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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:...

McDonald's Corporation Names Mary Dillon as Global Chief Marketing Officer

2005-09-01 McDonald’s Corporation today announced that Mary Dillon has been named Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer for the company, succeeding Larry Light, who will retire at the end of this year.

California Files Suit on French Fry Health Risks

2005-08-29 The state of California has filed a lawsuit against top French fry and potato chip manufacturers to force them to warn consumers about a potentially cancer-causing substance found in the snacks.

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.

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...

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.