McDonald’s – Mikey Dee Sat, 25 Sep 2021 10:53:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 McDonald’s – Mikey Dee 32 32 How an Entrepreneur Plans to Create ‘McDonald’s’ Plant-Based Food Sat, 25 Sep 2021 10:16:23 +0000
  • Entrepreneur Steele Smiley aims to build America’s first plant-based burger chain, Stalk & Spade.
  • With his other quick and casual restaurant, Crisp & Green, Smiley taps into a healthy food market dominated by millennials and millennials.
  • He spoke to Insider about how the pandemic has changed people’s minds towards wellness.

Steele Smiley will be the first to tell you that he leads his life as if he were in the military.

This involves 20 workouts a week, three times a day: running in the morning, a yoga or boxing class during the day, and lifting weights at night.

Since that doesn’t seem to satisfy all of his energy, Smiley also juggles two quick and casual Minnesota restaurants. In 2016, he opened Stalk & Spade, which serves salads, cereal bowls, smoothies, and free workout classes. Five years later (in the midst of the pandemic), he launched Crisp & Green with a plant-only menu. He developed both brands in the South and Midwest, pitting conventional health centers like LA and NYC for an edge in less competitive markets.

“We intend to become the nation’s first franchisable plant-based burger chain,” Smiley told Insider, touting it as the plant-based version of McDonald’s.

It’s a bold statement, but the 43-year-old serial entrepreneur has 20 years in the fitness industry under his belt. While it declined to share revenue figures, analyzes verified by Insider showed that Crisp & Green’s digital orders grew from 9% of its total orders in January 2020 to over 70% in April when the pandemic struck, where they have remained since.

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Stalk & Spade was launched in May.

Rod & Shovel

In 2021 alone, Crisp & Green has grown from five states to 12, with multiple locations in the Sun Belt, an area experiencing explosive growth before and during the pandemic. Smiley said the chain is approaching 100 stores in 14 states, with new stores opening every 6.8 days.

Overall, however, the restaurant scene has struggled. Last August, before the widespread vaccination, rapid occasional space was down 12%, according to figures from the Technomic catering data platform. While consumer spending in restaurants has increased this year compared to last year, the recovery has not yet returned to pre-pandemic traffic levels. Restaurants are still struggling with issues like labor shortages and shorter hours.

Still, the wellness economy is worth $ 1.5 trillion, according to McKinsey, and Smiley is betting it can tap into it, especially since the pandemic has prompted many people to adopt healthier lifestyles. Plant-based diets, followed by nearly 10 million Americans, are gaining ground. The market is growing and is expected to exceed $ 74 billion by 2021.

“The next evolution in healthy eating is plant-based eating,” Smiley said. “A decade from now, people will choose the plant-based alternatives to the traditional meat they eat today.”

Move around, Sweetgreen

Smiley only had $ 765 in his bank account when he launched his career in 2004 with his studio-boutique STEELE Fitness. In 2013, he had just landed a major partnership with Under Armor when he sold his business to international wellness company Lift Brands Global. He joined the parent company as a senior executive.

He started Crisp & Green in November 2016, which he juggled while working for Lift Brands for five months before moving on to full time. “I worked during the day at my first big company, and at night I put on a Crisp & Green t-shirt and worked in my restaurant,” Smiley said.

Smiley said he always wanted to start multiple businesses across multiple industries. Moving her career from fitness to healthy eating was just the next natural step.

“The opportunity that I felt was staring me in the face was the food,” he said. “In fitness, I’ve taught people that what time you train can only have a huge impact. The other 23 hours in a day, you can help people understand how to make the right food choices. ”

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Crisp & Green offers free fitness classes in addition to its menu of salads and smoothies.

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Those who perhaps understood this pre-pandemic best were young, healthy women, whom Steele often saw walking through the doors of Crisp & Green.

Its brands certainly have Gen Z and Millennials written all over it. Both generations have helped grow the global healthy food and nutrition economy to $ 704 billion and pave the way for plant-based diets. Millennials, dubbed “the wellness generation,” are particularly health conscious and more willing to spend on healthy eating and fitness than their parents.

For them, investing in green juices and $ 30 spin courses is a low-key status symbol, a way to show that they care about their health and have the money to do it right.

Smiley made sure Crisp & Green ticked all the boxes for this demographic: healthy, digitally accessible, deliverable, and Instagrammable. “It made people say I wanted to live a more ambitious life,” he said.

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It was this combination that Smiley says allowed the restaurant to gain momentum during the pandemic, which in turn led to his confidence to start another business.

“I thought to myself why stop with just one that worked? ” he said. And that’s how Stalk & Spade was born.

