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Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts
Our franchisees are now seeing the value of value and you will see a lot more in the future.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about McDonald's. 221 people are quoted and you can read 403 citations of them about McDonald's. Steve Easterbrook, Jim Cramer, Mark Kalinowski and Ed Rensi, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Steve Easterbrook said: “We served more customers, more often. The U.S. business regained its stride.”.
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Steve Ells - Chipotle Mexican Grill

We are responding to challenges and are strengthening our company.feedback

Iain McSporran

She turned to face him and saw him with his hand high above his head holding a metal object which has since been identified as a dumbbell. This was being brought down towards Mrs McDonald's head. She raised her hands to cover her face and he brought the dumbbell down on her head.feedback

Anna Barnett

I think everyone is more educated, and more conscious of the environmental impact, as well as the impact on their own health. There are so many incredible recipes being shared now using seasonal produce, so you don't need to feel like you're missing out with a veg-centred dish.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

We're learning a lot about delivery and seeing success in dense urban metros with commerce, like New York, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles. I truly believe we're just beginning to scratch the surface on this opportunity.feedback

Ed Rensi

We've got to get this corporate tax rate down. We're at a huge disadvantage. Our American citizens need more money. We need more disposable income for people to be able to buy things.feedback

Ed Rensi

[Trump] doesn't like politics at all. He doesn't really care much for Democrats or Republicans. He's very interested in the American people.feedback

Ed Rensi

I don't like the fact that he's so inarticulate so often, but he's got the right strategic ideas. Listen to his strategy. Ignore his idiot tweets.feedback

Brett Levy

As MCD executes on its strategic roadmap and produces sustained results, we expect the layered approach towards SSS growth, re-franchising efforts, overhead reductions, technology moves and capital plans ... to support continued growth.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

We believe that drivers of the Q3 U.S. business included value-oriented promotions (such as $1 any size soft drinks and a McPick 2 for $5 promotion).feedback

Ajay Banga - MasterCard

I use it for everything from Boots trying to figure out where to relocate its pharmacies, or for McDonald's trying to figure out if they should have all-day breakfasts in their menu.feedback

John Glass - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

You don't want to win on value exclusively. That's what they'll call a race to the bottom. You want to make sure there are premium offerings to get the customer to trade up.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

The critical moves we've made through our refranchising efforts will benefit our business for years to come.feedback

David Palmer - RBC Capital Markets

If they're not a leader in value and convenience, they're probably underperforming what their brand is supposed to be in the minds of the U.S. consumer.feedback

Sara Senatore

I think it's safe to say that the reports of fast food's death were greatly exaggerated.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

During the quarter, we refranchised our businesses in China and Hong Kong, reaching our target to refranchise 4,000 restaurants more than a year ahead of schedule. Completing this transaction brings us closer to the customers and communities we serve in these markets and creates a better opportunity to unlock their full growth potential. Our more heavily franchised structure will continue to drive shareholder value by providing a more stable revenue and income stream with higher returns on invested capital.feedback

Jade Olaide

We were kicked out of McDonald's. It wasn't actually us that caused the trouble, but the police were called to McDonald's and every single one of my friends got kicked out. That day really upset and angered me … Something went on with a white group of people, and the police showed up and straight away went to our table without asking any questions.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

Given the better-than-expected sales momentum in the U.S. and Japan, and McDonald's status as a relative 'safe haven' stock during challenging times in the broader consumer landscape, we raise our target multiple on 2018E EPS by 1.0x to 26.0x.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

Based on the results of our McDonald's Franchisee Survey, we raise our Q3 U.S. same-store sales forecast. We believe that drivers of the Q3 U.S. business included value oriented promotions (such as $1 any size soft drinks and a McPick 2 for $5 promotion).feedback

Mindy Kaling

It felt like the show kind of helped me and trained me to grow up and become a mom. It's really meaningful to me.feedback

Mindy Kaling

Oh my gosh… because in L.A. every time you try and get a doughnut, it's full of matcha or bacon or something. This is amazing. Thank you… It's my favorite thing and not every place has them.feedback

Jim Cramer

Some are game fish like Nvidia, hitting an all-time high on autonomous driving chips. Some are the bottom fishers: Intel, AMD, Kroger. Some are brick-and-mortar retailers that typically rally for a few days, then you've got to toss them back. Those are strictly catch and release. And some are just delicious dinners like McDonald's, Visa, MasterCard, Wal-Mart, visible from the surface – branzino – capable of being lured in with some chum and a couple of dumb minnows.feedback

Jonathan Primus

It was just kind of a mess. But I'm hoping that McDonald's hears the fans and we get our sauce.feedback

Dominick Tao

It increased my McDonald's consumption probably twofold. I would beg my mom to take me back to McDonald's.feedback

Jonathan Primus

I kind of did a little bit of a yell of sorts. It was a disappointing drive home.feedback

Joanne Harris

The current spate of celebrity (and often ghostwritten) children's books is having a detrimental effect, not just on children's publishing, but on the reputation of children's writing, and even on literacy in general. Celebrity authors reduce children's fiction to a small group of well-known faces, leaving less room for newcomers, originality, variety. Celebrity authors are the equivalent of the McDonald's Happy Meal: okay once in awhile, perhaps, but not the everyday, varied diet a healthy child needs to flourish and grow.feedback

Guy Parker

We're spending more time online, but the mass audience of TV ads means they continue to generate the most complaints. Whatever the issue and whatever the medium, we should all be able to trust the ads we see and hear. If an ad is wrong, we're here to put it right.feedback

Stuart Hershman - DLA Piper

There has never been, ever, any intention, by drafting this type of provision, to restrict employee mobility, restrict wage competition, or suppress employee pay.feedback

Alan Krueger - Council of Economic Advisers

I think it's very hard to make the argument that noncompetitive agreements are necessary for low-educated, low-wage workers because they have trade secrets. This practice does have the potential to restrict competition and significantly influence pay.feedback

Andrea Abate - McDonald's

We are confident that the terms of our franchise agreements, past and present, are appropriate and legal.feedback

Leinani Deslandes

Somebody that could be doing your fries tomorrow, in 10 years, they could be running six or seven McDonald's. That's why I stayed so long.feedback

Charles Massy

When you are eating that McDonald's crap even though you are bloated your body is still hungry because your organs are not getting nutrients. If people ate truly nutrient-rich food out of healthy soil, you would slash the national health bill straight away. The big chemical companies and big food companies know exactly what they are doing. It is now causing millions of deaths – tell me why that is not genocide?feedback

Ron Shaich - Panera Bread

What we are trying to do is create a discussion. What is the right thing to be doing as leaders and parents? I can live perfectly well on three meals a day, seven days a week from the Panera menu. My challenge is to peers is whether they can say the same thing.feedback

Ron Shaich - Panera Bread

If they can't live off their kids' menu, then they should consider reevaluating what they are serving.feedback

