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‘Alas, Those Were the Days!’ S. Korea’s Fast Food Outlets Reminisce on Old Times

‘Alas, Those Were the Days!’ S. Korea’s Fast Food Outlets Reminisce on Old Times

SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The McDonald’s outlet at exit No. 3 of Seoul’s Shinchon Station: for many, it was more than a run-of-the-mill burger place to grab a bite to eat. “Looking for a job after graduation, I spent many hours there for group studies and mock interviews with other applicants,” said Song [...]

UPDATE: McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

UPDATE: McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 20, 2018 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, McDonald’s announces it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change. Additionally, McDonald’s commits to a 31% reduction [...]

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Changes are occurring rapidly in the service industry as the minimum wage hike implemented this year has spurred on efforts to scale back labor costs. While convenience store chains are expeditiously implementing automated stores, dining establishments are actively experimenting with expanded self-service and self-checkout policies.  Per industry insiders, Emart [...]

McDonald’s Announces Global Commitment to Support Families with Increased Focus on Happy Meals

McDonald’s Announces Global Commitment to Support Families with Increased Focus on Happy Meals

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) announced an expanded commitment to families, supporting the company’s long-term global growth plan by leveraging its reach to impact children’s meals, access to reading, and keeping families together through Ronald McDonald House Charities.  By 2022, McDonald’s will make improvements to the Happy Meal menu [...]

By 2025, all of McDonald’s Packaging to Come from Renewable, Recycled or Certified Sources; Goal to Have Recycling Available in All Restaurants

By 2025, all of McDonald’s Packaging to Come from Renewable, Recycled or Certified Sources; Goal to Have Recycling Available in All Restaurants

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) announces goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world.   By 2025, 100 percent of McDonald’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship [...]

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 [...]