'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

Dec 1, 2016

'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

The man who invented the quintessential American fast-food burger, the Big Mac, and inadvertently set off a race to create ever more expansive fast-food menus, has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away Monday surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according ...

McDonald's offers Halloween choco-pumpkin fries in Japan

Sep 29, 2016

McDonald's offers Halloween choco-pumpkin fries in Japan

For those who can’t get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald’s Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce. The fast-food chain came up with the “Halloween Choco Potato” to mark its 45th anniversary in Japan, where trick or treaters ...

McDonald's Japan returned to profitability in January-June half

Aug 9, 2016

McDonald's Japan returned to profitability in January-June half

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) is reporting a group net profit of ¥158 million for the January-June half, returning to profitability after years of slumping sales triggered by food safety scandals. The Japanese unit of the global fast-food chain posted a group operating profit of ...

McDonald's Japan quarterly loss narrows after menu changes

May 12, 2016

McDonald's Japan quarterly loss narrows after menu changes

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan)’s first-quarter loss narrowed as the fast-food chain won back some customers after being hit by a series of food safety scandals. The net loss was ¥176 million for the three months ended March 31 compared with ¥14.6 billion a year ...

McDonald's Japan to raise regular worker pay by 2%

Mar 3, 2016

McDonald's Japan to raise regular worker pay by 2%

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) will raise the basic salary for regular workers by an average 2 percent from April, company officials said Thursday. It will be the second year in a row that the fast-food operator has raised the basic salary. Against the backdrop ...

Feb 9, 2016

McDonald's Japan suffers record annual net loss

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said it suffered a group net loss of ¥34.704 billion in the business year that ended in December, due chiefly to food safety problems. The figure was worse than the preceding year’s net loss of ¥21.843 billion, the fast-food company ...