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For years Pete Schaefer was an executive at McDonald's Corp., jetting back and forth to booming markets in Asia. Today, he runs the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and a road trip to Rockford counts as a notable departure. Going from a multibillion-dollar...
Is it the corporations or our personal laxity? “But we should be careful in heaping praise on corporations for simply reducing the scope of the problem they continue to create,” said Kelle Louaillier, executive director of Corporate Accountability...
Tribune staff reporterAs consumers increasingly ask for healthier fare, the company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants said Thursday that it will cut salt and calories across its menus by 10 percent over the next five years and 20 percent over the next...
Reuters reporterThe number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday. By that measure, Mississippi is the fattest state in the union with an adult...
ReutersStarbucks Corp (SBUX.O) is going "Blonde," expanding its coffee lineup with its lightest roast to date in a move aimed at wooing more customers and capturing a bigger share of the U.S. coffee market. The world's biggest coffee company is known for its...
Staff WriterThe McRib, the pork sandwich that likes to play hard to get, is coming back. McDonald's plans to announce Monday that the sandwich, usually available only when individual restaurants feel like making it, will be sold at all U.S. locations through Nov....
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. is adding apples to all its Happy Meals and launching a nutrition-focused mobile phone app as part of a broader health push. The changes underscore how the restaurant industry is reacting to the demands of customers...
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., McDonald's Corp. (ticker symbol MCD) has fast-food restaurants around the world. 2011 rank: 6 2010 rank: 7 Full-time employees in 2011: NA Part-time employees in 2011: NA Total employees in 2011: 10,272 Total...
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Americans should brace for higher food prices this year now that demand for corn has pushed U.S. supplies to their lowest point in 15 years. Higher projected orders from the ethanol industry sent corn futures soaring Wednesday, as corn supplies became...
Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES -- Public health advocates loathe it. Barbecue purists are appalled. But legions of McDonald's fans await Tuesday's nationwide return of the McRib sandwich, a pressed pork patty with no ribs, 26 grams of fat and a committed cult following....
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ReutersA lawsuit seeking to stop McDonald's Corp from offering toys with Happy Meals must be dismissed because parents can always choose not to buy the meals for their children, the hamburger giant said in a court filing late on Monday. The lawsuit accuses...
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