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McDonald’s Agrees to Sell Russian Assets to Existing Licensee

Days after McDonald’s announced it would exit the Russian market and sell its entire portfolio, the company reached a sale and purchase agreement with its existing licensee Alexander Govor.

Govor will acquire the entire Russian McDonald’s restaurant portfolio and operate the restaurants under a new brand. Govor has served as a licensee since 2015 and has operated 25 restaurants in Siberia.

McDonald’s said the agreement remains subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval, with closing expected to occur in the coming weeks...

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May 20 9:48 AM, General News



McDonald’s "de-Arching" from Russia, Plans to Sell Entire Portfolio

McDonald’s announced it will officially exit the Russian market and has begun a process to sell its entire portfolio in the country.

Back in March, McDonald’s shuttered all of its Russian locations following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with over 800 locations closed, and all operations were paused.

“The humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, and the precipitating unpredictable operating environment, have led McDonald’s to conclude that continued ownership of the business in Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values,” the company...

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May 17 8:00 AM, General News


McDonald's USA Helps Fans Unleash Their McNugget Persona with In-App Deal on April 27

There's no wrong way to enjoy Chicken McNuggets® – whether you use them as a delicious way to get to your fave dipping sauce, eat all the McNugget shapes in a specific order, or swear by your own menu hack (like dunking your McNuggets into a McFlurry®... IYKYK).

Some people may not understand the way you roll, but we do. Take the McNuggets Personality Quiz to find out if you're the Creative Type, Sauce Superfan, Shape Connoisseur or Sharer. Then, test out your...

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Apr 26 10:02 AM, General News


Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s Announce Long-Term Global Strategic Partnership

McDonald’s Corporation and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. have agreed to a new, long-term global strategic partnership, evolving their existing local agreements to provide McDonald’s customers and franchisees with the convenience and value of McDelivery® in markets across the world. McDonald’s and Just Eat Takeaway.com’s partnership will support growth of the McDelivery business and will lead to increased operational benefits for Just Eat Takeaway.com.

Just Eat Takeaway.com’s global brand and extensive geographic coverage, best-in-class food-delivery marketplace and 500,000 couriers worldwide provide numerous strategic benefits to...

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Mar 23 8:16 AM, General News


For the First Time Ever, McDonald's® USA Officially Introduces Fan-Inspired Hacks to Menus

Hacks this delicious deserve a spot on the menu (at least, for a limited time). From putting a crispy Hash Brown in between their Sausage McMuffin® with Egg, to adding Chicken McNuggets® to their favorite sandwich, our fans are always coming up with different ways to make a McDonald's meal uniquely their own. That's why, for the first time ever, we're spotlighting their creativity by officially debuting four fan-favorite creations on menus across the country for a limited time...

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Jan 26 9:18 AM, General News


McDonald's Modernizes Hiring Efforts with Linq

It is commonplace today to see signs at restaurants indicating closed due to staff shortages, longer than usual wait times, and, unfortunately, companies closing their doors. Hiring has been and will continue to be a massive hurdle for restaurants as it has become harder to attract and retain employees. McDonald's understands the importance of hiring and is using innovative technology to modernize its hiring process.

"We are thrilled to modernize McDonald's hiring efforts by making it easier to capture applicants' information and provide insightful analytics for every step of the process." — Josh Champion...

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Dec 17 8:05 AM, General News


Analysts say McDonald's, Beyond Meat Plan Big U.S. 2022 McPlant Expansion

McDonald's Corp is planning a major expansion of its plant-based burger with Beyond Meat Inc in the United States in 2022, according to two Wall Street analysts.

The companies began testing the "McPlant" patty in eight McDonald's U.S. locations in November. Those restaurants have been selling enough of the sandwiches - as many as 70 per day - to warrant an expansion of the trial, the analysts said.

McDonald's said when it announced the tests that customers would have to wait for more updates. The company declined to provide new...

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Dec 15 8:00 AM, General News


McDonald's® USA Serves Up Popular Fan Hacks for the Egg McMuffin® to Enjoy with One-Day-Only Offer

There is nothing tastier than a freshly cracked egg on a toasted English Muffin, topped with real butter, delicious Canadian bacon and melty cheese…or is there?

It's no secret McDonald's fans love to hack their favorite menu items to make their meals a little – extra – and that's especially true for the OG breakfast sandwich, the Egg McMuffin. From adding a McChicken patty and syrup for a DIY take on chicken & waffles, to swapping the English...

 

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Nov 16 8:34 AM, General News


Mariah Carey Takes the Holidays Up an Octave with 12 Days of McDonald's® Deals

All McDonald's wants this holiday season is for you... to join Mariah Carey for 12 days of deals. Because when an iconic holiday superstar is a fan of the Golden Arches, it's only right to begin the season by gifting customers an entire menu full of free* goodies. From Mariah's own favorite, a classic Cheeseburger, to soft-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, we made a list of some of our fans' favorite menu items and checked it twice. The Mariah Menu will make its debut in...