Ron Shaich - Panera Bread

For too long, food chains in the United States have served our children poorly, offering menu items like pizza, nuggets, fries accompanied by cheap toys and sugar-laced drinks. I thought, You've got to be kidding.' Sure you've got McNuggets that are preservative-free, but what are you dipping them in? Sauces that are filled with that stuff!feedback

Jim Chanos - Kynikos Associates

Because you can only increase as a franchiser, your revenues by increasing units, increasing same-store sales for which you get royalties, or increasing your royalty rate. The restaurants are struggling so you can't increase the royalty rate. The reason why they are struggling is that same-store sales are declining, which means therefore to meet Wall Street's sometimes lofty goals you have to increase unit openings …. which exacerbates the [negative] trends.feedback

Ryan Trahan

I don't understand how I'm allowed to have a job at McDonald's or something while being a student-athlete. But I can't have a company that I'm passionate about, that I've been working on for over a year now and keep my identity. Like, how is that right in any way?feedback

Jana Cooley

Mikayla is actually my cousin and one of my best friends. She texted me and asked if I would mind taking her senior pictures and I responded, You know we're taking these at McDonald's, right?' She is OBSESSED with their Buttermilk Chicken Sandwiches and just knowing the type of person she is, we wouldn't be doing the world justice if we didn't incorporate a little humor.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

That's a fantastic run for the stock, and I don't think that run ends.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

If you break $156, you could test $152 in the short term. But it doesn't diminish the fact that this is an extremely strong stock that likely has upside from current levels. I would sell no fries before their time, and I think McDonald's is a buy on weakness.feedback

Michael McDonald

I knew I needed to do another record of originals. But I wasn't sure how that was going to take place. I try to let things happen at their own pace and hope for the best. A lot of artists do well with reinventing themselves all the time, [but] I'm like the guy who's wearing clothes he shouldn't be doing when I do that.feedback

Marcus Miller

Some people have an aversion to sophistication; it makes them feel uptight.feedback

Michael McDonald

I never really knew what to expect at this age – you might not be free of that passion to knock it out of the park one more time, run around the bases one more time. I'm trying to get my turn at bat again.feedback

Michael McDonald

If you get far enough away from the time when you were a part of the music scene, people start to give you quarter, start to evaluate your stuff from a different standpoint.feedback

Michael McDonald

He said, I think maybe you have the start of a record here.feedback

Marcus Miller

People in general are corny, and the way they process stuff is as such. Screw that: There's trolling, and then there's making art. In reality, what was happening with the music [during the period when McDonald's music was popular] was that it was progressing.feedback

Bronte Aurell

I saw the explosion on #oxfordstreet I was right there - if that's an electrical explosion I don't want to ever meet one again. Was massive!feedback

Chris Kempczinski

This is just the start of our McCafé commitment. We understand how important the coffee culture is for consumers and we are committed to meeting that demand at the taste, convenience and value only McDonald's can offer. This is a central part of our growth strategy and we can't wait to share what's next.feedback

Jason West

We caught up with a handful of our MCD US franchisee contacts last week. Franchisees reported continued SSS [same-store sales] strength in July and Aug., with solid momentum through the qtr. Franchisees also see investments made in food quality and brand image over the past ~2 years as supporting strong SSS trends.feedback

John McDonnell

If I was McDonald's management I'd be listening very carefully today. I'd contact the union and I'd get round that table.feedback

John McDonnell

These are workers who are extremely vulnerable in terms of their employment conditions. And yet at the same time they've had the courage to come on strike. They've said: 'We've had enough and we need to negotiate'. We've had that promise before, but it hasn't been realised. The best security we can have is them recognising trade unions so grievances can get resolved rather than strike action.feedback

Abdi Biin

Workers need to be protected. All McDonald's cares about is profit. There's no middle person to help workers, no one's going to help them on the higher levels.feedback

Lorna McKinnon

We think what the guys in Cambridge and Crayford are doing is utterly inspiring. Not just for fast food workers but for every worker.feedback

Abdi Biin

I worked long hours, it wasn't enough. I remember someone worked two jobs in a theme park and McDonald's because the pay was so bad.feedback

Ian Hodson

This is the second-largest restaurant company in the world that makes $22bn (£17bn) revenues a year, and yet its workers are living in poverty. They have been the pioneers of zero-hours contracts.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Our party offers support and solidarity to the brave McDonald's workers in the BFAWU bakers' union, who are making history today. They are standing up for workers' rights by leading the first ever strike at McDonald's in the UK. Their demands – an end to zero hours contracts by the end of the year, union recognition and a £10 per hour minimum wage – are just and should be met.feedback

Aditya Chakrabortty

The wealth of McDonald’s shareholders is built on the poverty of workers such as Tyrone, who is 17 years old and homeless. Now they’ve had enough. Treat this as a story about a giant company, if you want, or about an entire rotten system. But to me it comes down to a teenager, Tyrone. I wish you could see him: 17, an open, trusting face, and smaller than his claimed 5ft 7in.feedback

Sara Ryan

It's almost like if you're learning disabled the usual rules don't apply. Richard [Huggins, her husband] and I have always said we'd have been better off taking Connor to the McDonald's on Green Road roundabout, up the road from us, and leaving him there – he would have been looked after better. It is a terrible indictment of the NHS.feedback

Jean Halloran - Consumers Union of US

If fully implemented, (the plans) could be a total game changer that could transform the marketplace given the company's massive buying power.feedback

Mandy Jenkins - Storyful

A few years ago, you would never imagine this was something you had to deal with. Maybe you would get a letter from a person. Now, millions of people know about the incident because maybe someone had a bad day working in McDonald's in Kansas.feedback

Bakshi Rs

CPRL is considering the appropriate legal remedies that are available under law.feedback

Gareth Lane

All of a sudden they've put it online where workers can see that all workers will have a contract with guaranteed hours by the end of the year. This is a huge victory for these workers who've stood up, decided to organise and take this strike action.feedback

Shen Batmaz - McDonald's

For a long time we were told as fast food workers we were really hard to organise because people leave all the time and a lot of us are young people. For us to see there were people doing it, not just in the US but all over the world, we knew it was time for us to come together.feedback

Gareth Lane

We don't trust McDonald's to deliver these guaranteed hours to workers. We want them to sign, legally, that they'll give these guaranteed contracts by the end of the year.feedback

Ed Rensi

All of our citizens better wake up and get smart fast because this country is tearing itself apart. We must demand that the leaders in the House, the leaders in the Senate come together and support Trump and if they can't support him they need to be strong and tell him what they think he needs to do.feedback

Ed Rensi

They're not really so interested in you, me or this country as they are in self-preservation. He's very focused on what he thinks is right, not what you think is right, and he's going to have to learn how to listen. He doesn't listen very well, most of the time.feedback

Ian Hodson

We, at the BFAWU, fully support the historic decision by these brave McDonald's workers to stand up and fight back against McDonald's – a company that has let them down too many times. McDonald's has had countless opportunities to resolve grievances by offering workers a fair wage and acceptable working conditions.feedback

