All McDonald’s articles – Page 8

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    November 2019


    This month saw entirely predictable news with another delay to Brexit, but also the surprising sacking of McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. We take a look back at his transformative time at the food to go giant. Elsewhere the elusive Richard Caring opens up for a big interview alongside David Campbell to discuss the future for Bill’s, Caffé Nero CEO Will Stratton-Morris outlines his push towards premium and there is a profile of Canadian coffee chain Tim Horton’s as they settle into the UK.
    Elsewhere, David Read has some advice for hospitality when it comes to squeezing the supply chain, Jasper Reid takes a deep dive into the market in India, Peter Martin takes a look at the rising demand for eco-friendly alternatives to meat and Steve Gotham says despite its woes Pizza Express has reasons to be cheerful.

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    Tim Hortons: Power play


    Tim Hortons may not be a household name in the UK yet, but if the QSR brand’s growth in North America is anything to go by, it soon could be. Georgi Gyton speaks to master franchisee SK Group’s chief commercial officer Kevin Hydes on its plans to steal market share.

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    Pizza Express has reasons to be cheerful - and remain vigilant


    Back of house, the management of Pizza Express clearly still has much on their plate as they seek to stabilise the finances. But, to their credit, the front of house execution is not being undermined. In fact, MCA’s latest quarterly consumer research finds the business has several reasons to be cheerful.

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    Steve Easterbrook and transformative times


    I’ve written a lot about McDonald’s recently, but I didn’t anticipate the next article to be about Steve Easterbrook getting fired. Yet here we are. It doesn’t seem a fitting departure for a man who achieved so much at the Golden Arches, and the contentious reason for his exit has ...

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    How McDark represents the future and the past for McDonald’s


    In the least surprising news since it emerged that too much fast food makes you fat, McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen. Expect KFC to do the same, soon.

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    Shake-up at McDonald’s after Easterbrook fired


    Steve Easterbrook has been fired from his role as chief executive and president of McDonald’s Corporation after admitting he had a consensual relationship with a colleague – a violation of company policy.

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    McDonald’s opens first ‘dark kitchen’ in Hounslow


    McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen dedicated solely to Uber Eats deliveries, according to a report by Property Week. A McDonald’s spokesman told the magazine the opening was “part of a wider trial to test different restaurant formats” and the dark kitchen would “ensure that restaurants in the surrounding area can provide the service and convenience that our customers expect, ensuring that McDelivery customers have a great experience.

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    How is McDonald’s getting it right?


    McDonald’s released its Q3 results on Tuesday, revealing a 5.9% increase in sales for the three months to 30 September 2019. Total sales for the period were up 1% to $5.43bn, making it the 17th consecutive quarter of growth for the chain. A 1% nudge isn’t going to generate huge headlines, but it’s another move in the right direction. In a call to investors, McDonald’s president and CEO Steve Easterbrook said across “every country function and level we’re seeing improving discipline and robust levels of execution that are guided by our velocity growth plan.

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    Trial of McDonald’s To Go has been “encouraging”


    Trials of McDonald’s new ‘To Go’ format have been “encouraging”, according to Paul Pomroy, chief executive for McDonald’s UK and Ireland, as the fast food operator’s focus on convenience gets results.

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    How to give hospitality the personal touch


    Using machine learning and AI could deliver huge benefits to hospitality, but there are challenges. MCA and Punchh brought together marketing and IT directors to discuss how best to do it.

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    What next for Chick-fil-A in the UK?


    After more pop-ups than a meercat disco, Chick-fil-A has finally established a home in the UK. The US giant, which has over 2,400 restaurants and just hit $10.5bn in sales, has chosen The Oracle shopping centre in Reading as its first permanent destination in Europe. If it wanted to clearly gauge the appetite for its offer it’s a better destination than London, where it would be swamped by competition. Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Jackie Jags says 

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    KFC trials London delivery with Uber Eats


    KFC is trialling delivery with Uber Eats from 50 sites across London.

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    Former Diageo CEO joins Brockmans


    Former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh has taken a stake in super-premium gin maker Brockmans.

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    McDonald’s turnover down amid franchise focus


    McDonald’s UK saw turnover decrease in 2018 as its continued focus on franchising increasingly recognised incomes over sales.

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    Mosaic: A picture of health


    Having reached close to 30 sites over the past four years, Georgi Gyton met with the joint chief executives of Mosaic Pub & Dining to find out more about the pub operator’s growth so far and what the future holds.

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    Burger King ‘milkshake’ tweet branded irresponsible


    The ASA has said a tweet by Burger King was irresponsible and warned it must ensure its ”future marketing communications did not condone or encourage anti-social behaviour.” On 18 May 2019 Burger King sent a tweet which read: “Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK. #justsaying”.

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    McDonald’s job seekers can apply via Alexa


    McDonald’s has partnered with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow jobseekers to apply by voice to work for the fast food company.

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    Tasty appoints Vachhani as FD


    Tasty, the operator of dim t and Wildwood restaurants, has appointed Mayuri Vachhani as finance director.

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    Woods: ‘Proper innovation can be a game-changer for growth’


    Innovation is not just about developing new things, it’s about developing things that customers actually want – and there is a big difference, according to Emma Woods, chief executive of Wagamama.

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    Can burger sales stay strong in the face of increasing alternatives?


    Despite growing food adventurism, the proliferation of diverse cuisines and the ongoing rise of plant-based offerings, beef burgers still account for one in nine of every dinner consumed outside the home. Sales are also in year on year growth. As such, it is difficult to argue with leading US restaurateur, Danny Meyer, who said: “At the base level, a burger is a piece of meat and a bun with something on it. It’s simple but it seems to make a lot of people happy.”