McDonald's

Operations

CosMc's wasn't McDonald's first attempt at a second concept

Restaurant Rewind: The home of the Golden Arches has looked at ventures ranging from a piano lounge to a Disneyland-like theme park. Why is it still a single-brand operation, CosMc's aside?

Financing

With CosMc's, McDonald's shows its risk-taking side

The Bottom Line: The first unit of McDonald’s opened to long lines in its first two days. The concept proves that the company can get attention. And it’s willing to take some chances.

The Bottom Line: While noting that humans will continue to drive restaurants, the McDonald’s CEO notes that the calculus on automation gets closer as labor costs soar.

The fast-food giant says plans to open its drive-thru beverage brand in Illinois this month, with nine more in Texas by the end of 2024.

The burger giant plans to rapidly speed its unit growth in the coming years while it uses Google Cloud technology to connect restaurants and improve operations.

The company’s chicken business is “on par” with its beef business as Americans continue to devour more poultry. It plans more chicken products in the coming years.

Marketing Bites: McDonald’s has teamed up with Kerwin Frost to launch new limited edition adult happy meals. Dunkin’ and Martha Stewart launch martini glasses. And Kura Sushi introduces a new Bikkura Pon prize collection

The burger giant will own 48% of McDonald’s China after agreeing to acquire a stake owned by Carlyle.

The burger giant has teamed up with Crocs on a footwear line that features iconic characters like Grimace and Birdie.

The burger giant has been selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts out of its Kentucky restaurants for months. Now they’re apparently talking about an expansion.

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