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June 6, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Stumbling around in the wee hours after an evening out on the town? If you're hankering for some fast food between midnight and 4 a.m., McDonald's wants your business. The Golden Arches are making a grab for what may be the only unsaturated horizon left in the quick service industry: the night owl demographic that gets a craving for burgers past dinnertime and yearns for a breakfast sandwich far before most people are out of bed. McDonald's new After Midnight menu will roll out this month in participating 24-hour restaurants in certain U.S. markets, the company said in a statement.
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June 6, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Stumbling around in the wee hours after an evening out on the town? If you're hankering for some fast food between midnight and 4 a.m., McDonald's wants your business. The Golden Arches are making a grab for what may be the only unsaturated horizon left in the quick service industry: the night owl demographic that gets a craving for burgers past dinnertime and yearns for a breakfast sandwich far before most people are out of bed. McDonald's new After Midnight menu will roll out this month in participating 24-hour restaurants in certain U.S. markets, the company said in a statement.
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November 9, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
After more than nine years of monthly sales increases, McDonald's Corp. finally felt the heat of competition and the sting of a difficult economy in reporting that revenue fell 1.8% last month. Sales at stores open more than a year fell 2.2% from October a year earlier in the U.S. and Europe and sank 2.4% in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Canada saw gains. McDonald's Chief Executive Don Thompson blamed the poor figures on "the pervasive challenges of today's global marketplace.
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November 15, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's Corp. is replacing Jan Fields, president of the burger giant's U.S. operation, a week after disclosing its first monthly sales slide in nine years. But spokeswoman Lisa McComb said Fields' departure is “not related to one isolated thing or a short-term viewpoint,” saying only that her removal was “a business decision by our senior management team.” Quiz: How well do you know fast food? “The time was right for this leadership change,” McComb said, adding that she didn't know how long the decision was in the works.
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December 9, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Sales at McDonald's restaurants in the United States jumped 4.9% in November, fueled by a huge national appetite for the company's oddly iconic McRib sandwich, which is made with a pressed-pork patty that contains no rib meat. The sandwich comes and goes from McDonald's menus, depending on the interest of local franchise holders and the giant chain's corporate marketing team. In November, the sandwich came back as a national offering for the first time in 16 years ? and consumers ate it up. The national McRib promotion ended last week, although the sandwich is still available at some stores.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's Corp. is replacing Jan Fields, president of the burger giant's U.S. operation, a week after disclosing its first monthly sales slide in nine years. But spokeswoman Lisa McComb said Fields' departure is “not related to one isolated thing or a short-term viewpoint,” saying only that her removal was “a business decision by our senior management team.” Quiz: How well do you know fast food? “The time was right for this leadership change,” McComb said, adding that she didn't know how long the decision was in the works.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jim Skinner, chief executive of McDonald's, the largest restaurant chain on the planet, will retire this summer. McDonald's Corp. president Don Thompson will take his place as one of the few black CEOs at the wheel of a giant multinational company. Skinner, 67, will bow out on June 30 after 41 years with the company, having steered McDonald's to strong sales and innovation since assuming the top position in November 2004. During his tenure, the company's market capitalization swung past $100 billion for the first time.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's Corp. is headed into new territory after Thursday's annual shareholders meeting, with a new chief executive slated to take over and more attempts to modernize the chain and offer healthful options. Among the efforts discussed by incoming Chief Executive Don Thompson at the Oak Brook, Ill. chain's event: Tests on decaf and skim milk options for the McCafe beverage line and more additions of grains and fruits to the menu. “We're ensuring that we have something on the menu for everyone at every price point,” Thompson said.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2012 | By Emily Bryson York
Big Macs aren't going anywhere, of course, nor is the Egg McMuffin. As McDonald's Corp. begins its chief executive transition, expect very little to change in the short term. But down the road, future CEO Don Thompson will have to sell more of them and in more places overseas, as Asia and international expansion loom large. The Oak Brook, Ill., company announced late Wednesday that longtime CEO Jim Skinner will retire at the end of June and that his chief operating officer, Thompson, long considered heir apparent, will take his place.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2010 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: We hold shares of McDonald's Corp. in my son's college account. How strongly do you see them performing? Answer: In this, the summer of its new fruit-flavored yogurt smoothies, the world's largest restaurant chain is having a smooth ride. The latest offering in its McCafe drink line represents another in a long line of aggressively marketed items. Although McDonald's hasn't displaced Starbucks in the premium coffee market, it has made its mark as a noteworthy rival in that field.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
