Thursday, July 29

McDonald’s

$15 Minimum Wage, Economy, Markets, McDonald's, McDonald's CEO, McDonald's earnings, Minimum wage increase

A 10% raise helped McDonald’s ease its worker shortage, CEO says

Raising wages seems to have helped McDonald's attract workers, along with unemployment benefits ending. "We're getting close to full staffing levels," CEO Chris Kempczinski said, per Restaurant Business. Anecdotally, raising wages seems to be a powerful motivator for luring workers back. LoadingSomething is loading. Remarks from a McDonald's ea...
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It’s been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald’s worker who makes just $10 an hour, I’m getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise.

It's been 12 years since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour. I'm a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 per hour. Millions of people across the country can no longer afford to wait — Congress must raise the minimum wage and lift workers out of poverty. Jarmier Owens has worked at a McDonald's location in Detroit for four years. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Watch a viral video exploring an abandoned 1980s McDonald’s restaurant, complete with pink-and-blue decor and an old McFlurry machine

A 10-minute YouTube video shows the inside of an abandoned McDonald's restaurant with 1980s decor. It has a vivid pink-and-blue color scheme, and syrups still stored underneath its McFlurry machine. An urban explorer filmed the restaurant for a viral TikTok video, and said it was abandoned in 2007. See more stories on Insider's business page. An urban explorer has posted a video of an abandoned McDonald's restaurant – and it's like stepping into a time capsule from the 1980s.The restaurant has retro pink and blue decor, including busy wallpaper, triangular wall art, and framed landscape photos. A lot of the kitchen equipment is sti...
Beyond Meat, Fast Food, McDonald's, plant-based, Retail

Why McDonald’s hasn’t introduced plant-based burgers in the US after launching them around the world

McDonald's just finished testing another plant-based protein in Australia. The chain has debuted McVeggie and McPlant menu items in markets around the world. There are no updates about when McDonald's US might add plant-based items. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's continues to debut plant-based options around the world, with the notable exception of the US. The fast-food chain just finished a test of the McVeggie burger in Australia as demand for plant-based options continues to rise. The patty is made of Australian-grown potatoes, peas, corn, carrots, and onions, and served on a bun with lettuce, cheese, p...
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A McDonald’s manager had a gun pulled on them after 2 customers complained about the amount of salt on their fries

Two individuals were arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a McDonald's manager in Texas. Police said the incident occurred after a verbal altercation about the salt on their fries. The pair were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A Texas restaurant CEO says the price of chicken has rocketed from $55 a case to $118 amid the labor shortage — and he’s lost up to 20% of his workforce to larger chains

Layne's Chicken Fingers is paying $118 for a case of chicken, up from $55 pre-pandemic, its CEO said. The Texas chain says suppliers' slaughterhouses are understaffed, which is causing price spikes. Layne's is struggling for staff too: a fifth have left for larger companies such as Walmart. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas chicken chain with eight restaurants recently paid $118 for a single 50lb case of chicken — up from its pre-pandemic price of $55, its CEO told Insider. The US labor shortage is to blame for the spike in prices, according to Garrett Reed, who owns the Layne's Chicken Fingers brand. "The labor...
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Restaurants are starting to hire robots instead of people who are demanding higher pay

Businesses are tired of waiting for workers and are increasingly turning to automation instead. The trend has swept through the restaurant industry as the labor shortage is hurting hiring. People have long feared automation destroying jobs, but it could also kick off a "virtuous circle" that helps the economy. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Fast Food, France, McDonald's, Retail

Protesting workers at a McDonald’s in France who occupied a closing restaurant turned it into a food bank serving hundreds of thousands

A McDonald's restaurant sign is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Del Mar, California Thomson Reuters Summary List Placement At one McDonald's in Marseille, France, everyone eats for free. Locals don't pay a dime — or euro — for food there because the location is now a food bank. The restaurant originally opened with government backing in 1992 in a majority-Muslim neighborhood grappling with poverty and eventually employed 77 people, according to Vice. One of them was manager Kamel Guemari, who had been working there for more than 20 years since starting as a 16-year-old, according to NPR. The location was one of six franchises that frequently changed hands. In 2018, its franchiser said he would sell his five ...
Arkansas, Campaign Finance, INSIDER Data, McDonald's, Out Insider, State Farm, transgender children

Companies like State Farm and McDonalds say they support LGBT rights, but their franchisees and agents sometimes have other ideas

Insider investigated the campaign finance records of Arkansas lawmakers who sponsored anti-transgender legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, their agents, and franchise owners gave money to the laws' sponsors. McDonald's franchise owners and State Farm agents donated a combined $107,000 to the Arkansas legislators. See more stories on Insider's business page. The franchisees and agents of companies like McDonald's and State Farm directed vast sums to legislators that backed some of the most anti-LGBT legislation passed this year.Arkansas was one of several states across the US that enacted legislation restricting tr...