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McDonald's France apologises for 'don't feed the homeless' note

Marseille - McDonald's France was forced to apologise Wednesday following the emergence of an internal note reportedly ordering staff not to hand out food to "tramps" at a restaurant on the swish Cote d'Azur.

McDonald's takes action after losing momentum

McDonald's isn't looking too hot, and reform has run rampant in attempt to bring sales back to its previously revered position.

Dairy Queen to nix pop from kid's menu

Fast food giant Dairy Queen will cease prominently displaying soda pop as part of its available kid's menu options, in a move announced earlier this week.

Will kale help McDonald's shake off its 'junk food' image?

McDonald's Corp. is testing a variety of new menu options in an attempt to turnaround its lagging profits. On Wednesday, the company announced nine Southern California restaurants will begin offering breakfast bowls featuring kale.

Nearly 10 menu items no longer available at McDonald's

Fast food giant McDonald's has reduced the size of its menu by close to 10 items in an effort to more efficiently serve its patrons.

Bracing for deep losses, McDonald's Japan to close 131 outlets

McDonald's Corporation-Japan is forecasting deeper losses this year with the planned renovation of 2,000 of its 3,100 stores, along with closing 131 under-performing stores, putting 100 employees out of a job.

Some McDonald's are now accepting Taco Bell receipts as payment

Some Pennsylvania McDonald's restaurants are allowing customers to exchange Taco Bell breakfast receipts for a free Egg McMuffin.

McDonald's is testing burgers that take 7 minutes to make

McDonald's is testing a customizable burger system that would make it more similar to a Five Guys or Shake Shack. And that includes a seven-minute average wait time, reports The Economist.

McDonald’s emphasizes 'love' in new marketing campaign

With the launch of the colorful, upbeat cartoon commercial showing arch-enemies getting along with the help of McDonald’s products, the fast-food chain is shifting from a product-centric company to a consumer-centric message.

McDonald's to expedite Build Your Own Burger concept

Restaurant chain McDonald's has announced plans to fast track build-your-own burger concepts in the wake of another quarter of down sales for the fast food giant.

Big 'Mc-slump' in global sales reported by McDonald's

McDonald's Corp. may be the world's largest restaurant chain, but it has not made them immune to declining sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global sales continue to fall for the sixth straight month, taking a toll on its profits this quarter.

Fast & Furious food delivery from McDonald's in Melbourne (Video)

Melbourne - For the ultimate in fast food, McDonald's in Melbourne, Australia is now making deliveries. In fact, pretty flashy deliveries, as customers' burgers and fries arrive by either a red Ferrari F430 Spider or a white luxury Lamborghini.

Man says McDonald's coffee cup contained a dead mouse

Ron Morals, of Fredericton, said that he got a cup of coffee from a local McDonald's on his way to work, and discovered a dead mouse in his cup.

McDonald's Japan introduces squid-ink burger

The world of strange food seemingly knows no bounds. Japan is a particular hotspot for weird concoctions, so the latest probably won't come as a surprise: a squid-ink burger.

Op-Ed: McDonald's adds literacy commitment to 'Happy Meals'

Fast food giant McDonald's has been leading the way in promoting literacy around the world since 1982, with at least 15 book series in all added to their iconic "Happy Meals." On Aug. 1, 2014, McDonald's India began adding books to their kid's meals.

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing: Court

Beijing - Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, the court said.

McDonalds China food scare puts business sales at risk

The McDonalds China issue proves how business scandals cause a domino effect involving other companies, their employees and society. It is important to have a capable sales team in cases when an emergency recovery is needed.

No burgers at some China McDonald's over food scare

Shanghai - McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

Why that fast-food burger you just ate includes wood pulp

Many fast-food items produced by leading global brands include the oft-overlooked ingredient microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) or "powdered cellulose." It's better known as wood pulp.

McDonald's new ambassador 'Happy' is scaring the social media

It seems McDonald's new Happy Meal ambassador, dubbed rather originally "Happy," is not going down well on the social media. Going more by the name of "McScary," people are just not impressed.

McDonald's employees arrested protesting for living wage

As this is being submitted, police are arresting employees of McDonald's and their supporters who have shut down McDonald's headquarters.

Worldwide fast-food strike planned for May 15

Fast-food workers all across America have not given up on their demands for a living minimum wage. On May 15, they will be joined by their counterparts across the globe in an international demand for fair wages and the right to form a union.

McDonald's launches seasoned french fries

Stockton - A McDonald's restaurant in Northern California was selected as one of the first locations in the world to sell the fast-food chain's newest offering -- seasoned french fries.

For Crimea, forget the hamburgers, no more methadone

It is bad enough that an American institution such as McDonald's has been forced to move out of Crimea, but the lives of about 800 heroin users have also been disrupted in the turmoil of the Russian takeover. The methadone clinics have also been closed.

Teenager gets a second tattoo of a receipt

It appears that Stian Ytterdahl, 18, from Norway wasn't happy with his first tattoo of a McDonald's receipt. As he has recently got a second tattoo which covers most of the teenagers forearm.

McDonald's closes its Crimea stores

Simferopol - US fast food giant McDonald's said on Friday it was temporarily shutting its three stores in Crimea following the Ukrainian peninsula's annexation by Russia.

Video: Man punches woman in McDonald's drive-thru

Winter Haven - On Saturday night, a 68-year-old man punched a woman in the face in the drive-thru line at McDonald's, and the incident was caught on film.

Daily Relief: Tuesday 25 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a father with 98 children, a gorilla playing with kittens, and a look at the reactions of those who think the world is ending.

McDonald's COO retiring; role being eliminated

McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> on Thursday said its operations chief will retire later this year and won't be replaced in that role, with the restaurant chain opting instead to give additional responsibilities to two senior executives.

Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages

New York - US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like forcing them to work off-the-clock and failing to pay overtime.Seven class-action lawsuits were filed Wednesday and Thursday in Calif...
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McDonald's new mascot "Happy."
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McDonald's in South Melbourne, Australia now delivers by Ferrari or Lamborghini
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McDonald's unveiled an animated creepy new mascot
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A customer reads a newspaper inside as fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald's outside one of its restaurants in New York, December 5, 2013
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A typical menu selection at McDonald's.
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Screenshots from McDonald's Twitter account
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Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
Source SEIU: Police outside McDonalds HQ are arresting ~1 fast food worker every 4 minutes
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A McDonald's Big Mac with fries
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A Chinese boy, wearing spring colors, does his homework at a northeast McDonald's restaurant
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Screen capture of a mouse running through a bag of McDonalds Big Mac buns.
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