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McDonald's Comparable Sales Up 11.7%

2008-03-10 Systemwide sales for McDonald's worldwide restaurants increased 19.9 percent in February, or 13.2 percent in constant currencies.

ParTech Named U.S. Tech Supplier of the Year

2008-02-04 McDonald's unveiled the award at its recent U.S. Technology Supplier Summit, an annual gathering of key U.S. McDonald's technology suppliers, held at its Oak Brook, Illinois, headquarters.

Alvarez Joins McDonald's Board of Directors

2008-01-24 Alvarez fills the vacancy created by the passing of board member Edward Brennan last month.

McDonald's Momentum Continues

2007-12-10 The company's global comparable sales rose 8.2 percent in November.

McDonald's Long-Time CMO Retires

2007-11-29 William "Bill" Lamar, Jr. spent 20 years with the company and plans to retire at the end of the first quarter of 2008...

McDonald's Raises Millions for World Children's Day

2007-11-20 Celebrities help honor five Ronald McDonald House Charities heroes from around the world.

McDonald's Reports Strong October Sales

2007-11-08 Global comparable sales were up 6.9 percent while U.S. comparable sales increased 5.4 percent.

Legal Concerns Break Tomato Labor Deals

2007-11-05 Yum! Brands and McDonald's agreements with the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange are now considered moot.

Parents Group Scolds McD's for 'Selling Sex'

2007-10-17 The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood demands McDonald's pull its My Scene Barbie Happy Meal program.

McDonald's Donates to Philadelphia Schools

2007-10-16 The company's Go Active! Awards grants money to area schools and encourages balanced active lifestyles in kids.