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  • Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants

    06/12/2022 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Rueters ^ | June 12, 2022
    It might look and smell like McDonald's but now it's Vkusno & tochka. A new era for Russia's fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald's (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors in Moscow under new Russian ownership and with the new name, which translates as "Tasty and that's it". The unveiling of the rebranded outlets, more than three decades after the American burger giant first opened its doors in Moscow in a symbolic thaw between East and West, is once again a stark sign of a new world order. The reopenings took place on Russia Day, a holiday...
  • The Rebranded Reopening Of McDonald’s In Moscow On Russia Day Is Symbolic

    06/12/2022 6:32:06 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-12-2022
    The Russian people remain open-minded and non-biased towards their geopolitical opponents’ people and companies despite those two’s governments attempting to punish them for purely political reasons. The takeaway is that it’s the West, not Russia, that’s immorally playing politics by trying to “cancel” people, companies, and even entire cultures. McDonald’s sold its Russian businesses to a local entrepreneur late last month who symbolically reopened a rebranded version in Moscow on Russia Day, which is a national holiday that falls on 12 June. The logo has changed and the new name will be “Vkusno i Tochka”, which RT reports as roughly...
  • Complaint: McDonald’s intentionally sold Muslim family bacon

    06/01/2022 1:10:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2022 | By MARK PRATT
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Massachusetts intentionally put bacon on a fish sandwich that a Muslim woman had ordered for one of her children, a civil rights organization said Wednesday.</p><p>The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a discrimination complaint on the woman’s behalf with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.</p>
  • Former McDonald's CEO who invented the McNugget sets up new group to fight back against woke corporations and buys enough Bank of American shares to formally propose that firm scraps staff CRT training

    04/21/2022 2:29:46 AM PDT · by Trillian · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 April 2022 | Melissa Koenig
    A former McDonald's CEO credited with inventing the McNugget is now leading the charge against corporations that implement woke policies. Ed Rensi, who served as the CEO of McDonalds from 1991 to 1997, is partnering with conservative advocacy groups to form The Boardroom Initiative, FOX News has reported. Its goal is to protect share holders and employees of publicly traded companies from 'woke' policies, which the group says imperil profits and thus betray the very shareholders who pay corporation staffs' wages. The Boardroom Initiative also aims to counter left-wing groups' decision to buy up stocks in the businesses until they...
  • McDonald’s knockoff ‘Uncle Vanya’ unveils nearly identical logo after Russian stores close

    03/31/2022 11:33:09 AM PDT · by texas booster · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 17, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    A budding burger chain in Russia called “Uncle Vanya” is looking to grab business that has been left on the table by McDonald’s — revealing a logo that looks strikingly similar to the “Golden Arches.” A March 12 trademark filing with the Russian government showed an image that closely resembles the McDonald’s logo turned on its side. The sketchy filing shows a Cyrillic letter “B,” which references the “V” in “Uncle Vanya,” cast in yellow against a red background. “Trademark squatting has begun in Russia,” tweeted Josh Gerben, a prominent intellectual property attorney who was among those who flagged the...
  • Thomas Friedman's "Golden Arches Theory,"

    03/21/2022 4:59:41 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 37 replies
    Why the world faces a serious paradigm crisis ... In his "The Lexus and the Olive Tree," published in 1999, American columnist Thomas Friedman propounded his "Golden Arches Theory," which holds that "no two countries that both had McDonald's had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's." This theory claims there can no longer be a big war because the former Soviet Union and East European countries have become democracies and market economies, creating a globalized and integrated world economy with people, goods and money moving around freely. This view was also reflected in the policy...
  • Burger King says Russian operator ‘refused’ to close hundreds of restaurants

    03/18/2022 11:50:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies ^ | Aaron Gregg
    The operator of hundreds of Burger King locations in Russia has “refused” to close them down, stymying the restaurant operator’s attempts to leave the country. Restaurant Brands International, the Toronto-based entity behind Burger King, Tim Horton’s, and other fast food chains, owns just 15 percent of Russia’s Burger King joint venture. The rest is controlled by a group of investors led by Alexander Kolobov, a Russian businessman who is responsible for day-to-day management of the roughly 800 Burger King locations there. RBI international president David Shear said in a letter to employees Thursday that the company had contacted Kolobov to...
  • 600-pound Russian man chains himself to McDonald's in attempt to prevent its closing

