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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.

McDonald's to Sponsor 'Champion' Children From Around the World During the 2008 Olympic Games

2007-08-07 Olympian Michael Phelps will serve as global ambassador for the McDonald's Champion Kids program, which will launch tomorrow in Beijing.

Study Finds Children Swayed by Brand Preferences

2007-08-07 Asked to sample two identical foods from the fast-food giant McDonald’s, children preferred the familiar “Golden Arches” to one extracted from unmarked paper packaging.

McDonald's Comments on Sale of Boston Market

2007-08-06 McDonald's has identified a buyer for Boston Market, Sun Capital Partners Inc.

An Hour with 'The Empire'

2007-07-27 A new CNBC documentary gives an inside look at the industry giant, McDonald’s.

McDonald's Posts 2Q Loss of $711.7M

2007-07-26 A massive one-time charge dragged down McDonald's Corp. second-quarter results Tuesday as the fast food chain lost $711.7 million.

McDonald's Expects to Post 2Q Loss

2007-07-17 McDonald's Corp. said Monday it expects to post its second quarterly loss in more than 50 years.

Creating a New Language of Nutrition

2007-06-25 McDonald's case study on "Creating a New Language of Nutrition" covers cultural analysis for nutrition icons used in over 109 locales.

Moms Get Unprecedented Access to McDonald's

2007-06-20 A recent survey shows that nearly 90 percent of moms believe it's important that fast-food restaurants provide more information about the food they serve.