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  • Why Does McDonald’s Want to Rebrand as a ‘Progressive Burger Company’?

    06/20/2015 1:43:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/17/2015 | George Will
    In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s drive-through lines, where approximately two-thirds of McDonald’s customers place their orders. McDonald’s also says its milk will soon be without artificial growth hormones, and chicken (McDonald’s sells more of it than of beef) will be free of human antibiotics. All these might be good business decisions...
  • McDonald's to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

    06/18/2015 5:54:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | June 18, 2015 | Candice Choi
    The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking. McDonald's plans to close more restaurants in the U.S. than it opens this year, according to the world's biggest hamburger chain. That hasn't happened since at least 1970, according to an Associated Press review of McDonald's regulatory filings. Becca Hary, a McDonald's spokeswoman, declined to provide a specific figure but said the reduction would be "minimal" compared with its total of about 14,300 U.S....
  • McDonald’s Announces Its Answer to $15 an Hour Minimum Wage – Touch-Screen Cashiers

    06/16/2015 10:29:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    This is exactly what the left pushed for… Fast food chains were never meant to be a place for someone to raise a family of 6, they were to be part time positions with some full-time advancements. Mostly the fast food restaurants were for school aged kids to learn how to interact with people, with a job, to offer spending money, and to begin responsibility learning for their future.
  • McDonald's hires ex-Obama press secretary as communications head

    06/09/2015 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/09/15
    McDonald's Corp said it hired Robert Gibbs, U.S. President Barack Obama's press secretary during his first term, as its chief communications officer. The world's biggest restaurant chain by sales also named Bacardi Ltd's Silvia Lagnado as its chief marketing officer, a position vacant since 2010. Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook laid out plans in May to overhaul the company's businesses and management as part of efforts to make the fast-food chain a "modern, progressive burger company." McDonald's, which on Monday reported its 12th straight decline in monthly same-store sales, is fighting to lure back customers lost to more nimble rivals and...
  • McDonald's Appoints Robert Gibbs as Global Chief Communications Officer ...

    06/09/2015 9:52:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 9, 2015
    Complete Headline: McDonald's Appoints Robert Gibbs as Global Chief Communications Officer; Silvia Lagnado as Global Chief Marketing Officer McDonald's Corporation MCD, -0.54% today announced the appointments of Robert Gibbs as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Communications Officer and Silvia Lagnado as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer. Both will report to McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook. [Snip] In his new role, Gibbs will lead McDonald's corporate relations group, which manages internal and external communications and government and public affairs. He will lead McDonald's in communicating clear, coordinated messages to internal and external constituencies, enhancing the brand and supporting...
  • A $15.00 minimum wage is the greedy taking advantage of the unskilled with the help of the Democrats

    05/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Raising the wages of low to unskilled workers to $15.00 an hour will only help the Democrats and the extortionist unions who “represent” these workers. If low level salaries are doubled to $15.00 an hour, causing half of a shop’s workforce to be fired, the unions are way ahead. They will just double the dues for the remaining workers and not lose a cent in income. Better still, when employers fire half their workers just to survive, there will be half the number of members to bother union thugs with demands for services. The unions will still be able to...
  • Would You Like Fries With That Demonstration?

    05/21/2015 1:22:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 21, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the "minimum wage hike" protests today at McDonald's Oak Brook headquarters... On a cool May morning, as McDonalds’ shareholders met to determine the fast food giant’s future course, some 2000 protesters, hailing from as far as Kansas City and New York, descended upon them to present a list of demands. Raise the starting wage to $15/hour, they threatened, lest the company be forever branded with such monikers as Exploiter, Villain, Robber Baron and Tyrant! The Chicago Tribune, newspaper of record in the blighted metro area that McDonald’s calls home, was happy to give front page coverage to these...
  • ‘Kill Him!’: Another Massive Teen Brawl Erupts Inside McDonald’s

    05/14/2015 7:13:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 14, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Another vicious teen brawl erupted inside a McDonald’s location in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday — and innocent people may have gotten hurt.
  • San Francisco Puts McDonald’s On Notice Over Drug Sales, Other Problems At Haight Street Restaurant

