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The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
2015’s Biggest Brand Stories
Six news-makers that helped define the year in limited-service restaurants.
Playing the Part
Whether promoting the brand or enlivening a birthday party, brand mascots drive engagement.
Good Fat, Bad Fat
Good fats help promote health while providing tastes chefs want.
The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
The New Angle on Antibiotics
McDonald’s announcement that it would remove antibiotics from chicken could signal an industry-wide shift.
The Real Connection
Brands invest in complex metrics to establish the real value of their social media channels.
The Evolution of Farm to Table
Getting food from the supplier to the menu has never been more complicated. Here’s what you need to know about the evolving supply chain.
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
Supersize Me Not
Included in Pizza Hut’s recent brand reboot was a Skinny Slice pizza, which uses a thinner crust.
McDonald’s Increases Hurricane Relief Support to $2M
McDonald’s Corporation announces that it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross in support of the relief and recovery efforts for communitie...
Will Hurricanes Halt McDonald's Sales Momentum?
It’s clear that hurricanes Harvey and Irma will dent restaurant profits around the nation.
McDonald's Bringing Bottled Coffee to Stores Nationwide
McDonald’s is taking a cue from some of the biggest coffee brands in foodservice.
Britain Workers Stage First McDonald's Strike Ever
For the first time in 43 years, McDonald’s workers in Britain staged a strike to protest pay and others issues Monday.
Capgemini Accelerates McDonald’s Digital Adoption
Capgemini, a global leader in consulting and technology services, announced that it has signed a multi-year IT strategic provider agreement with McDon...
McDonald's Honors Back to School with Straw Wrappers
Starting on September 1, McDonald’s customers will now receive a straw with a wrapper designed to look like a No. 2 pencil with their cold beverage.
McDonald’s Changes Meat Supply Guidelines
In response to the health risks posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, McDonald’s has announced it is implementing new targets for cutting antibiotic...
McDonald’s Closing Nearly 170 Restaurants in India
A franchisee dispute in India will result in 169 McDonald’s closures and potentially thousands of jobs lost as the fast food chain takes action agains...
McDonald’s to Nearly Double China Stores by 2022
McDonald’s is making a significant push in the world’s No. 2 economy.
McDonald’s Delivery Expands Global Reach to 7,800 Stores
McDonald’s delivery program is spreading across the globe.
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