry rival a royal compliment.
It might not be your local diner, or your mom's kitchen, but Subway is making a big bet that it can entice the morning crowd to see egg yolks in the color scheme of its bright yellow sandwich shops.
After thousands of years of civilization, finally India has Crunchwraps.
It was a Tuesday afternoon in late March 2007, and precocious Huntington (W.Va.) High senior O.J. Mayo was sitting in the upper deck of Louisville's Freedom Hall. The McDonald's All-American game was the next night and, while the girls were practicing on the court, Mayo was covering a wide range of topics, including the key reason for his surprise college choice of USC:
McDonald's plans to open 1,000 new restaurants next year and renovate 2,300 existing locations.
Shortly after McDonald's celebrated its 30-year presence in France, the fast-food chain is conquering one of the country's most valued cultural institutions --the Louvre.
Archival video from 1984 shows chaos around a California McDonald's where a man gunned down 21 people.
While the latest headlines from McDonald's may be distinctly American -- its $4 Angus Burger recently debuted with much fanfare -- it's abroad and not at home that McDonald's has been doing its best business during this recession.
For years, hospitals have embodied a paradox.
• After dazzling in an Oscar de la Renta gown on the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival, Blake Lively skipped off for a bite to eat with equally dressed-up boyfriend Penn Badgley. The duo left Lively's Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere to grab a burger at McDonald's in all their finery!
The Venezuelan government's tax body has closed more than 100 McDonald's restaurants in the South American country for two days because of alleged inconsistencies in the fast-food chain's financial books.
Overseas consumers spent more at McDonald's Corp. in August, leading the nation's No. 1 hamburger chain to surprise investors by posting a big rise in global same-store sales
Despite a tough U.S. economy, McDonald's Corp. posted an 8 percent gain in July same-store sales on Friday as hungry consumers worldwide lined up for breakfast items and the classic Big Mac sandwich
The next time you're in Brazil, say, or Italy or Portugal, and feeling like a taste of Americana, stop off at a local McDonald's restaurant and order a Big Tasty burger. As the name suggests, it's a giant sandwich consisting of a 5.5-ounce beef patty slathered in smoky barbecue sauce. Once you include the square-chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and three slices of cheese, it all adds up to a whopping 840 calories.
Don't assume that McDonald's is recession proof simply because it's a cheap place to eat.
McDonald's has begun serving up lattes and chai at its new McCafÉ, while Starbucks is now selling sausage, egg and cheese breakfasts. Is this a turf war?
Stocks inched higher Monday morning, as investors crept back into select areas of the market after last week's rough start to 2008.
Stocks rallied Monday afternoon, led by the financial and housing sectors, as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected pending home sales report and geared up for Tuesday's expected interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve.
Stock gains accelerated Monday morning, as investors scooped up a variety of issues ahead of Tuesday's expected interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve.
CNN's Mallika Kapur reports on the impact of high wheat prices which have doubled worldwide in the past two years.
Say what you want about their French fries, McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, is one appetizing investment.
McDonald's Corp. posted a third-quarter profit Friday that met Wall Street estimates, helped by a sales boost in its overseas markets and new menu items, including breakfast offerings and sandwiches.
The Danish furniture maker Fritz Hansen is angry with the fast-food giant for using cheap copies of its chairs
It wasn't so long ago that the McDonald's fast-food empire looked as stale as a burger left under a heat lamp too long.
Blue chips led a broad advance Thursday, as investors eyed upbeat news on GM, McDonald's and Countrywide Financial - and continued to bet that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week.
McDonald's Corp. stock surged to an all-time high Thursday after the fast-food chain announced the largest dividend increase in its history and pledged to return more money to shareholders than Wall Street expected.
Blue chips lead a broader stock advance early Thursday afternoon, as an upgrade of GM and McDonald's improved dividend-tempered concerns about record-high oil prices and a plunging U.S. dollar.
The term "urban farming" may conjure up a community garden where locals grow a few heads of lettuce. But some academics envision something quite different for the increasingly hungry world of the 21st century: a vertical farm that will do for agriculture what the skyscraper did for office space.
Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday its global same-store sales rose 8.1 percent in August.
There are certain companies everyone expects to top lists of environmentally friendly firms: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Starbucks.
McDonald's Corp. said Wednesday that sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 6.5 percent in July, helped by breakfast items in both the United States and Asia.
Given a choice, toddlers say the same food tastes better if it comes out of a McDonald's bag. Nutritionists don't find that such a Happy Meal
McDonald's Corp. said June sales at outlets open at least 13 months rose 8.4 percent, helped by strong breakfast sales in America.
Lasting lessons from business leaders who've gone to the great corner office in the sky.
The burger giant declares war on the definition of 'McJob' as low-paid, dead-end employment. Its first target: the OED
McDonald's is messing with the sacred french fry -- and doing it for our own good.
Fast-food chain McDonald's is testing a bigger high-end Angus burger that costs a little bit more for the extra weight, according to a published report Wednesday.
In a couple of weeks a movie about the evils of fast food will open across the United States. "Fast Food Nation" -- based on the bestseller of the same title by Eric Schlosser -- has an all-star cast and horror tales aplenty about contaminated meat and the tribulations of illegal Mexican slaughterhouse workers.
An NFL coach, his wife and the family's nanny are suing a McDonald's franchisee, alleging they found a dead rat in a salad purchased at his Southlake, Texas, restaurant, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Planning to over-indulge this weekend? Here's how to avoid the worst of it.
McDonald's ranks no. 318 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $20.5 billion in revenues, up 7.3% from the previous year. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company was ranked no. 314 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $2.6 billion, up 14.2% from a year earlier.
Imagine Ronald McDonald munching on soybeans or teaching yoga.
Fast-food companies are experimenting with call center technology in an order to increase speed and sales volume, according to a report published Tuesday.
McDonald's french fries contain one third more trans fat than previously reported, according to a published report.
In a move away from its iconic burgers, McDonald's is looking to new chicken products, coffee and fresh foods such as salads and fruits to help spur sales in 2006 and beyond, the president of McDonald's North America, told a gathering Monday in New York.
If Hollywood wants its films to burn up box offices overseas, it may want to keep the hamburger house McDonald's in mind, according to a study released Monday.
Activist hedge fund manager and McDonald's shareholder Bill Ackman laid out a proposal Tuesday that the fast-food chain restructure its operations and spin off a stake in its restaurants.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would block lawsuits by people who blame fast-food chains for their obesity.
Nintendo game enthusiasts now have a new hangout.
McDonald's may be ordering up a designer makeover for all of its hamburger helpers, a news report said Tuesday.
It was tradition in Russell Rich's family that every Friday night his dad would take the kids to McDonald's.
McDonald's isn't just for burger lovers anymore.
'Would you like a ring tone with that?'
An additional tax on fast-food may be a distasteful idea for whopper-lovers but at least one major city in the Midwest is seriously considering such a proposal.
Watch out Starbucks -- McDonald's could be brewing some trouble with plans to introduce its own specialty coffee.
The Golden Arches hit a golden milestone this week.
It's the American way. Trip and fall, find a fast-talking lawyer and a gullible jury, and you too can sue somebody and get rich. Kind of like that grandma who spilled scalding-hot coffee on herself...
Remember the McDonald's "French fry" shaped like Abraham Lincoln -- the prop for those humorous ads the restaurant chain ran recently?
The British government violated the rights of two vegetarian activists convicted of libeling the U.S. fast food chain McDonald's, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
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