The green way of the future

After his pandemic success, Smiley said he saw an opportunity to prepare for a post-vaccine economic reopening by giving Americans what he thought they needed after a health problem.

and a social recession: healthier food and an opportunity to get out of the house.

But he acknowledged that the introduction of another concept into the increasingly saturated wellness industry – particularly during a pandemic that has seen a shrinking footprint in the fast casual industry – meant it would face a difficult road. He knew he had to look to the future – and what he saw were plants.

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He said he and his team worked on creating Stalk & Spade’s plant-based menu from scratch until taste testers couldn’t discern the difference between a real burger and a hamburger at home. herbal.

The pandemic has pushed healthy eating 10 years from now, he said. This has dramatically widened its demographics, from most young adults to almost everyone.

When asked who his customers are now, Smiley laughed, “humans.” After all, “everyone wants to live a better life.”

Nutrition has taken on new importance, according to a McKinsey survey, as people now want foods that will help them achieve their wellness goals while tasting great. Millennials and Gen Z are even more willing to invest in health and wellness after the pandemic, with 60% of them believing that taking care of their health will be the most important societal change in the pandemic.

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With a modern and minimalist design, even the interior of Stalk & Spade is instagrammable.

Rod & Shovel

The mental shift has sparked the rise of a high performance lifestyle, in which people increasingly let wearable devices and apps track their health and make lifestyle choices for them. This includes Smiley himself, who monitors his sleep with wearable devices. The healthier life people are turning to now is the life Smiley has been living all this time, which could prove to be the key to growing her brands.

By the end of the year, he said, Crisp & Green will have 25 locations with 60 more in the works. Stalk & Spade is slated to open its second location in Minnesota in early 2022.

Smiley believes the time has come for plant-based nutrition to move from a niche audience to a more mainstream one. “We have fueled the trends in healthy eating,” he said of the plant market. “This is the opportunity for a whole new genre to start.”

]]> 0 McDonald’s pledges to phase out plastic in Happy Meal toys, new app addresses spider phobias and other stories you missed Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:28:10 +0000

PBS NewsHour’s “5 STORIES” feature the most interesting stories from around the world that you might have missed.

In this week’s episode:

McDonand’s commits to phase out plastic in Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s Happy Meals just get a little happier by going green.

On Tuesday, the company announced that it would significantly reduce its use of plastic by the end of 2025. One solution is to replace the billion children’s toys it sells each year with cardboard or plastics. recycled or plant-based.

Toys from McDonald’s children’s meals sit on a shelf at the Fifty Two 80s Totally Awesome store in Denver, Colorado. McDonalds said on Tuesday it would replace Happy Meals toys with recycled or plant-based cardboard or plastics. Photo by Anya Semenoff / The Denver Post / Getty Images

The move will help reduce the company’s use of fossil-fuel-based virgin plastic by 90% for Happy Meals. The transition has already started in some countries, such as France, where children can choose between a green toy or a book.

By 2025, McDonald’s also hopes to source 100% of customers’ packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources and to recycle all packaging that customers use in its restaurants.

Kansas boy triggers federal investigation into invasive spotted lanterns

Imagine presenting a collection of bugs at your state fair and suddenly triggering a federal investigation. Well, according to the Washington Post, that’s what happened to a boy at a Kansas State Fair earlier this month. Among its specimens: a rare and dangerous insect known as the spotted lantern.

Spotted lanterns are an invasive species from China and are believed to first enter the United States in 2014 via Pennsylvania. Hitchhiking pests are known to feed on at least 70 species of trees and crops, including grapes, apples, and hops, and have been spotted in New York City, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. They haven’t gone further west than southern Indiana – so far.

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An adult spotted lantern fly photographed in Pennsylvania in July 2018. Photo courtesy of USDA-ARS / Stephen Ausmus.

So why are spotted lanterns considered dangerous?

The problem is with their droppings, which promote a fungal growth called sooty mold that blocks sunlight from reaching the leaves, ultimately killing the plant. This could cause problems for agriculture and forestry industries in areas of infestation.

If you ever see spotted lanterns, experts say kill them right away and double the egg masses before throwing them in the trash.

Defenders successfully extend protections for isolated Amazon tribe

The Piripkura tribe in Brazil has virtually no contact with the outside world. They live isolated on their ancestral lands in central Brazil. Only two male members of the tribe had brief encounters with someone outside of their own community before disappearing into the Amazon rainforest.

Earlier this month, Brazil’s Indigenous Affairs Agency renewed a protection order for nearly 600,000 acres of the tribe’s ancestral land, but only for six months. Indigenous rights defenders had pushed for a three-year extension of the order, which has been in place since 2008.

