MCDONALD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MCDONALD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wendy’s launches smartphone pay system in U.S. restaurants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712637-79/wendy-mobile-customers-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712637-79/wendy-mobile-customers-app.html.csp">Wendy’s launches smartphone pay system in U.S. restaurants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T12:06:09.602-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wendy’s is rolling out a program that lets customers pay using their smartphones, following a similar plans unveiled by Burger King this week. The Wendy’s Co., based in Dublin, Ohio, has been testing the mobile payment option over the past year and said the majority of its roughly 5,800 U.S. locations are now ready to accept the payments. The move reflects a push by fast-food chains to court younger customers by tapping into the attachment they have to their phones. “If they want to c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577126372014-03-21T12:06:09.602-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T12:06:09.602-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:06:09 MDT Fast-food protests shift focus to ‘wage theft’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699070-68/mcdonald-workers-organizers-fast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699070-68/mcdonald-workers-organizers-fast.html.csp">Fast-food protests shift focus to ‘wage theft’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Organizers of the fast-food protests for higher pay on Tuesday shifted their attention to another issue: “wage theft.” Protesters planned to rally outside McDonald’s restaurants in cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami to call attention to the denial of overtime pay and other violations they say deprive workers of the money they’re owed. McDonald’s Corp. said in a statement that its restaurants remain open “today — and every day — thanks to the teams of dedicated emp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576990702014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T16:33:00.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699070@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:33:00 MDT Lawsuits claim McDonald’s cheats workers on pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57677164-79/mcdonald-lawsuits-pay-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57677164-79/mcdonald-lawsuits-pay-workers.html.csp">Lawsuits claim McDonald’s cheats workers on pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T12:38:01.944-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Several lawsuits filed against McDonald’s this week say the fast-food chain engages in a variety of practices to avoid paying workers what they’re owed. The suits in California, Michigan and New York against McDonald’s Corp. and its franchisees represent the latest move to call attention to pay practices in the fast-food and other low-wage industries. President Barack Obama, Democratic lawmakers and labor organizers have been pushing to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576771642014-03-13T12:38:01.944-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T12:38:01.944-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57677164@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:38:01 MDT McDonald’s sales dip amid shifting eating habits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57659590-79/mcdonald-sales-eating-amid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57659590-79/mcdonald-sales-eating-amid.html.csp">McDonald’s sales dip amid shifting eating habits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T20:14:59.213-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">McDonald’s sales dip amid shifting eating habits New York • McDonald’s saw a key sales figure drop in the U.S. again last month as the world’s biggest hamburger chain struggles to beat back competition and adapt to changing eating habits. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., cited bad winter weather for a 1.4 percent decline at established U.S. locations. But it also conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” played a role. Globally, the company said sales declined 0.3 percent at locations...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576595902014-03-10T20:14:59.213-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T20:14:59.213-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659590@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:14:59 MDT McDonalds to expand test that allows people to customize burgers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57607415-79/test-mcdonald-burgers-build.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57607415-79/test-mcdonald-burgers-build.html.csp">McDonalds to expand test that allows people to customize burgers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T09:25:02.11-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oak Brook, Ill. • McDonald’s plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers. The world’s biggest hamburger chain began testing the waters of personalized orders last year with a “build-your-own burger” concept at a location in California. In addition to its traditional menu, the restaurant in Laguna Niguel offers tablets on which people can tap out the bun, patty, cheese and toppings they want on their burgers. Kevin Newell, U.S. brand and strategy officer for McDonal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576074152014-02-27T09:25:02.11-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T09:25:02.11-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57607415@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:25:02 MDT Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp">Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Drama Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring as Billie Holiday. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a musical build around one of Holiday’s last performances in 1959. Previews begin March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and opening night is set for April 13. McDonald spent four seasons on TV’s “Private Practice” and won her fifth Tony Award for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” She ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575968172014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596817@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:49 MDT Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast, waffle taco http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57592985-68/breakfast-taco-bell-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57592985-68/breakfast-taco-bell-mcdonald.html.csp">Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast, waffle taco</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T16:17:57.162-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald’s offers its Egg McMuffins. “We can turn the breakfast conversation into a two-horse race,” Taco Bell President Brian Niccol said in an interview, noting that Taco Bell intends to be a “s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575929852014-02-24T16:17:57.162-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-24T16:17:57.162-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592985@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:17:57 MDT McDonald’s eyes extending breakfast hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57592641-223/breakfast-mcdonald-hours-chain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57592641-223/breakfast-mcdonald-hours-chain.html.csp">McDonald’s eyes extending breakfast hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T14:58:04.368-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OAK BROOK, Ill. • McDonald’s is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald’s after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it’s an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people’s eating habits are changing — particu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575926412014-02-24T14:58:04.368-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-24T14:58:04.368-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592641@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:58:04 MDT Men’s basketball: North Carolina rallies to beat No. 5 Duke 74-66 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57576219-77/duke-carolina-north-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57576219-77/duke-carolina-north-points.html.csp">Men’s basketball: North Carolina rallies to beat No. 5 Duke 74-66</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T23:13:12.553-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chapel Hill, N.C. • Marcus Paige scored all 13 of his points in the second half, including two big baskets in the final 2½ minutes, to help North Carolina beat No. 5 Duke 74-66 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Senior Leslie McDonald added a season-high 21 points for the Tar Heels (19-7, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rallied from 11 down in the second half to snap a two-game home losing streak to the Blue Devils (21-6, 10-4). It was by far North Carolina’s most impressive wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575762192014-02-20T23:13:12.553-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-20T23:13:12.553-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57576219@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:13:12 MDT