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McDonald's
Type Public (NYSEMCD)
Founded May 15, 1940 in San Bernardino, California;
McDonald's Corporation, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois
Founder(s) .Richard and Maurice McDonald McDonald's restaurant concept;
Ray Kroc, McDonald's Corporation founder.
^ Except that Richard and Maurice McDonald were the actual founders.
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^ McDonald's Corporation is a large organization by revenue operating in the Restaurants industry The email address pattern for McDonald's Corporation is jane.doe@us.mcd.com.
  • McDonald's Corporation - Executive and Business Contacts, Sales Leads 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.netprospex.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

Headquarters Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
Number of locations 31,000+ worldwide[1]
Area served Worldwide
Key people James A. Skinner
(Chairman) & (CEO)
Industry Restaurants
Products Fast food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries • soft drinks • coffee • milkshakes • salads • desserts • breakfast)
Revenue US$ 22.6 billion (FY 2008)[2]
Operating income US$ 6.51 billion (FY 2008)[2]
Net income US$ 4.31 billion (FY 2008)[2]
Total assets US$ 29.2 billion (Q2 2009)[2]
Total equity US$ 13.2 billion (Q2 2009)[2]
Employees 400,000 (2008)[3]
Website McDonalds.com
.McDonald's Corporation (NYSEMCD) is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving nearly 47 million customers daily.^ Fast Food Facts is not affiliated with any restaurant.

^ No tipping in McDonald's or like fast-food restaurants.
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^ Penelopemarie, fast food restaurants hand me food.
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[4] At one time it was the largest global restaurant chain, but it has since been surpassed by multi-brand operator Yum! .Brands (KFC, Taco Bell and others) and sandwich chain Subway.^ Brands co-branded restaurant that offer products from two or more of the company's brands (in this case, Taco Bell and KFC) [Bildquelle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricon .
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^ Labels: KFC , McDonald's , Pizza Hut , Starbucks , Subway , Taco Bell .

In addition to its signature restaurant chain, McDonald’s Corporation held a minority interest in Pret A Manger until 2008, was a major investor in the Chipotle Mexican Grill until 2006[5], and owned the restaurant chain Boston Market until 2007.[6]
.A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself.^ As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 31,967 restaurants in 118 countries, of which 25,465 were operated by franchisees; and 6,502 were operated by the company.
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^ Following Wendy's lead with late-night operations and possibly recent studies , McDonald's is encouraging it's franchisees to keep their stores open 24 hours.

^ McDonald‟s Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald‟s restaurants in the food service industry worldwide.
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.The corporation's revenues come from the rent, royalties and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants.^ As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 31,967 restaurants in 118 countries, of which 25,465 were operated by franchisees; and 6,502 were operated by the company.
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^ So the government gets less tax revenue from me, my company gets less product development and sales, which translates to less jobs and more decreases in tax revenue.

^ McDonald‟s Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald‟s restaurants in the food service industry worldwide.
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.McDonald's revenues grew 27% over the three years ending in 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9% growth in operating income to $3.9 billion.^ In the year ended September 30, 2007, Siemens generated net sales of approximately US$105.9 billion.
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^ I happen to be a manager at McDonalds, and have worked there for over three years.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Submitted by Guest on November 5, 2007 - 22:27.
  • Cracking the infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game | Wise Bread 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.wisebread.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken products, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, and desserts.^ McDonald's executives have fought back against suggestions that the espresso drinks, the core of its biggest menu expansion in 30 years, aren't selling as well as expected.
  • McDonald's Coffee Strategy Is Tough Sell - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ I was in the McDonald’s parking lot and found 2 free small soft drinks pieces with codes on the ground.
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^ Sometimes people would order several things like a chicken tenders meal with fries and a burger with fries along with a few soft drinks.
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.In response to obesity trends in Western nations and in the face of criticism over the healthiness of its products, the company has modified its menu to include healthier alternatives such as salads, wraps and fruit.^ But because the trend for consumers has been "healthier" and "less-fat", the classic recipe was replaced with the current baked product.

^ "The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

History

McDonald's Logo used until approximately the late 1990s to early 2000s
"Speedee"
"Ronald"
.The business began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California.^ Ray Kroc discovered the McDonald brother's San Bernardino, California restaurant in 1954 while selling multi- mixers.

^ Somewhere here in IL they opened up a restaurant-style McDonald's, with a supposedly "pleasant" atmosphere, and waiters that bring you your food.
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^ McDonald's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s) opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bernardino,_California).
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.Their introduction of the "Speedee Service System" in 1948 established the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant.^ It's fast food service.
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^ Fast Food Facts is not affiliated with any restaurant.

^ Penelopemarie, fast food restaurants hand me food.
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.The original mascot of McDonald's was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head whose name was "Speedee."^ "Nobody held a gun to their heads," said Blass, whose book about Milgram is titled, "The Man Who Shocked the World."
  • A hoax most cruel: Caller coaxed McDonald's managers into strip-searching a worker | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.courier-journal.com [Source type: News]

.Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald by 1967 when the company first filed a U.S. trademark on a clown shaped man having a puffed out costume legs.^ Yesterday was the first day for McDonald's first nationwide roll-out of a new burger in 8 years, the Angus Third Pounder .

^ (First you'll hear DeGraw's version, then the Kidz Bop version that McDonald's was handing out with Happy Meals.

^ The new McDonald's fast food packaging will be introduced first in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States and continue rolling out worldwide through 2010.

[8] [9]
.McDonald's first filed for a U.S. trademark on the name McDonald's on May 4, 1961, with the description "Drive-In Restaurant Services", which continues to be renewed through the end of December 2009.[10] In the same year, on September 13, 1961, the company filed a logo trademark on an overlapping, double arched "M" symbol.^ Maximuz04 May 30th, 2009 at 2:10 am .
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^ May 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am .
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^ Thursday, December 10, 2009 .

[11] .The overlapping double arched "M" symbol logo was temporarily disfavored by September 6, 1962, when a trademark was filed for a single arch, shaped over many of the early McDonald's restaurants in the early years.^ VitalRyan: "Again, anyone who works togo's does hundreds and hundreds of orders on a weekly basis, many thousands in a single year.
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^ After sampling so many new and exotic McDonald's specialties during the week, The McChronicles settled into familiar territory by ordering a double cheeseburger.

^ Anatomy of a Chicken McNugget For many years, it was believed that the "McNugget" served at McDonalds restaurants was a batter-fried piece of formal chicken.

[12] The modern double arched "M" symbol that continues to be in use today at McDonald's restaurants did not appear until November 18, 1968, when the company filed a U.S. trademark on the now famous symbol that continues to be in use through the end of the year 2009.[13]
.The first McDonald's restaurants opened in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, France, El Salvador and Sweden, in order of openings.^ The first McDonald's outside the United States opens in Richmond, British Columbia.
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^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

^ McDonald's first new burgers since 2001 will be available at McDonald's restaurants starting tomorrow.

.The present corporation dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955[14] , the ninth McDonald's restaurant overall.^ McDonald‟s Corporation was founded in 1948 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
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^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

^ McDonald's COMPANY Incorporated by Ray Kroc in 1955, based on the "speedee service system" devised and franchised by Dick and Maurice McDonald since 1948.
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.Kroc later purchased the McDonald brothers' equity in the company and led its worldwide expansion, and the company became listed on the public stock markets in 1965.[15] Kroc was also noted for aggressive business practices, compelling the McDonald brothers to leave the fast food industry.^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

^ Reply Vadim says: February 18, 2009 at 6:13 am McDonalds not the first fast-food in Russia.
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^ Nutritionally, McDonalds food is indefensible, as is virtually all fast food.
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.The McDonald brothers and Kroc feuded over control of the business, as documented in both Kroc's autobiography and in the McDonald brothers' autobiography.^ Ray Kroc discovered the McDonald brother's San Bernardino, California restaurant in 1954 while selling multi- mixers.