Like other Amazonian tribes, members of Piripkura make their living off the land, but Brazil does not officially recognize tribal land ownership, which means they must continually resist the invasion of poachers, farmers, and miners.

These threats have increased since the election in 2018 of President Jair Bolsonaro. So while the six-month ordinance offers some relief to the tribe, that doesn’t stop Bolsonaro from supporting legislation that would open up tribal reserves for commercial mining and agricultural plantations.

Researchers succeed in potty training cows

When you have to go, you have to go. This is true for humans and for cows. And just like us, cows can apparently be toilet trained.

In a recent study, researchers from Germany and New Zealand showed that calves can be trained to use the toilet, or “MooLoo,” as they called it.

By collecting and processing cow urine, researchers say in their Current Biology study, farmers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

According to the Guardian, when ammonia in cow urine enters the soil, microbes turn it into nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. And nitrous oxide has nearly 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

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Calves that urinated in the MooLoo were given a treat like a sweet drink or mash barely as a reward. Image from video courtesy: Dirksen et al., 2021

To potty train the young cows, the team used a system based on reward and light punishment. If a calf urinated in the MooLoo, it was given a treat like a sweet drink or barely mash. If he went anywhere else, he would get a quick three-second shower. In a few weeks, the research team successfully trained 11 of the 16 calves. The others, they thought, just needed more time.

Emissions of nitrous oxide from human activities – including cattle ranching – have increased by 30 percent over the past four decades. And it’s not a question of laughing.

The app helps treat spider phobias using augmented reality

Fear of spiders is a fairly common phobia that in severe cases can really disrupt someone’s life – consider avoiding outdoor gatherings or over-checking rooms for signs of arachnids.

But since exposure therapy, where a patient directly interacts with their fear, is not a feasible option for many, a group of researchers at the University of Basel questioned whether patients could seek treatment at the using an application.

They created the “Phobys” app which uses augmented reality as a substitute for exposure therapy, allowing participants to virtually interact with a spider to slowly overcome their fear.

In the small study of about 60 participants, those who did six sessions with the app had a reduced fear of spiders and were able to get closer to a real specimen than those who did not fully use it.

It’s a small preliminary study, but the app – which is available for purchase – shows promise. Just be sure to use it under the supervision of a professional.

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Handbag theft victim killed in east Harris Co. McDonald’s parking lot as suspect raced to Chevy Impala, sheriff says Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:38:43 +0000 HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – Following a purse theft that left a woman dead, the Harris County Sheriff got angry on Thursday over the number of recent violent crimes that have targeted victims innocent.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez spoke outside McDonald’s on Uvalde Road in eastern Harris County, shortly after Martha Medina, 71, was robbed outside the restaurant. After the theft, the suspect hit her with his car and fled, the sheriff said.

Medina was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“We can do better than steal an elderly person’s purse. Find a job! Said Gonzalez exasperated. “There is no excuse for this.”

The sheriff’s office described the suspect’s car as a black 2017 or 2018 Chevrolet Impala with chrome rims and dark tinted windows.

WATCH: ‘Get a job’: Sheriff rages over fatal purse theft

According to the sheriff, MPs responded to a theft call around 10:30 am at a McDonald’s at 430 Uvalde Rd. It is a restaurant he called a “community center” where Coffee With a Cop events are held. , which connect residents to the police, are regularly organized.

The sheriff added that the victim was alone at the restaurant and parked near the entrance. She may also have tried to get a photo of the suspect before she was beaten.

“Come on! This person came to eat. He had his food thrown on the floor. It breaks my heart. He is someone’s loved one. It is inexcusable,” he added.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the vehicle is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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3 Ways McDonald’s Stocks Can Help Increase Buy and Hold Portfolios Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:42:00 +0000
  • Dow30 The McDonald’s Member is one of the world’s best-known brands in the fast food industry
  • MCD stock has risen more than 12.5% ​​so far in 2021 and hit a record high in July.
  • Potential buy and hold investors might view any short-term decline in McDonald’s shares as a timely entry point

Investors in Mcdonalds (NYSE 🙂 stocks have had a strong 2021 as stocks have risen nearly 14.5% year-to-date. The stock hit an all-time high of $ 247.05 on July 27. On September 22, MCD was at $ 245.15. This price supports a dividend yield of 2.1%.

The 52-week range for shares of the Chicago fast food chain and franchisor was between $ 202.73 and $ 247.05, while the companyits market capitalization is $ 188.8 billion. McDonald’s is one of 30 constituents of the mega-cap index, which has risen about 12.2% so far this year.

