Jul 24, 2014

Scandal sheds light on global supplier to fast food industry

It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in ...

Gold soccer ball made to spark tourney buzz

Jun 13, 2014

Gold soccer ball made to spark tourney buzz

A department store in central Tokyo has put a gold soccer ball on display to help build excitement for the FIFA World Cup now on in Brazil. The 3-kg ball was put on display starting Thursday to draw attention to a gold campaign at ...

Benesse taps McDonald's Harada for president's post

Mar 27, 2014

Benesse taps McDonald's Harada for president's post

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) Chairman Eiko Harada is expected to become chairman and president of education service provider Benesse Holdings Inc., informed sources said Thursday. Benesse Holdings was slated to make the decision at a board meeting in the afternoon, with Harada, 65, to ...

McDonald's Japan lowering price of regular hamburger to ¥100

Mar 19, 2014

McDonald's Japan lowering price of regular hamburger to ¥100

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said Wednesday it will lower the price of its regular hamburger to ¥100 from ¥120 including tax, bucking the trend of price increases in the restaurant industry. Starting April 1, when the consumption tax will be raised to 8 percent from ...

Casanova to run whole show at McDonald's

Feb 19, 2014

Casanova to run whole show at McDonald's

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said Wednesday it will appoint as its new leader Sarah Casanova, a Canadian woman who is president of its operating company, McDonald’s Co. (Japan). By tapping Casanova, 48, to be the president and chief executive officer at both the holding ...

McDonald's pins bid to halt slide on new burgers

Dec 26, 2013

McDonald's pins bid to halt slide on new burgers

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) President Sarah Casanova underlined the hamburger chain’s drive to achieve growth in same-store sales in 2014 after what is shaping up to be a second consecutive year of declines in 2013. “We will be investing more resources in menu innovation efforts,” ...

McDonald's limited-time burgers going a bit upmarket

Jun 19, 2013

McDonald's limited-time burgers going a bit upmarket

McDonald’s Holdings Co. will sell “premium” hamburgers priced at more than ¥500 for a limited period starting next Monday. The Quarter Pounder BLT will cost ¥520 to ¥570, making it the most expensive McDonald’s burger. Also new will be the Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato, priced ...