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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...

Workers sue McDonald's for systematic theft of wages

New York - US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like shaved hours and unpaid overtime.Seven class-action lawsuits were filed Wednesday and Thursday in California, Michigan and New York d...

McDonald's hit by worker lawsuits claiming it steals wages

McDonald's Corp workers in three U.S.

McDonald's U.S. sales continue to struggle in February

McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> on Monday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in comparable global sales for February, hurt again by slow business in the United States.

Peruvian restaurant transports patrons back in time

Diners at a McDonalds in Peru can now be brought back to a time when the counters were too high and the world was a much bigger place.

McDonald's looking to heat up U.S. sales with breakfast, coffee

Raymond Tremblay, a loyal McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> customer from Los Angeles, thinks the fast-food chain sells tasty food at reasonable prices and he cannot think of a quick fix that would hel...

Europe, China help McDonald's offset soft U.S. sales in January

McDonald's Corp on Monday reported better-than-expected global sales at established restaurants for January as gains in Europe and China helped the company offset weak numbers in United States, where customers remained cautious in their spe

Sweden invites Norway for cheaper Big Macs with border billboard

Stockholm - Norway is a prosperous country with a great economy. The only problem is high prices for food, including McDonald's ubiquitous "Big Mac," selling for one-third more than it does in Sweden. A video and billboard tempts Norwegians to a cross-border deal.

Communist Vietnam gets first taste of the Big Mac

Ho Chi Minh City - Four decades after the Vietnam war ended, US fast-food giant McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the communist country Saturday, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.

Customer caution, new rivals keep McDonald's profits flat

New York - US fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday reported flat quarterly earnings and a dip in sales, warning it faces a challenging year as it beefs up its brand.The home of the "Golden Arches" reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.

McDonald's denies report of suspected tax evasion in France

Paris - McDonald's on Tuesday denied a magazine report that tax authorities in France suspect it of trying to avoid paying taxes on 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) of income from its 314 French eateries.

McDonald's potato wedges are especially bad for you in France

A French diner found out just how bad McDonald's food can be for your health, when she was hit in the eye by a stray flying potato wedge and seriously injured. The poor woman was booked off work for 10 days due to the injury.

NY senior citizens at war with police over sitting in McDonalds

Flushing - A group of Korean senior citizens is fighting a war, sort of, for their right to sit for hours a day at a McDonalds at the corner of Parsons and Northern Boulevards.

McDonald's takes down website due to ridicule and bad feedback

Oak Brook - On Thursday, McDonald's confirmed that it had suspended its McResources employee website due to all of the negative feedback and bad press that the site has brought to the fast food giant.

More than half of fast-food workers need public assistance

No longer are fast food workers the pimply faced kids seeking to earn some quick cash. Today many fast food restaurant workers are middle aged or retired adults seeking to survive financially.
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A Chinese boy, wearing spring colors, does his homework at a northeast McDonald's restaurant
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Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac's are cheaper.
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The creepy new McDonald's 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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McDonalds outlet on the Champs-Elysée, Paris
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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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McDonald's unveiled an animated creepy new mascot
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Fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald's outside one of its restaurants in New York December 5, 2013
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Inside the Bei McDonald's. Photo taken: Oct. 2, 2004.
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Ukrainians gather Friday outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in the Crimean city of Simferopol.
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Sign posted on the My Israel Facebook page against McDonald's decision not to open a branch in the West Bank.
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Taking a break for English tea at the mall's McDonalds
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