McDonald’s Raises to Cost Nearly $200 Million

When McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced on Wednesday that it would raise wages for 90,000 employees who work in company-operated stores, it said that by July 1, 2015, McDonald’s will ...
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McDonald’s Fails to Halt Sales Drop

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) on Monday morning announced same-store sales for February, and while the global decline of 1.7% is a bit better than January’s decline of 1.8%, U.S. sales ...
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Why Analysts May Now Prefer McDonald’s Over Yum Brands

According to some analysts, there appears to be a changing of the guard in the fast-food world as McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is taking the place of Yum! Brands Inc. ...
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Why Analysts Are Not Impressed With Shake Shack

The quiet period for Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) has officially ended, and analysts are taking a perspective similar to the stock’s performance following its initial public offering (IPO). The ...
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Will New Darden CEO Turn Olive Garden Around?

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced Monday morning that interim CEO Eugene Lee has been permanently appointed to the role he has held since last October. Lee replaced Clarence Otis, ...
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Can McDonald’s Afford to Raise Worker Pay?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) raised minimum worker pay to $9 an hour, which should rise to $10 next year. By some estimates, Wal-Mart's plan will cost it $1 billion a ...
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Can Shake Shack Turn a Profit in Japan?

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) announced that it, together with its Japanese licensee, will open the first-ever Shake Shack in Tokyo in 2016. However, investors do not appear to be ...
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McDonald’s Sales Dip Nearly 2% in January

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) on Monday morning announced same-store sales for January, and about the only good thing to say about the numbers is that they’re not a lot worse ...
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Yum Brands Earnings Hobbled by China Issues

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results after markets closed on Wednesday. For the quarter, the fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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What to Look for in Yum! Brands Earnings

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) will report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings Thursday before the market opens. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates for $0.66 in quarterly earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Shake Shack IPO Debuts as Home Run

The latest entry into the fast-casual dining space made a big noise Friday morning, when Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) began trading at over $47 a share. The company priced ...
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Shake Shack Boosts IPO Price Range

In an amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wednesday morning, Shake Shack Inc. raised its expected price range for the company’s pending initial public offering (IPO) ...
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McDonald’s Still King of High-Calorie, High-Fat Food

Part of the McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) turnaround is supposed to be an altered menu, which also is supposed to have more healthy food choices. However, the core of the ...
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Is Slowing Growth the Best Option for McDonald’s Future?

Before the markets opened Friday morning, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported its fourth-quarter financials as $1.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $6.57 billion in revenue. That compared to Thomson ...
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Starbucks: Can Everybody Make Money on Fast Food?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced an extraordinary increase in its financial results. For the quarter that ended December 28, revenue rose 13% to $4.8 billion. EPS rose 83% to ...
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