    03/14/2022 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 14, 2022 | TRT World
    “With McDonald’s, different kinds of freedom came into my life. Freedom of choice, freedom to move, freedom to implement and follow my own values.”“My weight is more than 270 kilograms. It is my choice, my means of freedom. So far I’ve been able to follow my own principles,” he continues. He absurdly described measures such as the closure of the McDonald’s branches as “genocide.”
  • Russia says its businesses can steal patents from anyone in ‘unfriendly’ countries

    03/10/2022 1:38:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2022 | Zina Pozen
    Russia has effectively legalized patent theft from anyone affiliated with countries “unfriendly” to it, declaring that unauthorized use will not be compensated. McDonald’s said Tuesday that it would temporarily close its 850 restaurants in Russia, a significant decision for a company that gets 9 percent of its revenue from Russia and Ukraine. Without trademark protections, Russia could “take those McDonald’s that got shut down and … just let local operators operate the restaurants and call them McDonald’s,” Gerben said. Russia’s removal of intellectual property protections during wartime is not without precedent. Smithsonian Magazine describes how the German company Bayer lost...
  • Yale professor lists companies not boycotting Russia: McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca-Cola

    03/08/2022 10:18:02 AM PST · by cba123 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Today at 6:16 a.m. EST | By Bryan Pietsch
    Among executives, board members, analysts and others in the business world in recent days, a “who’s who” list has been floating around, showing which companies have pulled out of Russia amid its attack on Ukraine — and which ones have stayed put. The spreadsheet, compiled by Yale University professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and his research team, has become a naughty-or-nice list of sorts, with CEOs trying their best to avoid being placed on the roster of “Companies That Remain in Russia With Significant Exposure.” Sonnenfeld, who founded the nonprofit Chief Executive Leadership Institute, said he has fielded calls from CEOs asking...
  • NASA Astronaut Roasts Head Of Russian Space Agency With Beautiful Controlled Burn

    03/08/2022 11:42:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | March 8, 2022 | James Felton
    You may have noticed that relations between the Russian space agency Roscosmos and NASA have soured somewhat in the last few weeks, largely due to threats made by the head of Rosmoscos to crash the International Space Station (ISS) into Earth, the Russian space agency holding the launch of OneWeb to ransom, and — first and foremost — the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. NASA as an organization has been calm and controlled during the tensions, stressing cooperation on the ISS as well as other projects. However, retired American astronaut Scott Kelly, free from having to be diplomatic, has...
  • McDonald’s will temporarily close 850 restaurants in Russia, nearly 2 weeks after Putin invaded Ukraine

    03/08/2022 10:23:21 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/8/2022 | Amelia Lucas
    McDonald’s announced Tuesday it will temporarily close 850 locations in Russia, nearly two weeks after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. CEO Chris Kempczinski wrote in a letter to franchisees and employees that the chain will pause all operations in Russia. However, it will continue to pay its 62,000 Russian employees, and its Ronald McDonald House Charities will continue to operate. In recent days, the fast-food giant has drawn criticism for staying silent on the war, given its relatively large Russian footprint. McDonald’s restaurants in Russia and Ukraine account for 2% of its systemwide sales, roughly 9% of its revenue and 3%...
  • McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Pepsi resist Russia boycott calls over Ukraine war

    03/08/2022 7:40:58 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/8/2022 | Ariel Zilber
    Some of America’s biggest brands like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Pepsi are under growing pressure to cut business ties with Russia as social media users continue to express outrage over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The hashtags #BoycottMcDonalds and #BoycottCocaCola were trending on Twitter over the weekend as public opinion has remained overwhelmingly opposed to Russia’s military assault against its neighbor to the west. The Post has reached out to McDonald’s, Coca-Coca and PepsiCo seeking comment.
  • McDonald's, PepsiCo urged to cease Russia operations by NY pension fund

