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McDonald’s Korea CEO Apologizes 2 Months After Burger Scandal

McDonald’s Korea CEO Apologizes 2 Months After Burger Scandal

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The CEO of the South Korean unit of McDonald’s has finally apologized after growing criticism over the company’s undercooked patty controversy that reportedly left a number of children seriously ill. As the negative impact of s0 called ‘Hamburger Illness’, a term widely used in South Korea to refer to [...]

McDonald’s Halts Sales of Bulgogi Burger Over Illness

McDonald’s Halts Sales of Bulgogi Burger Over Illness

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea, the South Korean unit of U.S. fast food chain McDonald’s, said Sunday that it has suspended sales of its bulgogi burger across South Korea as it expressed deep regret over a group of children and their teacher falling ill. Last Monday, seven primary school students and their teacher complained to McDonald’s that [...]

Court Dismisses McDonalds’ Injunction Against Consumer Report Disclosure

Court Dismisses McDonalds’ Injunction Against Consumer Report Disclosure

CHUNGJU, South Korea, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A regional court on Thursday dismissed an injunction request filed by the local unit of McDonalds seeking to stop the disclosure of a consumer report on hamburger patties, amid controversy over allegations that it served undercooked meat and caused some kids to get sick. The Korea Consumer [...]

McDonald’s Seeks Injunction against Disclosure of Consumer Agency’s Probe Result

McDonald’s Seeks Injunction against Disclosure of Consumer Agency’s Probe Result

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. fast-food chain McDonald’s, embroiled in a controversy over alleged undercooked hamburger patties, has filed a court injunction seeking to ban the disclosure of the result of a consumer agency’s probe, the agency said Tuesday. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) originally planned to publish a press release the same [...]

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 [...]