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A closed McDonald's in Tokyo on Friday after a tech issue forced outlets of the burger chain to shut around the world.
BUSINESS
Mar 16, 2024
Big Mac goes Big Tech — with a few hiccups
McDonald's reliance on tech backfired on Friday when an outage forced it to shut stores around the world.
A closed McDonald's in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, amid an outage that affected stores in Japan and abroad on Friday. The chain resumed operations on Saturday at almost all of its outlets in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2024
McDonald’s Japan resumes operations after outage
The recovery comes after McDonald’s was hit by a system outage that appears to have started in the Asia-Pacific region Friday.
People stand in front of a temporarily closed McDonald's in Tokyo's Shimbashi district on Friday as the chain experienced widespread tech issues.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2024
McDonald's suffers widespread tech outage in Japan and abroad
Many McDonald's stores in Japan stopped taking in-person and mobile customer orders because of the system disruption.
McDonald's Japan will start charging ¥5 for plastic bags of all sizes at some stores, starting in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
McDonald's Japan announces trial ¥5 plastic bag charge to curb usage
The firm will eye expanding the fee nationwide following a trial at 23 of its stores in Nagasaki Prefecture starting in April.
A woman sits on a swing attached to a giant McDonald's sign outside its themed exhibition in Beijing on Monday.
BUSINESS
Dec 4, 2023
McDonald’s raises China bet amid Western derisking trend
The move contrasts sharply with the prevailing trend of multinational corporations reeling back investments in China or even exiting altogether.
A worker cleans a table in an empty McDonald's restaurant in Cairo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Boycott campaigns over Gaza hit Western brands
Companies are feeling the impact in Egypt and Jordan, and there are signs the campaign is spreading in some other Arab countries.
Pedestrians walk past a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 13, 2023
Hong Kong takes economic hit as Chinese tourists fail to splurge
Changes in travel habits come as the Chinese economy weakens and youth unemployment remains high.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 19, 2023
McDonald's Japan hikes prices at inner city branches as costs bite
The price increases at 184 city center branches, equivalent to about 6% of its 3,000 stores, will start on July 19.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 2, 2023
Lucky Pierrot’s anti-McDonald's approach makes it a Hakodate treasure
With an eclectic menu, eccentric decor and 35 years under its belt, Lucky Pierrot is a fixture of southern Hokkaido comfort food.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 6, 2023
McDonald's Japan hikes prices for third time in 10 months
The company cited currency fluctuations as well as surging costs for materials, labor, transportation and energy as the reasons for the move.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 26, 2022
McDonald's hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs and weaker yen
It marks the company's second set of price increases this year as Japan grapples with inflationary pressures and a slide in the yen.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 19, 2022
Shoppers are facing shortages of beer to popcorn this summer
A wide array of factors — from adverse weather and the pandemic to geopolitical tensions and rebounding demand — are stretching supply chains to the limit.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2022
McDonald’s exit from Russia ends what was a hopeful era
If the 1990 opening in Pushkin Square was a symbol of hope, McDonald's exit announcement is confirmation that Russia is now not just uninvestible, but intolerable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
McDonald’s and Coca-Cola hit pause on Russia amid rising backlash
The iconic U.S. brands, seen around the world as the face of U.S. capitalism, have joined hundreds of other global companies in halting work in Russia since the war began.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 5, 2022
McDonald's Japan to put large-size fries back on menu from Monday
The fast-food giant said it will put medium- and large-size french fries back on the menu after their sale was suspended for nearly a month due to a potato shortage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 23, 2022
Japan's 'potato war': Competitors look to strike amid McDonald's french fry woes
The recent rationing of french fries by McDonald's in Japan due to a disruption of potato imports is spurring competitors to seize a bigger share of the market
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2020
McDonald's Japan posts 2% rise in first-half sales on brisk demand for takeout
McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) said first-half sales rose 2.0 percent from a year earlier to ¥139.24 billion ($1.3 billion) as demand for takeaway and delivery services rose amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2020
McDonald’s to sell chunk of Japan business and speed closures in U.S.
McDonald's said it will cut its ownership in McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan to at least 35 percent from 49 percent.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
May 23, 2020
McDonald’s ramune McShake: Summery, sweet and nostalgic
McDonald's Japan's ramune-flavored McShake is a creamy take on the candy version of the citrusy soda.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 15, 2020
With the Kit Kat McFlurry, McDonald's continues its winning streak
Dessert Watch doesn't play favorites, but recently McDonald's Japan has been on a roll that's hard to ignore. The once besieged fast food chain has been scoring sweet hits (and online buzz) in the past few months, and its latest continues the streak.

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