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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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