Sri Dev Nair

It is the end of the road for McDonald's. McCurry can use the prefix. McCurry and McDonald's are two different businesses which sell different types of food and they have different customers.feedback

Kristy Cunningham

APT's software helped us understand that 'All Day Breakfast' generated incremental business by attracting new customers and leading to larger check sizes for existing customers. This initiative was a primary driver of growth in our most recent quarter.feedback

Ed Rensi

The president of the United States works for us and we ought to challenge him.feedback

Ed Rensi

Our job as CEOs is to return great value to the shareholders and stakeholders of our companies, but that involves social conscience. We got to do the right thing for the right reasons.feedback

Ben Edlund

It's true that DC and Marvel are the McDonald's and Burger King in our world. But there's also room for Jack in the Box.feedback

Andrew Garthwaite - Credit Suisse Group

We on the Global Equity Strategy team believe that the dollar is likely entering a long-term bear market.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

China will soon become our largest market outside of the United States. We are excited to join forces with CITIC and Carlyle for better localized decision-making to meet changing customer demands in this dynamic market. Mainland China and Hong Kong are leading the global system in capturing new consumer trends such as delivery and digitalization and its driving strong performance and growth momentum.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

Mainland China and Hong Kong are leading the global system in capturing new consumer trends such as delivery and digitalization and its driving strong performance and growth momentum. I have great confidence in our new partnership to unlock the full growth potential of China. McDonald's Corporation will continue to play an active part in the China growth journey through our remaining interest and participation on the China Board.feedback

Gregory Francfort

Fast food has benefited by an increasing tightness in the low-income job market. Wages are up by 5pc and people are taking those dollars and spending them in these quick service restaurants. But at the same time the fast food sector has responded by raising the bar, using better ingredients such as higher quality chicken or cage-free eggs.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

The reality is our recent business performance has been poor. The numbers don't lie.feedback

Louis Dale - Standard Life

Performance for McDonald's shares has been great over the last two years, up 50pc, driven by changes in the organisation, the company's business model and how it operates.feedback

Jim Cramer

Sure, there's a round number curse, has been for 21 of these crossed thresholds that I've seen in my lifetime. What matters, though, is that there are plenty of companies out there that saw their stocks get laid low by these sell programs, and when they get taken down like that, you're always going to hear the sirens of panic telling you to sell everything. In reality, it's more likely to be the sound of opportunity knocking. You just have to have some cash ready to buy the dip in a responsible way.feedback

Jim Cramer

All of these add up to a mixed-to-positive picture, oddly mirrored by the stocks in the Dow that have taken us from 21,000 to 22,000, namely Boeing, which is responsible for 387 Dow points, McDonald's, 175 points, UnitedHealth, 170, and Apple, 135.feedback

Jim Cramer

You've got this deadly combination of stocks coming down and commentators 'reverse' cheerleading for stocks, accentuated by the Dow 22,000 nonsense that says they can say, Hey, you know what? This is toppy action. Yes, all of this seems to occur around these round numbers and it's a real mind game that gets played out to your disadvantage unless you've got some cash to do some buying.feedback

Travis Meadows

It's about when your whole life is Friday night. We'd drive to McDonald's on McDowell Road, through the parking lot, then go about two miles down to Apple Ridge bowling alley, and that was everybody's night, riding that strip. We'd listen to the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, but all of the dots connected and the stars aligned when Springsteen came on the radio in my Mustang.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

She's just kind of learning about sauces, so now with her French fries she looks around and knows there's ketchup somewhere… I'm like, You used to eat your French fries plain!' Now she needs condiments.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

I keep saying I want to put in a few more healthy options in the book but that doesn't tell the right story. To have like a tuna casserole oozing with cheese and then next to it a pomegranate salad or something, that drives me wild, it makes me anxious even thinking about it. So basically I either have to let that part go and realize everyone has different palates and in the same way that I sometimes want a light salad, sometimes I want a casserole. I just have to figure out mentally how to get past that.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

I do feel like meat pies haven't taken off enough in the United States. Everywhere else they appreciate a good meat pie, like at the gas station you get a meat pie. They're so easy to hold, so delicious. Ugh, I love them.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

The first one, it's every recipe you know you love, your family loves, then you start to work on the second one and John [Legend] compares it to a second album. You want to change it up but you also know why it worked so well in the first place so you don't want to change it up too much.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

Writing the last book I was pregnant, and promoting the last book I was pregnant and the food that I loved is different from the food that I love now. That's definitely the challenge in it.feedback

Chrissy Teigen

I want her to go and play in the PlayPlace and I want her to do those kids things.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

I think what you're seeing is a lot of traditional industries are getting disrupted by technology and I have absolutely no doubt that our industry will get disrupted by technology. Our discussions within McDonald's are 'why don't we be the ones to disrupt ourselves rather than wait to be disrupted?' You have a choice to either be the disrupter or the disrupted.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We know we're winning share against the nearing competition, so that's our confidence that we're getting our base right and winning customer hearts and minds.feedback

Melissa Waters - Lyft

You're going to see us do more and more partnerships in order to extend passenger experience.feedback

Jeffrey Bernstein - Barclays

On the margin, each of these initiatives is probably a small component. But when you put together the whole mosaic of three or four initiatives running simultaneous, coupled with the easy compares and the momentum they've had coming in, it's a powerful combination.feedback

Jeffrey Bernstein - Barclays

I think McDonald's has a history to demonstrate they are a powerful brand.feedback

Jeffrey Bernstein - Barclays

So the proof is in the pudding from that perspective. They are capturing that incremental share, and their advertising budget, because they have so many stores and so much in sales, it's all a percentage of that. So they're on TV many multiples of the times as everybody else, and that's driving the traffic.feedback

Dana Blankenhorn

Chipotle is damaged goods. There's a reason why McDonald's freezes its meat. This is the reason. Fresh food prep like this does not scale.feedback

Martin Bucknavage

Clearly, they have hired some well-known food safety experts to help with their programs, so I would expect that their programs would not be drastically different than what occurs at other operations. Their size is not much different than any other large foodservice operation (McDonald's, Panera, Chick-fil-a, etc).feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We're building a better McDonald's and more customers are noticing. Our relentless commitment to running great restaurants and keeping the customer at the center of everything we do is generating broad-based strength and momentum across our entire business. For the quarter, we delivered our strongest global comparable sales and guest count results in more than five years. We're now introducing our Velocity Growth Plan accelerators in more restaurants around the world, bringing meaningful benefits to more customers through digital, delivery and our Experience of the Future.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

The typical behaviour is that they will buy other items.feedback

Peter Cardillo - First Standard Financial

Investors will have a lot to chew on today as earnings results include at least 12 major companies. We look for another mixed session as the FOMC meeting begins and the health care vote comes into play.feedback

Agatha Yap

The 'Nasi Lemak' burger has proven to be one of our most successful promotions in recent years. We've seen tremendously overwhelming demand – in fact, double that of our expectations.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