    03/07/2022 5:43:37 PM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 3/7/22 | Lucas Manfredi
    Estee Lauder, Mondelez International, Kimberly-Clark Corp., & Coty Inc. have also received letters
  • McDonald's and Coca-Cola boycott calls grow over Russia

    03/07/2022 10:58:45 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/7/2022 | Lora Jones & Beth Timmins
    Pressure is growing on Western food and drink giants to pull out of Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine. McDonald's and Coca-Cola have been criticised on social media for failing to speak out about the attacks and continuing to operate in the country. Well-known firms including Netflix and Levi's have already suspended sales or stopped providing services in Russia. McDonald's and Coca-Cola have not responded to the BBC's request for comment. #BoycottMcDonalds and #BoycottCocaCola were trending on Twitter on Monday and over the weekend respectively. -snip- The criticism comes amid calls for other well-known Western firms such as KFC,...
  • 'Racist' texts from McDonald's CEO to Lori Lightfoot on Chicago shootings met with swift backlash

    11/04/2021 5:05:25 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/4/2021 | Emma Colton
    The CEO of McDonald’s is facing backlash after a text he sent to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot revealed he blamed parents for the recent fatal shootings of two kids in the city. "He doesn’t know what it is to be poor. People like him look at our community like garbage and at the same time want to sell us their products," Baltazar Enriquez, president of the Little Village Community Council, told The Chicago Tribune of McDonald’s Chris Kempczinski. "We give a lot of money to his corporation. He should put that money back into our community." A text Kempczinski sent...
  • DoorDash driver shoots McDonald's worker after drive-thru argument, Baton Rouge Police say

    02/04/2022 2:46:51 PM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 2/1/2022 | James Foinn
    A DoorDash driver shot a McDonald's employee after an argument at the store's drive-thru Monday evening, the Baton Rouge Police Department said. Officers responded around 8:15 p.m. Monday to a shooting at the McDonald's on Greenwell Springs Road, BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said. They found one of the store's employees suffering from a leg injury, possibly from shrapnel in the shooting, Coppola said. Coppola said the spat started with a disagreement at the restaurant's drive-thru window, which involved a DoorDash driver who was angry with the contents of an order they were trying to fill. The driver pulled around...
  • St. Louis County McDonald's worker shot over French fry discount, police say

    01/30/2022 6:15:32 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    KMOV ^ | 1/21/2022 | Staff
    NORTH COUNTY ( – A woman is accused of shooting a north St. Louis County McDonald’s employee Wednesday afternoon. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Court documents state Terika Clay argued with the employee working at the drive-through regarding a discount on French fries. The argument continued when the employee went outside for a smoke break. Clay then allegedly hit the employee in the head with a gun and shot the victim. The incident that happened at 1790 Florissant Road just before 1 p.m. was captured on video, according to police. The victim was taken to the hospital. Their...
  • McDonald's employee in St. Louis is shot in French fry dispute, police say

    01/23/2022 12:34:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21 | Lawrence Richard
    The victim was hospitalized with a minor wound and was later releasedA Missouri woman accused of shooting a McDonald’s restaurant employee has been criminally charged, officials said. Terika Clay, 30, of St. Louis, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after she allegedly shot an unidentified employee after an argument over a discount on French fries escalated, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported. The incident initially started when Clay pulled up to the drive-thru and argued with the victim, who was working the drive-thru window, over the price of the French fries. Clay then threatened to shoot the...
  • A tick bite gave me a bizarre and deadly allergy to beef, lamb and pork - so WHY can I still eat McDonald's cheeseburgers without a care in the world, asks ELIZA McPHEE

    01/14/2022 4:58:26 PM PST · by Trillian · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2022 | Eliza Mcphee
    I'd always loved meat growing up - sausage sandwiches, lamb cutlets and of course, Christmas ham. So I was far from thrilled when I discovered that I had developed an allergy to red meat at the age of 14. I had been bitten by a tick and developed what is now known as a mammalian meat allergy, which saw me develop the potentially life-threatening condition anaphylaxis, which means I have to carry an epi-pen. One reaction was so severe I had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance after being given a shot of steroids and antihistamines by my...