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NLRB Names McDonald’s as ‘Joint-Employer’ of Workers at Its Franchisees

wsj.com — The National Labor Relations Board issued labor complaints that name McDonald's Corp. as a "joint-employer" of workers at its franchisees, a win for unions in their effort to get the agency to hold franchisers liable for labor violations by store owners.

Bob Evans’s CEO resigns as board revamps firm

marketwatch.com — Bob Evans Farms Inc.'s longtime chief executive resigned under pressure Sunday as the company's board stepped up a push to revamp the restaurant-and-food company following an activist-led proxy fight. Bob Evans said Steve Davis was stepping down "under mutual agreement" with the board as it continued to review strategic options that could include splitting its restaurant and packaged-food operations.

Bob Evans’s CEO Resigns as Board Revamps Firm

McDonald’s to pare menu, review ingredients

bdlive.co.za — MCDONALD's outlined plans for major changes to its food offerings - from the items it sells to how they are made - in the fast-food giant's most far-reaching steps yet to try to rejuvenate its flagging US business.

McDonald’s plans to cut items from menu

marketwatch.com — McDonald's Corp. outlined plans for major changes to its food offerings-from the items it sells to how they're made-in the fast-food giant's most far-reaching steps yet to try to rejuvenate its flagging U.S. business.

McDonald’s Planning New Menu With Fewer Items

wsj.com — McDonald's Corp. plans to pare menu items starting next month and put greater emphasis on improving the quality of its food, executives said on Wednesday in an investor briefing on the company's efforts to turn around its U.S. business.

Starbucks aims to double U.S. food sales in five years

marketwatch.com — Starbucks Corp. aims to double sales from its food business in the U.S. over the next five years and become more of an evening food-and-wine destination as it continues its push to be more than just a coffee chain.

Why Starbucks Has Bulked Up Its Menu to 255 Items

online.wsj.com — McDonald's Corp. isn't the only large restaurant chain to expand its menu with new products. Rivals as diverse as Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Starbucks Corp. have bulked up too. Burger King began expanding its menu four years ago, after Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capital bought the chain.

McDonald’s Menu Problem: It’s Supersized

online.wsj.com — McDonald's Corp.'s menu may have grown too big to succeed. The fast-food giant has added oatmeal, snack wraps and lattes to its U.S. offerings in recent years to appeal to a wider swath of customers. But swelling menus have made the company's kitchen operations increasingly complex.

McDonald’s, Others to Fight NLRB Determination on Franchisees

online.wsj.com — McDonald's Corp. and other franchise companies are preparing a major public campaign to fight a recent National Labor Relations Board determination that could hold them responsible for the labor practices of their franchisees. The International Franchise Association, an industry group that counts McDonald's among its biggest members, is seeking lobbyists and public relations firms to craft a far-reaching campaign to fight the NLRB's...
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Dec 16, 2014

Darden shows progress as Olive Garden posts same-store sales growth $DRI on.wsj.com/1wHs0Zn via @WSJ

Dec 11, 2014

Incoming $YUM CEO plans to yank preservatives in bid to appeal to younger customers, vows to fix China business.on.wsj.com/1Dhwk7M

Dec 10, 2014

#McDonald’s US President Says Food To Get An Overhaul: “Why do we need to have preservatives in our food?”on.wsj.com/1wgVD3m $MCD

Dec 03, 2014

This is the best justification I've seen to eat more sweets! on.wsj.com/1yOI6So via @WSJ

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