Industry News | March 15, 2011

McDonald's Pledges $2 Million to Japan Relief

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McDonald's Corporation announced that it will contribute to the Japan disaster relief efforts with a donation of $2 million USD. The funds will be channeled through the International Federation of the Red Cross.

"The devastation in Japan has stunned and saddened the global community, and we're reaching out to help with this contribution," says Jim Skinner, McDonald's CEO. "We send our best to everyone affected by this disaster, including our employees and our customers."

McDonald's has 3,302 restaurants in Japan. As of this date, the vast majority of the restaurants are open; fewer than 300 remain closed due to damage or staffing issues.