    05/14/2015 5:32:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2015
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Tuesday sent a letter to McDonald’s Corp. warning of potential legal action due to ongoing problems with drug sales and other public nuisances at the Haight Street McDonald’s restaurant. [Snip] According to the city attorney’s office, police responded to 641 calls for service at the restaurant between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 22, 2015 and nearly 1,100 since January 2012, a number that far exceeds those seen at other properties in the area. [Snip] Police have arrested people on drug-related charges on or in front of the property on at least 11 different occasions...
  • From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

    05/08/2015 10:29:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2015 | Maria Godoy
    We usually hate it when media speculate about whether a celebrity has had a nip or tuck, but it must be said: The Hamburglar has definitely had some work done. McDonald's on Wednesday brought the burger-stealing character back for a new advertising campaign for the first time in over a decade — and he looks nothing like the short, chubby, red-haired cartoon that we here at The Salt grew up with. Instead, he's now a tall, slim, stubble-faced dude sporting a fedora, trench coat and skinny-jeans. And it turns out he's also a suburban dad — a back story revealed...
  • Welcome To McDonald’s, Would You Like Kale With That?

    05/07/2015 7:07:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    McDonald’s may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale. The world’s biggest burger chain says it’s testing two breakfast bowls in Southern California, one of which includes the leafy green as an ingredient. The test comes as McDonald’s Corp. works to shake its junk food image, with sales at established U.S. locations declining for six straight quarters. CEO Steve Easterbrook, who stepped into the top spot March 1, has said he want to turn the chain into a “modern, progressive burger company.”
  • Actor James Franco: 'McDonald's was there for me when no one else was'

    05/07/2015 8:04:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/07/2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Actor James Franco has written a lengthy endorsement of his former employer, McDonald's. The brand has been struggling with declining US sales and announced an extensive turnaround plan this week. Franco writes in a Washington Post op-ed that in the late '90s he was a struggling actor living in Los Angeles. He was fired from a coffee shop and golf course and couldn't find acting jobs. He became desperate after his parents cut him off financially. "Someone asked me if I was too good to work at McDonald’s," Franco writes. "Because I was following my acting dream despite all the...
  • McDonald’s Brings Back The Hamburglar And We Aren’t Sure How To Feel

    05/06/2015 4:10:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 6, 2015
    Upon hearing buzz that McDonald’s has brought back that scamp the Hamburglar to network TV after a 13-year hiatus, ostensibly in Burger Thief Jail, the image of the chubby-cheeked, one-toothed masked beef marauder might come to mind. But lo — the scamp is gone, replaced by a suburban dad with a full set of teeth, a five o’clock shadow on his chiseled jaw and a penchant for red leather high tops and trench coats. “We felt it was time to debut a new look for the Hamburglar after he’s been out of the public eye all these years,” Joel Yashinsky,...
  • McDonald's to Simplify Structure, Focus on Customers

    05/04/2015 6:10:53 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 4, 2015, 8:55 A.M. E.D.T. | A.P.
    NEW YORK — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy so the company can move faster to keep up with changing tastes.During a 23-minute video message posted online Monday, Easterbrook said the company's structure is too "cumbersome" and that it can no longer afford its "legacy structure."
  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 1:22:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2015 | Stephen Green
    You probably saw the story yesterday that McDonald’s had yet another rough quarter, with sales down globally yet again. I didn’t think it was worth blogging again after reading this part, but please indulge me before we get to the good stuff: Shares of the fast-food company were up almost 5 percent in early trading. At midday, they remained 3 percent higher at $97.70 as investors shrugged off declines in quarterly earnings and sales.McDonald’s global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell a worse-than-expected 2.3 percent in the first quarter, and the company warned of another drop in...
  • Woman gets 3-7-years for shooting over bacon-less burger

    04/23/2015 7:51:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 21, 2015
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers. Authorities say 30-year-old Shaneka Torres became angry in February 2014 when the first burger she ordered at the restaurant's drive-up station was missing bacon. She was offered a free meal, but bacon also wasn't added to a second burger order.
  • McDonald's Caves

