Quick service restaurants roll out smart phone app payment options for customers

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s all experimenting with mobile payments.

CEO Charlie Bell credits McDonald’s Plan to Win initiative and its new Chicken selects for driving August 2004’s global comparable sales up 3.9 percent.
Based on current sales data, McDonald's estimates that it will sell over 35 million pounds of apples annually through Apple Dippers alone.
Following regional tests, McDonald’s has rolled out Chicken Selects premium breast strips to its core menu at restaurants nationwide.
The annual survey evaluates the number of minority employees, hiring, promotion, and retention for more than 1,200 U.S. companies.
Compared with the same periods in 2003, systemwide sales increased 8.4 percent for the month and 11.6 percent for the second quarter.
McDonald’s today unveiled the concept for the re-imaging of its flagship rock and roll location in Chicago., Inc., a California non-profit, has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's for "false advertising regarding its announcement that it was implementing a change to a new cooking oil."
According to Coke, Coca-Cola C2 has half the carbohydrates, calories, and sugar of regular cola, and "all the great taste."
Charlie Bell, formerly president and chief operating officer, is named McDonald's president and chief executive officer after the sudden death of Jim Cantalupo.
McDonald's chairman and CEO Jim Cantalupo died suddenly and unexpectedly this morning of an apparent heart attack, according to the company.
As part of a just-announced "Lifestyles Platform," McDonald's will offer a Go Active! Adult Happy Meal, among other initiatives.
For one month Soso Whaley will eat three meals a day at McDonald's in hopes of proving she can not only maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also lose weight.
McDonald's plans to roll out several changes to its Happy Meal program this year, creating what the company hopes will be a "Happy Meal Experience" for mothers and their kids.
McDonald's intends to rid its menu of Super Size fries and soft drinks, according to reports from Dow Jones and Reuters.
McDonald's today announced the renewal of its worldwide Olympic Partnership through the 2012 Games.
McDonald's has announced a multi-year global partnership with NBA superstar Yao Ming. The announcement was made during NBA All-Star 2004 festivities in Los Angeles.
McDonald's Corporation announced today that systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants increased 19 percent in January 2004, compared with January 2003.
Funds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and children's organizations Worldwide.
McDonald's has announced plans to consolidate its systemwide media strategy, planning and buying efforts with OMD Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc.
Clothes, toys, books, and videos will tout the McDonald’s brand.