industry headlines

McDonald's Reponds to Concerns about Sustainable Potato Farming

2009-03-31 The company will conduct a survey of current pesticide practices and share the key findings with its suppliers.

McDonald's Agrees to Look into Using Lower-Pesticide Potatoes

2009-03-31 The Bard College Endowment, Newground Social Investment, and the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund have since withdrawn the shareholder resolution they filed on the subject.

Quick-Serve Growth Proves Recession Resistant

2009-03-30 A new Technomic report finds the limited-service industry is bucking the trend.

McDonald's Responds to Cage-Free Controversy

2009-03-20 McDonald's weighs in on the Humane Society's criticism for using eggs from caged hens.

Humane Society Asks McDonald's to Catch up to Its Competitors

2009-03-19 The HSUS is asking shareholders to vote on whether McDonald's-U.S. should join Burger King, Quizos, Hardee's, and more in using eggs from cage-free hens.

Canadians Reinvent the Big Mac

2009-03-16 For a limited time only the Mac Snack Wrap is coming to McDonald's locations across Canada.

McDonald's Franchisees Take Marketing into Their Own Hands

2009-03-16 Southern California McDonald's franchisees launch a new Web site to help drive coffee drinkers to their stores.

Watchdog Group Demands Industry Value [the] Meal

2009-03-12 Corporate Accountability International demands top fast food chains stop interfering with public health policy.

Wild Ride for McDonald's in February

2009-03-09 Systemwide sales for McDonald's worldwide restaurants declined 4.6 percent for the month.

McDonald's Recognizes Managers Who Uphold Founder's Vision

2009-03-03 The top 1 percent of McDonald's managers were awarded the 2008 Ray Kroc Award today.