McDonald’s Sells Singapore, Malaysian Franchise to Saudi Group

Dec 2 – McDonald’s Corp said on Friday it had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia. The fast-food chain said it transferred its ownership interest in 390 restaurants, more than 80

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Big Mac Creator Dies at 98

Dec 1 – The man behind one of the most recognizable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald’s Big Mac, died this week at age 98. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac – two beef patties on a hamburger bun – which debuted at a McDonald’s restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967. McDonald’s tweeted a message on Wednesday

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McDonald’s Investor Renews Push for Antibiotic Reduction in All Meat

By Lisa Baertlein A McDonald’s Corp shareholder is redoubling efforts to convince the fast-food chain to stop all of its global restaurants from serving the meat of animals raised with antibiotics that are vital for fighting human infections. More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics in the United States are sold for livestock use.

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