We believe that drivers of the U.S. business during Q2 included beverage promotions (such as $1 for any size soft drink) and the national launch of Signature Crafted Recipes (semi-customized burgers and chicken sandwiches).feedback

Tamsen Courtenay

A London coffee shop caused outrage when it refused to sell food to a good samaritan for a homeless man. But I saw far worse during my time on the streets• Tamsen Courtenay is an author. Like many other people, I watched Adrian Pinsent’s video of coffee shop staff at Waterloo station last week refusing to let him buy food for a man with no home and an empty stomach. A member of staff claimed that it was company policy and the rules of the station. The employee was wrong, it turned out – but the incident brought back some vivid memories for me.feedback

Blac Chyna

I make my own money. I've been making my own money for a very, very long time. My first job was at McDonald's when I was 15. Years later, right after I had King, I wanted to do something that expressed myself, so I started Lashed Cosmetics. The lipsticks, the full skincare line, the beauty bar and 88Fin clothing trickled down from that. Nobody supports me at all. If anything, I've gotten other people more money …. I'll leave it at that.feedback

Ashley Bruce

You could only have been on the clock for two hours and they'll tell you to go home.feedback

Flavia Cabral

Every week you're guessing how much money you're going to get and how many days you're going to work.feedback

Gopal Lalmalani - McDonald's

The village of Oak Brook and McDonald's sort of grew up together. So when the news came, it was a jolt from the blue – we were really not expecting it.feedback

Jennifer Daly

There are definitely people in this region who don't want to go to Chicago and are worried that their jobs are going there.feedback

Rennie Atterbury - Caterpillar

The people who built this company from 1925 on were Peorians, they were Midwesterners, they weren't city people.feedback

Rahm Emanuel

It used to be the IT division was in a back office somewhere. The IT division and software, computer and data mining, et cetera, is now next to the CEO. Otherwise, that company is gone.feedback

Jennifer Daly

We really want to help them diversify. These manufacturers are not used to having to pursue sales outside of the earth-moving industry.feedback

Larry Light

You cannot build an enduring, profitable business on a shrinking customer base.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

Five, 10 years ago, we were the dominant player in convenience, as convenience was defined in those days. But convenience continually gets redefined, and we haven't modernized.feedback

LeBron James

I was like, Who doesn't like pizza?' I don't know a person in the world who doesn't like pizza, I don't care what kind of diet you're on!feedback

J.G. Collins

You order off of a steam table, carry a tray to your table and pay a high price, relatively, for doing so. That's not terribly different from what you do in McDonald's, when you think about it, although McDonald's is a bargain by comparison.feedback

James Franco

I play twins, they're both from Brooklyn. So it turns out all that training at McDonald's, this kid from Palo Alto pretending he's from Brooklyn, it actually worked out. I probably wouldn't be on The Deuce or I wouldn't be as good on The Deuce had I not gone on all those dates as this guy from Brooklyn who works at McDonald's.feedback

Shawn Bergman

No, he's not. He just built a nest this year and that's basically what got him all up in arms. Yeah. No babies this year but I'm definitely hoping for next year.feedback

Andrew Charles - Cowen and Company

MCD has done a great job launching popular innovations within the context of simplifying the menu, while introducing more effective value initiatives that have recently begun to improve the brand's value perceptions.feedback

June Chu

To put it quite simply: If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you! Over salted and greasy food. Side note: employees are Chinese, not Japanese. I guess if you were a white person who has no clue what mochi is, this would be fine for you. Seriously I don't care if you would 'lose your job' (I am sure McDonald's would hire you). I have learned a lot this semester about the power of words and about the accountability that we owe one another.feedback

Kaitlyn Bristowe

I should have done it without filtering or editing it, with a bad angle, for a good #Realstagram photo. Because real is sexy too. So here's my real pic. I'm run down, tired, greasy, full of McDonald's, but I had one of the best 3 weeks of my life. Let's keep this movement going. I have a fun @rawbeautytalks project coming soon. #realstagram.feedback

Kaitlyn Bristowe

I'm tired, run down, I've been eating hotel and airport food, I'm puffy, sick, and I had the time of my life.feedback

Kaitlyn Bristowe

I work hard to be healthy, and love my body, but also drink wine and eat McDonalds. (Had it twice this week.). And I should have taken a sexy bikini photo. And I should have done it without filtering or editing it, with a bad angle, for a good #Realstagram photo. Because real is sexy too.feedback

Claude Abi-Gerges

Delivery is something that my customers often ask about so it's exciting that we're now up and running with McDelivery in a selection of my London restaurants. The McDelivery service is designed with the customer in mind, bringing a new level of convenience. It's the next chapter in how we get freshly made, great-tasting food to our customers in a way that suits them and fits around their busy lives.feedback

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

It's becoming a little bit more crowded, a bit more aggressive, but I think that's what Dunkin' enjoys. We enjoy fighting hard around the country.feedback

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

It did take them a little bit of time to get onboard with national value. We did a lot of regional value. But, the benefit of national value is, you can advertise all the same thing at once, and you don't get cross messages.feedback

Jim Plamondon

I don't know if people are less patient. Some millennials are willing to forget the personal experience to get their service, whether it be a hotel room or food from a kiosk.feedback

Sam Oches

There's no question that in today's society customers want what they want, when they want it. That has especially trickled down into food, where if a customer can't get what they want and when they want it at one restaurant, they have another option where they can.feedback

Alexander Chernev

People expect instant gratification. But there must be a fundamental trade-off. It is difficult to have good products and service infinitely fast. Even at Amazon, we order stuff and don't expect it five minutes later.feedback

Erik Finman

(High school) was pretty low quality. I had these teachers that were all kind of negative. One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life. I guess I did the drop out part.feedback

Tracy Moore

If it's going to be that long every time, I won't order it. I'd go elsewhere.feedback

Andrew Charles - Cowen and Company

MCD is cultivating a digital platform through mobile ordering and Experience of the Future (EOTF), an in-store technological overhaul most conspicuous through kiosk ordering and table delivery. Our analysis suggests efforts should bear fruit in 2018 with a combined 130 bps [basis points] contribution to U.S. comps [comparable sales].feedback

Bob Riley

They're a little juicier. I think Wendy's woke them up.feedback

Edgar Meza - McDonald's

We've been stealing customers from a Whataburger down the street.feedback

Juan Rodriguez

If it's better, I don't mind waiting. But if it tastes the same, then no.feedback

Eli Portnoy

Basically, someone might be at the office, they might not have time to go to a restaurant, so they wouldn't have gone, and now they have the opportunity to have the food brought to them. So, it's creating this new occasion or this new opportunity to then get food when they otherwise wouldn't have.feedback

Eli Portnoy

What we found is that once I download the app, there isn't any change in my visit pattern. Which means any order that I place through Door Dash, Postmates or any third-party delivery app is incremental and not cannibalizing my future business to that restaurant.feedback

