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McDonald’s and Domino’s are bigger competitors than ever

The Bottom Line: The world’s biggest restaurant chain and the world’s biggest pizza chain are increasingly going head-to-head for budget consumers.


Marketing efforts lifted McDonald’s sales last quarter

Camp McDonald’s helped propel digital sales at the burger giant, though the strong dollar caused some headaches. The company also warned of a potential recession in the U.S. and Europe.

Marketing Bites: Uncertainty about whether the company will bring back “the G.O.A.T. of sandwiches” makes it more alluring; Outback uses college athletes to hock catering.

The burger giant said it is preparing for a wide range of economic scenarios but says it is getting more lower-income consumers.

The burger giant is trying to bring back some mystery surrounding the sandwich by making this a "farewell tour," something it first used 17 years ago.

Marketing Bites: The burger chain proves that you don’t need a big name to have a big impact; Taco Bell brings back a hit marketing effort; Papa John’s gets spooky.

The Bottom Line: The company’s surprise announcement that it would sell doughnuts in nine locations has raised a few questions.

The burger chain will conduct a limited-time operations test at nine company locations in Louisville, Ky.

Data from Placer.ai shows the burger chain’s traffic is beating the broader restaurant industry and its fast-food competitors. Economic downturns are traditionally good for the company.

Kareem Daniel, chairman of media and entertainment distribution at Walt Disney Co., is the fourth new director this year.

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