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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.

Jury Deciding McDonald's Hoax Case

2007-10-05 Jury in Kentucky weighs liability in strip-search phone hoax at a McDonald's restaurant in 2004.

McDonald's Comeback Surprises Experts

2007-09-24 McDonald's continues to enjoy surge, thanks to improved menus, marketing, and management.

McDonald's Strong August Performance

2007-09-11 The company experiences an 8.1 percent increase in global sales for August.

McCafe Debuts in Japan

2007-09-06 McDonald's McCafe coffee shops debuted in Japan on Wednesday, joining a coffeehouse battle among Starbucks, Tully's and others.

McDonald’s First to Use New Upromise Rewards Platform

2007-08-30 Upromise launches a new program that promises to help merchants increase customer loyalty while providing new college savings opportunities...

The Big Mac turns 40!

2007-08-24 Normally, a 40-year-old sandwich would be something to be avoided. Unless you're one of millions who flock to McDonald's each year to chow down on a Big Mac.

McDonald's Angus Third Pounders Move into New Markets

2007-08-20 New York and Ohio marketing co-ops join Southern California in offering Angus Third Pounder burger.

McDonald's July Same-Store Sales Rise

2007-08-09 McDonald's Corp. on Wednesday said same-store sales rose 6.5 percent in July, helped by breakfast menu offerings in the United States.

Drive Thru Downloads

2007-08-09 McDonald’s is sponsoring a summer concert tour. Burger King is teaming up with EMI to offer song downloads. Hear the August 8th, WNYC interview with QSR Editor Sherri Daye Scott.