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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.

Nintendo, Wayport to offer Wi-Fi gaming in McDonalds

2005-10-18 Video game console maker Nintendo Co. on Tuesday said wireless access company Wayport will provide Wi-Fi service at nearly 6,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States for the video game console maker's handheld Nintendo DS.

Fast-Food Giant McDonald’s Wins Approval as Ceres Partner; Pledges Further Improvements in Social & Environmental Programs

2005-10-18 Citing the company’s progress on sustainability reporting and commitment to continuous enhancement of its social and environmental performance, the Ceres board of directors today announced it has approved fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. as a Ceres company.

McDonald's to Close Jamaica Restaurants

2005-10-07 There will be no more Big Macs in Jamaica. McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast-food company, said Thursday that it will suspend business and close its eight restaurants in Jamaica later this month.

New Monopoly Game McDonald’s Biggest Promotion to Date

2005-10-04 McDonald’s partners with Best Buy to offer $200 million in prizes, including a home electronics makeover, $1 million in cash, and a chance to be in a Buena Vista movie.

Chipotle to Go Public

2005-09-22 McDonald’s announces an IPO of minority interest in Chipotle planned for first quarter 2006.

McDonald’s® Debuts Advertising on the World of Opportunity Under the Golden Arches

2005-09-21 McDonald’s today unveiled a new TV commercial that showcases successful individuals whose first jobs were at McDonald’s.

McDonald's adds Hershey CEO to board

2005-09-13 McDonald's Corp. said Monday it chose Richard H. Lenny, chairman and chief executive of chocolate maker Hershey Co., to join the company's board as a new director.

Hurricane Katrina Hits Close to Home for the QSR Industry

2005-09-09 QSR sent out an e-mail asking subscribers along the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast to share stories on how they are coping or helping others in the region. Here's what came back:...