.The site of the McDonald brothers' original restaurant is now a monument.^ The restaurant was sited for 12 different sanitary violations in August and now state inspectors want to see these photos.

^ Ray Kroc discovered the McDonald brother's San Bernardino, California restaurant in 1954 while selling multi- mixers.

^ Skeptic classified a group of people protesting McDonalds' corporate practices as a "Hate Group," describing their site as having a "neo-PC hatred of McDonalds restaurants.
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[16]
.With the expansion of McDonald's into many international markets, the company has become a symbol of globalization and the spread of the American way of life.^ American General Hospitality Corp 1 0.00% American Hospitality Managment Company 1 0.00% American Hotel Brownsville TX 1 0.00% American Hotel and Lodging Association Diploma 1 0.00% American Property Global Partners 1 0.00% American Property Management 1 0.00% American Property Management Corp.
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^ What would have become one more marginalized tale became a global story when McDonalds sued those two people.
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^ You treat me like my money isn't important, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH TREATING YOU THE SAME EXACT WAY? You get what you give into ANYTHING in life.
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Its prominence has also made it a frequent topic of public debates about obesity, corporate ethics and consumer responsibility.

Corporate overview

Facts and figures

.McDonald's restaurants are found in 119 countries[17] and territories around the world and serve nearly 47 million customers each day.^ A McDonald's restaurant is about customers, sure.

^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

^ The majority of people working in McDonalds round here ( in the UK ) are around my age (17) and 4.25 ( about 7 dollars an hour ).
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.McDonald's operates over 31,000 restaurants worldwide, employing more than 1.5 million people.^ McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. there are 31,000 McDonald's restaurants in the world.

^ More than 70% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women.
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^ McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving 52 million people in more than 100 countries each day.
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[17] .The company also operates other restaurant brands, such as Piles Café.^ As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 31,967 restaurants in 118 countries, of which 25,465 were operated by franchisees; and 6,502 were operated by the company.
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^ SITEL Corporation, which operates call centres in Ottawa and St. Catharines, Ontario is one such company.
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.Focusing on its core brand, McDonald's began divesting itself of other chains it had acquired during the 1990s.^ Burgers are bad in general but McDonalds or any other fast food chain food is the worst.
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^ I'm a meat eater but i would never eat at mcdonalds or any other fast food chain...
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^ McDonald's was the old stand-by, all the other chains were "feisty newcomers:" "For years, McDonald's hamburgers dominated the fast-food scene, but in recent years the firm's success has been challenged by feisty newcomers."

.The company owned a majority stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill until October 2006, when McDonald's fully divested from Chipotle through a stock exchange.^ Consumption slowed down dramatically, companies had to make cuts, so they got fired through no fault of their own.

^ The vast majority of rich people in the US got rich a little bit at a time over decades and through their own effort.

^ Infosys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infosys) becomes the first Indian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India) company listed on the NASDAQ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASDAQ) stock exchange.
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[18][19] Until December 2003, it also owned Donatos Pizza. .On August 27, 2007, McDonald's sold Boston Market to Sun Capital Partners.^ Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 01:27 pm: .
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[20]

Types of restaurants

.Most standalone McDonald's restaurants offer both counter service and drive-through service, with indoor and sometimes outdoor seating.^ Most of the restaurants are both counter and drive through with indoor and sometimes outdoor seating.
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^ Just like the guy at the drive through at the fast food restaurant takes it through a microphone.
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^ Product and service differentiation & diversification through globalization GE offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of product for the energy industry.
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.Drive-Thru, Auto-Mac, Pay and Drive, or "McDrive" as it is known in many countries, often has separate stations for placing, paying for, and picking up orders, though the latter two steps are frequently combined; it was first introduced in Arizona in 1975, following the lead of other fast-food chains.^ It was not only the first McDonalds but generally the first fast food place in Russia ever.
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^ At a McDonalds drive thru I pull up and place my order - time elapses - I pull up to the pick up window - I pay for my order - someone hands me my food - I drive away.
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^ Have you EVER been to a fast food place?
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.In some countries, "McDrive" locations near highways offer no counter service or seating.^ Also, you say 8%-10% should suffice, well, NO, NOTHING should suffice for the same or less service I get for COUNTER SERVICE. SAME OR LESS AMOUNT OF WORK=SAME OR LESS AMOUNT OF TIP. Which means ZERO=ZERO tip in this case.
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^ There's no reason why customers should pay for that exact same service at a higher class restaurant that offers the exact same service.
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^ If the business wasn't making money on the transaction, the restaurant wouldn't offer to-go service - no matter how convenient it might be for me.
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.In contrast, locations in high-density city neighborhoods often omit drive-through service.^ This is one reason the food takes long than a drive-through (the other reason being that your food is, most often, made to order in a full-service restaurant).
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^ In fact, until LOA showed up today, I was talking only about take-out, which includes drive-through and walk-in pickup service.
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^ I then went through all the training programs under the heading of "Service", including Front Counter, Drive Thru, and more.

.There are also a few locations, located mostly in downtown districts, that offer Walk-Thru service in place of Drive-Thru.^ People from all over the Russia when visiting Moscow wanted to visit this “pearl of the capitalism” so there were literary a few mile long lines of the visitors to this place.
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^ So, only the really expensive places would offer great service and care that you receive it.
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^ There's the drive-thru section, the counter section, and of course, there's Section 8, but I won't go there right now.
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.Specially themed restaurants also exist, such as the "Solid Gold McDonald's," a 1950s rock-and-roll themed restaurant.^ It includes various theme restaurants like Rock and Roll and the 50‟s theme.
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^ THAT is actually LESS WORK than fast food restaurants that don't have self-serve soft drink machines such as MOST Wendy's and SOME McDonald's.
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[21] In Victoria, British Columbia, there is also a McDonald's with a 24-carat (100%) gold chandelier and similar light fixtures.
.To accommodate the current trend for high quality coffee and the popularity of coffee shops in general, McDonald's introduced McCafé, a café-style accompaniment to McDonald's restaurants in the style of Starbucks.^ Especially coffee shops – Starbucks etc.
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^ McDonald's coffee strategy hurting Starbucks .

^ As McDonald's continues to try and take away customers from Starbucks with their McCafe concept, they've now introduced Free Mocha Mondays.

.McCafé is a concept created by McDonald's Australia, starting with Melbourne in 1993. Today, most McDonald's in Australia have McCafés located within the existing McDonald's restaurant.^ McDonald's first new burgers since 2001 will be available at McDonald's restaurants starting tomorrow.

^ McDonald’s Australia today announced its plans to roll out free wireless high speed broadband internet access to 720 restaurants, making it the biggest provider of free WiFi in Australia.
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^ Created by a meterologist in Burnsville, MN, The McRib Locator allows you to enter the location of a McDonald's you've spotted that is selling McRibs.

.In Tasmania, there are McCafés in every store, with the rest of the states quickly following suit.^ I understand that if there are 700 stores in total, every store will participate.
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.After upgrading to the new McCafe look and feel, some Australian stores have noticed up to a 60% increase in sales.^ Lastly the company had delivered a 55 consecutive monthly of increase in the global same store sales.
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^ Thrown in 8% sales tax, high property taxes, gasoline taxes, of course we will now have new taxes on energy and probably the resurgence of trade unions which will increase your labor costs.

^ Looks like some Victorian stores are now open.
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As of the end of 2003 there were over 600 McCafés worldwide.
.Some locations are connected to gas stations/convenience stores,[22] while others called McExpress have limited seating and/or menu or may be located in a shopping mall.^ Some Postings may not be processed due to space constraints or outbound message limitations.
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^ The store is in a great location (near a main road, within a shopping mall), easy to see and to get to/from, and offering ample parking.

