Tag Archives: McDonald’s

McDonald’s Kid Meals Get Happy — Will Its Critics?

To be more contemporary and to better address the health concerns of parents and consumer groups, McDonald’s has dramatically revamped its Happy Meal Web site. And it has a new mascot — Happy — to be used in place of … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Firms Doing Good

Fast-food companies are frequently criticized for the unhealthy nature of their menus. But these firms are often involved in very good deeds, such as the sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald House Charities is an example of cause … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Celebrity Endorser Lebrons Burger King’s

For years, Burger King has tried to gain on its long-time competitor McDonald’s. Nonetheless, in the United States and around the globe, McDonald’s is the clear and undisputed king. Now, come two new commercials. Who do you think comes out … Continue reading

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Is the “Big King” a “Big Mac” in Disguise?

Burger King has been battling with McDonald’s for years, while McDonald’s — the largest fast-food chain in the world — mostly ignores BK and does its own thing. Burger King’s latest maneuver is the new Big King hamburger. And yes, … Continue reading

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Will New Burger King’s Fries Be “Satisfrying?”

Just like McDonald’s, Burger King has faced a lot of criticism over the health aspects of its menus. So, Burger King is taking a very big step — and introducing French fries with fewer calories and less fat. Will these … Continue reading

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McFresh from McDonald’s

As we have reported before, the new McDonald’s McWrap is a very important addition to the fast food chain’s menu and its attempt to lure more young adults. Now, the McWrap is the subject of a July 2013 Businessweek cover story … Continue reading

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Breakfast Market Booming at Fast-Food Restaurants

One sometimes neglected segment of the fast-food business is breakfast. But today, many companies are expanding their breakfast offerings, while a few are abandoning them. As Maureen Morrison reports for Advertising Age: “Wendy’s won’t be serving you breakfast, but Ronald … Continue reading

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