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  • McDonald's introduces Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches in Florida, hiring 5,000 workers

    05/04/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it has introduced its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches - Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon - at nearly 900 Florida restaurants. The sandwiches were introduced this week, along with a new utensil, the "Frork," that diners can eat them with. The Signature Crafted sandwiches can be customized with beef or chicken, and a choice of either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Florida restaurants are also getting the "Experience of the Future" upgrade, including self-order kiosks, table service, and buildings with side-by-side drive-thru lanes. To support the upgrades, McDonald's Florida franchisees...
  • McDonald's Workers Held Facebook Killer's Fries so Cops Could Catch Him

    04/18/2017 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Trillian · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/18/2017 | Unknown
    Facebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him. Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time. According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries....
  • Facebook Murder Suspect’s Last Words: ‘I Need my Nuggets!’

    04/18/2017 2:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2017 | Matthew McDermott and Yaron Steinbuch
    Sharp-eyed employee Henry Sayers said he recognized the hungry fugitive as he sat in his Ford Fusion to pay for his 20 pieces and large fries, cleveland.com reported. Stephens “acted normal” at first, Sayers said. By the time he pulled up to the pickup window, employees were on the phone with state police.
  • Bogus study on the minimum wage and fast food

    04/13/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | Howtheworldworks
    In light of fast food and wages being talk in the news along with Trump's droppin da bomb, I thought I'd share this study refuting a study about forcing McDonalds and oteher places to increase their wages. I haven't seen it here, I figure its time to get it up
  • 94-Year-Old Woman Has Worked at McDonald’s for 44 Years — and She Eats It Every Shift

    03/24/2017 9:45:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    People.com ^ | MARCH 24, 2017 | Caitlin Keating
    94-year-old Loraine Maurer has been working at McDonald’s for 44 years and has no plans of retiring anytime soon. “If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” she tells PEOPLE. “The people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.” Since 1973, Maurer has worked at a number of locations in Evansville, Indiana. During the winter months, everyone from her fellow McDonald’s coworkers to loyal customers have offered to pick her up and drop her off at home after her shift. “I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some...
  • McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised

    03/16/2017 11:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lisa Baertlein
    McDonald's Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company's handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised. The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hijacked. "Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement....
  • McDonald's tweets to Trump: 'You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President' [update: hacked]

    03/16/2017 7:12:07 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 188 replies
    McDonald's' in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning. The tweet, which was briefly pinned to the top of the account before being deleted, mocked Trump and called for the return of former President Obama. "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read.
  • Here's what McDonald's plans to do to win back 500 million lost customers

    03/01/2017 11:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 196 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    McDonald's has a traffic problem and its executives know it. Now they have a plan they think will turn it around. The company lost more than 500 million customers to close competitors since 2012, Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's USA President told investors gathered in Chicago Wednesday.
  • McDonald’s Just Introduced A Complicated New Straw That Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

    02/17/2017 8:33:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Good ^ | 02/17/2017 | Penn Collins
    or decades, customers have complained that McDonald’s straws were pretty much useless when used to drink milkshakes.... But now, with the announcement of several new Shamrock Shakes, the fast food giant has swung the pendulum far in the other direction, with a straw that’s overengineered – seriously, two engineering firms worked on it – to look more like mountain climbing equipment than it does any straw we’ve ever seen. Here’s the result of design, a determined product development team, and a 3D printer: A ridiculous item like this requires an equally bombastic name, which McDonald’s has, of course, bestowed upon...
  • McDonald’s Reengineered The Straw And Is Selling It Like Apple Product

    02/17/2017 10:24:03 AM PST · by Windcatcher · 45 replies
    vocativ ^ | Feb 16, 2017 at 12:50 PM ET | Alejandro Alba
    McDonald’s is known for its Big Mac, Happy Meals, and creepy clown mascot, but not for trying to be innovative with technology. Yet, the fast food chain restaurant teamed up with aerospace and robotic engineering firms to reinvent the straw and make it easier to drink its Chocolate Shamrock shakes.
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • McDonald’s Experiments With Crab Sandwich at 4 South Bay Locations