Silvia Lagnado - McDonald's

McDonald's and the IOC have mutually agreed to end our worldwide TOP Partnership (The Olympic Partner Programme). As part of our global growth plan, we are reconsidering all aspects of our business and have made this decision in cooperation with the IOC to focus on different priorities. We have been proud to support the Olympic Movement, and we thank our customers and staff, the spectators, athletes and officials, as well as the IOC and local Olympics Games organising committees, for all of their support over the years.feedback

Simon Chadwick

This is such a fragmented and rapidly changing environment, that for a sponsor trying to understand how best to activate a deal with the IOC, it requires a huge amount of resources and some smart strategic thinking about where to place your bets. It's an incredibly complex market. In many ways, that could mean this type of deal is no longer economically viable for a corporation like McDonald's.feedback

Timmo Lumme - International Olympic Committee

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, we understand that McDonald's is looking to focus on different business priorities. For these reasons, we have mutually agreed with McDonald's to part ways.feedback

Timo Lumme - International Olympic Committee

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, we understand that McDonald's is looking to focus on different business priorities. For these reasons, we have mutually agreed with McDonald's to part ways. I would like to thank our friends at McDonald's on behalf of the IOC for the commitment the company has shown to the Olympic Movement over many decades.feedback

W. Patrick Swanton

Yes it happens!! We actually had the chicken nugget call last night! Officers called to a restaurant drive-thru because a customer was mad her nuggets didn't get cooked quick enough and why she couldn't get them for free. We definitely have better things to do than respond to a call about chicken nuggets not being served quickly enough.feedback

Jez Langhorn - McDonald's

We're always looking for new and innovative ways to find job seekers. We thought Snaplications was a great way to allow us to meet job seekers where they are – their phones. As we see the younger generations seeking out their first jobs, we want to make them aware of the great opportunities available at McDonald's, especially considering we're committed to being America's best first job.feedback

Jason West

SSS [same-store sales] among our franchisee contacts have accelerated from 1Q17, with each month better than the last. Franchisees cited beverage value ($1 soft drink; $2 small McCafe) as a solid traffic driver (rolled out nationwide early April).feedback

Mark Lamkin

I go through my clients' check register and highlight how many times they went to McDonald's, how many times they went to Starbucks and how many times they spent money on frivolous things. Two things happen: They have no idea they are frivolously blowing $500 to $600 per month. Then you see their face drop.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

When you grew up in a household where mom would keep the extra ketchup packets from McDonald's and keep them in a drawer just in case there came a day when you couldn't afford to buy ketchup anymore, that gets ingrained in you. What's wrong with Peter Pan?feedback

Michael Porter Jr.

There's no pressure. He would have to miss a lot, like the McDonald's All-American game, if he reclassified. But I'm for sure in his ear about wanting to play with him next year.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We are encouraged by early results in the U.S where delivery is resonating well, particularly with our younger customers.feedback

Jim Cramer

And then there's the clinchers, frankly: McDonald's, Yum [Brands] and Starbucks. These are three classic growth names that have all the same concerns: labor costs going up, strong dollar liabilities, higher price-to-earnings multiples than we might otherwise expect. But they're all hitting the new high list nonetheless.feedback

Brittani Lael

McDonald's has worked with me – being a young parent, I needed all those flexible schedules to get to where I am now.feedback

Brian Goldberg

We can create a scalable hub-and-spoke model that can be replicated in different cities. Once you achieve a critical mass of locations in a particular city, you can replicate that. ... It becomes very small square footage that you need. It's a relatively small investment. ... It's a cash generator ... and it becomes something you can really scale, creates jobs and gives opportunities to other entrepreneurs.feedback

Brian Goldberg

Just to learn about discounted cash flow and how to put a business plan together. ... It was called Goldberg Chinese Crepes at the time [2001]. I mean, I got an A minus on the report.feedback

Brian Goldberg

It's popular after a night-club dance or just throughout the day.feedback

Brian Goldberg

I just wanted to make something to just sort of change the world a little bit. I wanted to take one of my experiences after all those years in Asia and bring it back to America, to the Western world, and basically leave some kind of mark, like a physical product, a brand.feedback

Brian Goldberg

They loved it, and they said, Can you make one for us tomorrow?' ... I went to Chinatown, bought some ingredients, got a crepe machine, made it for them in their office, and they loved it. ... And they offered me a spot. I had seven days to get ready. I had to incorporate a company.feedback

Brian Goldberg

We keep setting the benchmark higher to what you can do every day. How many bings you can make in a minute, 10 minutes or in a day. One of our big challenges going forward is how to make things faster at the rush.feedback

Brian Goldberg

People call it different things. But we really want to teach people it's a bing. When I latch on to an idea that I get really passionate about, I eventually go ahead and do it to the best of my ability. ... Mr. Bing is just another incarnation of that, of my sort of style. When you are in finance, it's fantastic. You know, you are using your brain; there's a lot of really interesting people. Money is really good, obviously. But I didn't feel like I was making something really unique. We have definitely created a brand and a food on a concept that has legs.feedback

Terrance Wise

I saw my mother, who worked 30 years for Hardees, struggle on food stamps to raise her family and now I'm doing the same thing. Instead of paying their CEO US$15 million, they should give him US$10 million and pay their workers what's right.feedback

Betty Douglas

I can't take care of my kids. We need to be paid a living wage.feedback

Conor D'Arcy

Introducing a right to request fixed hours for workers on zero-hours contracts would be a bold and welcome move. It would address people's concerns about job insecurity, while maintaining the flexibility for workers that still want them. Ministers will need to decide on the qualifying period for this new right, with three months being the best way to align it with other key workers' rights. With business now backing the plan, it should be introduced whoever wins the election.feedback

Conor D'Arcy

Introducing a right to request fixed hours for workers on zero-hours contracts would be a bold and welcome move. It would address people's concerns about job insecurity, while maintaining the flexibility of zero-hours contracts for workers that still want them.feedback

Paul Pomroy

The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products [such as mobile phone contracts and mortgages].feedback

Darci Forrest - McDonald's

Last summer alone, our customers enjoyed 68 million cones at McDonald's. ...We worked closely with our culinary team to ensure taste was not impacted.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience. Through the ease of the UberEATS app, our customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods delivered right to them enjoying greater choice, control and personalization than ever before.feedback

Shelley Gilbert

What [McDonald's] have done is exploited childhood bereavement as a way to connect with young people and surviving parents alike – unsuccessfully. One in 29 children are bereaved of a parent or sibling by the time they are 16 years of age, so this storyline will resonate with a huge number of children and surviving parents. We have already received countless phone calls this morning, with parents telling us their bereaved children have been upset by the advert and alienated by McDonald's as a brand that wants to emotionally manipulate its customers.feedback

Ella Cahoon

Complainants have objected that it is inappropriate and insensitive to use bereavement and grief to sell fast food. Some complainants have referenced the proximity to Father's Day. We're carefully assessing the complaints but no decision has been reached on whether there are grounds to launch an investigation.feedback