^ Jocko 8th August 2006, 11:22 AM I thought they used box cutters or was that some other hijackers?
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.Other McDonald's are located in Wal-Mart stores.^ Here's an idea for the folks at Wal-Mart: Build a few stores as a test market.Have all the construction done by union employees.
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^ Did you take into account the value of the Wal-Mart worker's labor when you made the decision to shop there instead of at a more expensive store?

^ Aside from interacting with a few people from other franchisees' McDonald's stores, I gained absolutely nothing out of BSM class, Day 1.

.McStop is a location targeted at truckers and travelers which may have services found at truck stops.^ The user may terminate the service at any time by using the unsubscribe command in any text message from Spike or by sending a text message to Spike that says "STOP", "END", "CANCEL", "REMOVE", "UNSUBSCRIBE" or "QUIT".
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[23]

Playgrounds

.Some McDonald's in suburban areas and certain cities feature large indoor or outdoor playgrounds.^ The McDonald's in my small city has this timing grid feature for customer drive-thru waiting.
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^ In Panama City Beach, Florida, John O'Hare bites into a tough McDonald's bagel, breaking some teeth and bridgework.
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^ Further, if you delete or disable Tracking Technologies, you may not have access to certain features of the Site and some of our other services may not function properly.
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.The first PlayPlace with the familiar crawl-tube design with ball pits and slides was introduced in 1987 in the USA, with many more being constructed soon after.^ Update: More complaints about the university being slow to notify students after the first shooting: .
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Report: At least 20 29 32 dead, 28 wounded in shooting at Virginia Tech; Update: Chinese man on student visa? Update: Two suspects? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

Some PlayPlace playgrounds have been renovated into "R Gym" areas.
."R Gyms" are in-restaurant play areas that feature interactive game zones designed for children aged four to 11. They are equipped with stationary bicycles attached to video games, dance pads, basketball hoops, monkey bars, an obstacle course, and other games which emphasize physical activity.^ However, that server/servers is/are taking care of twice to four times as many people as they would be taking care of if they have a section and they have to juggle your order with many other orders.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is very kind for others to take the time to enter the game pieces which they paid for.
  • McDonald’s Monopoly 2009 – Free codes! | Asdfhj.com 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC asdfhj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I remember other kids at the age of 11/12 years at a diabetes camp sharing stories of when they had to be transported to emergency rooms multiple times.
  • That was close! [Archive] - Rudius Media Message Board 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC messageboard.tuckermax.com [Source type: Original source]

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.The "R Gym" features the Toddler Zone, an active play environment with age-appropriate games that develop physical coordination and social skills; the Active Zone, designed for children aged four to eight that promotes physical fitness through fun play; the Sports Zone which features a series of sports-oriented activities to promote aerobic exercise for children aged nine to 11; the Parent Zone which features seating and provides a monitoring area for their children; and the Dining Area which allows families to eat.^ Sure it's really fun to play these games but guys...we are in a recession and we are GIVING our money to these fat pigs.
  • Cracking the infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game | Wise Bread 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.wisebread.com [Source type: General]

^ TV time and play physical games with their kids; making high fructose corn syrup a Class 1 Prohibited Substance...
  • Obesity - Primary vs. Secondary prevention : denialism blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply to this 9/24/2008 11:21 AM Karen Hanrahan wrote: Are starving children eating McDonalds?
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Redesign

.In 2006, McDonald's introduced its "Forever Young" brand by redesigning all of their restaurants, the first major redesign since the 1970s.^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

^ McDonald's first new burgers since 2001 will be available at McDonald's restaurants starting tomorrow.

^ All of these effect the bottom line heavily in a McDonald's restaurant.

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.The design includes the traditional McDonald's yellow and red colors, but the red is muted to terra cotta, the yellow was turned golden for a more "sunny" look, and olive and sage green were also added.^ They are: The Mediterranean Salad: red peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, crumbled feta cheese, black olives and leafy greens.

^ Next thing I know the light turns yellow than red.
  • That was close! [Archive] - Rudius Media Message Board 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC messageboard.tuckermax.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That Hulaburger just looks plain diseased, like it’s been sitting out in the sun for a month- more like a giant yellow slug than a ground beef patty.
  • Top 10 Failed McDonald’s Products - Listverse 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To warm up their look, the restaurants have less plastic and more brick and wood, with modern hanging lights to produce a softer glow.^ I have had ribs from Outback warmed up in the microwave from leftovers, which tasted just as if I got it from the restaurant.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply to this 9/24/2008 7:49 PM Dave wrote: More to the point, you can easily look up the definition of nutrition, nutrients, etc.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I go to a restaurant I'm looking for food I can order and pick up that is tastier than McDonald's.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

Contemporary art or framed photographs hang on the walls.
The exterior has golden awnings and a "swish brow" instead of the traditional double-slanted mansard roof.
The restaurants feature areas:
.
  • The "linger" zone offers armchairs, sofas, and free Wi-Fi connections.^ Free Wi-Fi code: .
    • Free McDonald’s Monopoly codes | Asdfhj.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC asdfhj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I won a free hour of Wi-Fi.
    • Cracking the infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game | Wise Bread 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.wisebread.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What's the financial benefit for McDonalds if it offers free wi-fi?
    • McDonald's Wifi soon FREE! - Telstra - Wireless ISPs 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

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  • The "grab and go" zone features tall counters with bar stools for customers who eat alone; plasma TVs offer them news and weather reports.
  • The "flexible" zone is targeted toward families and have booths featuring fabric cushions with colorful patterns and flexible seating.
  • Different music targeted to each zone.
.Branches in the United Kingdom have an even more contemporary look and feel to the stores, replacing the red with a deep British racing green and overall making the stores look more casual, similar to a Starbucks branch.^ And that is what makes this segment even more appalling.
  • Photography Is Not A Crime - Part 6 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC carlosmiller.com [Source type: General]

^ See, the problem with your reason of confusion Lords, is that fact that it makes you look more stupid each time you post.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every post you make Lords is making you look more stupid.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

Branches in Germany have also been redesigned to have a more contemporary style and green exterior. .Additionally, in Germany, the traditional "golden arches" over red sign is being changed to "golden arches" over green.^ He can smell the change in their pockets and most likely will do anything to remove their pants for it.The golden arches.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

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Business model

.McDonald's Corporation earns revenue as an investor in properties, a franchiser of restaurants, and an operator of restaurants.^ McDonald‟s Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald‟s restaurants in the food service industry worldwide.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McMenu ?Do-It-Yourself McDonalds Restaurant Recipes (All products copyrighted by the McDonald's Corporation) - XAM2001 - Page 3 The Pickles McDonald's uses a very distinctive, tart dill slice.

^ McMenu ?Do-It-Yourself McDonalds Restaurant Recipes (All products copyrighted by the McDonald's Corporation) - XAM2001 - Page 5 Regular Hamburger The McDonald's regular hamburger is the one that got it all started in 1948.

.Approximately 15% of McDonald's restaurants are owned and operated by McDonald's Corporation directly.^ McDonald‟s Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald‟s restaurants in the food service industry worldwide.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McMenu ?Do-It-Yourself McDonalds Restaurant Recipes (All products copyrighted by the McDonald's Corporation) - XAM2001 - Page 3 The Pickles McDonald's uses a very distinctive, tart dill slice.

^ McMenu ?Do-It-Yourself McDonalds Restaurant Recipes (All products copyrighted by the McDonald's Corporation) - XAM2001 - Page 5 Regular Hamburger The McDonald's regular hamburger is the one that got it all started in 1948.