    04/23/2015 1:27:29 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23 2015 | By William Sullivan
    Under the direction of new CEO Steve Easterbrook, who took the corporate helm on March 1st, McDonald’s is “finally deciding to give some of its workers a raise,” the Huffington Post declares in an article from April 1st. McDonald’s had just announced its commitment to “give employees a 10% increase in wages” just “two weeks ahead of a planned international strike organized by the movement Fight for $15, which urges fast food employers to pay workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour.” Despite the context in which the media (and pretty much everyone else) frames the decision, according to...
  • McDonald's is closing hundreds of restaurants this year

    04/22/2015 7:33:17 PM PDT · by Hugin · 151 replies
    Fortune Magazine via MSN ^ | 04-22-15 | Phil Wahba
    For instance, earlier in April the company announced it is testing out a larger, pricier, third-of-a-pound burger for $5, two years after dropping the similar Angus burger line because they were too pricey for McDonald’s diners. Despite that earlier failure, new CEO Steve Easterbrook expressed confidence his customers would go for premium burgers. “I often describe McDonald’s as possibly the most democratic -- with a small ‘d’ -- brand in the world,” he said. “And what customers love the world over, and none more so than here in the U.S., is how they can buy into aspirational quality products, but...
  • McDelivery? McDonald's may have plans

    04/22/2015 2:14:04 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22, 2015 | Katie Little
    While McDonald's investors will have to wait until May 4 to get a full picture of the chain's turnaround plan, a recent trademark application reveals what could be up the fast food giant's sleeve. (Tweet this) Last Wednesday, the company filed an application to trademark the word "McDelivery." Companies often file trademarks for new business or marketing initiatives before they are announced to the public.
  • Sinking US sales hit McDonald's earnings in Q1

    04/22/2015 10:00:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | April 22, 2015 | Staff
    Fast-food giant McDonald's said Wednesday it would announce a turnaround plan in two weeks as sinking US sales dragged down profits again in the first quarter. The ubiquitous burger-and-fries chain said US sales, the largest share of global income, fell 2.6 percent from a year ago for comparable outlets.
  • ‘Can’t make this stuff up': Jonathan Hoenig catches ‘McHypocrites’ red-handed [photos]

    04/17/2015 6:24:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | April 15, 2015
    Jonathan Hoenig @JonathanHoenig Several folks protesting McDonalds pick up dinner from McDonalds. pic.twitter.com/iEWoZDh4c1
  • Leftists Celebrate Tax Day By Protesting For Higher Minimum Wage

    04/16/2015 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Wednesday marks Tax Day in the United States, the day when Americans are obligated to turn in their taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • McDonald’s to roll out bigger burgers

    04/07/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2015 1:28 PM EDT
    Bigger burgers will be back on the menu at McDonald’s, at least for a while. McDonald’s says it’s introducing a trio of “Sirloin Third Pound” burgers for a limited time starting later this month, the latest sign the chain is pushing to improve perceptions about the quality of its food. The sirloin burgers would have the biggest beef patties on the chain’s menu and come after McDonald’s dropped its Angus Third Pounders in 2013. At the time, some analysts said the Angus burgers were too pricey for McDonald’s customers. McDonald’s says the sirloin burgers will cost around $4.99, although franchisees...
  • Does Your Hospital Sell McDonald’s In The Lobby?

    04/07/2015 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    vocativ ^ | 4-7-2015 | Luke Malone
    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has a beef with fast-food chains, particularly when they’re doing business with public hospitals. The D.C.-based non-profit recently surveyed more than 200 hospitals around the U.S. and found that 40 of them—around 20 percent—housed a fast-food restaurant. Chick-fil-A leads the charge with 20 hospital locations, followed by McDonald’s (18) and Wendy’s (5); donut and coffee spot Tim Horton’s also makes an appearance. In terms of state saturation, Texas and Florida tie with seven hospitals apiece. The report also points out some surprising anecdotal examples, like the McDonald’s attached to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, which offers...
  • 90,000 McDonald’s Workers Will See a Raise

    04/04/2015 3:06:20 PM PDT · by everythingfinance · 52 replies
    Everything Finance ^ | 4-2-2015 | EF NewsDesk
    McDonald’s announced that over 90,000 employees will receive a pay raise effective July 1, 2015. After recent employee protests and slow sales, McDonald’s appears to be raising salaries to solve employee relation problems and improve it’s image with consumers.
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A ‘Weak’ Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) – After McDonald’s announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the company’s restaurants Thursday. And it wasn’t to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonald’s on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • McDonald’s: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    04/01/2015 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2015 3:44 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. […] The change comes as McDonald’s faces protests over pay and labor practices at its restaurants. […] Starting in July, the company says wages will be a dollar more than the local minimum wage. …
  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • Feds refusing to show cards in McDonald's case

