"Off-the-charts" debate follows news of McDonald's 1-minute drive-thru test
Response to a seemingly simple news story about a limited-time test at South Florida McDonald's restaurants led to hundreds of comments on Time magazine's Facebook page.
McDonald's CEO 'under siege' at home and abroad
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break. The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-grabbing bad news in late July.
As concepts fight for a foothold in the crowded restaurant industry, determination to be on the cutting edge drives many decisions. These 10 groundbreakers all pushed the envelope during the last 12 months in terms of both design and operation, bending traditions and blurring lines within their typical space to set new directions.