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McDonald's to Begin Rollout of Packaging with Nutrition Information at Olympics

2006-02-07 McDonald's Corporation today launched the official global rollout of nutrition information on its product packaging in restaurants in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games host city, Torino.

American Express Announces McDonald's to Accept ExpressPay for Contactless Payments

2006-01-19 American Express today announced McDonald's USA as the latest national merchant partner to accept ExpressPay from American Express. Cardholders can use ExpressPay at more than 12,000 McDonald's restaurants nationwide.

First McDonald's Drive-Thru Opens in China

2005-12-12 McDonald's China Sunday announced the official grand opening of its first drive-thru restaurant in China.

McDonald's Reports November Comparable Sales Up

2005-12-08 McDonald's Corporation announced today that comparable sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide increased 4.0 percent in November. Systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants rose 1.7 percent for the month, or 5.0 percent in constant currencies.

Webcast Details Shareholder Proposal for Restructuring McDonald's

2005-11-15 A McDonald’s shareholder today presented its proposal for the restructuring of the company via web cast to media, analysts, and the public.

McDonald's investor wants assets spun off-report

2005-11-09 A major McDonald's Corp. shareholder has proposed that the chain sell about two-thirds of company-owned restaurants in an IPO to bolster its stock price, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

McDonald's McRib(R) Sandwich Begins Farewell Tour

2005-11-02 The McRib Farewell Tour, celebrating the McDonald's McRib Sandwich, is making its way across the country. McDonald's restaurants throughout the United States will give customers their last chance to experience the sizzling boneless pork rib patty topped with pickles, onions and tangy BBQ sauce on a special McRib bun.

McDonald's to Post Nutrition Info on Food

2005-10-27 Make it a burger, fries and nutritional information to go. Seeking to counter charges that its food is unhealthy and contributes to obesity, McDonald's Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition facts on the packaging for most of its menu items next year, the Associated Press reports.

Chipotle Spin-off Now in Motion

2005-10-26 McDonald's Corp. has made a long-anticipated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to make its Denver Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain a separate, publicly held company.

McDonald’s Launches Virtual Kitchen Tour

2005-10-25 By visiting the food quality portion of, viewers can learn how McDonald’s food is made from the farm to table, with video vignettes for breakfast and lunch menu items.