 

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Nov 11 8:00 AM, General News


Joint Statement from McDonald's and IBM

IBM, a leader in AI for business and AI-powered customer care, entered into an agreement with McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company, to further accelerate the development and deployment of its Automated Order Taking (AOT) technology. Under the agreement, IBM will acquire McD Tech Labs, which was created to advance employee and customer facing innovations following McDonald’s 2019 acquisition of Apprente. As part of McDonald’s strategic growth plan, "Accelerating the Arches," the company is committed to innovation across Digital, Delivery and Drive Thru. This agreement will accelerate McDonald’s efforts to...

 

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Nov 5 8:00 AM, General News


McDonald’s Accelerating Climate Action to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Today, McDonald’s Corporation is announcing its commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050. As part of this initiative, the Company is joining the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and signing on to the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign. In pursuit of a 1.5°C future, McDonald’s will increase the emissions reduction levels in its existing 2030 science-based target across all scopes of emissions in line with developing SBTi best practices and will set a...

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Oct 12 7:53 AM, General News


The McRib is Back at McDonald's® USA This Fall

McRib fans to the front of the line; the tangy and tantalizing sandwich you've been waiting for all year is almost back! The legendary McRib will make its triumphant return to McDonald's® USA menus this fall - you can grab the craveable sandwich beginning Nov. 1 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

The McRib made its debut 40 years ago and quickly became a fan-favorite thanks to the unmistakable flavor of the seasoned boneless pork patty slathered in BBQ sauce and topped with slivered onions and...

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Oct 1 8:31 AM, General News


McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Go More Sustainable

For more than 40 years, kids and families have delighted in Happy Meals for delicious food and great fun. Many of us have fond memories of playtime fueled by a toy found inside that magical box.

Today we’re taking a step to keep the fun going while helping to build a more resilient planet for the next generation.

Starting now, and phased in across the globe by the end of 2025, our ambition is that every toy sold in a Happy Meal will be sustainable, made from more renewable, recycled, or certified materials...

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Sep 23 8:00 AM, General News


McDonald's Announces Leadership Changes 

Our most valuable asset at McDonald’s is our people. We take great pride in our ability to use our scale and global presence to create life-long career opportunities that serve to strengthen our McFamily. From promoting top talent from within to recruiting experienced new leaders, our focus will remain on building out the best talent pipeline in the business, so that we can continue Accelerating the Arches in an increasingly competitive market environment.

Equally important is pushing our Brand forward while we keep the customer at the center of everything we do. This facilitated the creation of Manu’s new team but has also encouraged us to...

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Aug 26 8:26 AM, General News


McDonald's Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

McDonald's Corporation announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

"Our performance is a continued demonstration of the broad-based strength and resiliency of our business as global comp sales in the second quarter increased nearly 7% over 2019. For 65 years, we've created iconic experiences for billions of people around the world. Along the way, we've always focused on following our customers' needs, finding the most convenient and engaging ways for them to enjoy McDonald's. It's clear that...

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Jul 28 8:40 AM, General News


McDonald’s Creates Customer Experience Team; Names Manu Steijaert Global Chief Customer Officer

McDonald's Corporation announced the creation of a new Customer Experience team to transform the way customers engage with the McDonald’s Brand. This team brings together the Company’s Data Analytics, Digital Customer Engagement, Global Marketing, Global Restaurant Development and Restaurant Solutions, enabling McDonald’s to create an unparalleled customer experience at each physical and digital customer touchpoint.

To lead the new team, McDonald’s has promoted Manu Steijaert to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Global Chief Customer Officer, effective August 1. Steijaert will report to...

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Jul 27 10:36 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Joins McDonald’s in Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tyson Foods announced that it has joined the McDonald’s Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (MCDEI). Tyson’s employee base is enormously diverse, with more than 50 languages spoken by team members across the company’s U.S. business. Today’s announcement follows the company’s longstanding and publicly stated commitment to diversity, also a part of its core values.

As an early adopter of the MCDEI, Tyson Foods will continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by committing to actions like setting representation goals, conducting education and training, increasing...

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Jul 23 8:49 AM, General News


Wendy's Launches New Nugget Sauce as Popeyes Prepares to Debut Chicken Nuggets

As Popeyes prepares to debut chicken nuggets on the menu on July 27, Wendy’s is launching Ghost Pepper Ranch Sauce nationwide. Wendy’s is advertising the sauce to be paired with its Spicy Nuggets or for spreading on other menu items like burgers and sandwiches. Additionally, Wendy’s is featuring its 10-piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets in a buy one get one for $1 offer through September 5.

"I'm proud of the work my culinary team has done to create a legacy of spice that keeps fans coming back for more with new menu innovations they crave, including...

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Jul 21 8:16 AM, Urner Barry


McDonald's is Rolling Out Loyalty Rewards 

McDonald's is launching MyMcDonald’s Rewards, its first nationwide loyalty program allowing consumers to unlock freebies simply by eating at McDonald's. MyMcDonald’s Rewards will be available via the McDonald’s app at participating restaurants nationwide on July 8, and users will pocket 100 points for every one dollar spent on qualifying purchases.

Consumers can simply enjoy McDonald’s favorites to rack up points on each order and use them toward free items like their go-to breakfast sandwich or McCaféFrappe, or lunch classics like...

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Jun 23 8:38 AM, General News







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