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McDonald’s Adds DoorDash as U.S. Delivery Partner

Today, McDonald’s USA and DoorDash announced a new partnership to expand the availability and accessibility of McDelivery beyond its current offering, launching first in the Houston, Texas area across more than 200 restaurants beginning July 29th.

“In a few short years, McDelivery, has become an important part of our growth and our customer-centric strategy,” said Chris Kempczinski, President of McDonald’s USA. “Building on the success of McDelivery in the US, we’re excited to make McDelivery accessible to customers on DoorDash, which is available in all 50 states and reaches...

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Jul 19 8:54 AM, General News



McDonald's Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

"We started the year strong with our 15th consecutive quarter of positive global comparable sales, reflecting continued broad-based momentum across each of our global segments," said McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook. "We remain focused on running better restaurants and elevating the experience for our customers by providing convenience on their terms through delivery, Experience of the Future, and our evolving digital channels."

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Apr 30 9:22 AM, General News


Sonic Brings the Bacon with the New BBLT

As the year goes on, 2019 is proving to be the year of the bacon battles. After McDonald's introduced the first nationwide bacon bash called "Bacon Hour" back in January, Wendy's created its own limited time offer to celebrate the American favorite. Wendy's offer included a free baconator and $0 delivery through DoorDash with a $10 purchase during a short time in Janury through February. Now, quick service restaurants like Sonic are creating their own take on consumer's love for bacon.

Sonic has added a twist to an iconic favorite to create the BBLT, a sandwich with so much bacon, there is ...

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Apr 5 11:59 AM, Urner Barry


McDonald’s to Acquire Dynamic Yield

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) and Dynamic Yield Ltd. today announced an agreement by which McDonald’s will acquire Dynamic Yield, a leader in personalization and decision logic technology. With this acquisition of Dynamic Yield, based in New York and Tel Aviv, McDonald’s builds on its significant technology investments for growth.

McDonald’s will utilize this decision technology to provide an even more personalized customer experience by varying outdoor digital Drive Thru menu displays to show food based on time of day, weather, current restaurant traffic and trending menu items. The decision technology can also ...

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Mar 26 8:44 AM, General News


Restaurant Chains Support Packaging Initiative

Three giant restaurant companies have joined forces to support an initiative addressing packaging waste issues that challenge the foodservice industry. The plans include development of a sustainable cup that is recyclable and compostable.

Starbucks, McDonald’s and Wendy’s, all recognizing the need for increased and improved sustainable packaging, are participating in the NextGen Consortium, which is focused on creating environmentally friendly food packaging solutions.

The effort, led by sustainable investment firm Closed Loop Partners, began last September, with the NextGen Cup Challenge, a contest highlighting sustainable packaging innovations, such as the creation of a cup the companies could serve at their units worldwide. NextGen said 12 firms are now ...

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Mar 15 10:30 AM, General News


Menu Price Increases Help Boost McDonald's Q4 Sales Up 2.3% in U.S.

McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

"Our performance in 2018 was strong, driven by the Velocity Growth Plan with broad-based momentum across each of our global segments. We continued to transform our business by making substantial progress on modernising our restaurants and offering more convenience, choice and value to our customers," said McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook. "We've now achieved 14 consecutive quarters of positive global comparable sales and our customers rewarded us with more visits in 2018, helping us to achieve two consecutive years of global guest count growth for the first time since 2012...

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Jan 30 10:34 AM, General News


Wendy's Launches Baconator LTO Following McDonald's Bacon Hour Announcement

In celebration of bacon's limited time arrival to menu classics such as the Big Mac Bacon burger, Quarter Pounder Bacon burger, and cheesy bacon fries, McDonald's is providing consumers with even more bacon. On January 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm local time, McDonald's is hosting the first nationwide bacon bash called Bacon Hour. For 60 minutes, customers will be able to get Applewood smoked bacon with anything on the menu, at no additional cost. As if bacon on the three classics was not enough, McDonald's will also be giving customers two half pieces of bacon on the side with any purchase, and it can be added to any items they wish.

In response to McDonald's Bacon Hour, Wendy's has created their own limited time offer to celebrate the American favorite. Beginning January 28 through February 4, Wendy's is offering a free Baconator and $0 delivery through DoorDash ...

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Jan 28 9:57 AM, Urner Barry


The New Big King XL Sandwich at Burger King Restaurants Outsizes the Competition

Burger King restaurants is flame-grilling the competition with a new sandwich that has 175% more beef than the Big Mac. Introducing the BIG KING XL sandwich, featuring more than 1/2 lb** of flame-grilled 100% beef, topped with melted American cheese, sliced onions, zesty pickles, crisp lettuce and our special savory sauce all on a toasted sesame bun.

Available at restaurants nationwide and starting today, the BIG KING XL sandwich will make guests want to swap their bread for beef—literally ...

 

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Jan 17 9:15 AM, General News


McDonald's Introduces Big Mac Bacon, Quarter Pounder Bacon, and Cheesy Bacon Fries

Mouths Prepare to Water as McDonald’s Classics with Bacon is first Limited Time Offer of 2019

Bacon makes everything better, and the only thing better than bacon is McDonald’s adding it to three of its widely-loved Classic menu items. That’s right bacon aficionados, today McDonald’s unveils the Big Mac® Bacon burger, Quarter Pounder®* Bacon burger and Cheesy Bacon Fries for a limited time. Just when you thought your taste buds couldn’t discover more deliciousness, Bacon on Classics will be available for a limited time starting Wednesday, January 30 at participating restaurants nationwide. The new line-up includes ...

