McDonald’s revealed last month that it’s a full year ahead of schedule in selling 4,000 company-run restaurants to franchisees, a key turnaround objective it now intends to hit by the end of 2017...

As off-premise continues to grow, an omnichannel approach may be on the horizon.
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The burger giant has replaced three key leaders in its most crucial market.
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It's making fresh burgers a cornerstone of the plan, with a quick changeover after a limited test.
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Consumers say these restaurant chains provide the best guest pampering.
With goading from investors, franchisees are becoming a force in brand parents' corporate dealings.
In the last few years, the build-your-own Chipotle-style fast casuals really hit their stride, expanding into almost any type of cuisine people could think of.
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The post also cast aspersions on the president's manhood.
The restaurant industry has a unique perspective on the immigration issue. The trade is built on immigrants the way the auto industry depends on tires.