McDonald’s is the world’s leading foodservice retailer in the “Quick Service Restaurant (QSR)” segment. It operates more than 38,000 sites around the world. The brand is also among the most valuable in the world.

End of July, McDonald’s second quarter results. Revenue of $ 5.89 billion increased 57% year-on-year. Net income and non-GAAP EPS were $ 2.22 billion and $ 2.37, respectively.

Investors were pleased to see comparable store sales in the United States increase 25.9% in the quarter and 14.9% on a two-year basis before the pandemic. Global same-store sales increased 40.5% year-over-year and 6.9% on a two-year basis.

Regarding the results, CEO Chris Kempczinski said:

“Our performance is a continued demonstration of our company’s large-scale strength and resilience as global pharmaceutical sales in the second quarter increased nearly 7% from 2019… Clearly our next chapter will be driven by our digital leadership. “

More than 14,000 McDonald’s outlets are based in the United States. Next come Japan, China, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom and Australia.

While the pandemic remains a concern for management, McDonald’s believes several enablers, such as delivery, digital orders and self-service kiosks, as well as customer retention, will help drive revenue growth. Global brand recognition means customers trust the brand resulting in increased global sales and positive profits.

What to expect from MCD Store

Among 38 analysts surveyed via, McDonald’s stock has a outperform the rating. The stocks have a 12-month price target of $ 266.97, which implies a return of almost 9% from current levels. The 12-month price range is currently between $ 229 and $ 295.

Consensus estimates.


The MCD stock’s P / E and P / S ratios stand at 26.19x and 8.26x, respectively, indicating exaggerated valuation levels by historical standards.

By way of comparison, the ratios of Yum! Brands (NYSE :), whose restaurant chains include KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, are 28.65x and 5.88x. Likewise, these two ratios for Wendy’s company (NASDAQ 🙂 are 26.65x and 2.58x.

Investors looking at technical charts might be interested to know that a number of short term oscillators in MCD stocks are overbought. While they can go on for weeks or even months, potential profit-taking could also be imminent. When we look at longer term technical indicators, we note that the bull run on McDonald’s could potentially take stocks to new highs in the coming months.

Still, if broader markets or consumer stocks were to come under pressure for the rest of the month or into October, we might first see McDonald’s stock drop to $ 235 or even $ 230, after which it might s ‘swap sideways as she establishes a new base. In the event of such a decline, MCD should find solid support around the $ 230 level.

However, we expect the stock to take another step higher, taking it above the recent all-time high of $ 247.05, and then maybe towards $ 260. While MCD stocks are volatile in the short term, we are bullish on the Golden Arches.

3 possible professions

1. Buy MCD stocks at current levels

Investors who aren’t concerned about daily price swings and believe in the long-term potential of the business might consider investing in McDonald’s stocks now.

On September 22, MCD stock closed at $ 243.13. Investors who buy and hold should expect to hold this long position for several months as the stock tries first to hit the all-time high of $ 247.05 and then towards $ 266.97, analysts said. vsconsensus estimate. Such a decision would lead to a return of around 9%.

Meanwhile, investors concerned about large declines might also consider placing a stop-loss around 3-5% below their entry point.

2. Buy an ETF with MCD as the main holding company

Many readers know that we regularly cover exchange traded funds (ETFs) that might be suitable for buy and hold investors. So, readers who do not wish to invest any capital in McDonald’s shares but would still like to have substantial exposure to equities might consider looking for a fund that holds the company as their primary asset.

Here are examples of such ETFs:

  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSE :): Fund is up 12.1% year-to-date, and MCD stockthe weighting s is 5.72%;
  • Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF (NYSE :): this fund is up 24.9% year-to-date, and MCD stockthe weighting s is 5.04%;
  • IShares Evolved US Consumer Staples ETF (NYSE :): the fund is up 5.5% year-to-date, and MCD stockThe weighting is 4.56%.

3. Buy a LEAPS option as A Substitute To own MCD Store

Investors who wish to buy 100 shares of McDonald’s should invest $ 24,313 (current price of $ 243.13 X 100 shares).

For many bullish investors on McDonald’ss, this amount would be a significant investment. While it is also possible to buy a few shares of a given stock (or even fractional shares), some investors might also be interested in purchasing a LEAPS call option.

For example, they might consider buying a LEAPS call with a delta of 0.80, like the MCD call option of January 19, 2024, 145 strike. This option is currently available at $ 101.25. In other words, investors would have to pay a premium of $ 10,125 to purchase this LEAPS call option.

