McDonald’s Looks to Beef Up Image With Mega-Burger

McDonald’s is bringing back big burgers in the hopes that they, in turn, will bring back customers. Starting later this month, the world’s largest restaurant chain will, for a short time, bring back beefier burgers to its U.S. restaurants that are akin to the Angus Third Pounders it discontinued two years ago. The company’s hope is that its budget-conscious customers will cough up a hefty $ 4.99 for the sandwich – the “Sirloin Third Pound” burgers – and Read more [...]

Workers respond to McDonald’s pay increase: we fight on

Workers in 90% of stores owned by franchisees are not covered by new policyMcDonald’s workers press demand for $ 15 an hour and right to form unionMcDonald’s workers who are struggling to make ends meet have vowed to keep fighting for $ 15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, saying that the incremental rise will not help them pay their bills, stay off public assistance and out of poverty.The fast-food giant announced it will raise the pay of 90,000 of its US employees Read more [...]

Knee-Jerk Reactions After McDonald’s All-American Game

The nation's top college basketball prospects gathered this year, as they do every year, for the McDonald's All-American Game in the House That Jordan Built, the United Center in Chicago. With nine of the game's players undecided on their college destination, there were many questions to answer Wednesday night. Like, would these undecided players go to Kentucky, or Kentucky? Would they go to Kentucky now, or would they go to Kentucky later? Do you think that when they go to Kentucky, they'll be on Read more [...]

McDonald’s to Raise U.S. Workers’ Hourly Wage to $10 By End of 2016

While fast-food workers across the country plan protests over their wages later this month, employees at McDonald’s-owned restaurants can expect pay hikes starting this summer. The fast-food giant will raise the average hourly rate for workers at the U.S. restaurants it owns to $ 9.90 from $ 9.01 starting July 1, while those wages will climb to $ 10 per hour by the end of 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company will also allow those employees to earn up to five days Read more [...]

McDonald’s May Be Adding Kale to the Menu

Some industry analysts believe McDonald’s may soon add kale to the menu. A report from analysts at Janney Capital Markets to clients stated that “McDonald’s U.S. plans to roll out kale as an ingredient in its restaurants at some point in the not-too-distant future,” CNN reports. The fast-food giant plans to incorporate the leafy green in salads, and possibly a smoothie. A company spokesperson would not confirm the rumors to TIME, only saying: “as we continue to listen Read more [...]

McDonalds Will Serve Up Sustainable Beef, Whatever That Is

By 2016, McDonald’s will source only “verified sustainable beef.” The pledge, announced Tuesday, is an effort to make the fast-food chain’s meat production both greener and kinder to the animals whose meat winds up in its burgers. Just one problem: no one knows exactly what sustainable beef is. In a statement posted to it website Tuesday, the fast food king said it wants “to improve environmental practices in the way beef is produced, support positive workplaces in the beef industry, and Read more [...]