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What the Undercooked McDonald’s Patty Controversy Teaches Us About Fast-Food Burgers

What the Undercooked McDonald’s Patty Controversy Teaches Us About Fast-Food Burgers

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Fast food chains have long been a staple of modern life in countries around the world, appealing to demographics crossing cultures and age groups. The familiar signs sported by the likes of McDonald’s and Burger King are globally accepted, even comforting to some. However, the recent controversy surrounding an allegedly undercooked [...]

Controversy Over McDonald’s Patties Continues as More Complaints Filed

Controversy Over McDonald’s Patties Continues as More Complaints Filed

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. fast-food chain McDonald’s is facing further trouble in South Korea as more complaints were filed on Wednesday over undercooked hamburger patties, which allegedly caused at least one girl to become ill. A family, whose identity was withheld, filed a complaint against McDonald’s Korea with the Seoul Central District [...]

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea’s Mangwon branch had its franchise contract with the fast food company terminated on December 1 of last year.  According to McDonald’s, the owner of concern had been failing to fulfill the terms of agreement, including paying the company franchise commissions amounting to a total of about 700 [...]

McDonald’s Part-Timers Form Labor Union

McDonald’s Part-Timers Form Labor Union

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – “We’ll make a McJob a GoodJob,” read the slogan held by a picketer wearing a McDonald’s paper bag.  Taking place Wednesday in front of the McDonald’s headquarters building in Seoul was the inauguration ceremony of a new McDonald’s labor union of current and former part-timers.  The union has existed [...]

McDonald’s Offers Cooking Class for Big Mac

McDonald’s Offers Cooking Class for Big Mac

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea announced on Tuesday, July 5, that it will launch a “Big Mac Cooking Class” for both children and parents at 70 different locations across the country. The event is part of the company’s “Moms are Surprised” campaign that started in 2013 to publicize the excellence of its ingredients [...]

McDonald’s Seeks Strategic Partner in Korea

McDonald’s Seeks Strategic Partner in Korea

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Global fast food franchise McDonald’s has  announced that its Korean branch is looking for ‘strategic partners’ in management. The CEO of McDonald’s Global, Steve Esterbrook, revealed his intentions to combine the global brand of McDonald’s with insight and expertise in the Korean market. “Through the partnership, we’re hoping to [...]

Fast Food is Healthier in 2015 Due to Consumers’ Taste

Fast Food is Healthier in 2015 Due to Consumers’ Taste

SEOUL, Dec.31 (Korea Bizwire) –The year of 2015 saw the most changes in food policies among key global food companies, according to NPR, the public broadcasting station in American media. First of all, fast food chains have switched their menu items to use organic ingredients. McDonalds announced that they will gradually eliminate the use of [...]

McDonald’s Launching ‘Signature Burger’ at Six Gangnam Restaurants

McDonald’s Launching ‘Signature Burger’ at Six Gangnam Restaurants

SEOUL, Nov.12 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s announced on November 11 that it will be providing its ‘Signature Burger’, a premium handmade burger, at six additional stores in the Gangnam area. Ordering one of the signature offerings gives a customer the chance to select the burger’s ingredients, from the patty to the bun, vegetables and even [...]