    03/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    WashTimes ^ | March 31, 2015 | 5:00 am | Sean Higgins
    The federal government has said in a major, closely watched lawsuit that McDonald's Corp. violated workers' union rights at its individual franchise restaurants. What officials haven't said is exactly how the corporation did this since it didn't actually employ the workers, the franchise owners did. To win the case, the government will have to prove that McDonald's is a "joint employer" of the workers with the franchises — a concept that runs counter to very understanding of what a franchise is: a legally separate entity that merely rents out the parent corporation's trademarks. The actual charging documents by National Labor...
  • NLRB's radicalism may destroy the franchise model

    03/30/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's National Labor Relations Board will consider a case this week with important implications for the future of the franchise industry. Last year, NLRB's lead attorney found that McDonald's corporation should be treated as a "joint employer," meaning that it be responsible for the business and labor practices at each and every one of its franchise operations. This week, an administrative law judge will determine the viability of that finding. If he confirms it, McDonald's could face numerous suits and actions from the NLRB....
  • Two more suspects held in McDonald’s beating

    03/14/2015 11:22:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 14, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , THOMAS TRACY , OREN YANIV , RICH SCHAPIRO
    Beatdown and then wheels up. The bra-baring ringleader of the vicious McDonald’s attack was behind bars at Rikers Island held on $500,000 bond, as authorities grabbed a second teen suspect trying to flee the country on a plane bound for Jamaica. The 15-year-old suspect was apprehended in Atlanta just moments away from flying off to the Caribbean. Atlanta authorities had been alerted to the brute’s travel plans and pulled her off the plane, officials said. Of the four other girls implicated in the brawl, two other girls were awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Friday — and two others were still on...
  • Cowards! Video shows student mercilessly beaten by gang of girls at a McDonald's as large crowd [tr]

    03/12/2015 8:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | David McCormack
    Graphic cell phone footage has emerged of brutal attack on a school girl that took place in Brooklyn after class on Monday afternoon. The three minute clip shows an unfair fight that begins with a small girl in a light blue hoodie being set upon by at least four other students. As the girl is mercilessly pummelled by the gang her blonde hair extensions are ripped from her head as she is repeatedly punched and kicked.
  • McDonald's Latest Sales Are Worse Than Expected

    03/09/2015 4:13:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9 March 15 | Staff
    McDonald's MCD +0.6% worldwide sales fell a more than expected 1.7% in February, marking nine consecutive months of declines. This comes a week after new CEO Steve Easterbrook assumed the top job. Easterbrook, who has said he considers himself an ‘internal activist,’ is faced with reviving the lagging sales that cost previous CEO Don Thompson his job. U.S. sales fell 4%, as the fast food giant continues to face heavy competition from fast casual chains like Chipotle and Panera. “Consumer needs and preferences have changed,” said the company in a statement. “McDonald’s current performance reflects the urgent need to evolve...
  • Superbugs Are Outstripping Antibiotics

    03/08/2015 7:16:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The old joke about making love to a gorilla is that you don't stop when you're tired; you stop when the gorilla is tired. In modern American agriculture, one of the gorillas is McDonald's, the biggest restaurant chain on Earth. The other day it announced a change for its U.S. outlets that will force suppliers to adapt. Over the next two years it will stop buying chickens raised with antibiotics that are "important to human medicine." This is a response to complaints from medical groups, scientists and government agencies, who say farmers are eroding the effectiveness of these drugs by...
  • McDonald’s accused of avoiding €1bn in taxes (by European trade unions)