Jonah Berger

In general, consumers know that ads are trying to convince them and they feel like it's a bit unfair or sort of incorrect when ads use emotions to try to trick them or try to persuade them. When emotions get involved, often consumers can feel it's a little bit slimy. In general, one question How relevant the brand is to the narrative? When the brand is integral to the narrative, consumers are less likely to be upset. When it feels irrelevant, that's when some of the negativity kind of kicks in.feedback

Lewis Lazare - The Business Journals

There's really nothing here to apologize for, McDonald's. And certainly nothing that should have caused you to pull the commercial. You aired a spot with great feeling that would have surely resonated with many, despite the outspoken naysayers.feedback

Carmen Perez

Labour rights are women's rights. The link between the gender justice and labour justice movements is strong -- but often unacknowledged. Women's March is proud to join others to rise up against unfair labour practices, economic exploitation and workplace sexual harassment. These fights are our fights, and the only way we win is together.feedback

Fay Schopen

When my mother died, I was 10 and child bereavement wasn’t spoken about. If it had been, then perhaps my feelings would have felt less shameful. I didn’t see the McDonald’s advert when it came out last week, but the subsequent story that hit the press yesterday with a wallop – much like a soggy Big Mac being dropped by a drunk on a urine-spattered pavement – certainly caught my eye. Apparently, the fast-food firm had made a fantastically offensive advert that cynically exploited child bereavement. My imagination running wild, I tuned in, expecting horrific scenes of distraught orphans being forced to, oh I don’t know, eat McDonald’s at gunpoint?feedback

Kendall Fells

McDonald's, frankly, is the Donald Trump of corporations. There's no way to resist Donald Trump without resisting the corporations that are bringing us all down.feedback

Sean Cripe

I stand before you as a broken-hearted father and hope that something good can come from this. Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up. We worry about their safety and health – especially once they start driving. But it wasn't a car crash that took his life. Instead, it was an energy drink.feedback

Shelley Gilbert

McDonald's have attempted to speak to their audience via an emotionally driven TV campaign. However, what they have done is exploit childhood bereavement as a way to connect with young people and surviving parents alike – unsuccessfully. We fully support children and surviving parents remembering loved ones. But trying to insinuate that a brand can cure all ills with one meal is insensitive and shouldn't be a way to show that a brand recognises 'the big moments in life.feedback

Sean Cripe

Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up. We worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving. But it wasn't a car crash that took his life. Instead, it was an energy drink. Parents, please talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks.feedback

Jeanine McDonald

I have always been an 'active' person, but I didn't exercise before March 2016. I have four kids, so exercising was the last thing on my mind. But I am always on the go with the four boys [ages 9, 7, 6 and 3] and keeping up with house work. I want to help others now. I want everyone to know it's possible with hard work and dedication.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

As we looked at where they were testing, and we were very conscious of what what they were doing, we didn't see a material impact to our business where that message was coming out.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

The fascinating thing is you've had the Trump rally without the Trump stocks. U.S. steel, they're going to build new airports and bridges, they need steel. They were supposed to be benefitting. He certainly has helped the market, but I can't believe McDonald's is doing what it did because of Trump. It reminds me of 1991. We went seven or eight months with the market doing nothing.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

McDonald's is up 20 percent. It has nothing to do with Republicans, independents, or Russians. I think what's happening is this market is doing what it's doing, and Trump has helped in some ways but not very consistently and not on an ongoing basis. You look at Goldman Sachs, it's down from $250. He's been a boost to some stocks but not necessarily the names associated with his programs.feedback

Trent Alexander-Arnold

I know I'm far from making it and I'm far from reaching my full potential. I know I always have to work hard off the pitch, making sure I get the right food is also important because friends who aren't in your position might want to go for a quick McDonald's or something like that and influence you in a bad way. But if you've got the right friends around you who understand you have to make sacrifices, that's really important.feedback

Scott Courtney - Service Employees International Union

McDonald's sky-high rents leave franchisees financially squeezed, making it difficult to impossible for many of them to pay workers anything more than minimum wage.feedback

Michael Haracz - McDonald's USA

We started with All Day Breakfast, updated our Chicken McNuggets, offered new Mac sandwich sizes for every occasion, and now we're introducing Signature Crafted Recipes because they are inspired by our customers. And while the Frork is supremely superfluous, it shows that McDonald's is willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy every last bite.feedback

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

If you go to convenience store conventions, all they talk about is the decline of gas and tobacco, so they have to become more like (fast food).feedback

Jeff Lenard

If you have a bad experience in the bathroom, you are not going to buy the food.feedback

Chris Mandeville - Jefferies

Older folks tend to think of the roller dogs that have been sitting on the grill for hours.feedback

Mike Sherlock - Wawa

That's something that McDonald's and the franchisees can't match.feedback

Jim Cramer

It had to do far more than magnificently if it was going to do what the stocks of Caterpillar or McDonald's or DuPont did, report some number that seemed insanely better, almost alchemy. It didn't. It's consistent. Consistency means no surprises [and] solid numbers.feedback

Paul Pomroy

We will start with a delivery service from the right number of sites that gives us scale. I expect we will take a similar approach to the way we rolled out our app, starting small, learning quickly and scaling up very quickly. What's obvious to us now is that customers now would like McDonald's to look at delivery. We think we're going to start probably in June. We looked at other brands that already do delivery. We're not the first to deliver. But we want to be a follower that does it in the right way.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

We're confident that we have the right capabilities and customer-focused plans to grow our business in Japan, and we believe the market is poised to maintain its strong momentum.feedback

Jim Cramer

These are remarkable numbers, ones to be applauded, and they serve as a reminder that in an expensive market, [...] maybe it's a lot cheaper than you think. Maybe it's a lot cheaper than it looks when you break it down to its component parts and look at the astounding individual results that companies Caterpillar, DuPont and McDonald's are reporting right now.feedback

Jim Cramer

Where did the strength come from? CAT's energy and transportation divisions really shined. Its backlog was up big, allowing management to raise its full-year outlook to $2.90 up to $3.75. That's incredible, and given how low the inventories in the system are for Caterpillar goods, I'm predicting there will be many more upside surprises ahead.feedback

Jim Cramer

DuPont's got so many things going for it, from the wildly strong agricultural numbers to fantastic materials pricing, plastics that go into things like televisions and cellphone and personal computers, to nutrition, where they make the stuff that goes into probiotics, one of the fastest growing categories out there. One thing's for certain, this isn't about all-day breakfast any more. This is about leadership, this is about execution, namely getting the franchisees, who really do run the company, to buy into a plan for more simplified menus, lower prices [and] better technology.feedback

Jim Cramer

He has the franchisees motivated, and I think that really matters.feedback

Paul Pomroy

The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products. We are reflecting people's lives. In a growing business we need people to come and work for us, it's a mutually beneficial approach. The hard work of our restaurant teams has enabled us to deliver 44 consecutive quarters of growth in the UK. It's right that we continue to invest in our people so they can deliver the experience that our customers want and expect.feedback

