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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 the U.K. and Taiwan have announced plans to eliminate them. Today McDonald’s shareholders are scheduled […]
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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How McDonald's serves as a refuge for local communities

Jul 27, 2017
For some, the fast food giant allows them to connect with others.
A 1955 Ford, left, and a 1955 Oldsmobile are parked in the lot of the McDonald's museum in Des Plaines, IL. 
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McDonald’s beefs things up with fresh meat for Quarter Pounders

Apr 3, 2017
McDonald’s is trying to give its Quarter Pounder some juice by using fresh beef instead of frozen patties. The move will help the burger giant better compete with the likes of Wendy’s and Shake Shack, which use fresh beef. The burgers will cook faster, but the meat goes bad faster, too. McDonald’s franchise owners risk losing […]

Why your robot restaurant might get sued

Mar 24, 2017
A lawsuit alleges that Eatsa kiosks aren't accessible to the visually impaired. Company founders say it isn't true.
A customer uses an interactive kiosk to place an order at a San Francisco Eatsa in 2015.
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Somebody's in McTrouble

Mar 16, 2017
Donald Trump’s favorite fast-food giant McDonald's deletes a tweet insulting the president.
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook supported Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s first pick for Secretary of Labor, before Puzder withdrew.
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