    02/09/2017 9:46:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Colleen Nowell
    Four McDonald's restaurants in the South Bay are testing out a new sandwich on their menu. It's called the McDonald’s Crab Sandwich. McDonald’s wanted to continue experimenting with local Bay Area flavors just like the garlic fries they introduced back in May. The Crab Sandwich will have snow crab meat on a sliced sourdough bun. When asked why McDonald's is using snow crab and not local Dungeness, McDonald's said: "The McDonald’s sourcing team had to weigh a variety of different factors when they approached how and where they were sourcing crab." The sandwich also comes with celery and seasoned mayo...
  • McDonald's testing out crab sandwich in San Francisco area

    02/09/2017 11:07:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:21 PM EST
    McDonald’s is planning to launch a crab sandwich in the San Francisco Bay area. The fast good giant says the sandwich consists of snow crab meat mixed with mayonnaise and served with tomato and lettuce on a sourdough bun. …
  • [Vanity]: Has anyone seen "The Founder," the movie about McDonald's (Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc)?

    02/04/2017 10:28:15 AM PST · by Maceman · 39 replies
    I'm thinking of seeing it tonight (Patriot's Day is sold out). It sounds really interesting, reviews are luke warm. Keaton's performance is generally lauded. Has anyone seen it? If so, would you recommend it?
  • Fight for 15? Meet the Big Mac machine [The new employee looks rather square]

    02/02/2017 10:37:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Massachusetts is in the midst of debating the Fight for 15, with proposals on the table to raise the minimum wage that high at least for a few industries including big box stores and fast food outlets. That would have a serious impact on businesses such as McDonald’s, which hires a lot of younger workers looking for their first entries on their resumes, particularly if they don’t have a secondary school education. While we’re on the subject, if you happen to be in the Boston area be sure to stop by one McDonald’s where you can meet their new...
  • Boston McDonald's Launching ATM That Spits Out Big Macs

    01/26/2017 5:03:14 AM PST · by tekrat · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/24/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    A Boston McDonald’s is set to launch a machine that dispenses the fast-food chain’s trademark sandwich, the Big Mac. The automated cheeseburger machine will offer three different sizes: traditional, the Mac Jr. and the Grand Mac, according to Metro Boston. The sandwiches are expected to be free of charge and available for a short time period. People in the area can obtain the stacked sandwich without conversing with any humans, which seems to be part of a trend for casual restaurants.
  • Taco Bell Bets Big on China, Unveiling First of 1,000 Locations to Come

    01/10/2017 8:14:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Eater ^ | Dana Hatic | Dana Hatic
    Will it fare better than McDonald’s has?Taco Bell has entered a brave new world: China. The Doritos Locos taco inventor just unveiled a new store in in Shanghai and plans to have 1,000 restaurants operating in the country by 2022, according to the Wall Street Journal. This new push is a leap of faith for Yum China, which also oversees the KFC and Pizza Hut brands in the country. Yum previously operated a handful of concepts in China under the name Taco Bell Grande, but all closed by 2008. The menu at this new Taco Bell is different from the...
  • Is There a Mismatch Between Productivity and Workers’ Income?

    12/07/2016 3:14:22 AM PST · by expat_panama · 45 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Joshua Anumolu
    An article by Lance Selfa, a columnist at the "Socialist Worker", argues that economic growth does not help working people: “One of the orthodox assumptions of both liberal and conservative economics is that a more productive economy leads to higher living standards. According to the theory, when workers are better educated and better trained, and when technology is intelligently deployed to increase economic efficiency, the overall economy produces more and workers earn more. Or so the theory goes. What's the evidence?” In fact, Selfa's argument has been routinely rejected by economists for the following reasons. First, the article ignores the...
  • McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at locations nationwide

    12/01/2016 8:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2016 | Rick Moran
    In light of several cities passing $15 an hour minimum wage laws, McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at many locations around the country. Wendy's has already gone the automated ordering route and othe fast food outlets are seriously considering it. Supporters of the $15 hourly wage claim that few jobs will be lost as  result of automation. They say the self serve kiosks will make workers more efficient in dealing with the ordering process. That may be true (as explained here). But the near doubling of the minimum wage in most cities will be done incrementally, ostensibly to soften...
  • McDonald's To Install Ordering Kiosks Instead Of Paying People $15/Hour(WHAT?!)

    12/01/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by rktman · 130 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A former McDonald's CEO is laying the blame on the "Fight for $15" movement as for why the company is embracing automation in its restaurants. McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks in its restaurants around the country to replace human cashiers. Let’s start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns...