| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Fast-food giants McDonald’s and Pizza Hut are thinking small after the Super Bowl, with new menu offerings that take after the small plates, tapas and portion-controlled craze.
McDonald’s this week is adding seafood for the first time to its...
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Sales at McDonald’s restaurants slipped 1.5% last month, but not because of global economic difficulties or fast-casual competition.
The fast food behemoth attributed the slide to the difficulty of comparing February’s performance against...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Burger King Worldwide is making its second foray into France, attempting to endear its Whopper sandwich to a country known for its foie gras, fine wines and general culinary excellence.
The chain opened a branch Saturday at the Marseille airport --...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:45 AM
McDonald’s Corp. underperformed yet again, reporting profit levels Friday below what Wall Street had anticipated along with sliding sales this month.
Net income was down 3.5% to $1.45 billion, or $1.43 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Are McDonald’s fries made of plastic? Indestructible? Hardly, according to a new video from the Golden Arches.
As part of an ongoing transparency initiative from the chain’s Canadian outpost, the company shows viewers exactly how the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
When it comes to customer service, the fast-food industry is bookended by two chicken chains, according to a recent survey topped by Chick-fil-A.
KFC was at the bottom of a list compiled by consulting firm Temkin Group, which asked diners how they...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:18 AM
McDonald’s Corp. is replacing Jan Fields, president of the burger giant’s U.S. operation, a week after disclosing its first monthly sales slide in nine years.
But spokeswoman Lisa McComb said Fields’ departure is “not related to...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:27 AM
An uproar in China over the safety of chicken sold at KFC “has been longer lasting and more impactful than we ever imagined,” according to the chief executive of parent company Yum Brands.
But even after a “sharp sales decline”...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:00 AM
McDonald’s won’t be the only restaurant chain with a presence on Christmas Day, as other chains open their doors to consumers who don’t celebrate the holiday or are doing so without home-cooked food.
“Denny’s is always...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
McDonald’s Corp.’s fourth-quarter earnings were more promising than the string of dismal figures that shook investor confidence in the fast food giant late last year. But the Golden Arches have yet to reclaim their full luster.