| May 4, 2015
| 2:45 PM
The discussion at the International Franchise Association in Chicago came off as a call to arms: Panelists warned that franchisees have brushed off the Fight for $15 campaign as a McDonald's problem when it could destroy their businesses.
| May 4, 2015
| 4:10 AM
McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday.
The plans are to be detailed just two months after CEO Steve Easterbrook stepped in to take charge of the world's biggest hamburger chain.
McDonald's is fighting...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Labor organizers are opening a new front in their campaign for a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers with a push to mobilize an unusual ally: franchisees.
The Service Employees International Union on Thursday launched a website in hopes of building...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 2:19 PM
For 18 years, he toiled in other people’s eateries, venturing as far as Bahrain to work as a restaurant manager and saving up $50,000 to start his own establishment.
Finally, four years ago, Pradip Kumarshrestha threw open the doors to Mc Fast...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The fastest-growing business in the Chicago area may be an auto body repair company from Minnesota.
ABRA Collision & Glass has only been in the Chicago market for a year, but has already purchased 42 area body shops.
Such "consolidation" has become...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 10:05 AM
In my 20s I was a socialist, not just by intellectual conviction but as a function of location.
I was a student at the University of Chicago, where disdain for the establishment was de rigueur in the 1950s. The U. of C.'s quadrangles adjoined the...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Customers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities.
Shouldn't advertising reflect that?
Katie Driscoll thinks so. The Palos Park photographer and mother of six is on a mission to make the world of imagery, particularly advertising imagery, more...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 2:16 PM
McDonald's might want to prepare its Create Your Taste kiosks and its registers for a workout.
The kiosks, installed at a small number of McDonald's restaurants around the United States, allow patrons to customize burgers or chicken sandwiches with a...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 7:39 PM
A light breeze blew outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday as a nurse took the blood pressures of eight women in the midst of a 15-day fast designed to pressure officials into approving a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
The temperature was in the mid-60s...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:24 AM
McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.
Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected to be pretty either, and there's a chance...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:18 AM
Since fast-food workers started walking off the job in New York more than two years ago, their campaign has grown into a worldwide movement. Demanding $15 per hour and a union, workers in fast food and other low-wage industries have staged strikes,...