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Superior Court Judge Approves McDonald's Settlement

2005-08-26 A California Superior Court judge approved a settlement between McDonald's Corp. and which would require the former to pay a total of $10.5 million...

Possibility of IPO of Chipotle Announced

2005-08-26 Following in the footsteps of Wendy's International, McDonald's Corp. may present its Chipotle Mexican Grill chain in an initial public stock offering.

McDonald's Teams Up With Destiny's Child for Charity

2005-08-05 McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region, Inc., yesterday announced that families staying at certain Ronald McDonald Houses will attend a special backstage reception with Destiny's Child today.

McDonald's Announces Partnership With DreamWorks

2005-07-27 DreamWorks Animation SKG and McDonald's Corporation today announced a two-year worldwide marketing and promotional relationship.

McDonald's Adds Three New Premium Chicken Sandwiches to Menu

2005-07-20 Beginning August 2, McDonald’s -- the nation’s leading seller of chicken sandwiches -- will debut three new Premium Chicken Sandwiches in restaurants nationwide.

Houston McDonald’s Expand Menu With… DVD Rentals?

2005-07-01 Houston-area McDonald’s restaurants have a new item on the menu: DVDs. At 181 restaurants at the city, guests can visit the new "Redboxes" – DVD rental kiosks – where they can check out movies in addition to ordering a Big Mac and fries.

1998 McDonald’s Discrimination Lawsuit Retried in Cleveland

2005-06-24 A discrimination lawsuit against Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's Corp., filed in 1998 by a former restaurant manager infected with the HIV virus, is being retried in court in Cleveland.

McDonald’s Same-Store Sales Up in May

2005-06-08 Both U.S. and global comparable sales were up at McDonald’s on May, by 4.2 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.

Denis Hennequin Named President of McDonald's Europe

2005-06-06 Effective July 1, Hennequin will replace Russ Smyth, who is stepping down after 21 years with McDonald’s.

McDonald’s Latin America Announces Exclusive Agreement With Copa Toyota Libertadores

2005-05-19 Latin America’s largest professional football club tournament teams up with an industry giant.