| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The restaurant industry’s royal line of succession has shifted, with Wendy’s usurping Burger King as the second-largest sales-getter behind McDonald’s.
In its annual ranking of U.S. restaurants, research group Technomic Inc. placed...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Jim Skinner, chief executive of McDonald's, the largest restaurant chain on the planet, will retire this summer. McDonald’s Corp. president Don Thompson will take his place as one of the few black CEOs at the wheel of a giant multinational company....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Burger King’s strategy for success? Be more like McDonald’s. And maybe toss some tropical mango into the drinks.
Among the slew of new offerings available at the fast-food chain: garden salads, snack wraps, real fruit smoothies and frappes....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The King wants his crown back: Fast-food chain Burger King is continuing its reinvention by planning to go public – again.
Within the next three months, the hamburger giant said it will re-list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The last...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
McDonald’s Corp. can keep selling Happy Meals with toys to California children after a San Francisco judge threw out a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking to ban the practice in the state.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it...
| Jan 2, 2012
Simms Taback, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator best known for his version of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat," his Caldecott Medal-winning adaptation of a Yiddish folk song, has died. He...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Sales of burgers and other fast food were less than fresh recently at McDonald’s Corp. and the Wendy’s Co., and beer revenue at Molson Coors Brewing Co. disappointed as earnings were reported Tuesday.
McDonald’s said its sales at global...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:02 AM
McDonald’s Corp. is headed into new territory after Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting, with a new chief executive slated to take over and more attempts to modernize the chain and offer healthful options.
Among the efforts discussed by...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 7:56 AM
For the first time since April 2003, monthly sales at McDonald’s Corp. went down instead of up, falling 1.8% in October at stores open more than a year.
The fast-food giant known for innovating its way through the recession while competitors lagged...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:57 AM
In-N-Out, McDonald’s Corp., Jack in the Box, Burger King and other chains quickly cut ties with Central Valley Meat Co. this week after undercover footage from an animal welfare group showed cows at the California slaughterhouse seemingly tortured...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:14 PM
McDonald’s, that carnivore’s haven of beefy Big Macs and chicken McNuggets, is going vegetarian.
The fast food giant will open its first non-meat restaurant next year in India, in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. The branch, to be located by...