The remainder are operated by others through a variety of franchise agreements and joint ventures. .The McDonald's Corporation's business model is slightly different from that of most other fast-food chains.^ Burgers are bad in general but McDonalds or any other fast food chain food is the worst.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm a meat eater but i would never eat at mcdonalds or any other fast food chain...
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Moreover the business model is slightly different from the most of the other fast food chains.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition to ordinary franchise fees and marketing fees, which are calculated as a percentage of sales, McDonald's may also collect rent, which may also be calculated on the basis of sales.^ This Site may additionally use a variety of third party advertising networks, data exchanges, traffic measurement service providers, marketing analytics service providers and other third parties (collectively, " Third Party Advertising Service Providers ") to, for example, serve advertisements on the Site, facilitate targeting of advertisements and/or measure and analyze advertising effectiveness and/or traffic on the Site (" Targeting Services ").
  • Ashlee Simpson Drunk at McDonald's | SPIKE 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Also - this having never been an "official" McDonald's sandwich, different franchise operators may have prepared it a little differently.

^ Pepper has even set up a website to help McDonald's franchise operators market their new beverage offering.

.As a condition of many franchise agreements, which vary by contract, age, country, and location, the Corporation may own or lease the properties on which McDonald's franchises are located.^ You may purchase the McMahdi’s franchise for your city if you wish, and join us to defeat the western imperialist McDonald’s.
  • English Russia » First McDonalds Rest in Russia, 20 Years Ago 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC englishrussia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Better yet, franchise your own McDonalds and live up to the ad's standards, you would have me as your customer every day.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CIW, McDonald's, McD's suppliers reach agreement to improve farmworker wages and working conditions!
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

.In most, if not all cases, the franchisee does not own the location of its restaurants.^ I didn't say all, but in MOST cases.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It all evens out in the end and it's typically NOT $30 an hour at a restaurant that does togo's.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And if that particular restaurant wouldn't do it, well, you were free to order some fries all on your own.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

.The UK business model is different, in that fewer than 30% of restaurants are franchised, with the majority under the ownership of the company.^ I waited on humans that understood the kitchen was busy, the entire restaurant filled in about 30 minutes.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do people seem to act as though tipping on a $300 bottle of wine is any different than tipping on a $30 bottle of wine, is it that cheapness, envy, I don't know.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The only difference about the appearance of the restaurant was that it was three stories and no play area for the children, other than that it looked very similar.
  • English Russia » First McDonalds Rest in Russia, 20 Years Ago 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC englishrussia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.McDonald's trains its franchisees and others at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois.^ McDonald‟s Corporation was founded in 1948 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aside from interacting with a few people from other franchisees' McDonald's stores, I gained absolutely nothing out of BSM class, Day 1.

^ The primary function of a McDonald's manager, if you ask the McDonald's training, is to work through other people.

.In other countries, McDonald's restaurants are operated by joint ventures of McDonald's Corporation and other, local entities or governments.^ As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 31,967 restaurants in 118 countries, of which 25,465 were operated by franchisees; and 6,502 were operated by the company.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some see it as a potential threat to the domestic job market and ask for government protective measures, while others (and not just corporations) see it as an opportunity."
  • Grenz�berschreitende Unternehmensaktivit�ten 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wal-Mart works on the strategy of corporate takeover in the other countries.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a matter of policy, McDonald's does not make direct sales of food or materials to franchisees, instead organizing the supply of food and materials to restaurants through approved third party logistics operators.^ McDonald's has been on a roll since 2003, when, to get out of a slump, it halted rapid expansion and instead focused on improving the food, service, atmosphere and marketing at its existing outlets.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Just like the guy at the drive through at the fast food restaurant takes it through a microphone.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Over 40 communities across the country took part in actions, organized by the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), to make Fast-Food Fair Food.
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

.According to Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (2001), nearly one in eight workers in the U.S. have at some time been employed by McDonald's.^ If any of you have been reading this message board because you honestly want facts about why McDonald's and some other fast food chains have nearly destroyed the health and well-being of Americans and others around the world then you need to read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Workers on their lunch break can still access their email via a PDA etc and are might choose to go there over another fast food place.
  • McDonald's Wifi soon FREE! - Telstra - Wireless ISPs 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ McDonald's has been in Japan for quite some time, of course, but their iconic Quarter Pounder with Cheese has never made it on to the menu in Japan.

.(According to a news piece on Fox News this figure is one in ten.^ Unemployment: The 2010 Time Bomb John Nichols, The Nation New figures show jobs were lost in December at ten times the expected rate.

) .The book also states that McDonald's is the largest private operator of playgrounds in the U.S., as well as the single largest purchaser of beef, pork, potatoes, and apples.^ McDonalds is the world's largest user of beef, and second place in chickens.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McDonald's purchased more than 87 million pounds of beef from Texas in 2005.

^ McDonald's spent more than $100 million dollars on beef purchased from Texas in 2005.

.The selection of meats McDonald's uses varies with the culture of the host country.^ I'd like you to all know that McDonalds use MEALWORM and PROTEIN BEETLES in there "meat" those are thousands of insects that are blended in to their "meat".
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I work at McDonalds and yeah I wouldn't eat the meat if I was some starving child in a third world country but still.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

Shareholder dividends

.McDonald's has increased shareholder dividends for 25 consecutive years[29] making it one of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats[30][31] with the highest annual dividends of publicly traded companies in the fast food industry.^ Not publicly traded companies.

^ McDonald's fast food tycoon .
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp.
  • McDonald's Corporation: News & Videos about McDonald's Corporation - CNN.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

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Controversies

.As a prominent example of the rapid globalization of the American fast food industry, McDonald's is often the target of criticism for its menu, its expansion, and its business practices.^ McDonald's has been on a roll since 2003, when, to get out of a slump, it halted rapid expansion and instead focused on improving the food, service, atmosphere and marketing at its existing outlets.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Ronald McDonald - the iconic character that is not only a corporate mascot but also a global symbol of everything good and bad about America - is undergoing a makeover that will change his look, sense of humor and role at the fast-food chain.

^ To the extent that McDonald's funds Ronald McDonald Houses, they do it to divert attention from criticisms of their business, such as murdering innocent beings, expanding globally and destroying local business, funding rainforest destruction to grow "feed" crops, and strongly contributing to the obesity epidemic in industrialized nations.
  • The PETA Files | McCruelty--We're Hatin' It 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

.The McLibel Trial, also known as McDonald's Restaurants v Morris & Steel, is an example of this criticism.^ The McLibel trial begins against Dave Morris and Helen Steel.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ "The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1990, activists from a small group known as London Greenpeace (no connection to the international group Greenpeace) distributed leaflets entitled What's wrong with McDonald's?, criticizing its environmental, health, and labor record.^ McDonald's files suit against five members of London Greenpeace over a leaflet they produced in 1986, entitled What's Wrong With McDonald's?
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ In the parking lot of a McDonald's franchise in London, two men are shot and stabbed by a group of black males.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ In conclusion, there was unanimous delight in our sample group (admittedly, they are all fast-foodies and known to be McDonald's customers).

