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McDonald’s to Charles Ramsey, Amanda Berry’s rescuer: ‘We’ll be in touch’

Via Twitter, McDonald’s has reached out to Ramsey, who helped Amanda Berry escape the house where she and two other women…  …

Fast food workers stage surprise strike in New York City

Workers at more than 70 fast food chain restaurants planned a walkout for Thursday in what organizers are saying is the largest-ever protest of its kind. According to CNN Money, the coalition of striking workers includes employees of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, KFC and other major chains, as well as…

McDonalds becomes fifth major sponsor to cut ties with ALEC

McDonalds said Tuesday that it would not renew its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, making it the fifth major sponsor to drop its support this month. “While [we] were a member of ALEC in 2011, we evaluate all professional memberships annually and made the business decision not to…

McDonald’s names first African-American CEO

Jim Skinner, the McDonald’s chief executive who started at the firm as a management trainee in 1971 and went on to become one of its most successful leaders, has announced his retirement. Skinner, 67, has led the fast-food company for eight years. He will step down on 30 June, McDonald’s…

Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

McDonald’s dumps egg supplier after charges of cruelty to chickens

CHICAGO — Undercover animal rights activists exposed shocking cruelty to chickens at McDonald’s egg supplier, prompting the fast food giant to cut ties to the US firm after the video was released Friday. “Unfortunately, much of the abuse we documented is not only standard, it’s legal,” said Nathan Runkle, director…

Data From 1980 Shows Poor iPod Market Saturation

Reason links to a new study purporting to show that increased fast food consumption is not linked to poverty.  Unfortunately, the study uses consumption figures from 1994-96. That wouldn't be a big deal, except that McDonald's didn't launch its Dollar Menu until 2002, at which point McDonald's consumption skyrocketed. Reacting to…

Demolition Man Was Wrong

Only a few years after McDonald’s became public enemy number one for serving up almost cartoonish amounts of food to American consumers, it’s back on top, becoming the recession’s shining star of cheap food. I can’t help but feel this is the Walmartization of dining, the biggest bulk buyer of…

How much of this have we put to bed?

I have to recommend this recent episode of “This American Life” about two women who were switched in the hospital when they were born in 1951, and didn’t find out until 1994. I tuned in, figuring it would be interesting to hear about the fallout from such a revelation, but…

The weakest AFA boycott EVER

Dapper Don Wildmon and Co. have launched a boycott against McDonald’s for being too pro-homosexual. Of course you’d expect a lot of bluster right out of the box, but with this ludicrous disclaimer the AFA is already on the defensive: What the boycott of McDonald’s IS NOT about This boycott…

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