McDonald’s expected to announce new chicken standards

In a bid to win back the public, the burger giant will reportedly announce today that it will phase out its use of chicken treated with antibiotics. The move would force a dramatic change in the nation’s chicken-processing industry, according to the preliminary reports.

... While McDonald's earnings fall

On news of same-store sales dropping nearly 1 percent, execs reiterated their pledge to simplify the menu, slow expansion and cater to local tastes.

Lovin' it or hatin' it, consumers continue to dole out mixed reviews for any messaging coming from the burger giant. The latest tug-of-war is over its new "signs" TV spots which drew both positive and negative reviews in social media.

Recently, many big brands have started bringing professionals into the c-suite to head up tech efforts—from security and payment in the age of data breaches to consumer-facing mobile apps.

A 26-unit test in the Southeast is being expanded to 263 stores, Forbes reports.

Why LYFE Kitchen President and CEO Chance Carlisle? He’s juggling franchisor, franchisee and fatherhood.

The burger giant's largest restaurant in Russia reopened today after a clash with local officials shuttered several locations for 90 days. Two others McDonald's are undergoing upgrades and will reopen soon.

The International Franchise Association said it will file a request under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the materials that led the National Labor Relations Board to consider a monumental change in franchisee-franchisor relations.

When Carlisle Corp. was introduced to the LYFE Kitchen fast-casual concept earlier this year, the Memphis-based real estate company was merely looking for another restaurant growth vehicle (it’s already a 77-unit Wendy’s franchisee). What developed instead was a shared-services agreement that aligned the strengths of the operations into a fast-growth venture. LYFE would provide the means to ride many of the emerging trends in the business, while Carlisle would lend its expertise on real estate, acquisitions and general-and-administrative efficiencies.

Russian regulators are cracking down in what authorities say is a matter of food safety. But the closures of a handful of McDonald's restaurants and unscheduled checks of several others comes amid tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the West, Time reports.