.The corporation wrote to the group demanding they desist and apologize, and, when two of the activists refused to back down, sued them for libel in one of the longest cases in British civil law.^ British-libel-law low.
  • Change of Subject: Not that there's anything wrong with being irascible and deranged 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC blogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Earlier this decade, McDonald's lost two chief executives when one died of an apparent heart attack and the other stepped down to fight cancer and died shortly after.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ McD's spent millions [somewhere near $10 million] prosecuting the two in a case that originally lasted for 10 years, the longest case in British history.
  • Change of Subject: Not that there's anything wrong with being irascible and deranged 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC blogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A documentary film of the McLibel Trial has been shown in several countries.
The term "McJob" was added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in 2003,[33] over the objections of McDonald's. In an open letter to Merriam-Webster, Jim Cantalupo, former CEO of McDonald's, denounced the definition as a "slap in the face" to all restaurant employees, and stated that "a more appropriate definition of a 'McJob' might be 'teaches responsibility.'" Merriam-Webster responded that "we stand by the accuracy and appropriateness of our definition." [34] McJob is defined by Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement".[35]
.In 1999, French anti-globalisation activist José Bové vandalized a half-built McDonald's to protest against the introduction of fast food in the region.^ I'm just anti Fast food.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ronald McDonald - the iconic character that is not only a corporate mascot but also a global symbol of everything good and bad about America - is undergoing a makeover that will change his look, sense of humor and role at the fast-food chain.

^ If we could ever eliminate fast food and soft drinks from human consumption I think that we would end the global obesity pandemic.

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.In 2001, Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation included criticism of the business practices of McDonald's.^ Reply Vadim says: February 18, 2009 at 6:13 am McDonalds not the first fast-food in Russia.
  • English Russia » First McDonalds Rest in Russia, 20 Years Ago 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC englishrussia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nutritionally, McDonalds food is indefensible, as is virtually all fast food.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One way that McDonalds kept criticism of their practices from being very public was suing anybody who spoke up, which is another standard corporate practice.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Among the critiques were allegations that McDonald's (along with other companies within the fast food industry) uses its political influence to increase its profits at the expense of people's health and the social conditions of its workers.^ People work in Fast Food, and others work in Fine Dining.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not eat at Mcdonalds or any other fast food because it is my choice.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the late 1980s, Mr. Alvarez twice tried to get hired at McDonald's, "but I couldn't get in the door," he says, since the company mostly promotes from within.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

.The book also brought into question McDonald's advertisement techniques in which it targets children.^ McDonalds has pored back into the local community, such as the RMCC houses for terminally ill children and there families.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ McDonald's can't be to blame for parents bad choices anymore than Mattel, Walmart, Barbie, Burger King or any other company that targets children.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.While the book did mention other fast-food chains, it focused primarily on McDonald's.^ I'm a meat eater but i would never eat at mcdonalds or any other fast food chain...
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp.
  • McDonald's Corporation: News & Videos about McDonald's Corporation - CNN.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ I do not eat at Mcdonalds or any other fast food because it is my choice.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 2002, vegetarian groups, largely Hindu, successfully sued McDonald's for misrepresenting their French fries as vegetarian.^ Hindu News ] Labels: french fries , McDonald's .

^ McDonald's restaurants in America switch to 100% vegetable oil to cook its french fries.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ Here is a look at the new Big Mac box and French Fry container (with the text enlarged for readability): Labels: McDonald's .

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.Morgan Spurlock's 2004 documentary film Super Size Me said that McDonald's food was contributing to the epidemic of obesity in society, and that the company was failing to provide nutritional information about its food for its customers.^ Morgan Spurlock did it in Super Size Me , but for only about a year as I recall.

^ All nutrition information is based on average values for ingredients from McDonalds suppliers throughout the U.S. and is rounded to meet current US FDA NLEA guidelines.
  • McDonald's USA - USA Core Menu Items by Ingredients 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC nutrition.mcdonalds.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Cheap food and drinks with zero nutritional value, dense in calories and able to provide inexpensive food/drinks to the poorest of areas.

.Six weeks after the film premiered, McDonald's announced that it was eliminating the super size option, and was creating the adult happy meal.^ McDonald's announces a voluntary recall of 100,000 bobblehead figurines depicting Chicago Bears players Brian Urlacher and Anthony Thomas, distributed in Happy Meals between August and September 2002.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ McDonald's announces a voluntary recall of 10 million Playmobil toys, distributed in Happy Meals in October 1982.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ If these people have kids they will be buying the kids meal in less than a week when little Joshua and Mary ask them why they aren’t going to McDonalds anymore.
  • Wonkette : McDonald’s Refuses To Hate Gay People! 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The soya that is fed to McDonald’s chickens is supplied by agricultural giant Cargill and comes directly from Brazil.^ McDonald's has supplied Fast Food News with this McNuggets Timeline: 1983 McDonald's introduces Chicken McNuggets to its national menu.

^ Well, after having the better part of a decade to continue to improve conditions for animals, McDonald's has virtually nothing to show for it—especially when it comes to chickens.
  • The PETA Files | McCruelty--We're Hatin' It 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

Greenpeace alleges that not only is soya destroying the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, but soya farmers are guilty of further crimes including slavery and the invasion of indigenous peoples’ lands. .The allegation is that McDonald's, as a client of Cargill's, is complicit in these activities.^ Now, it's important to note that these buckets actually hearken back to the early days of McDonalds, when the activities on the boxes were thought to be the major draws.
  • Topless Robot - The 10 Saddest Happy Meal Toys - Page 2 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Arguments in defense

.In response to public pressure, McDonald's has sought to include more healthy choices in its menu and has introduced a new slogan to its recruitment posters: "Not bad for a McJob".[39] (The word McJob, first attested in the mid-1980s[40] and later popularized by Canadian novelist Douglas Coupland in his book Generation X, has become a buzz word for low-paid, unskilled work with few prospects or benefits and little security.^ It is removed the menu a little more than two years later.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ Introduce your new generation to the joy and wonde more...
  • Classic Wind-up Toys 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary includes the term "McJob," which it defines as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement."
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

) McDonald's disputes the idea. .In 2007, the company launched an advertising campaign with the slogan "Would you like a career with that?"^ In 2007, the company launched an advertising campaign with the slogan "Would you like a career with that?"

^ If you would like I can send it to you by mail.
  • McDonald’s Monopoly 2009 – Free codes! | Asdfhj.com 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC asdfhj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Would you like a ring tone with that?'
  • McDonald's Corporation: News & Videos about McDonald's Corporation - CNN.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

on .Irish television, outlining that their jobs have many prospects.^ Irish television, outlining that their jobs have many prospects.

.In a bid to tap into growing consumer interest in the provenance of food, the fast-food chain recently switched its supplier of both coffee beans and milk.^ Thursday after the fast-food chain announced the largest dividend increase in its history and pledged to return more money to shareholders than Wall Street expected.
  • McDonald's Corporation: News & Videos about McDonald's Corporation - CNN.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Company‟s cost effective fast food for consumers, makes it give stable returns over last year of bear market or recession.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks on the next steps in the campaign to make fast food into fair food!
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

.UK chief executive Steve Easterbrook said: "British consumers are increasingly interested in the quality, sourcing and ethics of the food and drink they buy". McDonald's coffee is now brewed from beans taken from stocks that have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance, a conservation group.^ Earlier this decade, McDonald's lost two chief executives when one died of an apparent heart attack and the other stepped down to fight cancer and died shortly after.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ McDonald's executives have fought back against suggestions that the espresso drinks, the core of its biggest menu expansion in 30 years, aren't selling as well as expected.
  • McDonald's Coffee Strategy Is Tough Sell - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ If Republicans stuck to their knitting they would have said, "Elderly people who never bothered to save enough to buy medicine when they got old deserve to do without."

.Similarly, milk supplies used for its hot drinks and milkshakes have been switched to organic sources which could account for 5% of the UK's organic milk output.^ They could easily demand of their suppliers to use Controlled Atmosphere Killing (which works out cheaper for the company, and is much easier on slaughterhouse workers), but they refuse to do so.
  • The PETA Files | McCruelty--We're Hatin' It 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

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.McDonald's announced on May 22, 2008 that, in the U.S. and Canada, it will be introducing cooking oil for its french fries that contains no trans fats.^ We also call it "Trans fat" and not "Crisco" because Crisco contains no trans fat.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McDonald's restaurants in America switch to 100% vegetable oil to cook its french fries.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ Thursday, May 22, 2008 .

