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McDonald's Reports Strong Q2 Sales and Preliminary EPS Growth

2006-07-17 McDonald's global comparable sales increased 5.5 for the second quarter, while preliminary second quarter earnings per share are expected to be about $0.67.

McDonald's Bulgaria Transfers to a Developmental Licensee Structure

2006-07-14 McDonald's first DL franchisees in Bulgaria include veteran McDonald's Bulgaria employee, Ivan Lissikov, and Svetozar Janevski and Zoran Matlievsk, both longstanding DL franchisees of McDonald's Macedonia.

McDonald's to Sponsor FIFA World Cup Through 2014

2006-07-08 McDonald's today announced its sponsorship renewal as FIFA World Cup Sponsor with FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the world governing body of football, through 2014.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering

2006-05-19 Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. announced that McDonald's Ventures, LLC and certain of its other stockholders have agreed to sell 4,197,331 shares of its class A common stock, par value $.01 per share, at a price of $61.50 per share. McDonald's Ventures, LLC has agreed to sell 4,100,000 shares.

McDonald's Announces Global Moms Panel

2006-05-09 McDonald’s has named a team of moms from around the world to serve on its first Global Moms Panel. Representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the women will provide input and guidance on a broad range of topics to help the company better serve the needs of moms and families both inside and outside its restaurants worldwide.

McDonald's Says Los Angeles Times Story Misleading

2006-05-08 McDonald's asserts that today's Los Angeles Times story about the dissolution of the McDonald's / Disney alliance is "based on Hollywood heresay from unnamed sources, and the entire premise is a misrepresentation of the truth."...

Ronald McDonald Stars in New DVD Series

2006-05-03 Produced in association with DIC Entertainment, the worldwide licensor for the McKids brand, The McKids Adventures DVD specials are part of McDonald's active lifestyle campaign which promotes physical activity.

Child Advocacy Organization Calls for Boycott of McDonald's

2006-05-02 The National Foundation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (NFPCSA) is calling for a nationwide boycott of McDonald's restaurants in light of the revelation last night by Nashville station WTVF that numerous McDonald's restaurants across the country have hired convicted sex offenders despite the fact that these offenses could have easily been uncovered through background checks.

McDonald's USA Honoring Those Who Serve

2006-05-01 McDonald's is recognizing those who serve our country and communities through the National Salute to America's Heroes.

McDonald's Melts Away Spring Chill

2006-04-10 Marking the one-year anniversary of Premium Roast coffee in Michigan, McDonald's is introducing Cinnamon Melts to its menu today.