Most fast-food franchises have bounced back in short order

Aug 5, 2020
Pizza chains and others that allow for social distancing have done especially well. Those that depend on breakfast haven't.
An employee directs drive-thru traffic at a crowded McDonald's in Scotland.
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The complicated history of McDonald's and Black America

Jul 6, 2020
Author Marcia Chatelain examines the fast-food chain's relationship with its Black franchisees and consumers.
Black Lives Matter protesters march past a Philadelphia McDonald's restaurant.
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Where do earnings expectations come from?

Oct 29, 2019
Analysts estimate how a company will perform.
A trader works during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange,
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A McDonald's sign outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California.
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McDonald's bets on AI to help it sell more burgers

Mar 26, 2019
The fast food chain is acquiring digital startup Dynamic Yield for more than $300 million.
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Big brands hop on "Veganuary" bandwagon to lure new customers

Jan 21, 2019
A vegan challenge is the latest hashtag to flood your Instagram feed.
Healthy baked sweet potato burger with whole grain bun, guacamole, vegan mayonnaise and vegetables on a board. 
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What Big Macs can tell us about currencies around the world

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Jul 13, 2018
Based on the price of a Big Mac in America, the U.S. dollar looks overvalued relative to almost every currency.
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McDonald's shareholders consider a switch to paper straws

May 24, 2018
Plastic straws could be banned in New York City if a new bill introduced in the city council this week goes through. Similar restrictions are being considered for California. Several cities there have already banned the plastic straw. And both…
McFlurries: stirred, not shaken.
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Wendy's turned an old restaurant into a test lab

Nov 9, 2017
With sales under pressure, the chain is looking at new ways of doing business.
The Wendy's in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, has a flat screen TV, an outdoor patio, printed menus and electronic ordering kiosks.
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