.The company will use canola-based oil with corn and soy oils by year's end for its baked items, pies and cookies.^ Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness).
  • McDonald's USA - USA Core Menu Items by Ingredients 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC nutrition.mcdonalds.com [Source type: Reference]

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Environmental record

Discarded fast food packaging contributes to the urban litter problem in cities worldwide
.In April 2008, McDonald's announced that 11 of its Sheffield restaurants have been using a biomass trial that had cut its waste and carbon footprint by half in the area.^ Reply to this 9/24/2008 11:21 AM Karen Hanrahan wrote: Are starving children eating McDonalds?
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply to this 9/24/2008 11:25 AM Adam wrote: Don't blame McDonalds, you are just buying into everything the health freaks tell you.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McDonald's has announced 4 new salads for their restaurants in Canada.

.In this trial, waste from the restaurants were collected by Veolia Environmental Services and used to produce energy at a power plant.^ All proceeds from these restaurants are used to support morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) activities for service personnel and their families.

^ Offering to buy the Seabrook nuclear power plant and never putting fuel into it, but using it for heat storage the storage plant being fed by free energy machines.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.McDonald's plans to expand this project, although the lack of biomass power plants in the U.S. will prevent this plan from becoming a national standard anytime soon.^ Forums Wireless ISPs Telstra McDonald's Wifi soon FREE! Archive version Return to standard view .
  • McDonald's Wifi soon FREE! - Telstra - Wireless ISPs 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Teddy, now gone from us, has become an idea, a bulwark, a standard and a clarion call to service and national duty.

[44] In addition, in Europe, McDonald's has been recycling vegetable grease by converting it to fuel for their diesel trucks.[45]
.Furthermore, McDonald's has been using a corn-based bioplastic to produce containers for some of their products.^ Some one mentioned doing a list of McDonald’s products that are specific to regions.
  • Top 10 Failed McDonald’s Products - Listverse 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here are some codes for (1) FREE hour of Wi-Fi at participating McDonald’s that I won and wont use.
  • Free McDonald’s Monopoly codes | Asdfhj.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC asdfhj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The day was focused on timing Front Counter service, Production, and Drive Thru service as well as performing a travel path throughout the store and prioritizing tasks based on McDonald's Prioritizing system which we had done some review of in the very first part of the day.

.Although industries who use this product claim a carbon savings of 30% to 80%, a Guardian study shows otherwise.^ Reply to this 9/24/2008 11:25 AM Karen Hanrahan wrote: That's OK. I don't claim to be a scientist.  This is a simple show and tell that I use to educate parents.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It discusses studies that show that there has NOT been a significant increase in malpractice premiums in the last 30 years.
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ It discusses studies that show that there has NOT been a significant increase in malpractice premiums in the last 30 years.” .
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

.The results show that this type of plastic does not break down in landfills as efficiently as other conventional plastics.^ The results obtained from the analysis are used, in a comparative manner, to show how they have performed in relation to each other and in relation to their previous years’ performances.
  • McDonalds |Papers4you.com|Over 50,000 University essays-and-dissertationss, Dissertations, Research Papers, Essays, Assignments, Academic Reports and Analysis 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.coursework4you.co.uk [Source type: Reference]

^ Now this study actually is very interesting, even if it does conflict with others that failed to show such an effect.
  • Obesity - Primary vs. Secondary prevention : denialism blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The extra energy it takes to recycle this plastic results in a higher output of greenhouse gases. Also, the plastics can contaminate waste streams, causing other recycled plastics to become unsaleable.[46]
.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized McDonald's continuous effort to reduce solid waste by designing more efficient packaging and by promoting the use of recycled-content materials.^ It'd make the body as useful as possible, maximizing output and reducing waste.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The actual materials of the packaging were previously upgraded to a more ecological mix, so the only change here is the graphics.

^ The new McDonald's fast food packaging will be introduced first in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States and continue rolling out worldwide through 2010.

[47] .McDonald's reports that they are committed towards environmental leadership by effectively managing electric energy, by conserving natural resources through recycling and reusing materials, and by addressing water management issues within the restaurant.^ I am a manager at a mcdonald's restaurant and the reason what you get does not look like the pictures on the menu board is because they are plastic models of the sandwiches...it isn't real food.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What the most efficient use of resources is, is a decision of the management of the restaurant.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At a recent McDonald's " McGreen " event, " Water coolers were available as an alternative to bottled water, reducing bottled water consumption by 25 percent ," according to a report by Nancy Mann Jackson .

[48]
.In an effort to reduce energy usage by 25% in its restaurants, McDonald's opened a prototype restaurant in Chicago in 2009 with the intention of using the model in its other restaurants throughout the world.^ McDonald's uses regional distribution throughout the world.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the other hand alot of these users have already begun to use or are able to move over to Firefox with minimal effort.
  • What the EU might force Microsoft to do | Beyond Binary - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Even other fast food restaurants are better than McDonalds in every way, even the bad ones.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.Building on past efforts, specifically a restaurant it opened in Sweden in 2000 that was the first to intentionally incorporate green ideas, McDonald's designed the Chicago site to save energy by incorporating old and new ideas such as managing storm water, using skylights for more natural lighting and installing some partitions and tabletops made from recycled goods.^ His idea is what made McDonald's rich."
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ The first McDonald's franchise opens in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago .
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ I have an Idea for a new McDonald’s product.
  • Top 10 Failed McDonald’s Products - Listverse 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49]
.When McDonald’s received criticism for its environmental policies in the 1970s, it began to make substantial progress towards source reductions efforts.^ "The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dennis moved back to New Jersey where his alternative energy efforts began, where he lives to this day, still trying to make free energy happen.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The McLibel Support Campaign urges consumers to boycott McDonald's fast-food restaurants in response to the company's efforts to censor its critics.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

[50] .For instance, an “average meal” in the 1970s—a Big Mac, fries, and a drink—required 46 grams of packaging; today, it requires only 25 grams, allowing a 46% reduction.^ I’m going to miss Big Macs and frys.
  • Wonkette : McDonald’s Refuses To Hate Gay People! 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Big Mac has 600 calories and 33 grams of fat.

^ I am only paying for the food, though obviously that food needs to be packaged in way that allows me to get it home.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

[51] .In addition, McDonald’s eliminated the need for intermediate containers for cola by having a delivery system that pumps syrup directly from the delivery truck into storage containers, saving two million pounds of packaging annually.^ Both were then packaged into a specially designed two-sided container.
  • Top 10 Failed McDonald’s Products - Listverse 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dennis invented the Heat Injector , which was a self-contained heat pump which did not need field technicians to laboriously fabricate panel arrays.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How much money did Dennis Systems for Savings customers end up risking by buying Dennis heat pumps?
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .Overall, weight reductions in packaging and products, as well as the increased usage of bulk packaging ultimately decreased packaging by 24 million pounds annually.^ And some might argure they'd be better on strike instead, because in their current capacity, not only do they lower overall productivity, but ultimately increase the stranglehold on the productive.

^ Any new tax is shouldered by us all, as new costs are passed down the chain in the form of price increases, lower wages for workers, decreased employment opportunities and an overall reduction in economic activity.

^ Overall retail consumption will increase in 2010 but will show the largest jump in 2011, further signs of an economy well on its way to a recovery.
  • Investment Analysis Final Project 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]

Legal cases

.McDonald's has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases, most of which involved trademark disputes.^ Lettuce, tomatoes, and bun seem fresher then most other McDonald's burgers.

^ Pete Bensen, corporate number cruncher, was aligned when he commented that, "At McDonald's, the most important number is number 'one' (a reference to an earlier statement that the customer is number one) .