We covered the mechanics and the risk / reward profile of LEAPS. But in layman’s terms, the delta note shows the amount of an optionThe price should move based on a $ 1 change in the underlying security.

In this case, if the MCD stock increases by $ 1 to $ 246.15 (based on the intraday price we are using), the current option price of $ 101.25 should, in theory, increase by 80 cents, based on a delta of 0.80.

The profit loss profile of this trade will constantly change as the price of the underlying McDonald’s option changes. However, on January 19, 2024, it would break even at an underlying price of $ 246.25. To arrive at this number, we can add the current option premium of $ 101.25 to the strike price of $ 145.00, or $ 246.25.

The maximum upside return would not be capped, depending on where the MCD share trades on the day the investor closes the position.

Investors should remember that although the expiration is January 2024, this long-term option still expires. As the expiration date approaches, an option is losing value at an accelerating rate. If McDonald’s shares were to collapse and close below $ 145 in January 2023, the maximum loss would be $ 10,125. Therefore, trade management will be important.

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Viral video shows woman without vaccine passport refused at McDonald’s in Toronto Wed, 22 Sep 2021 22:21:54 +0000

Hell doesn’t have a fury like an anti-vaxxer with a despised camera, at least not for the people working on the front lines of fast food outlets.

Video footage is gaining momentum on Twitter this afternoon of a McDonald’s employee in Toronto asking an elderly woman to see her vaccination proof documents, as businesses are now required by law to do for them. customers who dine inside restaurants.

The clip begins with the customer taking a wallet out of her backpack and explaining that something had been stolen earlier. She shows an apparent McDonald’s employee what looks like a medicare card or a driver’s license.

“Okay, but I need to see your vaccine—” the worker said before suddenly turning to the person filming and asking them to stop. The worker walks away while the elderly woman yells at her “I have my vaccine, you can call my doctor!”

Emad Guirguis, who filmed the video, tells blogTO that the incident took place Wednesday morning at McDonald’s at the corner of Dufferin and Dupont streets.

Guirguis says the woman was ultimately refused to dine inside McDonald’s, under new provincial regulations that require the use of vaccine passports in bars, restaurants, gyms, cinemas and other indoor locations deemed to be at high risk of spread of COVID-19.

The short clip quickly spread among the anti-masker and anti-vaccine types, which stand as an example of “tyranny” and “discrimination.” Some now call McDonald’s workers “Nazis” and blame the company for forcing customers to show their “papers” for food.

Their reactions are consistent with those of others who defy pandemic lockdown measures, whether by walking the streets or brazenly breaking and fighting the law.

“On the first day of segregation in Ontario, businesses and their employees are invited to do the unscientific, illegal and dirty work of government,” Guirguis wrote in the caption of a second video of the scene, tweeted about an hour later. the first one.

In this video, Guirguis – a former doctor who is no longer licensed to practice medicine in Ontario – argues with another Dufferin / Dupont McDonald’s employee.

In this second clip, Guirguis and the employee both calmly discuss the current situation (which is more than can be said for many people on either side of the political spectrum.)

“Be clear then: so if I come in, you’re going to allow me to order food, but you’re going to kick me out of the restaurant as soon as I order the food… you’re going to kick me out of the restaurant because I refuse.” to share my private medical information, ”explains Guirguis.

The employee explains that she is not preventing him from ordering food or anything else, only staying inside to eat.

This continues for a while, with each side making calm and consistent arguments. Their tones are almost friendly until the employee tells Guirguis that she is “just following orders”.

“But the orders are illegal. The government is breaking the law,” he replied. “So you are in a position where you are obeying the government… but at the same time you are also breaking the law. “

Visibly frustrated but still polite as she is repeatedly accused of discrimination, the employee steps in to say “I hear everything you say, but it’s over my head”, at which point the video goes. chopped off.

McDonald’s Canada has yet to respond to a request for comment. At press time, the original video has racked up nearly 100,000 views in less than three hours.

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Lawyer for sexual assault victim slams McDonald’s over saying company hired registered sex offender – WPXI Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:31:52 +0000

PITTSBURGH – The lawyer for a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted multiple times at a McDonald’s has lambasted the company, saying it never would have happened if it hadn’t hired a registered sex offender.

“Parents think I send him to work at McDonald’s. What a safe place, ”attorney Alan Perer said.

Walter Garner was arrested by Bethel Park police after being accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at the fast food restaurant where they both worked.

“It was really a very traumatic event that should never have happened,” said Perer.

Perer filed a complaint on behalf of the victim against McDonald’s and the owner of the Pittsburgh-based franchise for not selecting Garner before hiring him. If they had, the prosecution alleged that they would have learned that Garner was a convicted sex offender. He’s on Megan’s Law website for life for sexually abusing a 10-year-old in the late ’90s.