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Jan 10 8:49 AM, General News


McDonald’s Refocuses Value Efforts as Customers Seek Savings this Holiday Season and in the New Year

Company brings back 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal including 100% fresh beef* Quarter Pounder® with Cheese, announces enhancements to $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu

As part of McDonald’s ongoing efforts to serve up more of the delicious food our customers crave at a great value, we’re pleased to bring back the 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal on December 21 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

With the return of the 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal, customers can choose two craveable and delicious menu items at a great value. Burger fans will rejoice thanks to the introduction of a new headliner: the hot and deliciously juicy 100% fresh beef Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The fresh beef Quarter Pounder with Cheese is an exciting addition to the lineup, which also includes iconic menu options that we know our customers love like ...

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Dec 20 2:46 PM, General News


How Much 12 Classic Fast-Food Items Used to Cost

Find out what your favorites cost back in the day

McDonald’s Big Mac

In 1967, when McDonald’s introduced the sandwich that became iconic, it cost 45 cents. The price remained about a dollar through much of the 1970s, but it has gone up since. These days, the cost of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, and onions on a sesame seed bun ranges around the world. In New York City in 2018, a Big Mac would set you back $5.09.

Burger King Whopper

Ten years earlier, Burger King released its flame-broiled signature sandwich in Miami. The price in 1957 ...

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Dec 13 2:00 PM, General News


McDonald’s Announces New Antibiotic Policy for Beef

As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use our scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and our planet - and help drive industry-wide progress.

Today, McDonald’s is announcing a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which applies across 85% of our global beef supply chain.

According to the WHO, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. With our new policy, McDonald’s is doing our part to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for human and animal health in the future.

"Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to mankind today. We commend McDonald's effort to develop a global policy guiding how antibiotics are used within its beef supply chain. The company has set an ambitious timeline for ...

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Dec 12 8:04 AM, General News


Order a Whopper Sandwich for a Penny at McDonald’s with the BK App

Download the BK® App. Go to a McDonald’s. Order the WHOPPER® Detour for 1¢. Pick it up at a BURGER KING® Restaurant.

Today, the BURGER KING® brand is turning more than 14,000 McDonald’s into BURGER KING® restaurants. Sort of. For a limited time, when you go within 600 feet of a McDonald’s restaurant you can order a flame-grilled WHOPPER® sandwich for only 1¢ on the newly revamped BK® App. It’s what we call a WHOPPER® Detour.

The WHOPPER® Detour works by geofencing McDonald’s locations across the country. If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK® App on their device, the app will unlock the WHOPPER® sandwich for a penny promotion. Once the 1¢ WHOPPER® sandwich order is placed, the user will be “detoured” away from McDonald’s, as the app navigates them ...

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Dec 4 10:03 AM, General News


Plain and Simple, some Chains are Offering Clean-Label Menu Items

Restaurant companies, committed to answering their customers’ calls for clean-label items, are taking that request seriously.

In addition to offering more better-for-you menu options that are smaller in size, lower in calories and made with whole grains and lean proteins, some restaurant chains also are removing artificial colors and preservatives from their foods. Here’s a sampling...

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Nov 1 11:39 AM, General News


Testing Made-to-Order Chicken in Western Washington State

McDonald’s is currently testing an Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Ultimate Chicken Tenders at more than 160 participating restaurants in Western Washington. The new Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Ultimate Chicken Tenders are lightly-breaded and seasoned and made with all-white meat chicken. Both are made-to-order in McDonald’s kitchens and always served hot and tender, delivering the ultimate chicken experience.

“Our focus on menu innovation is essential as we continue to evolve and build a better McDonald’s,” said Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s Vice President of Menu Innovation. “Our made-to-order Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Ultimate Chicken Tenders reflect McDonald’s commitment to respond to customers’ desires for more chicken offerings, higher quality, and distinct, delicious flavors.”

The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich is made with...

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Oct 29 3:37 PM, General News


McDonald's Announces New 2 for $5 Deal

McDonald's announced that beginning Monday, August 6 nationwidethe company will be offering guests more craveable and delicious options at a great value for the money with a new 2 for $5 offer – the 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal.

For a limited time, customers can enjoy choosing two iconic menu items like the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and 10 pc. Chicken McNuggets, as well as its Classic Chicken Sandwich, for just $5.


(And yes, that means customers can get two mouthwatering Big Macs for just $5!)

"It's the meal deal element where we think ...

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Aug 3 11:24 AM, General News


McDonald's Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

"We're seeing good performance across our business as our customers tell us that they value and appreciate the moves we're making to elevate the McDonald's experience," said McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook. "We're pleased with the results of our international business and the progress we're making in the U.S. on executing on our Velocity Growth Plan priorities. We've now marked 12 consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales, and we are confident that we're executing the right strategy to achieve long-term, profitable growth."

Second quarter highlights...

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Jul 27 8:24 AM, General News




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