^ Considering the vast majority of employees are highschool kids and college kids, for most of them, McDonald's is their first job, and in most places, McDonald's employees are highly sout after employees for other businesses.
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.The company has threatened many food businesses with legal action unless they drop the Mc or Mac from their trading name.^ Unless they have enough money to live on, independently, how will they "drop out"?

^ I am a FAIR person and I will NOT pay a take-out server unless they BRING the food out to me.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a business transaction - I give the restaurant money, they give me food.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

.In one noteworthy case, McDonald's sued a Scottish café owner called McDonald, even though the business in question dated back over a century (Sheriff Court Glasgow and Strathkelvin, November 21, 1952).^ I felt worse going from 175 to 180 than I did from 195 to 190, even though I'd have killed to be back at that lower weight.
  • Obesity - Primary vs. Secondary prevention : denialism blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don't nelieve me it was one of the major headlines back in the early 80's, and if you don't like McDonalds , then don't go there.Duh!!!!
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would hesitate to even call what McDonald's serves up - "food".
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.On September 8, 2009, McDonald's Malaysian operations lost a lawsuit to prevent another restaurant calling itself McCurry.^ Approximately 70 per cent of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent, local men and women.
  • McDonald's - Olympic.org 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.olympic.org [Source type: News]

^ Fast food chain McDonald's lost a lawsuit in Malaysia on Wednesday after an appeals court overruled a decision that its trademark had been infringed by a local restaurant called McCurry .

^ You do realize that at McDonalds or another fast food restaurant they have to deal with MORE ORDERS than you do.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

.McDonald's lost in an appeal to Malaysia's highest court, the Federal Court.^ Fast food chain McDonald's lost a lawsuit in Malaysia on Wednesday after an appeals court overruled a decision that its trademark had been infringed by a local restaurant called McCurry .

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It has also filed numerous defamation suits. .For example, in the McLibel case, McDonald's sued two activists for distributing pamphlets attacking its environmental, labor and health records.^ Earlier this decade, McDonald's lost two chief executives when one died of an apparent heart attack and the other stepped down to fight cancer and died shortly after.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ What would have become one more marginalized tale became a global story when McDonalds sued those two people.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While it seems like a BS case McDonald's wasn't just sued because the woman scalded herself.
  • What the EU might force Microsoft to do | Beyond Binary - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.After the longest trial in UK legal history, McDonald's won a technical victory for showing that some allegations were untrue.^ It became the longest trial in Britains history.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I show up for the 2nd interview (technically the 3rd), at the mall courtyard, where there is a McDonald's.

^ McDonald's is showing some serious stamina in their quest to take some (or much, or all) of Starbucks business.

.But it was a massive public relations disaster, since the judge also found that more than half of what was on the pamphlet was truthful, or were simply the opinions of the activists and therefore non-prosecutable.^ More than half fatalities.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Report: At least 20 29 32 dead, 28 wounded in shooting at Virginia Tech; Update: Chinese man on student visa? Update: Two suspects? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ Austrian economics is nothing more or less than the classical liberalism of the age of our Founding Fathers.
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ Therefore, it was interesting to hear those exact words from Ralph Alvarez when he said, "We are friendlier, faster, and more accurate than we were five years ago."

.McDonald's has defended itself in several cases involving workers' rights.^ I have read several “the rest of the story” pieces on the McDonalds case.
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ Consumers have joined together with religious, human rights, student, and workers' rights groups across the country to protest McDonald's behavior to advance real rights for these workers.
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

^ American Rights At Work issues E-Action Alert to tell McDonald's to "implement fair wages and real rights for the workers who pick your tomatoes" now...
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

.In 2001 the company was fined £12,400 by British magistrates for illegally employing and over-working child labor in one of its London restaurants.^ For one, your 41 rules don't work, because you don't know how restaurants work.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have never seen one person do that in all my years of working in restaurants, no one ever will, and I certainly never will.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock.
  • Patent Law Blog (Patently-O): Patently-O Bits and Bytes 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC www.patentlyo.com [Source type: General]

This is thought to be one of the largest fines imposed on a company for breaking laws relating to child working conditions (R v 2002 EWCA Crim 1094). In April 2007 in Perth, Western Australia, McDonald's pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the employment of children under 15 in one of its outlets and was fined AU$8,000.[55]
Possibly the most infamous legal case involving McDonald's was the 1994 decision in The McDonald's Coffee Case.
.In a McDonald's American Idol figurine promotion, the figurine that represents "New Wave Nigel" wears something that closely resembles Devo’s Energy Dome, which was featured on the band's album cover, Freedom of Choice.^ The 80's New Wave band Devo is suing McDonald's over a Happy Meal Toy.

^ From AAP: "We are in the midst of suing them," (Devo's Jerry) Casale told AAP. "This New Wave Nigel doll that they've created is just a complete Devo rip-off and the red hat is exactly the red hat that I designed, and it's copyrighted and trademarked.

^ The toy, New Wave Nigel, is part of McDonald's American Idol-related line of give-aways based on various genres of music.

In addition to the figurine's image, it also plays a tune that appears to be an altered version of Devo's song "Doctor Detroit." Devo copyrighted and trademarked the Energy Dome and is taking legal action against McDonald's.[56]

Products

A McDonald's Big Mac combo meal served with French fries and Coca-Cola.
.McDonald's predominantly sells hamburgers, various types of chicken sandwiches and products, French fries, soft drinks, breakfast items, and desserts.^ Complete list: * Medium or Large Coffee Cups (2 tickets) * Medium or Large Cold Drink Cups (2 tickets) * Large Fries (2 tickets) * Big Mac® Sandwiches (2 tickets) * ±Angus Burger bacon and cheddar or ±Angus Burger (2 tickets) * Egg McMuffin® Breakfast Sandwiches^ (2 tickets) * 10 & 20 Piece McNuggets (2 for 10, 4 for 20) * ±Classic Chicken or ±Southwest Chicken Sandwiches (Crispy or Grilled) (2 tickets) .
  • McDonald’s Monopoly 2009 – Free codes! | Asdfhj.com 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC asdfhj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During previous periods of inflation, Mr. Alvarez says, restaurants simply raised the price of large sandwiches by 10 cents and the price of small sandwiches, french fries and drinks by five cents.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ McDonald's executives have fought back against suggestions that the espresso drinks, the core of its biggest menu expansion in 30 years, aren't selling as well as expected.
  • McDonald's Coffee Strategy Is Tough Sell - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

.In most markets, McDonald's offers salads and vegetarian items, wraps and other localized fare.^ Their burgers are leaner than other fast food places and they offer salads, fruit, yogurt and low carb wraps, and they manage to do it all at pretty good prices.
  • Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC bestwellnessconsultant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Synonymous with mass-marketed crap, McDonald's is generally reviled as lowest common denominator fare.
  • McDonald's 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: News]

^ Please leave a comment below regarding disappearing Dollar Menu items at your local McDonald's.

.Portugal is the only country with McDonald's restaurants serving soup.^ Anatomy of a Chicken McNugget For many years, it was believed that the "McNugget" served at McDonalds restaurants was a batter-fried piece of formal chicken.

^ From Wikipedia : In 1986, Guantanamo became host to Cuba's first and only McDonald's restaurant, as well as a Subway.