Frances O'Grady

MPs aren't the only ones feeling insecure in their jobs right now. If nothing changes, hundreds of thousands more Brits could be stuck in insecure work, being treated like disposable labour. That's the same as 13 extra Sports Directs, or the entire working population of Sheffield. Paying rent and bills can be a nightmare when you don't know how much you've got coming in each month. And planning childcare is impossible when you're constantly at the beck and call of employers.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

A weak result for the recent period would have some negative impact on the price while exceeding expectations likely will continue to raise investor confidence in the stock as well as the price near term.feedback

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

I think expectations are very high in terms of the sentiment right now around the stock. The bar has moved up. McDonald's has to beat and beat in style for the stock to hold or move up just slightly.feedback

Jim Cramer

I say CEO Steve Easterbrook continues to deliver, but if you want to wait and see before you pull the trigger, I'm fine with that.feedback

Erin Gibbs - S&P Global

Fresh not frozen beef has been the recent positive headline for McDonald's but it does have a few other things going for it.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

And that breakout to a new all-time high from a technical standpoint failed, and the stock traded in a rather narrow range over the next two years.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

So if this breakout were to fail and drop back into the pattern below that $130 level, I would not be quite as sanguine on this stock here.feedback

Jez Langhorn - McDonald's

Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear. Beyond that, it's another step in the company's continuous effort to raise the bar by investing in people and improving the restaurant experience with a focus on hospitality.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

We believe that a focus on value and beverages, as well as the Big Mac line extension promotion, served McDonald's well during a challenging time for the restaurant industry in general during Q1.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

Any number in positive territory should be viewed as a victory for the Golden Arches heading into less difficult comparisons over Q2 to Q4.feedback

Jim Cramer

This year, though, because Apple and Samsung both have new, hot smartphones, the cellphone oriented chipmakers have gotten their mojo back, and that means AMD's stock has more competition. Unlike Coke, unlike McDonald's, unlike Wal-Mart, the fact that IBM's turn hasn't happened yet since [CEO Ginny] Rometty took over in 2012, makes me feel that if they don't get it right this year, then maybe the shareholder base, perhaps even largest shareholder Warren Buffett, will demand to bring in a new leader who can finally get the job done.feedback

Jim Cramer

The bottom line: I say turnarounds take time. You need to be patient, so I say hold onto your IBM, because they can still get it right. That said, unlike Coke, unlike McDonald's, unlike Wal-Mart, the fact that IBM's turn hasn't happened yet since [CEO Ginny] Rometty took over in 2012, makes me feel that if they don't get it right this year, then maybe the shareholder base, perhaps even largest shareholder Warren Buffett, will demand to bring in a new leader who can finally get the job done.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

I think it's subtle and appears to be aimed at younger generations. I think they also want to showcase the fact that McDonald's is online... I think it's a nice gimmick and a strong testimonial from a celebrity. Very likely it won't move the needle, but it does represent a classy shift to a more focused advertising model. I would guess that Coke funded this commercial since it heavily focuses on the partnership between McDonald's and Coca-Cola.feedback

Sara Senatore

More menu innovation and, over time, experience of the future [mobile and kiosk digital ordering] will prove beneficial, as it has in other markets. Elsewhere, strong performance in Japan and healthy macro trends in Europe suggest other major markets are also performing well.feedback

Gail Wheeler - Stephens

The next thing I know, they're approaching the car. The one officer just shook his head. He was closest to the car. ... They had their guns out but when he shook his head, they lowered their guns.feedback

Jeff Farmer

Restaurant consumers are aggressively gravitating toward concepts that offer the greatest level of convenience and control across ordering, payment and distribution. Among the hamburger players, we believe that MCD is establishing a first-mover advantage with digital that can drive sustainable share gains in late 2017 and beyond.feedback

Jeff Farmer

We believe that MCD will see a multi-year market share tailwind driven by … the company's marketing muscle and scale in communicating the concept's advancements in customer convenience and control.feedback

Paul Okon

The work started when I took over here. Gone are the days when the bus pulls into McDonald's after away trips. We've raised the standards. Hopefully our supporters have acknowledged that. In the off-season we'll assess everything, make the necessary changes with the resources we have and hopefully people don't assign the wooden spoon to us before we've even kicked a ball.feedback

Barry Golin

Someone once asked me, Was the call to Ray Kroc – the cold phone call you made all these years ago – the most important call you ever made in your life? And I said: 'No, it was really the second most important call. The first one was asking my wife, June, out for our first date.feedback

Barry Golin

At that point, when they were so small and I knew they were planning on opening quite a bit all over the country, I thought that public relations would be an economical way to get this story told.feedback

Tom Sietsema

Trump, a reluctant hand-shaker who has been known to chew out double-dippers at parties, told CNN that the fast-food chains' cleanliness is part of their appeal. One bad hamburger, and you can destroy McDonald's,' said Trump, ever the businessman with an eye on the bottom line.feedback

Jacob Koehler

He didn't hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal. The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren't.feedback

Pat McDonagh

McDonald's has literally registered the McWorld. It is trying to make sure that every word in the English language belongs to them if there is prefix Mc or Mac put in front of it. They have trademarked words like McKids, McFamily, McCountry, McWorld, McJob and McInternet in order to, over time, squeeze out smaller family based businesses. This means that if any McGrath, McCarthy or McDermott with a business idea uses their name in the title of that business or product the chances are McDonald's already own the trademark and you can probably expect a knock on the door from them.feedback

Jacob Koehler

I think there is a good teaching point here. With the way technology is … kids will learn how to do anything and everything. He probably looked it up for five minutes and then said it was time to go. He didn't hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal. A friend of the family saw what was going on and called the grandparents.feedback

Julia Sherman

He only drinks Coke and eats McDonald's, which is a sad reality for me.feedback

Shaun Ruming

We're the largest employer of youth in the country, so we're trying to look for new and innovative ways to recruit crew people. We're looking for that positivity, bubbly personality, someone we think would be good in a customer service role.feedback

Nathan Sadler

She's a potential McDonald's All-American. I think she will be a college All-American at Georgia Tech because she will play early, and they will design a lot of stuff for her and build around her.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

We think it is unlikely a Private Equity player steps in like JAB. JAB has completed five deals in the last six years, focusing on emerging, differentiated franchise concepts that skew towards cafes and consumer packaged goods.feedback

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

While we believe the list of potential strategic buyers is likely limited to Starbucks and McDonald's given size, strategy and financial capacity, we think such a strategic buyer is possible with greater likelihood from private equity or other private operator.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

If you think about our brand, right, we have been created on fresh never frozen North American beef since 1969. Today about 3 in 10 consumers really understand that Wendy's is fresh never frozen. We have a great opportunity to amplify that message.feedback

Michael Bufano

As a matter of policy, we never comment on rumors or speculation.feedback

Jason West

We believe this move could be positive for US SSS [same-store sales] trends from both a direct lift to QP sales and a general uptick in brand perception. We note this initiative also opens the door to further expansion in MCD's use of fresh ingredients, which could lead to sales lifts in other products and further improvement in brand perception.feedback

