May 22, 2014 — Donald Thompson told an audience at the company's annual meeting that McDonald's has a legacy of providing opportunities to employees.
Apr 10, 2014 — A Russian franchisee had said the fast-food empire was looking to extend its rule into the disputed territory. Now, the company says stories about those comments were overdone.
Mar 25, 2014 — McDonald's says it will start to buy beef that's "verified sustainable" in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.
Mar 3, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?
Dec 26, 2013 — The restaurant chain pulled the plug on the website after what it said was "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary."
Oct 11, 2013 — McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton has been criticized on social media for his videotaped response to an employee who confronted him and complained that she doesn't make enough to feed her kids. But a spokeswoman for the company says McDonald's has a long history of promoting from within.
Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Authors celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel win; McDonald's will give out books instead of toys in new Happy Meals; the new Bridget Jones book comes with a Bridget Jones-style error.
Sep 30, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try McDonald's new "Mighty Wings," which are basically McNuggets with a bone in them. And we choose not to think about the strange machine that put the bone there.
Aug 1, 2013 — McDonald's may seem to be everywhere, but there are still 105 countries without the fast food giant, from Ghana to Jamaica to Yemen to Tajikistan. In six countries, McDonald's once had a presence, but due to economics, and sometimes politics, the franchises closed.
Mar 25, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the McCamembert. It's what you get when you're a French person who walks into a McDonald's, which is weird, because we figured what you'd get is deported.