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McDonald's to see more competition in France as Burger King inks deal to expand

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's Le Royal Cheese in France will soon be facing more competition with Burger King signing a deal to grow in the country. The Miami-based chain plans to announce a partnership with restaurant operator Groupe Olivier Bertrand to build on its three French locations. It didn't specify the financial terms or how many more restaurants it will open, but said the joint venture is expected to create 1,200 jobs in the first year.

Burger King to bring back Big Mac-like sandwich, adds middle bun

NEW YORK, N.Y. - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The Miami-based chain says it's bringing back its "Big King" sandwich, which looks a lot like the popular Big Mac made by its bigger rival McDonald's. Burger King says it's an addition to the permanent menu rolling out this week. Burger King says it previously offered the Big King as a limited-time offer. But back then, it didn't have the middle bun — a Big Mac hallmark — like it does now.

McDonald's sales edge up modestly in July on better US business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's says a key sales figure edged up modestly in July, as a bigger push behind its Dollar Menu and Big Mac in the U.S. helped offset declines in other parts of the world. The world's biggest hamburger chain says global sales rose 0.7 per cent at restaurants open at least 13 months. That included a 1.6 per cent increase in the U.S., where it said "everyday value offerings," breakfast and staples such as the Big Mac drove up results.

McDonald's signals weak 2013 as U.S. rivals, Europe economy bite

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> on Monday dashed investor hopes that its business would strengthen in the second half of the year, blaming tougher competition in the U.S. and weaker sales in Europe. The world's biggest restaurant chain by sales reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and said it expects global same-restaurant sales in July to be relatively flat, sending its shares down almost 3 percent in midday trading.

Manitoba restaurant stops selling giant hamburger "for obvious reasons"

WINNIPEG - A fast-food restaurant in Manitoba has backtracked on its offer to make customers a burger fit for Fred Flintstone. Barb Barker, an administrative assistant for the Wendy's outlet in Brandon, said Wednesday night that they have stopped selling their T. Rex burger, consisting of nine quarter-pound patties held together by nine pieces of processed cheese and a flimsy bun. "For obvious reasons, Wendy's of Brandon neither condones nor promotes the idea of anyone consuming a nine-patty hamburger in one sitting," said Barker, reading from a prepared statement.

McDonald's adding 3 new Quarter Pounders as it phases out third-pound Angus burgers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's is adding three new Quarter Pounders to its menu as the fast-food chain looks to offer cheaper premium burgers while capitalizing on one of its most popular brands. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says the new burgers will replace its meatier Angus Third Pounders, which were among the most expensive items on its menu at around $4 to $5. The Quarter Pounders will come in two of the same varieties as the Angus burgers — Bacon and Cheese and Deluxe. The third option will be Habanero Ranch.

McDonald's cuts Angus burgers from menu after 4 years

NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's is cutting the Angus burger from its menu. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain had said earlier this year that it was evaluating whether to continue selling the Angus Third Pounders, which were introduced in 2009. The company also said at the time that it was it was cutting Chicken Selects and Fruit

McDonald's dropping Fruit & Walnut Salad, Chicken Selects in U.S.

* Weighing whether to keep "premium" Angus burgers * Revamp comes as rivals add variety to menus By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp, under pressure from resurgent U.S. rivals, is cutting its Fruit & Walnut Salad and Chicken Selects from U.S. menus and weighing whether to keep its "premium" Angus burgers, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Burger King's Twitter feed hit by Big Mac hack attack

Burger King sustained a virtual Big Mac attack Monday when its Twitter account was hacked then redesigned with a bogus claim of a corporate takeover by McDonald's. Its @BurgerKing account briefly sported the McDonald's golden arches logo, a curt statement that Burger King "just got sold to McDonald's" and tweets promoting Chicago rapper Chief Keef before it was abruptly suspended.

Burger King's Twitter feed hit by Big Mac hack attack

Burger King sustained a virtual Big Mac attack Monday when its Twitter account was apparently hacked then redesigned with a bogus claim of a corporate takeover by McDonald's. Its @BurgerKing account briefly sported the McDonald's golden arches logo, a curt statement that Burger King "just got sold to McDonald's" and tweets promoting Chicago rapper Chief Keef before it was abruptly suspended. There was no immediate comment from Burger King.
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