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  • McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes: Everything you need to know

    McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes, a perennial favorite in the weeks prior to St. Patrick’s Day, are set to once again hit restaurants. Here's everything you need to know.

    Mail Online
  • We ranked everything on McDonald's All Day Breakfast menu from worst to best — here's the final verdict

    Hollis Johnson Fans clamored for McDonald's to serve all-day breakfast for years — and in 2016, the chain finally caved.   The All Day Breakfast menu is pretty large, as the chain expanded it months after it launched.  We ranked everything on it, and we found that while almost every item is good, only a few items are great. When McDonald's rolled out All Day Breakfast, fast-food fans the world over rejoiced.  And now that we have it, a question emerges: what to order? The chain expanded the...

    Business Insider
  • The secret history of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, which was almost killed from the menu before becoming Trump's staple sandwich

    Hollis Johnson • McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich — the first new non-hamburger item added to the fast food giant's menu — went nationwide in 1965. • It was the brainchild of Cincinnati-based McDonald's franchise owner Lou Groen. • Groen came up with the idea when he found that the Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Fridays was hurting his business. • At first, McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc hated the idea of "stinking up" the restaurant with fish. • He reconsidered when the Filet-O-Fish...

    Business Insider
  • Parting shots

    GOOD WEEK BAD WEEK Pyeongchang Olympics It's up and running with gold-medal performances, poignant and gallant efforts that fall short, and even a dash of...

    SFGate
  • We tried fried-fish sandwiches from every major fast-food chain — and the winner is clear

    Hollis Johnson Lent, the Catholic observance during which many abstain from eating meat on Fridays, begins Wednesday. Fast-food chains only have so many non-meat options — and fish sandwiches are often the most popular choice for observers, so we compared several chains' fishwiches.  Unsurprisingly, most were gross, but a select few actually surprised us.  From the Norse braving the icy northern seas to Columbus aimlessly bumbling into the Caribbean, the ocean has struck fear and trepidation...

    Business Insider
  • A trimmer Happy Meal; Thiel leaving Bay Area; a crypto Atari

    Happy Meal trimming down McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk, but the company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered. Since it removed soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14...

    SFGate
  • McDonald’s Is Taking Cheeseburgers and Chocolate Milk Off the Happy Meal Menu

    McDonald’s announced on Thursday they would be removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from their Happy Meal menu. Why? Because the fast food company wants all of their Happy Meal options to consist of 600 calories or fewer and contain less than 650 milligrams of soda. Additionally, McDonald’s wants to ensure that less than 10% of the meal’s calories come from saturated fat and added sugar — and right now cheeseburgers and chocolate milk don’t make the cut. Of course, customers will still be...

    PEOPLE.com
  • McDonald's to cut cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from Happy Meal menu

    Restaurant chain wants to cut down on calories, fat and sugarHealth advocates have linked Happy Meal to childhood obesityMcDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Related: Cigarette companies don't sponsor the Olympics. Why does Coca-Cola? | Ian D Caterson and Mychelle Farmer Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • This Happy Meal change will make kids healthier, but they might not be happy about it

    McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

    charlotteobserver
  • This Happy Meal change will make kids healthier, but they might not be happy about it

    McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

    charlotteobserver
  • McDonald's is removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from the Happy Meal menu — and parents are furious

    Hollis Johnson McDonald's announced it's taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from the Happy Meal menu. The chain made the change to promote healthier options, and customers can still order cheeseburger Happy Meals by special request. Customers called foul, saying McDonald's shouldn't tell parents what to feed their children. McDonald's has taken cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off the Happy Meal menu — and not everyone is happy.  The items were taken off the menu for nutrition concerns...

    Business Insider
  • McDonald's is making a major change to its Happy Meals to win over skeptical parents (MCD)

    Hollis Johnson McDonald's just announced a plan to cut calories in Happy Meals.  The cheeseburger will no longer be on Happy Meal menus, and six-piece chicken nuggets will no longer be served with small fries.  McDonald's head of global nutrition says she's "shocked" by what she believes to be people's uninformed criticism of the chain's menu.  McDonald's just announced a global change to its Happy Meals. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: What 'Dilly Dilly' means — and...

    Business Insider
  • 6 Inventive Ways Businesses from Facebook to McDonald's Are Helping You Celebrate Valentine's Day

    These companies love love.

