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McDonald’s Announces Rollout of Paper Straws in the UK and Ireland and New Trials in Commitment to Find Solutions for Plastic Straws Globally

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Today, McDonald’s announced a phased rollout of paper straws in all 1,361 McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland with completion set for 2019 as well as plans to test alternatives to plastic straws in multiple markets throughout the globe later this year. McDonald’s UK and Ireland will begin transitioning to paper straws in all of its restaurants starting in September. This move supports McDonald’s goal to source 100% of guest packaging from renewable, recycled, or certified sources by 2025 and to have guest packaging recycling in all ... Read More »

McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Through these actions, McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030. This is the equivalent of taking 32 million passenger cars off the road for an entire year or planting 3.8 billion trees and growing them for 10 years. The target will enable McDonald’s to grow as a business without growing its emissions. “To create a better future for our planet, we must all get involved. McDonald’s is doing its part by setting this ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas ... Read More »

McDonald’s aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

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The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently. McDonald's also wants 100% of its restaurants to recycle packaging by then, compared with only 10% now. It comes as UK supermarket Iceland has promised to drastically reduce its plastic packaging by the end of 2023. Both companies said there was an overwhelming demand from customers to make packaging more environmentally friendly. 'Part of the solution' Francesca DeBiase, McDonald's chief supply... Read More »

McDonald’s to Give Away Free Vanilla Soft Serve for All — And a Special Golden Opportunity for One

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In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on July 16, McDonald's USA (NYSE: MCD) is celebrating its iconic vanilla soft serve -- made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives -- by treating fans in two ways: at participating restaurants nationwide, free vanilla cones will be offered all day long through the McDonald's app and one lucky guest will have the chance to win free soft serve for life. Guests wishing to enjoy a free Vanilla Cone need only download the McDonald's mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer on July 16 ... Read More »

McDonald’s Corporation Announces New Developmental Licensee for Its Business in Taiwan

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“By identifying strategic partners who share our values and vision to accelerate our growth and scale across diverse markets, we will drive innovation, becoming more relevant to our customers and the communities we serve,” said McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook. “With today’s announcement about Taiwan, we continue to make progress on our commitment to get closer to our customers’ as we work to refranchise 4,000 restaurants around the world by the end of 2017.” De Yu assumed ownership of the McDonald’s busine... Read More »

McDonald’s USA Unveils Next Big Change: Fresh Beef Quarter Pounders

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McDonald's USA (NYSE: MCD) today announced that by mid-2018, it will serve fresh beef, prepared when ordered, in all Quarter Pounder burgers across the majority of its restaurants. The fresh beef burgers, cooked right when ordered, are the latest step the company has made to meet customers' changing expectations. All McDonald's burgers use 100 percent pure beef with absolutely no fillers, additives or preservatives. "Over the past two years, we've made a series of bold, tangible changes for our customers," said McDonald's President and Chief... Read More »

McDonald’s Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

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Upcoming Communications McDonald's Corporation will broadcast its upcoming investor meeting live over the Internet on March 1, 2017.  Information on presentation times and the live webcast will be available at www.investor.mcdonalds.com.  There will also be an archived webcast available for a limited time thereafter. McDonald's plans to release first quarter results before the market opens on April 25, 2017 and will host an investor webcast. This webcast will be broadcast live and available for replay for a limited time thereafter at www.... Read More »

McDonald’s USA President Mike Andres to Retire at End of 2016; Chris Kempczinski Named New USA President

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"Mike has been relentless in his commitment to building a better brand," said McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook. "From significant strides in food quality to meaningful customer initiatives like All Day Breakfast and forging an even stronger partnership between U.S. operators and the company, his commitment to our customers is unmistakable. "As we thank Mike for his contributions, we are confident Chris is the right leader to build upon our U.S. progress and bring a new level of convenience and excitement to the restaurant exper... Read More »

McDonald’s Olympics Kids Walk With Athletes in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony #friendswin

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McDonald's Olympics Kids from 20 countries around the world, represent friendship and unity for children worldwide which are key values of the Olympic Games. The flag bearer of each of the 207 country athlete delegations will be accompanied by a McDonald's Olympics Kid. In addition to walking in the Parade of Nations, theMcDonald's Olympics Kids are experiencing Olympic events and enjoying activities around Rio. Nearly 100 kids, aged 8 to 12 years old, will be participating from 20 countries around the world, including: Argentina, Australia,... Read More »

McDonald’s Chief Administrative Officer Pete Bensen to Retire After Two Decades With the Brand

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"Throughout his career with McDonald's, Pete has been a strategic partner, a tireless advocate and an influential contributor to our brand's success," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said. "We thank him for his steadfast leadership and his valuable expertise. We know Pete has looked forward to spending more time with his family, and we wish them all the best." As a result of Mr. Bensen's retirement, McDonald's will announce additional organizational changes in the coming weeks. "After two decades with McDonald's, few things... Read More »

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