After more than nine years of monthly sales increases, McDonald's Corp. finally felt the heat of competition and the sting of a difficult economy in reporting that revenue fell 1.8% last month. Sales at stores open more than a year fell 2.2% from October a year earlier in the U.S. and Europe and sank 2.4% in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Canada saw gains. McDonald's Chief Executive Don Thompson blamed the poor figures on "the pervasive challenges of today's global marketplace.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's Corp. is headed into new territory after Thursday's annual shareholders meeting, with a new chief executive slated to take over and more attempts to modernize the chain and offer healthful options. Among the efforts discussed by incoming Chief Executive Don Thompson at the Oak Brook, Ill. chain's event: Tests on decaf and skim milk options for the McCafe beverage line and more additions of grains and fruits to the menu. “We're ensuring that we have something on the menu for everyone at every price point,” Thompson said.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2012 | By Emily Bryson York
Big Macs aren't going anywhere, of course, nor is the Egg McMuffin. As McDonald's Corp. begins its chief executive transition, expect very little to change in the short term. But down the road, future CEO Don Thompson will have to sell more of them and in more places overseas, as Asia and international expansion loom large. The Oak Brook, Ill., company announced late Wednesday that longtime CEO Jim Skinner will retire at the end of June and that his chief operating officer, Thompson, long considered heir apparent, will take his place.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jim Skinner, chief executive of McDonald's, the largest restaurant chain on the planet, will retire this summer. McDonald's Corp. president Don Thompson will take his place as one of the few black CEOs at the wheel of a giant multinational company. Skinner, 67, will bow out on June 30 after 41 years with the company, having steered McDonald's to strong sales and innovation since assuming the top position in November 2004. During his tenure, the company's market capitalization swung past $100 billion for the first time.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Sales at McDonald's restaurants in the United States jumped 4.9% in November, fueled by a huge national appetite for the company's oddly iconic McRib sandwich, which is made with a pressed-pork patty that contains no rib meat. The sandwich comes and goes from McDonald's menus, depending on the interest of local franchise holders and the giant chain's corporate marketing team. In November, the sandwich came back as a national offering for the first time in 16 years ? and consumers ate it up. The national McRib promotion ended last week, although the sandwich is still available at some stores.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2010 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: We hold shares of McDonald's Corp. in my son's college account. How strongly do you see them performing? Answer: In this, the summer of its new fruit-flavored yogurt smoothies, the world's largest restaurant chain is having a smooth ride. The latest offering in its McCafe drink line represents another in a long line of aggressively marketed items. Although McDonald's hasn't displaced Starbucks in the premium coffee market, it has made its mark as a noteworthy rival in that field.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2009 | Mike Hughlett
Every day at the Distant Lands Coffee roasting plant here, a river of green coffee beans is transformed into espresso, fuel for McDonald's Corp.'s boldest gambit in decades. Distant Lands' Russell Kramer was skeptical at first that it would ever happen. Could the burger giant really be serious about selling cappuccinos? A bike ride with a McDonald's executive through the coffee-tree-studded mountains of the Indonesian island of Sumatra helped convince him that it was.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2009 | DAN NEIL
McDonald's -- never known for a delicate marketing touch -- is about to drop the mother of all campaigns on you, an everywhere-you-look, invade-your-dreams ad campaign in support of its McCafe specialty coffee drinks that will be not so much viral as bubonic. An estimated $100-million mega-buy across TV, Web, radio, print, outdoor and social media, the McCafe push beginning today will be, according to the company, its biggest "menu initiative" since it began serving breakfast in the 1970s.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2009 | Mike Hughlett
Every day at the Distant Lands Coffee roasting plant here, a river of green coffee beans is transformed into espresso, fuel for McDonald's Corp.'s boldest gambit in decades. Distant Lands' Russell Kramer was skeptical at first that it would ever happen. Could the burger giant really be serious about selling cappuccinos? A bike ride with a McDonald's executive through the coffee-tree-studded mountains of the Indonesian island of Sumatra helped convince him that it was.
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