Food

A decade later, progress to stop the use of gestation crates remains slow

In 2012, McDonald’s and other restaurant companies committed to sourcing pork only from pigs raised in open housing by 2022. The deadline is here, but can they meet it?

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Pipedream wants to take restaurant pickup underground

The startup uses robots and tunnels to move food from kitchen to car. It believes it can one day connect entire cities.

Financing

As CosMc's takes off, McDonald's operators want a piece of the action

The Bottom Line: But where that action should take place is the question. Many operators believe the brand should be a testing ground for McDonald's own beverage program.

Financing

Bad weather returns as a restaurant sales problem

The Bottom Line: Snow and cold in January kept customers from visiting restaurants. Here's why this might be a bigger influence in the future.