‘BTS Meal’ Frenzy Forces Some McDonald’s Outlets in Indonesia to Close

Crowds of delivery drivers responding to a rush of online orders violated safe distancing measures as they flooded unprepared restaurants.

#bts-music-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fast-food-industry, #indonesia, #internal-essential, #jakarta-indonesia, #k-pop, #mcdonalds-corporation

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McDonald’s Will Raise Wages at Company-Owned Restaurants

The fast-food company is raising wages at company-owned restaurants, but the move still falls short of demands for a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

#fast-food-industry, #fight-for-15, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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That Blah Feeling, the YOLO Economy and an Ode to the Filet-O-Fish: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#audm-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #mcdonalds-corporation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-times

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Why the Filet-O-Fish Is My Gold Standard for Fast Food

The sandwich was an attempt to market McDonald’s to as many people as possible. Growing up Chinese-American, I felt as if it were made just for me.

#chinese-americans, #food, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pollock-fish, #seafood

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Drive-Throughs That Predict Your Order? Restaurants Are Thinking Fast

Inspired by pandemic lessons that kept customers in cars, chains are adding more lanes and curbside pickup, improving apps and testing menu boards that use artificial intelligence.

#chipotle-mexican-grill-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-loyalty-programs, #fast-food-industry, #mcdonalds-corporation, #restaurant-brands-international-inc, #restaurants, #shake-shack-inc, #taco-bell-corp

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McDonald’s Joins the Fierce Fight for Chicken Sandwich Supremacy

Fast-food chains like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes have been vying for chicken supremacy, capitalizing on the sandwich’s popularity with customers.

#burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #mcdonalds-corporation, #popeyes-louisiana-kitchen, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurant-brands-international-inc, #sandwiches, #united-states

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A Podcast Answers a Fast-Food Question That Nobody Is Asking

Intentionally inane, “Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s?” satirizes the business of podcasting.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alaska, #bering-sea, #darnielle-john, #fast-food-industry, #indiegogo-com, #los-angeles-calif, #mcdonalds-corporation, #mountain-goats-music-group, #ohio, #pizza, #podcasts, #trump-donald-j

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Travis Scott Meets McDonald’s (It’s Lit!)

A partnership between the rapper and the fast-food chain is a melding of the merchandising minds.

#advertising-and-marketing, #fashion-and-apparel, #fast-food-industry, #mcdonalds-corporation, #rap-and-hip-hop, #scott-travis-1992

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McDonald’s Investigating Whether Former C.E.O. Covered Up Others’ Misconduct

The fast-food chain, which is seeking to claw back compensation from the fired chief executive, said it was also examining its human resources department.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mcdonalds-corporation

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McDonald’s Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Severance Policy

The fast-food giant’s suit against its former C.E.O. may prompt other companies to review their pay and severance policies.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #executive-compensation, #mcdonalds-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #tiktok-bytedance

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McDonald’s Sues Former C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook

The fast-food chain said Steve Easterbrook, who was fired last fall, concealed evidence during an investigation into his conduct.

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #fast-food-industry, #mcdonalds-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Russians Eat Burgers in Gloves. Should Everyone?

Status-conscious fast-food joints across Eastern Europe have offered their diners disposable gloves for years. The idea may find a wider audience in the pandemic era.

#brighton-beach-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hamburgers, #kadyrov-ramzan, #kyiv-ukraine, #mcdonalds-corporation, #moscow-russia, #north-carolina-state-university, #prague-czech-republic

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Food Brands Tweet #BlackLivesMatter, but What’s Behind the Words?

In addition to declaring solidarity, the fast-food industry could make changes to protect the health and safety of black employees.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #coca-cola-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #fast-food-industry, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #pepsico-inc, #popeyes-louisiana-kitchen, #public-relations-and-publicity, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #wendys-co

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Restaurants Nourish Protesters With Food, Supplies and Donations

Their windows are smashed and their storefronts are vandalized. But some restaurant owners around the country are committed to supporting demonstrators.

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McDonald’s Details What Dining In Will Look Like

The fast-food chain distributed a guide to franchise owners with instructions like putting “closed” signs on tables to promote social-distancing and cleaning bathrooms every half-hour.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #mcdonalds-corporation, #restaurants

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McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us

Danes haven’t built a “socialist” country. Just one that works.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #denmark, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pence-mike, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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McDonald’s Employee Is Shot After Store Is Partly Closed for Coronavirus

At least four employees were injured after one told a woman that the dining area was closed, the police said.

#assaults, #mcdonalds-corporation, #oklahoma-city-okla

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First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.

#china, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #hca-holdings-inc, #mastercard-inc, #mcdonalds-corporation, #southwest-airlines-company, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #starbucks-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Drive-Throughs Are Now a Lifeline for Fast-Food Chains

With dine-in restaurants shuttered and social distancing paramount, drive-throughs are now providing a crucial source of revenue during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fast-food-industry, #fight-for-15, #food, #franchises, #mcdonalds-corporation, #quarantines, #restaurants, #taco-bell-corp, #texas-roadhouse-inc

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As States Push to Reopen, Business Leaders Say Not So Fast

“Shutting down was hard, but opening up is going to be harder,” one C.E.O. said of balancing public health and a damaged economy.

#amazon-com-inc, #amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #athleta, #banana-republic, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #boeing-company, #bolten-joshua-b, #coca-cola-company, #dicks-sporting-goods-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #mcdonalds-corporation, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Some Companies Seeking Bailouts Had Piles of Cash, Then Spent It

They poured the money into stock buybacks and dividends. Now, those hurting from the pandemic want government aid.

#american-airlines, #boeing-company, #buffett-warren-e, #business-roundtable, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #creed-greg, #davebusters-inc, #dimon-james, #fast-food-industry, #fink-laurence-d, #kentucky-fried-chicken, #mcdonalds-corporation, #papa-johns-international-inc, #restaurants, #stock-buybacks, #yum-brands-inc

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Coronavirus Fears and the Need for Paid Sick Leave

As the coronavirus spreads, the public interest demands that employers abandon their longstanding resistance to paid sick leave.

#burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darden-restaurants-inc, #fast-food-industry, #jack-in-the-box-inc, #mcdonalds-corporation, #olive-garden-italian-restaurants, #paid-time-off, #quarantines, #restaurants, #wendys-co

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