OPINIONFinancing

Why remodeled restaurants give McDonald's a big advantage right now

The Bottom Line: The burger giant remodeled just about all its locations between 2017 and 2020. That has given the company a leg up on competitors at a time when financing is simply not that available.

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Steak and Ale comes back from the dead, 16 years later

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Fast food has lost its reputation as a cheap meal

Years of price hikes are driving consumers to grocery stores and even full-service restaurants, which are now viewed by some as a better deal.