^ At that time McDonald’s was the only smoke free restaurant, so I would take the kids there after swimming lessons.
  • Top 10 Failed McDonald’s Products - Listverse 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This local deviation from the standard menu is a characteristic for which the chain is particularly known, and one which is employed either to abide by regional food taboos (such as the religious prohibition of beef consumption in India) or to make available foods with which the regional market is more familiar (such as the sale of McRice in Indonesia).^ In places like Russia, such weakness is making it more expensive to import ingredients.
  • McDonald's Business Strategy Amid the Recession - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks on the next steps in the campaign to make fast food into fair food!
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

^ That made me think he may work for somebody else, such as the CIA. He has the debunker vocabulary down pat, using more than one pejorative in the same sentence.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Headquarters

McDonald's Plaza, the headquarters of McDonald's
The McDonald's headquarters complex, McDonald's Plaza, is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. It sits on the site of the former headquarters and stabling area of Paul Butler, the founder of Oak Brook.[57] McDonald's moved into the Oak Brook facility from an office within the Chicago Loop in 1971.[58]

Advertising

McDonald's has for decades maintained an extensive advertising campaign. .In addition to the usual media (television, radio, and newspaper), the company makes significant use of billboards and signage, sponsors sporting events ranging from Little League to the Olympic Games, and makes coolers of orange drink with their logo available for local events of all kinds.^ This means that you are solely and entirely responsible for the consequences of all Postings that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site.
  • Ashlee Simpson Drunk at McDonald's | SPIKE 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ As many of you have so eloquently pointed out, there are cheap people who use all kinds of excuses for not tipping fairly.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From newspapers to public radio and television, the boycott victory and ongoing campaign for fair food in the fast food industry are continuing to make waves.
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ciw-online.org [Source type: General]

Nonetheless, television has always played a central role in the company's advertising strategy.
.To date, McDonald's has used 23 different slogans in United States advertising, as well as a few other slogans for select countries and regions.^ It is accurate to say only that the United States has a different pricing system from that of other countries.
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ A few other chains are participating as well.

^ Well, other McDonalds do it.” Then go to another McDonalds.

At times, it has run into trouble with its campaigns.

Children's advertising

Gallery

Global Operations

Countries with McDonald's stores
.McDonald's has become emblematic of globalization, sometimes referred to as the "McDonaldization" of society.^ What would have become one more marginalized tale became a global story when McDonalds sued those two people.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Economist magazine uses the "Big Mac Index": the comparison of a Big Mac's cost in various world currencies can be used to informally judge these currencies' purchasing power parity.^ But here's the real surprise : The Whopper costs $2.59 and a Big Mac costs $3.09!

.Scandinavian countries lead the Big Mac Index with four of the five most expensive Big Mac's.^ McDonald's sells 550 million Big Macs each year in over 100 countries.

^ But really, if you think Mc Donalds is bad, try eating what they eat in most third world countries(where they make the happy meal toys)-you'll beg for a big mac!
  • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.Norway has the most expensive Big Mac in the world as of July 2008, whilst the cheapest country is Malaysia.^ Uncle Al says at 2:44 pm, July 15th, 2008 - Reply “In High School after the big game I couldn’t wait to get to McD’s.” .
  • Wonkette : McDonald’s Refuses To Hate Gay People! 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Submitted by Big Mac Got Robbed on October 8, 2008 - 11:33.
  • Cracking the infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game | Wise Bread 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.wisebread.com [Source type: General]

^ Truculent says at 2:37 pm, July 15th, 2008 - Reply So this is why my ass hurts after a Big Mac.
  • Wonkette : McDonald’s Refuses To Hate Gay People! 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thomas Friedman once said that no country with a McDonald's had gone to war with another.^ At McDonalds, Eastland VIC I noticed a sign that said Free WiFi, but no brochures or anything.
  • McDonald's Wifi soon FREE! - Telstra - Wireless ISPs 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Eleanor Roosevelt once said … No one can make you feel inferior without your consent .

[59][Full citation needed] However, the "Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention" is not strictly true. .Exceptions are the 1989 United States invasion of Panama, NATO's bombing of Serbia in 1999, the 2006 Lebanon War, and the 2008 South Ossetia War.^ Drugs and surgical procedures, with extremely few exceptions, are the only legal "medicines" in the United States .
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some observers have suggested that the company should be given credit for increasing the standard of service in markets that it enters.^ Some people are suggesting that increasing taxes will force employers to lay off employees and I just don't understand the correlation.

^ Surely a 60% increase would make it profitable for new companies to enter the market?
  • Health Care: What to Do? | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ This demands an answer then, if the company puts a service charge of 10% on all togo food that is given to the waiter, is this ok?
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

.A group of anthropologists in a study entitled Golden Arches East[60] looked at the impact McDonald's had on East Asia, and Hong Kong in particular.^ Hong Kong has an industrialized diet, and 25 of McDonalds 50 biggest outlets are in Hong Kong.
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC www.ahealedplanet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McDonald's total sales rose 5.4 percent, 9.8 percent in Europe and 11.5 percent in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region because of strong demand in Australia.

^ Angry African says at 3:39 pm, July 15th, 2008 - Reply I always thought those golden arches looked a bit like a bum to me.
  • Wonkette : McDonald’s Refuses To Hate Gay People! 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When it opened in Hong Kong in 1975, McDonald's was the first restaurant to consistently offer clean restrooms, driving customers to demand the same of other restaurants and institutions.^ McDonald's first drive-thru in China .

^ A McDonald's restaurant is about customers, sure.

^ Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

.McDonald's have recently taken to partnering up with Sinopec, China's second largest oil company, in the People's Republic of China, as it begins to take advantage of China's growing use of personal vehicles by opening numerous drive-thru restaurants.^ Drive-thru is DIFFERENT at McDonald's.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

^ McDonald's first drive-thru in China .

^ Just like the guy at the drive through at the fast food restaurant takes it through a microphone.
  • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

[61] McDonald's reached a deal with the French fine arts museum, the Louvre, to open a McDonald's restaurant and McCafé on its premises,by their underground entrance, in November 2009.[62]

See also

  • Fast Food Nation, book by Eric Schlosser
  • MaDonal, a restaurant knock-off operating in Northern Iraq .
  • Maxime, McDuff & McDo, documentary film about the unionizing of a McDonald's in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • McDonaldization, term used by sociologist George Ritzer to describe the process by which a society takes on the characteristics of a fast-food restaurant.
  • McDonald's Video Game, a satirical game placing the player in the role of McDonald's management.
  • Don Gorske, a McDonald's enthusiast, has consumed over 20,000 Big Mac hamburgers.^ McDonald's enthusiasts, is it something in the food?
    • Why does McDonalds lie in their ads? 17 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Use on ALL McDonald's hamburgers.

    ^ Fast Food Facts is not affiliated with any restaurant.

    .He appeared on Super Size Me, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, and has a movie called MacDaddy.
  • Super Size Me, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock.
  • "Big Mac's Makeover: McDonald's Turned Around".^ Around 9pm I took mass transit home and jumped on the awesome “World Can’t Wait” organization conference call at 10pm.

    ^ McDonald's Big Mac is a signature sandwich.

    ^ For+the+record%2C+if+I%27d+won+the+%23moonfruit+Mac%2C+I+would%27ve+donated+it+to+a+school+in+a+third-world+country+like+Florida+or+California.'
    • The incredible secret of good posts 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC thewayoftheweb.net [Source type: General]

    The Economist. 2004-10-14. .http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_PNRVRJR.^ February 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm :P nice article… http://www.spymac.com/details/?2345064 .
    • McDonald’s Bathroom Attendant « Improv Everywhere 1 February 2010 3:18 UTC improveverywhere.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go to http://www.chipotle.com and pick "order."
    • Tipping.org Forums: Tipping for Takeout!?!? 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC www.tipping.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Its Web site can be found here: http://www.borderlands-books.com/ .
    • Chapter 3 « W1N5T0N 28 January 2010 0:26 UTC w1n5t0n.com [Source type: Original source]

    Retrieved 2008-04-08
    . 

Competitors

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  • CBC Archives CBC Television reports on the opening of Moscow McDonald's (1990).

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