Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock McDonald’s Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January. Reuters reports McDonald’s new ‘dollar’ menu to intensify price war in 2018. McDonald’s dropped its popular “Dollar Menu” in 2013 after franchisees groused that selling items like a double cheeseburger for $1 cut […]

How can a human justify asking to be paid $15 to work?

How can a human justify asking to be paid $15 to work?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock McDonald’s announced it will replace cashiers in 2,5000 stores with self-service kiosks. The story buzzed across the internet but Business Insider reported McDonald’s shoots down fears it is planning to replace cashiers with kiosks. Official Denial “McDonald’s has repeatedly said that adding kiosks won’t result in mass layoffs, but will instead move some cashiers […]

McDonald’s told: Stop bowing to Liberal pressure groups

McDonald’s told: Stop bowing to Liberal pressure groups

From NCPA  At today’s annual meeting of McDonald’s shareholders held in Oak Brook, Illinois, a representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research presented a shareholder resolution urging the fast food giant to alter its strategy of catering to leftist activists on wage and other economic issues. “In recent years, McDonald’s has shown a […]

Will the Joint Employer Rule hurt franchises?

Will the Joint Employer Rule hurt franchises?

Two significant rulings by the National Labor Relations Board in 2015 expanded the interpretation of the “joint employer” rule.  Joint employer is a designation given when two firms are involved in the employment practices of an employee. In a case involving Browning Ferris Industries, the NRLB ruled that Browning Ferris was not only responsible for those it […]

EU opens probe into McDonald’s Luxembourg tax deals

EU opens probe into McDonald’s Luxembourg tax deals

European regulators announced Thursday that they have opened an investigation into the tax affairs of American fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation. The investigation, which follows similar probes by European authorities into tax deals made by Starbucks Corporation and online retailer Amazon.com, will focus on McDonald’s tax deals with Luxembourg. In a statement released Thursday, the […]