October 28, 2013 |
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street. The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23 cents a share, from $61.1 million, or 17 cents a share, during the same period a year earlier. Revenue at the chain, which last month unveiled its Satisfries line of lower-fat French fries, tanked 40% to $275.1 million but still exceeded estimates.
October 23, 2013 |
Soprano Audra McDonald is clearing out junk - in more ways than one. When reached by phone at her home outside New York City, the five-time Tony-winning actress and two-time Grammy-wining singer was awaiting a call from "the 1-800 junk guy," who would soon be hauling away the fruits of her fall cleaning. McDonald's newest album, the 12-song disc "Go Back Home," is also a clearing of sorts. It's the Broadway star's first solo album in seven years, and it addresses major life shifts that unfolded during that time, including the death of her father in a plane crash in 2007.
October 23, 2013 |
Nancy Salgado has worked at McDonald's for 10 years and struggles to support her children with a wage that keeps her under the poverty line. So she called the fast-food behemoth's employee hotline, known as McResources, in hopes of finding help making ends meet. But instead of getting any company assistance, the McDonald's operator suggested Salgado try food pantries, federal food stamps and Medicaid. The conversation - which was recorded and released to the public Wednesday by labor advocacy group Low Pay Is Not Ok - comes as attention is growing around the taxpayer burden of so many low-paid workers in the fast-food industry.
October 21, 2013 |
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente. That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most job openings in cities around the country. In Los Angeles, McDonald's currently has about 1,600 jobs open in the city, while Kaiser Permanente has about 1,500 positions available. 24 Hour Fitness (1,200), USC (900) and Citigroup (775)
October 11, 2013 |
Most people heading to McDonald's know what to expect: They can get a cheeseburger, fries and a drink. And in November, kids can also get something to read -- 20 million somethings. McDonald's will distribute 20 million print books in Happy Meals from Nov. 1-14. Each book will feature a McDonald's Happy Meal character and, according to the press release, "brings nutrition, imagination and play to life in a fun way. " A similar program was launched in England in January after a successful pilot project.
September 26, 2013 |
McDonald's is the last place most people would look for celebrity chefs whipping up French demi-glace sauce served with gourmet gnocchi and slow-cooked beef. But in an attempt to change negative public perception of its ingredients, the fast-food giant is hosting a New York City dinner Thursday night featuring dishes decidedly more upscale than its assembly-line burgers and Dollar Menu deals. The company invited a phalanx of media and other opinion-makers to try out a multi-course meal prepared by professional chefs using standard McDonald's food.