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26 Feb 2015, 09:24 | Benjamin Fox
    Fast-food giant McDonald’s has avoided paying €1 billion in tax across the EU, and should be included in the EU’s probe on “sweetheart” tax deals, according to a report published Wednesday (25 February). The report, published by the European Federation of Public Service Unions, its US Counterpart and the charity War on Want, accuses McDonald’s of “aggressive and potentially abusive optimization of its structure which has led to the avoidance of significant amounts of tax across the continent”. It concludes that “it is likely that the company reached a secret tax deal with Luxembourg”. In July 2009, the Happy-Meal maker...
  • McDonald's Employee Gets Fired, Trashes the Restaurant on the Way Out (VERY NSFW Language)

    02/10/2015 4:52:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ktrh.com michael berry ^ | Michael Berry
    McDonald's Employee Gets Fired, Trashes the Restaurant on the Way Out (VERY NSFW Language) video only on link
  • McDonald's Employee Gets Fired & Goes Crazy (Video)

    02/09/2015 4:05:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    February 8, 2015 | Abelaj50
    Title says it all: McDonald's Employee Gets Fired & Goes Crazy
  • McDonald’s takes global sales hit as consumer perceptions prove hard to shake

    02/09/2015 11:42:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | February 9, 2015 | AP
    OAK BROOK, ILL.—McDonald’s said Monday that a key global sales metric fell 1.8 per cent in January, weighed down by persistent struggles in Japan and China. The world’s largest hamburger chain said that sales at locations in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region open at least 13 months dropped 12.6 per cent. That showing more than offset a 0.4 per cent rise at U.S. locations and a comparable 0.5 per cent increase in Europe. McDonald’s shares fell $1.09 to $92.90 in afternoon trading. McDonald’s Corp. said that its performance in the segment that includes the Asia-Pacific region was...
  • McDonald’s is selling Big Mac special sauce—for $18,000

    02/05/2015 8:25:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2015
    McDonald’s fans who’ve been clamoring to know what’s in Big Mac sauce for years may have been disappointed to find out that it's basically a souped-up Russian Dressing. Yet, Australians are willing to big bucks for it. The fast food chain is auctioning off 200 bottles of “Limited Edition Big Mac Special Sauce” on eBay—starting at Aus$23,100—or about $18,000. […] The proceeds from the auction will benefit Ronald McDonald charities run by the chain that help sick children and their families. So far, over 130 bids have been placed. …
  • New McDonald’s ad campaign: You’d humiliate yourself for three bucks’ worth of fast food

    02/05/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Could the act of ordering a “McMuffin” be less dignified than it already is? Yep, says Kate Batchelder. Significantly less.
  • McDonald's Falls Prey to Same Trick the Militant Left Uses on Republicans

    02/02/2015 5:04:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: One of the things that happened last week, folks. As I mentioned at the top of the program, because of the death of our partner here, last week was a fog. It really was. I mean, even the issues in the news, even the things happening in the country that we discussed here... I'm just gonna speak for myself. It was just... I don't know. Everything was in a fog. I don't know how else to describe it. It was more than going through the motions, but still there were mental distractions. There was one story that happened last...
  • Accountability: It’s What Made America Great

    01/30/2015 8:51:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Good news: the first black president has been ousted due to to poor performance. Bad news: it’s McDonald’s president, not ours.Donald Thomas: outApparently Mickey D thinks the CEO is where you look for accountability if things continue to decline:Same Store Sales, red arrow designates point at which Mr. Thompson took overButt that’s not the worst part: Not only did McDonald’s fire their first black president, they replaced him with a white Guy, a Brit who bears an unsettling resemblance to Simon Cowell. Tell me that’s not racist.Steve Easterbrook - inWhat went wrong? It’s not like McDonald’s wasn’t paying their historic...
  • McDonald's CEO Don Thompson steps aside, stock jumps [PHOTOS]

    01/28/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 15 | Katie Littel
    Amid a tumultuous past year for McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain's CEO Don Thompson is retiring after two years on the job, effective March 1. The fast food is also getting a new CFO. The restaurant's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook will replace Thompson, who is a 25-year veteran of the company, the company announced on Wednesday. Previously, Easterbrook served as president of McDonald's Europe and led the chain's "efforts to elevate its marketing, advance menu innovation, and create an infrastructure for its digital initiatives," it said in a release. The company's CFO Pete...
  • Why I Decided to Fill my Big Gulp with McDonald’s Sweet Tea Today and You Should Too!

