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S. Korean in New York sues McDonald's for 'racist assault'

NEW YORK, April 13 (Yonhap) -- An elderly ethnic Korean in New York has filed a multi-million-dollar suit against McDonald's for an alleged racist attack by one of its workers, his lawyer said Sunday. The 62-year-old man residing in the U.S. city surnamed Kim sued the head and New York branch offices of McDonald's and several officials seeking US$10 million in compensation after he allegedly experienced verbal and physical attacks by a McDonald's manager in Flushing, Queens, according to the law firm Kim

Victoria McDonald's blacklisted amid foreign workers controversy

VICTORIA - Three Victoria McDonald's restaurants were put on a federal blacklist Monday for alleged abuses of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, prompting the fast food chain to move quickly to cut ties with the franchise owner. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney also suggested criminal charges could result against the owner if he lied on the original application to employ temporary foreign workers.

Kenney investigates Victoria fast food restaurant for labour violations

OTTAWA - The federal government is investigating a possible violation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which has been a black eye for the governing Conservatives due to a series of abuses. The government is investigating allegations that an owner of a McDonald's franchise in Victoria broke the rules of the program, Employment Minister Jason Kenney said in a statement Sunday. "I have reasonable grounds to believe that this employer provided Employment and Social Development Canada with false, misleading or inaccurate information," Kenney said.

3 things to watch for as McDonald's fights to boost US sales

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers amid intensifying competition. On Monday, the world's biggest hamburger chain said an important sales figure fell again in the U.S. The company blamed bad winter weather in part, but also conceded that "challenging industry dynamics" played a role. At a time when chains like Chipotle and smaller players like Five Guys Burgers and Fries are growing, here are a few strategies McDonald's Corp. is focusing on: CUSTOMIZATION

McDonald's looking to heat up U.S. sales with breakfast, coffee

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Raymond Tremblay, a loyal McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> customer from Los Angeles, thinks the fast-food chain sells tasty food at reasonable prices and he cannot think of a quick fix that would help end the company's disappointing U.S. performance. "I know it's there and it's always good," Tremblay, 46, said of McDonald's. "Maybe we just kind of take it for granted."

McDonald's worker charged with selling heroin in happy meal boxes

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A McDonald's worker accused of dealing heroin in Happy Meal boxes to customers using the code phrase "I'd like to buy a toy" was being held on bail on Thursday in Pittsburgh, a spokesman for a local prosecutor said. Police arrested Shantia Dennis, 26, on Wednesday on charges of drug distribution after undercover officers conducted a controlled buy under the Golden Arches, according to a statement from the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

McDonald's worker charged with selling heroin in happy meal boxes

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A McDonald's worker accused of dealing heroin in Happy Meal boxes to customers using the code phrase "I'd like to buy a toy" was being held on bail on Thursday in Pittsburgh, a spokesman for a local prosecutor said. Police arrested Shantia Dennis, 26, on Wednesday on charges of drug distribution after undercover officers conducted a controlled buy under the Golden Arches, according to a statement from the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

McDonald's Twitter link proves magnet for protesters

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters have latched on to an online marketing campaign run by McDonald's to vent their anger over the treatment of gays by Olympic host Russia. Olympic sponsor McDonald's launched the #CheerstoSochi campaign which allows fans to send greetings to athletes and teams via Twitter. However, the link has proved a magnet for activists opposed to Russia's "gay propaganda" law. "CheerstoSochi let's think about all the gays over there that are suffering while everyone else has fun," said one message posted on Friday.

Customer caution, new rivals keep McDonald's profits flat

US fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday reported flat quarterly earnings and a dip in sales, warning it faces a challenging year as it beefs up its brand. The home of the "Golden Arches" reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, unchanged from a year ago, with earnings per share of $1.40, a penny above analyst expectations. Revenues were up slightly, to $7.1 billion from $7.0 billion in the 2012 fourth quarter. McDonald's said the latest results reflected a decline in customer counts, but an increase in the amount spent by each customers.

McDonald's sales miss as fewer customers visit its restaurants

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue as fewer customers visited its restaurants, in part due to a severe winter in the United States. The world's biggest restaurant chain by revenue has posted disappointing sales for five straight quarters, hurt by weak demand and intense competition from rivals such as Wendy's Co <WEN.O> and Burger King Worldwide Inc <BKW.N>.
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