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McDonald’s Celebrates Success in Green Practices Worldwide

Reusing air conditioning condensation to water plants and clean. Repurposing advertising banners into fashionable tote bags. Recycling used cooking oil to power generators at a hospital. Today, McDonald’s Corp. celebrates these and dozens more examples of passion and innovation in the 2012 Global Best of Green report.

NY Tri State McDonald's Seek Grassroots Nutrition Programs

 In response to the need for greater nutrition awareness on the community level, the New York Tri-State McDonald's Restaurant Owners are offering seed grants to local organizations to spur grassroots nutrition initiatives in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Applications are currently being accepted; submission deadline is June 1, 2012.

A Bright Idea

America is sweet on citrus—even the sour varieties.

Restaurant operators and chefs are increasingly using
oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus items to liven up their menus with a fresh taste.

If there’s one word that seems to sum up citrus’ taste profile, it’s bright.

“Citrus is incredibly popular because it is so aromatic and has those bright and fresh notes,” says Kevan Vetter, executive chef and manager of culinary product development for seasoning giant McCormick & Co. “It really gives you a pop.”

BK Picks Up Software from Australian Tech Company

Summit Innovations, an electronic communications and technology company from Melbourne, Australia, is bringing its successful software business to the United States, and is using a motorsport program to reach its target market.

Summit’s clients include KFC, Yum Australia, burger chain Hungry Jack’s, and McDonald’s Australia, all of whom now use the system and product mix exclusively in their Australian stores.

Summit Innovations provides the Speed Of Service software to Hungry Jack’s in Australia, and is embarking on an affiliation with its U.S. subsidiary, Burger King.

Starbucks is No. 1 Most Socially Engaged Company

Starbucks Coffee Company has been rated No. 1 in a study of the most socially engaged companies, which was released today by advertising research firm PhaseOne.

In addition to Starbucks, the study's most socially engaged brands across three distinct engagement metrics are Audi, McDonald's, Red Bull, and American Express.

The findings from the study were presented at the Advertising Research Foundation's Re:Think event in New York City on March 27, 2012.

McDonald's Tri-State Owners Launch Local Nutrition Network

McDonald's New York Tri-State area restaurants today launched the McDonald's New York Metro Nutrition Network, a new community outreach initiative to provide funds to local organizations for grassroots nutrition programs.

Through the program, New York Tri-State McDonald's restaurant owners are offering seed money to help local organizations bring nutrition information and guidance to the communities they serve.

This initiative is an extension of McDonald's national commitment to offer improved nutrition choices.

McDonald's Skinner Retiring; Thompson to Be CEO

McDonald's Corporation announced that vice chairman and chief executive officer Jim Skinner has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire after 41 years with the company, effective June 30.

McDonald's Board of Directors elected current president and chief operating officer Don Thompson to succeed Skinner as CEO, effective July 1.

McDonald’s Celebrates its Sustainable Supply Chain

McDonald’s announces today its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners by highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners who address challenges to help improve food sources, the environment, communities, and employee wellness across the world. McDonald’s received more than 400 submissions from 172 different suppliers, making the 2012 selection process the most difficult yet impactful to date.

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