Kurt Kane

McDonald's announcement today is basically saying that in about a year or so, only ONE of their hamburgers will be made with fresh beef and not even in all of their restaurants. So if you're in the wrong McDonald's or order the wrong burger, you're stuck with frozen meat. Don't bother – come to Wendy's for fresh never frozen beef on all of our hamburgers, every single restaurant and every day.feedback

Bill Marler

If I was them, I would ramp up the training for the people handling the food. They've got to keep it in the fridge. If you stack 30 patties out while you're cooking when it's 70 or 80 degrees in the kitchen, you're going to have bacteria growth. And that could be a problem.feedback

Robert Byrne - Technomic

Fresh, just as a word and a concept, still carries so much weight for customers.feedback

Becca Hary - McDonald's

We don't anticipate any significant increase in price. Individual franchisees set their own price.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

Today's announcement is part of a continuing food journey for McDonald's. Over the last two years, we have accelerated the pace of change around how we source and serve our food. Delivering fresh beef that's prepared when our customers order their food is just another example of how we are raising the bar. We're just getting started, and can't wait to show you what's next.feedback

Karen Holthouse - Goldman Sachs Group

We believe top-line risks at US DD (both comps and unit growth) present downside risk to a stock trading at the high end of its valuation range.feedback

Sven-Olov Daunfeldt

When done right, music has a major positive effect on sales, largely stemming from guests purchasing more items such as desserts and sides. Play the wrong music, and you just might find that you're alienating that very same customer and selling significantly less.feedback

Jon Carthy

In the past few weeks there have been a number of worrying packed lunches brought into school. Each of the bullet points below is a real example of complete home packed lunches provided to children in our school this year. Whilst extreme and funny to read on paper, I must make this clear THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE examples of a balanced packed lunch. Children work very hard at school and a balanced meal at lunch time helps provide concentration for the afternoon.feedback

Katie Kenworthy

After all these years, she remains committed to serving her customers with one of the most delightful smiles around. Loraine has a loyal following of customers and they look forward to having her take their orders when visiting McDonald's.feedback

Loriane Maurer

If you don't like your job, it's a job, but I love it. The people, the clientele, that's why I stuck with it.feedback

Loriane Maurer

I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some ask me to say a prayer and I do. I know their lives.feedback

Bob Goldin

If you put a franchisee on the board, it could potentially have a major impact on the direction of the company. It's a really significant role. If this happens, it won't just be McDonald's.feedback

Julia Vander Ploeg - McDonald's

We look forward to learning from our customers in these markets as they order ahead, pay within the app and choose one of the various ways to pick up and enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods.feedback

Janna Sampson

The potential is that they can screw up the flow of the whole restaurant.feedback

Jeff Stanton - McDonald's

There are a lot of competitors in this market, and we wanted to play in that arena and expand our chicken offerings.feedback

Jacqueline Stevens

Just slapping the word 'volunteer' in front of 'work program' doesn't exempt the prison firm from paying legally mandated wages any more than McDonald's can use 'volunteer' senior citizens and pay them Big Macs. There's no ostensible purpose to rehabilitate them. They're just waiting for a court date in order to clarify their immigration status. Some don't end up being deported.feedback

Ed Failor Jr.

This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald's. He got a certificate.feedback

Lucy Brady - McDonald's

Restaurant delivery is a $100 billion market and it's exploded. There's significant opportunity.feedback

Bonnie Riggs - NPD Group

The cost associated with delivery may make it cost prohibitive for many people, especially in smaller towns and cities where people aren't used to paying high prices for delivery. You've got to remember this is fast food.feedback

Jonathan Maze - Nation's Restaurant News

Delivery is the single biggest trend in the restaurant industry right now. Numerous restaurant chains are moving in this direction, and there's no reason McDonald's shouldn't do the same.feedback

Jonathan Maze - Nation's Restaurant News

But, McDonald's fries are absolutely the best when they're served fresh. How will they hold up? That's a big question here.feedback

Ajay Chopra - Trinity Ventures

The cost of labor is pretty low in those places, so you can see how delivery would make economic sense. It will be trickier for them to make the economics work here.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We find customers prefer the kiosks because, particularly larger groups or moms with kids, like to spend a bit more time, they can dwell, they can have fun putting the order together, they can customize it easier and they don't have that stress that sometimes they feel at the front counter when they feel rushed.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We've been very mindful that if we're going to be creating demand, can we meet that demand? It's a win for customers and smooths our operation as well, which is great. The reality is the customer demand exists already for home delivery. So, it's not like we have got to go out and create a market. There's a market there that we simply do not currently meet.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

To deliver sustained growth, we have to attract more customers, more often.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

McDonald's appears to found their focus on profitability through disciplined efforts to reduce costs and focus on the consumer experience including consumer-facing technology, improved convenience in payment and delivery and value to drive more customer visits throughout the day.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

For the world's largest restaurant company, this means playing catch up with younger consumer expectations while continuing to engage older generations of consumers that grew up with McDonald's. Creating alternatives for customization, delivery, payment and ordering processes provides challenges but they are necessary to adapt to the evolving consumer foodservice experience.feedback

Christine Kung

We are happy the way we are. We don't need to be invaded by American scenery. We already have McDonald's and that's enough.feedback

Wong Yu Loy - Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions

In other countries where McDonald's has sold a large stake of its business, the resulting model has placed enormous pressure on franchisees, which has made it harder for franchise operators to provide adequate pay and conditions for their workers. If the buyers in Hong Kong get squeezed by McDonald's as they have in other countries, workers here may get even less as a result.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

My life couldn't be happier. In fact, it'd be worse if I had six or eight houses. So, I have everything I need to have, and I don't need any more.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Remember the laugh we had when we traveled together to Hong Kong and decided to get lunch at McDonald's? You offered to pay, dug into your pocket, and pulled out … coupons!feedback

Ed Rensi

We need to be the land of promise and hope. And our Labor Department in the past 16 years has been nothing but an obstacle.feedback

Ed Rensi

These things all serve to do one thing – empower unions to manage companies indirectly and it stops hiring.feedback

Li Su

The deal will put enormous downward pressure on McDonald's master franchisees, existing franchisees that operate individual stores, and the workers and customers of those stores. Regulators should investigate the transaction and impose restrictions to prevent McDonald's from abusing its dominant market position.feedback

Sanae Hadraoui

I hear a shot. Then a second shot. Then maybe two more. I hear people screaming, Evacuate! Evacuate! They told us to evacuate. I told my colleagues at the McDonald's. We went downstairs and then took the emergency exit.feedback

Khamzat Khasbulatov

We say it every time: we are a Russian company. I don't think there's a single company that can call itself more Russian than us. They are Russian arches. They shine wherever they are.feedback

Khamzat Khasbulatov

We don't want to be drawn in when something's going on.feedback