| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:45 PM
McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Where do millennials want to eat lunch?
If you are a marketing executive at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, this is the question that keeps you up at night.
The rest of us have an interest because younger Americans, like members of all...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:03 PM
(Reuters) - Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest high-profile company caught in the battle over gun rights and gun control in the United States.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA), backed by former New York...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The U.S. restaurant industry should see another year of stalling customer growth this year after seeing flat traffic in the year ended in June, research firm NPD Group said on Wednesday.
Visits to quick service restaurants, the sector that includes...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
(Reuters) - Weak results from the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Macy's Inc are the latest sign less affluent U.S. consumers are still pinching their pennies and the trend appears to be hurting upmarket retailers as well.
A number of large U.S....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:37 AM
McDonald’s Corp.’s CEO once again said the world’s largest restaurant company needs more time to show improvements, after missing Wall Street’s quarterly sales and profit expectations for the second consecutive quarter as it...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets.
Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:24 PM
El Pollo Loco, the fast-food chain known for Mexican-style grilled chicken, found a sizzling reception on Wall Street for its initial public offering.
Shares of the Costa Mesa company closed up $9.03, or 60%, at $24.03, up from the IPO price of $15. The...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Glenview's first Mariano's is preparing to open in October and is now hiring nearly 500 workers.
The 75,200-squared-foot grocery store is being built at the northeast corner of Golf and Waukegan roads as part of a larger development that also includes a...
| Jul 23, 2014
McDonald's Corp.'s CEO said the world's largest restaurant company still needs more time to show improvements, after missing Wall Street's quarterly sales and profit expectations for the second consecutive quarter as it struggled to keep up with more...