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    McDonald’s launches McPlant vegan burger


    The latest item on McDonald’s menu is made of pea protein, tapping into the growing trend for faux meat consumption.

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    McDonald’s launches ‘Plan For Change’ sustainability strategy


    McDonald’s UK and Ireland has set out its Plan For Change strategy to help it achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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    McDonald’s UK&I to trial The McPlant vegan burger


    McDonald’s UK&I has announced that The McPlant burger will be trialled in 10 restaurants in Coventry from 29 September, then a further 250+ from 13 October with a view to rolling out nationwide in 2022.

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    Alistair Macrow to become new chief executive of McDonald’s UK&I


    Alistair Macrow will become the new chief executive of McDonald’s UK and Ireland from November 1 2021, transitioning from his current role as global chief marketing officer. Macrow joined McDonald’s in 2007 and has previously been chief marketing officer for the UK. Paul Pomroy, the current chief executive of McDonalds UK&I will move into the role of corporate senior vice president, international operated markets and will oversee 12 markets.

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    McDonald’s milkshakes impacted by supply issues


    Milkshakes are temporarily off the menu at McDonald’s 1,250 outlets in England, Scotland and Wales due to supply chain issues. Bottled drinks are also affected, making McDonald’s the latest chain to see trading impacted by a lack of availability of key menu items. 

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    Lumina: Challenging trading made worse by staff shortages


    Lumina Intelligence’s Top Of Mind Survey shows that respondents believe that pre-existing recruitment challenges have been exacerbated by Brexit and the pandemic, with 93% of eating out professionals describing the current trading environment as being either challenging or extremely challenging. Yet the majority of those surveyed are expecting trading conditions to improve across the next 12 months. McDonald’s, Pret and Wagamama are admired brands that are making a success of tapping into key trends such as delivery, technology, sustainability and plant based foods.

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    McDonald’s appoints new CMO


    McDonald’s UK & Ireland has appointed Michelle Graham-Clare as its new senior vice president, chief marketing officer.

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    McDonald’s global sales rise during reopening


    McDonald’s has experienced strong Q2 growth in global sales, with like-for-like growth in the UK said to be “strong” and “positive”. The fast-food chain is looking to continue the digital sales growth it has experienced during the pandemic and recently launched the MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme in the US.

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    The growing appeal of the drive-thru


    The drive-thru format is attracting attention from a diverse set of operators in the UK. What are some of the key factors for success and how might the format be evolving?

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    How hungry is the UK for Wendy’s square burgers?


    As part of the return of US burger chain Wendy’s to our shores comes the reappearance of the brand’s iconic square burgers. According to company folklore, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas would emphasise the importance of not cutting corners – and some see that ethos reflected in the shape of its patties.

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    McDonald’s announces executive moves


    McDonald’s has appointed Gareth Pearson as chief operations officer for the UK & Ireland.

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    McDonald’s to relaunch dine-in with table service


    McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin to bring back eat-in from Monday (17 May), as lockdowns in England and Wales ease.

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    McDonald’s and Uber partner on enhanced app


    McDonald’s and Uber have partnered to bring delivery, click & serve, takeaway, table service or drive thru digital functions together for the first time via the My McDonald’s consumer app.

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    McDonald’s and KFC rapidly expand delivery footprint


    McDonald’s and KFC have both more than doubled their share of the total delivery market since 2019, Lumina Intelligence research finds.

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    Jason Clark: ‘Delivery is now an essential channel for us’


    McDonald’s scaled-up its delivery offer during the pandemic, with 15% of total customers now coming to the brand through the channel, said Jason Clark, senior vice president and chief operations officer at McDonald’s UK & Ireland.

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    Roger Whiteside joins line-up for Food to Go Conference


    Greggs’ chief executive Roger Whiteside will join a host of other industry leaders at MCA’s 2021 Food to Go Conference next week (23 March).

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    McDonald’s Jason Clark to speak at Food to Go Conference


    Jason Clark, senior vice president, and chief operations officer at McDonald’s UK and Ireland is to speak about innovation at the fast-food operator at MCA’s 2021 Food to Go Conference next week (23 March).

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    Leon UK MD to speak at Food to Go Conference


    MCA’s 2021 Food to Go Conference will feature an exclusive interview with Shereen Ritchie, managing director, Leon UK.

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    Food to Go Conference - View Now

    MCA’s annual Food to Go Conference streamed online on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, a must-see event for senior operators, suppliers, investors and other sector stakeholders.

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    McDonald’s sets gender and minority representation goal


    McDonald’s has announced plans to improve the equality and minority representation in its senior ranks by 2030.