    01/17/2015 5:50:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Scottie Hughes
    Once again the left is offended by a commercial, which shows the patriotism and the traditional values that exist in most main street towns in America. Airing this past Sunday during the Golden Globes, the McDonalds ad featuring their various sign messages is one of the best commercials on the market since the “God Made a Farmer” commercial done by Dodge for the 2013 Super Bowl. The company notes on its Tumbler page, "there's a story behind every one…that captures a moment in time and reflects the lives of the community it serves." Yet, almost immediately those on the left...
  • Labor board readies flurry of decisions

    01/10/2015 12:50:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The National Labor Relations Board is expected in the coming weeks to weigh in on several high-profile labor cases with major implications on workforce and union issues, ranging from college football players to fast food restaurants. Business are bracing for a flurry of action from a labor board they’ve accused of taking on an activist, pro-union agenda. "We’ve seen the board become very active and aggressive under the Obama administration,” said Beth Milito, senior executive counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). One of the most closely watched cases on the labor board’s agenda involves a bid by...
  • Venezuela's bizarre response to McDonald's running out of french fries

    01/08/2015 3:02:22 PM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 8 Jan 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Venezuela’s leaders aren’t taking the ongoing McDonald’s french fry shortage in their country too well. Publicly sponsored news outlets, government officials, and even the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, have all responded to McDonald’s unthinkable french fry shortage, which spans all 100 outlets in the country, by publicly criticizing the chain, and its french fries. One of the loudest responses came from Telesur, a state-sponsored news outlet, which wasted no time in getting to what it views as the heart of the issue. The outlet published a story headlined, “McDonald’s joins economic war against Venezuela,” not-so-subtly suggesting that the lack of...
  • (The Woes of Socialism) Venezuelans Not 'Lovin' It' as McDonald's Fries Go Scarce

    01/06/2015 10:05:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 6, 2015 | Corina Pons
    Venezuelans not 'lovin' it' as McDonald's fries go scarce CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald's golden staple: the french fry. A recent shortage at the U.S. fast food chain comes as socialist Venezuela grapples with shortfalls of basic goods ranging from medicines to flour due to strict currency controls that stymie imports. McDonald's restaurants are coping by replacing the spuds with salad or local fare such as fried yuca or "arepa" corn pancakes - but Golden Arches fans are none too happy about the new meal. "Hamburgers don't go with arepas and this salad...
  • McDonald’s Is Microsoft, And it’s getting beat by the Google of hamburgers.

    12/30/2014 5:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2014 | By Kevin D. Williamson
    For people who dislike and misunderstand capitalism (or free markets, or laissez-faire, or economic liberalism, or whatever you want to call it), the governing principle of market competition is the “Walmart effect.” According to this model of how the economy works — a model with very little basis in reality, but never mind that — big companies such as Walmart muscle into a market or a territory, use advantages of scale and predatory pricing (“predatory” here meaning “saving consumers money at the expense of relatively well-off business owners”) to drive out so-called mom-and-pop operations, lower workers’ wages, and then...
  • Violent fight caught on tape at McDonald's in Chicago (River North-Nice area)?

    12/29/2014 8:54:04 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    Above Top Secret.com and YouTube ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | jhn7537
    Not much to share, but this video is crazy... Surprised no one was killed with those violent swings with the chairs... And the sad part is the guy in the video at the end is laughing... I'm from this area, and I find it disturbing that this type of behavior is accepted today.. I'm also embarrassed with my city... and not just my city but the state of this country, but that's a whole other thread in itself... I wonder if any of them are having trouble breathing...
  • NLRB Turns Government Into Kafka's Nightmare

    12/24/2014 12:12:51 PM PST · by Fzob · 20 replies
    e21- Economic Polices for the 21th Century ^ | 12/23/2014 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    In The Trial, written a century ago in 1914, Franz Kafka paints a portrait of an unimaginably oppressive government with secret laws and trials in which the individual is crushed. Today, in 2014, Kafka would not have to invent these circumstances. He could find them in real life, at the National Labor Relations Board. It’s up to the 114th Congress to keep the NLRB in check.On Friday, just before the holidays, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin announced that he had issued complaints against McDonald’s franchised restaurants and McDonald’s USA, the parent corporation, as joint employers.  Workers complained that they...