    Entrepreneur
  • This little-known McDonald's hack will completely transform the menu as you know it

    A little-known McDonald's hack takes all-day breakfast to a whole new level.  Turns out, you can add a round egg to anything, including a Big Mac or McChicken.  The $1.80 add-on is the easiest way to spice up any Dollar Menu item.  Ever since McDonald's started serving breakfast all day, it's been a pleasure grabbing a McGriddle in the middle of the night, or in the middle of the afternoon. While eating a Quarter Pounder with a hash brown on the side was a nice combination of breakfast and...

    Business Insider
  • 7 Top Stocks That Are Winning With Tech

    Amazon.com (AMZN) made a major announcement Jan. 22. After more than a year getting the bugs out, the Seattle e-commerce company opened Amazon Go to the public. Using artificial intelligence and cameras to keep tabs on the shoppers in the store -- Amazon Go provides cashier-free grocery shopping -- technology is changing the way consumers shop for groceries. One of its customers is Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. "Jeff [Bezos] has been aware. He loves the store -- he definitely has shopped it," VP...

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  • The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier

    The new U.S. tax law could throw a monkey wrench into a method many analysts and investors use to gauge the strength of companies’ earnings.

    WSJ
  • A woman tried the world's fanciest McDonald's in Hong Kong — and it was superior to American McDonald's in every way

    BuzzFeedVideo/YouTube BuzzFeed reporter Inga visited McDonald's Next, a gourmet McDonald's in Hong Kong. Considered the world's fanciest McDonald's, the fast-food restaurant has an open kitchen, table service, and sells items like Perrier water, macarons, and truffle sauce.  High-tech touches include wireless phone-charging platforms and a touchscreen menu. First, Inga chose her Big Mac ingredients: a bakery-style bun, 100% Angus beef, caramelized onion, mozzarella, truffle sauce, and more. It...

    Business Insider
  • Cigarette companies don't sponsor the Olympics. Why does Coca-Cola?

    The Olympics is one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Why is it associated with products that lead to obesity? On Friday, nearly 3,000 of the world’s best athletes took to the slopes, rinks, and half pipes in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the Winter Olympics. The images beamed to televisions in the 92 countries with athletes competing and beyond will create new sporting heroes for hundreds of millions of children from Tennessee to Tunisia, Moscow to Mali. The Olympic stories written over...

    the Guardian
  • ICYMI: New emoji; stepping down from Reddit; Taco Bell, KFC to deliver

    If you missed it ... In a week when Twitter reported a profit and hell did not freeze over, this also happened: •A fresh set of emoji has been set up for release in the summer, featuring such things as a female superhero, a lobster, a softball, a pirate flag and a firecracker. Unicode said in a blog post that male and female emoji will have a wider range of hairstyles (red-haired, curly, white-haired and bald). •Co-founder Alexis Ohanian is...

    SFGate
  • The Trump administration is abandoning McDonald’s workers — and everyone else

    Why is the NLRB walking away from a case it's been building for years?

    Washington Post
  • New Worry for CEOs: Rising Costs From Metals to Meat

    U.S. manufacturers and food companies are grappling with rising material and ingredient costs on top of pressure from higher wages—a potential double whammy that could force them to raise prices or accept lower profit margins.

    WSJ
  • KFC and Taco Bell are rolling out delivery with a $200 million deal — and McDonald's should be terrified (YUM)

    Hollis Johnson/Business Insider KFC and Taco Bell are rolling out delivery across the US.  Yum Brands, the chains' parent company, announced an exclusive delivery partnership with Grubhub and a $200 million deal with the company on Thursday.  Fast-food customers are increasingly demanding delivery, with McDonald's aggressively pursuing the $100 billion market through a partnership with UberEats.  Soon, people across the US will be able to have KFC and Taco Bell delivered to their...

    Business Insider
  • McDonald's, KFC, and Taco Bell have gone to war in the $100 billion delivery market — here's who does it best (YUM, MCD)

    On Thursday, KFC and Taco Bell announced plans to roll out delivery at thousands of restaurants through a partnership with Grubhub.  McDonald's rolled out delivery with UberEATS at 5,000 locations in the US in 2017, and says that the service is driving sales. McDonald's still has the upper hand — but with the Grubhub deal, KFC and Taco Bell have a major opportunity to enter the fast-food deliver war.  Fast-food delivery battles are heating up. See the rest of the story at Business...

    Business Insider
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Phasing Out Foam Coffee Cups by 2020

    Dunkin’ Donuts will start phasing out its white foam coffee cups beginning this spring and eliminate them by 2020, the restaurant chain said on Wednesday, years after announcing plans to find a more environmentally friendly option.

    WSJ