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Faced with European Antitrust, McDonald’s Could Go After US Franchisees

While the Service Employees International Union is pushing hard for higher wages for U.S. fast-food workers, augmenting strikes and protest with legal action, the recent news that a coalition of Italian consumer groups has filed a European Union antitrust action against McDonald's is disturbing, even for franchisees.

Burger King Joins the Cheap Meal Fray

Burger King is giving fellow franchisors McDonald's and Wendy's a run for their money after introducing its latest cheap fast food offer.

McDonald's Gold Card!? What's That?

Actor Rob Lowe let the cat out of the bag while he was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last week by flashing his McGold Card to Kimmel's vast viewing audience.

Wife of McDonald's Millionaire Franchisee Murdered

Lois Colley, 83, was found beaten to death on Monday afternoon at her 300-acre estate, Windswept Farm, in North Salem, New York.

Stressed Franchisees Struggling with McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

While McDonald's says that all-day breakfast is the number one request from customers, a survey of franchisees shows making that a reality is an ongoing frustrating struggle. 

Wendy’s CEO Brolick to Resign, Succeeded by CFO

Wendy's new CEO Todd Penegor. Photo:Wendy's webpage

DUBLIN—This morning Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) announced that its 67-year old chief executive officer and president Emil Brolick will officially retire in May 2016, a few months shy of his fifth-year anniversary as CEO.

Frustrated McDonald's Franchisee Sells His Restaurants, Speaks His Mind

Al Jarvis, 67, began working at McDonald's when he was 16, later becoming a franchisee.

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Target of Online Petition

It has been widely known through documentaries and videos for a number of years that American chickens are often raised in appalling, stomach-turning conditions, but as a QSR giant, McDonald's specifically is in the crosshairs of a Change.org petition titled, "Stop Torturing Chickens for McNuggets."

McDonald's to Serve All-Day Breakfasts Starting Next Month

McDonald's has announced that franchisees voted last week to start offering breakfast items all day and that the vote was affirmed yesterday by a franchisee leadership council.

McDonald's Largest Franchisee Has New CEO

Arcos Dorados (Spanish for "golden arches"), the largest McDonald's franchisee in the world with over 2,000 units in Latin America and the Caribbean, has a new CEO, Sergio Alonso, 52.