“You just don’t want to hire a convicted pedophile to supervise minors,” Perer said.

Perer said several underage girls working at the restaurant filed complaints with a manager about Garner’s improper touching and advances, but said nothing was done. The lawsuit alleged the franchise owner saw Garner on video as they investigated a theft.

“They were watching surveillance. They saw that he was trying to grab her and stroke her in the store, ”Perer said.

He said Garner was not disciplined even after that and the abuse then escalated. Court documents said Garner followed the victim into the bathroom and raped her. He later allegedly attempted to have sex with her in the children’s play area.

Another teenager said Garner was trying to make advances on him. When she told her mother, the school was contacted because children this age need a work permit from the school. The police were then called and the investigation began.

“He stayed there and continued his abuse and harassment until his arrest. Then they fired him, ”Perer said.

The franchise owner told Channel 11 he is fully cooperating with the police and sent a statement:

“The allegations made in the lawsuit are deeply troubling – my organization has no tolerance for sexual harassment, and we fired the employee in question as soon as we learned of a complaint against him. While all of our employees are trained in a safe and respectful workplace when they are hired, we have recently extended our training to semester training, in addition to adding enhanced security measures in our restaurants. We have offered our full support to the employee concerned and are fully cooperating with the police investigation into these allegations. “

McDonald’s confirmed that the company had launched a biannual sexual harassment training and had stepped up security measures at local franchises. Even though the franchise owner said he was doing everything to support the victim, Perer said the opposite.

“He didn’t even contact us to see how she was,” he said. “I don’t know if a 14 year old girl will ever get over it. It will probably affect him for the rest of his life.

Garner is due to appear before a judge next week.

]]> 0 Union says McDonalds does not follow social distancing guidelines when driving Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:06:03 +0000

A union says McDonald’s is not following social distancing guidelines when customers pay while driving.

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McDonald’s is reopening drive-through services at more than 50 restaurants across Auckland this morning, as Alert Level 3 begins.

But when customers come to pay, the window between the customer and the staff member is open and can be less than two meters away.

This is not the case when customers collect their food further away from the drive-thru.

When picking up food, customers are asked not to open their car window until the food is placed on an outdoor ledge by staff and the restaurant’s drive-thru window is closed.

Unite Union National Secretary John Crocker said the payment process was “frustrating”.

“They have a stick for EFTPOS or cash, but in most situations the client and worker will be two meters apart, which we believe violates guidelines,” Crocker said.

Other catering organizations such as Restaurant Brands which run KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Taco Bell, have closed the window between staff and customers when paying, he said.

Council of Trade Unions chairman Richard Wagstaff acknowledged that this was a concern.

“It’s a big part of our economy, people go through drive-ins, and the worst thing that can obviously happen is we spread the infection and the pandemic there.”

McDonald’s spokesman Simon Kenny said unlike other companies, general security measures meant EFTPOS units were wired and secure, so closing a window completely was not possible. .

“We have put in place a number of additional controls to manage risk, including employee shields, increased use of protective equipment, and improved hygiene and sanitation. We also have several points reiterating to clients that masks are necessary. “

McDonald’s had submitted its processes to WorkSafe, he said.

Crocker said he did not find McDonald’s argument “convincing”.

He was trying to convince WorkSafe to tell McDonald’s that the processes were not acceptable, but was out of luck.

“WorkSafe accepted something that we think is wrong, now they sort of agree with us, but don’t tell the company they have to do the right thing.

“When we cannot achieve what we want by engaging with the business, we need a regulator who will support us.”

WorkSafe has been approached for comment.

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Auckland fast-food restaurants gear up for ‘die-hard fans’ expected at level 3 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:30:00 +0000

The McNuggets are on their way to Auckland.

The super city is set to enjoy takeout for the first time in 35 days on Wednesday night, and fast food businesses are bracing for some very busy first days for Auckland at Alert Level 3.

Fast food businesses in the city are placing orders and getting their stores ready before Wednesday, when Hell Pizza general manager Ben Cumming said fast food outlets expected about double their normal demand.

Hell Pizza chief executive Ben Cumming said stores were expecting double traffic.


Hell Pizza chief executive Ben Cumming said stores were expecting double traffic.

He said all 28 Hell stores would be open from around noon Wednesday. At Level 4, store owners were allowed onsite to receive orders and clean stores prior to opening for contactless pickups and deliveries when Auckland went to Alert Level 3.

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Their prep work made it possible to offer a full menu to “die-hard fans” who would order on Wednesday, he said.

