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McDonald's

Financing

McDonald’s sales keep rising despite labor challenges

The chain’s U.S. same-store sales rose 9.6% in 3Q, a 14.6% increase on a two-year basis, thanks to its chicken sandwich and its Famous Orders platform.

Marketing

McDonald’s says it has largely achieved pay equality

The burger giant says it has achieved pay equality for company employees in underrepresented groups. Women are on track to achieve equal pay for equal work next year.

The burger giant will conduct an operations test of its Beyond Meat McPlant sandwich at eight restaurants around the country starting Nov. 3.

The company’s latest “Thank You Meal” promotion will give away breakfast meals to educators next Monday through Friday.

The burger giant said it would work with its operators, suppliers and other partners to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to fight climate change.

But the burger giant will have some competition from Arby’s, which has introduced its own barbecue rib sandwich.

Franchisees are trying incentives and vaccine clinics. But the company has also sourced tests for those who resist the inoculation.

The company said it plans to resume buying back shares, which it had abandoned during the pandemic.

The burger giant plans to cut 90% of the virgin fossil fuel-based plastic out of the popular items by 2025.

The burger giant is testing its Beyond Meat plant-based burger across the pond and plans to take it throughout the market next year.

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