| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:25 PM
When Michael and Melissa Peters began planning their wedding, they knew that when the reception was over, they wouldn't be ready for the night to end. So after the last dance, instead of sending their guests off to the hotel, the Peters kept the party...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When investors think of "growth" stocks, some classic American names usually come to mind: Coca-Cola Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., McDonald's Corp., Procter & Gamble Co.
But many of those classics have taken a back seat in the bull market's advance over...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Pet Supplies Plus, a franchised pet store based in Michigan, has set its grand opening for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at 9430 W. 159th St. in Orland Park.
The store is the company's 15th location in the Chicago area. There are more than 250 locations in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The Chicago burger market is getting more crowded, as well-known chains plant their stakes, aiming to prove that there is plenty of room to grow in McDonald's backyard.
Checkers, a drive-thru-focused fast-food chain, says Chicago is one of its main...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
A burger topped with tomato jam and a fried egg and served on a fancy wooden board is something you'd expect to find at a trendy gastropub in Los Angeles. In Australia, it's just another meal at McDonald's.
The fast-food chain is testing a gourmet...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Waiting in line for 12 hours for a hot dog that'll take about three minutes to eat seems like too much foreplay and not enough payoff. But that didn't stop the folks who camped out and lined up this week for one last taste of Hot Doug's, the Avondale...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:52 PM
McDonald’s shares sunk to their lowest level since early 2013 on Monday, a day before the company is expected to report its third consecutive decline in monthly sales at established stores.
McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:05 AM
There's a sweet treat in store for Palm Beach County.
McDonald’s customers in Palm Beach County will be among the first in the nation to try McDonald’s new McCafe Mini Bundt cakes.
The county is one of a few test markets across the nation...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Hundreds of fast-food workers held strikes and protests in Chicago and other U.S. cities Thursday, the latest step in their push for a $15 hourly wage.
In the Chicago area, 50 were handcuffed and taken into custody in two separate events, one in the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
If you're anything like me, a day out shopping with the girls is just the refresher you need. So, with relaxation in mind, I headed to Carytown in Richmond with a girlfriend in tow on a recent Saturday morning.
Before hitting the road, readers on the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Part of what has hurt McDonald's in its quest to win over millennials — the much coveted demographic group that seems at best ambivalent about the Golden Arches — is so simple an 8-year-old girl could understand it.
Luckily, I have an 8-...