When the rest of the country went to Alert Level 3, he said stores were “twice as busy” for the first few days.

“Like other companies, we would expect about two days of extreme activity and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday it should get closer to what we would call normal,” he said.

The first take-out dinners at level 3 in Merivale, Christchurch.


The first take-out dinners at level 3 in Merivale, Christchurch.

Some of the take-and-drive shops must have been so busy that an Auckland counselor asked Auckland DHBs to run vaccination centers in the queues. Thing asked KFC and McDonad’s if they were interested in the idea, but had yet to receive a response.

Loretta Roberts, national director of the Advisory Center on Immunization (IMAC), said bringing the vaccines to sites where people are already lining up is good for improving access.

Strong take-out demand and supply issues at the start of level three have meant KFC and McDonald’s have scaled down their menus to cope.

KFC wouldn’t have all of its burgers available, a Restaurant Brands spokesperson said, but the full menu would be phased in over the week. “This is simply due to the delays in the delivery of the products,” they said.

Customers and police await the opening of KFC in Porirua.

Jericho Rock-Archer

Customers and police await the opening of KFC in Porirua.

Likewise, McDonald’s said some items will not be on the menu immediately – but as more delivery trucks arrive at Level 3, more items will be added.

“The menus are restricted for several reasons. The first is to help suppliers like our bakery produce the most popular types of buns. So that means things like bagels don’t get produced right away, ”a McDonald’s spokesperson said.

All 45 McDonald’s stores in Auckland would open at 7 a.m., he said.

“Planning for the reopening started as soon as the restaurants closed,” he said.

“Based on previous experience, we usually see an initial rush of enthusiastic and enthusiastic customers, and then things calm down within a few days. “

No fast food chains Thing who they spoke to knew, or would say, how many of their frontline staff were vaccinated.

A Burger King spokesperson said it was considered “personal information.” Hell said the information was not held nationally, but like other companies, there was currently no requirement for staff to be vaccinated – although this was encouraged.

At Restaurant Brands stores, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr, and Taco Bell, only Pizza Hut would offer contactless pickup. The other stores are said to be drive-thru or delivery-only, he said in a statement.

Dominos chief executive Cameron Toomey said the company was offering free lava cakes to encourage people to choose contactless deliveries on Wednesday night.

McDonalds said drive-thru are likely to move slower than normal, with store staff working with more restrictions. The spokesperson urged customers to be patient, but assured Thing there would be plenty of Maccas favorites in store.

The queue for McDonald's in Blenheim at the start of level 3.

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The queue for McDonald’s in Blenheim at the start of level 3.

He said stores were stocking up on Big Macs, cheeseburgers, McNuggets and fries before the alert level change.

If it was too crowded on Wednesday, don’t panic, the queues were to decrease as the week went on.

“As we saw in Wellington a few weeks ago, morning customer volumes were moderate. We had lunch and dinner crowds, but not the huge early morning lines like in 2020, ”he said.

Dominos was also asked what happened to his delivery drones, which received widespread media coverage in 2016 for making truly contactless deliveries – but he did not respond.

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Warning: This video contains foul language that some may find offensive.

A recent visit to a McDonald’s Canada store in Vancouver turned sour for a woman.

In a video shared on social media, an unidentified customer erupts in anger at McDonald’s employees in Kingsway and Victoria over her coffee order. Redditor u / vf-1 videotaped the situation and commented that the woman tried to use a kiosk in the fast food restaurant before the explosion.

In the video, he can be heard repeatedly yelling and swearing at the staff, demanding that he take his coffee order. She also yells at another person in command, claiming that she said something about her or her. The angry customer yells at the staff not to let the other customer talk about her.

“Who the hell is disrespectful?” she said at one point to an employee.

She also threatens to call the police and yells at the staff she frequents the facility on a daily basis. At one point in the confrontation, the dog she is holding joins in some barking.

“You don’t care about your job today. Shut up ! Serve me! She yells at an employee who appears to be a manager.

Finally, someone takes their order, an average coffee with two milks, a sugar and an espresso.

It is also noted that she was wearing a plastic face shield and not a regular mask. Shields are not an acceptable replacement for masks, the provincial indoor masks ordinance says, however, the video does not include any discussion of his use of the shield.

The Vancouver Police Department has no record of this incident.

VIA contacted the McDonald’s restaurant where the incident allegedly took place, but the restaurant could not provide anyone to comment. McDonald’s Canada Headquarters has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast? Start and end times explained – Le Soleil Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:42:00 +0000

MCDONALD’s exclusive morning menu only works for a limited time each day before the fast food chain switches to its regular favorites.

