McDonald’s is looking at bringing its own branded credit card to Britain next year. It is one innovation in a further series of radical moves the company hopes to bring to the UK this year. The global fast-food giant plans to shake-up the menu: upmarket products, such as Salmon with Dill Sauce and Pilaf, and Gourmet Apple Pie are on test at the 32,000-strong chain’s “innovation centre” in Chicago. Tens of millions of pounds of investment in the British restaurants have been earmarked for the refurbishment of up to 200 outlets during the next five years. The Sunday Times (Business) 05/02/06 page 13