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Mom arrested for leaving kids outside

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A mom was arrested for leaving her two children outside a Sacramento McDonald's in 44 degree weather while she ate inside, police say.
Police: Woman offered sex for McNuggets

Police: Woman offered sex for McNuggets

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Police in California said a woman accused of offering a McDonald's customer sexual favors in exchange for chicken McNuggets was arrested.

Burger King testing delivery service

MIAMI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Burger King said it would expand on an experiment of delivering burgers and fries to customers, which it began at four restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Naked drive-through joke draws arrests

GALESBURG, Ill., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Two people who said they thought it would be funny to order fast-food while naked found themselves arrested for the stunt, Galesburg, Ill., police say.

Lawyer: Missing woman a prostitute

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing the husband of a missing Oklahoma woman says she worked as a prostitute, soliciting clients on line.
Year-old cheeseburger unchanged with time

Year-old cheeseburger unchanged with time

WINDSOR, Ontario, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A McDonald's plain cheeseburger turned 1 year old Thursday on the kitchen counter of a Canadian nutritionist who says it looks much as it did hot off the grill.
Panda Express headed for the cleaners

Panda Express headed for the cleaners

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. fast-food chain Panda Express said it is turning its Chinese food franchise expertise to a new venture -- dry cleaning.

McDonald's U.K. stores open for Christmas

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- McDonald's said it opened 60 of its 1,200 restaurants in Britain on Christmas to meet the demand of those seeking alternative holiday meals.
Man buys, donates $500 in McD's gift cards

Man buys, donates $500 in McD's gift cards

WAYCROSS, Ga., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The owner of a Georgia McDonald's said an anonymous man came into his store, bought $500 worth of gift cards and told the manager to use them for the needy.
Police: Woman hit McD's worker with food

Police: Woman hit McD's worker with food

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities say a Florida teacher who was upset with her order at a McDonald's threw the fast-food back at the open drive-through window, hitting an attendant.

Man hits drive-through worker with food

HOLIDAY, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Florida authorities said a man accused of hitting a McDonald's employee in the head with a bag of food was found passed out in his driveway.

Cook says will sue McDonald's over attack

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A cook who used a metal pole to smack two female customers who attacked him at a New York City McDonald's says he's going to sue the fast-food restaurant.

Burger King to charge for kids meal toys

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Burger King says it will join McDonald's in charging for kids meal toys to comply with San Francisco's ban on toy giveaways with fast food.

SF Happy Meal toy ban going into effect

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- McDonald's restaurants in San Francisco will start charging 10 cents for toys included in Happy Meals to comply with a city ordinance, one owner says.

'Hamburglar' turns self in to police

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Iowa said a man dubbed "the Hamburglar" after breaking into a McDonald's and cooking himself a meal turned himself in to officers.
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A sign advertises the double filet-o-fish in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago on March 31, 2010. The demonstrators, organized by Corporate Accountability International, claim McDonald's uses Ronald McDonald to market unhealthy, fatty foods to children and are calling for his retirement. UPI/Brian Kersey
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McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 64 million customers daily in 119 countries.[3][4] Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by the eponymous Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.[5] A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself. The corporation's revenues come from the rent, royalties and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. McDonald's revenues grew 27 percent over the three years ending in 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9 percent growth in operating income to $3.9 billion.[6] McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, shakes and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has expanded its menu to include salads, wraps, smoothies and fruit.[7] Main article: History of McDonald's The business began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California. Their introduction of the "Speedee Service System" in 1948 furthered the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant that the White Castle hamburger chain had already put into practice more than two decades earlier. The original mascot of McDonald's was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head whose name was "Speedee." Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald by 1967 when the company first filed a U.S. trademark on a clown shaped man having puffed out costume legs. McDonald's first filed for a U.S. trademark on the name "McDonald's" on May 4, 1961, with the description "Drive-In Restaurant Services," which continues to be renewed through the end of December 2009. In the same year, on September 13, 1961, the company filed a logo trademark on an overlapping, double arched "M" symbol. The overlapping double arched "M" symbol logo was temporarily disfavored by September 6, 1962, when a trademark was filed for a single arch, shaped over many of the early McDonald's restaurants in the early years. Although the "Golden Arches" appeared in various forms, the present form as a letter "M" did not appear until November 18, 1968, when the company applied for a U.S. trademark. History McDonald's corporate logo used from 1968 to 2006. It still exists at some restaurants. The present corporation dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955,[8] the ninth McDonald's restaurant overall. Kroc later purchased the McDonald brothers' equity in the company and led its worldwide expansion, and the company became listed on the public stock markets in 1965.[9] Kroc was also noted for aggressive business practices, compelling the McDonald brothers to leave the fast food industry. The McDonald brothers and Kroc feuded over control of the business, as documented in both Kroc's autobiography and in the McDonald brothers' autobiography. The site of the McDonald brothers' original restaurant is now a monument.[10] With the expansion of McDonald's into many international markets, the company has become a symbol of globalization and the spread of the American way of life. Its prominence has also made it a frequent topic of public debates about obesity, corporate ethics and consumer responsibility.

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