This means Maccies fans need to be sure to arrive on time if they want to have hash browns, a McMuffins breakfast and more.


McDonald’s Breakfast Classic McMuffins are available until 11:00 a.m.

Whatever food you choose to start your morning off right, we’ll tell you until what time McDonald’s breakfast is served.

You don’t just have to dine to enjoy McDonald’s breakfast, you can also use drive-thru lanes and door-to-door delivery services through Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Keep in mind that you will pay extra if you order McDonald’s from your home through these apps.

What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast?

McDonald’s serves breakfast daily until 11 a.m. It used to go on the lunch menu at 10:30 a.m., but bosses added an extra 30 minutes to the breakfast offering in 2019.

Restaurants that are normally open 24 hours a day start serving breakfast from 6 a.m. All other restaurants start the day with the breakfast menu during their normal opening hours.

You can find out where your nearest branch is and what time it opens using the store locator.

What’s on the McDonald’s breakfast menu?

You can check out the breakfast menu on the McDonald’s website, but the chain still has a limited menu due to the pandemic.

There are some new additions to the breakfast choices, however, including the muffin breakfast with jam and a new breakfast.

Plus, you can still get all the old favorites like a Sausage and Egg McMuffin or a bacon roll.

Unfortunately, fast food lovers are still waiting for the return of the McDonald’s breakfast bagel.

Here is the full menu:

  • Breakfast wrap consisting of eggs, bacon, potato rosti and cheese – with gravy
  • Breakfast wrap of eggs, bacon, potato rosti and cheese – with ketchup
  • Sausage, egg and cheese bagel
  • Sausage and Egg McMuffin
  • Bacon and Egg McMuffin
  • Double sausage and egg McMuffin
  • Double bacon and egg McMuffin
  • Egguf and McMuffin cheese
  • Breakfast Roll with Ketchup
  • Breakfast roll with brown sauce
  • Pancakes and syrup
  • Pancakes and sausages in syrup
  • Bacon roll
  • So Simple Quaker Oats
  • Quaker Oat So Simple Apple Cherry Porridge
  • So Simple Quaker Oats with Jam
  • So simple Quaker oats with sugar
  • So Simple Quaker Oats with Syrup
  • Toasted bagel
  • Toaster bagel with jam
  • Toasted Bagel with Philadelphia Light
  • Chopped brown
  • Bacon and cheese flatbread
  • Three chocolate cookie
  • sugar donut
  • Millionaire donut
  • Red berry muffin
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Millionaire’s Latte
  • Tropicana orange juice
  • Flat white
  • Caramel latte
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Black coffee
  • coffee with milk
  • Espresso
  • Hot chocolate
  • Regular tea

How do I get McDonald’s breakfast?

You can dine at McDonald’s restaurants during breakfast hours.

You can order as usual in stores now that the coronavirus lockout restrictions have been lifted, either at checkout, using the My McDonald’s app, or on screens as you walk in.

It is no longer mandatory to wear masks indoors in England, but McDonald’s has not provided updated guidance on whether customers and staff should use a face covering.

You can always take your food, use drive-thru, or opt for delivery.

At the start of the pandemic, McDonald’s introduced home delivery to hundreds more of its restaurants so you can have breakfast delivered right to your door.

Orders can be placed through Just Eat and Uber Eats, but keep in mind that you will need to pay a delivery charge.

The price depends on the distance from the restaurant where you live. There is also an option to click and withdraw through the McDonald’s app, where you place your order and pay online and can pick it up via drive-thru or at checkout.

Also, be aware that your local branch may not be accepting new orders during busier hours.

Why doesn’t McDonald’s serve breakfast after 11:00 a.m.

McDonald’s starts its normal menu from 11am each day.

They continue to serve burgers, chicken nuggets and the rest of the normal menu until closing time, which varies depending on your restaurant’s hours of operation.

Food from the normal menu and from the breakfast menu cannot be cooked at the same time.

Breakfast items are cooked slightly differently and at different temperatures than burgers and fries and there is not enough space to prepare both menus at once in the kitchens.

McDonald’s says on its website: “The 11am cutoff allows us to accommodate our breakfast buffs, while allowing customers who enjoy our main menu to eat before 11:30 am.

McDonald’s – what time does breakfast end and who owns the fast food chain

Some fast food fans can get a Big Mac McDonald’s and fries for £ 1.99 every time – and that’s totally legit.

After temporarily running out earlier this year, McDonald’s favorite milkshakes are also back on the menu.

Plus, there’s still time to enjoy the chain’s annual Monopoly game.

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