"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.

Famous Dave's CEO Ed Rensi intends to turn the barbecue concept into a more efficient operation by embracing technology. He provided Restaurant Business with a peek inside the lab for the overhaul, a unit in the Chicago suburbs. Here's what we saw.

Winning means looking at what drives Hispanic consumers’ buying decisions. According to research by Univision, at QSRs, here's what Hispanic diners are looking for.

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.

Advertising characters such as Ronald McDonald that people have been familiar with since childhood continue to affect food decisions once they become adults.

Forty years ago there was no expectation that a fast food job would pay a living wage, much less support a household.

Jim Rand, a 32-year veteran of McDonald's who eventually held the title of global chief development officer, was brought into LYFE Kitchen in 2010 to help devise the upstart's real estate strategy.

By the time Mike Roberts and crew teamed up with the branding guru Adrienne Weiss, president of Adrienne Weiss Corporation, they had been pitched over 600 names for their fledging concept.

When McDonald’s starts doing something new, you can bet it’s already part of a mainstream trend. Big Mac doesn’t like to take chances.

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