MANILA – McDonald’s has joined the milk tea craze in the Philippines, offering its own take on the popular Asian drink. The fast food chain’s new milk tea comes in classic and wintermelon flavors. As expected, it is cheaper than other milk tea drinks at P49 for a regular serving, and P65 for a larger cup. There is also the option to top the milk tea with vanilla soft-serve ice cream – making it a float – for P25. Here’s a look: Many milk tea shops have opened in the Philippines in recent months, from Taiwan brands to homegrown concepts. … [Read more...] about News McDonald’s joins milk tea craze in PH
Lost and hungry for help? American citizens who find themselves in distress in Austria can now seek support at an unusual address -- McDonald's. Under a new partnership, outlets of the US fast food chain throughout Austria will help American citizens from Wednesday to get in touch with their embassy, it said on Facebook. "Staff (at any McDonald's in Austria) will assist them in making contact with the US Embassy for consular services," the embassy wrote. Read also: I used my powerless Indonesian passport to apply for UK visa. This is what happened. Consular services include reporting a lost or stolen passport or seeking travel assistance, the post said. The US embassy did not immediately return a request for comment if Austria was the only country offering such services at McDonald's. Facebook users commenting on the post wasted no time in coining terms such as "McVisa" and "McPassport". While some hailed the move as "awesome", others seemed less impressed. "Because apparently we are … [Read more...] about Lost US passport in Austria? Go to McDonald’s for help
By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., May 14, 2019 I’m a sucker for fast food specials, as evidenced by my last greasy taste test that involved eating multiple A&W fast food Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches for the purpose of research. Starting this week, McDonald’s Canada is now serving fish and chips for a limited time across the country. While fish and chips isn’t as novel as lab-grown not-meat meat, my coworkers were intrigued by the new offering so I had McDonald’s send me a few boxes. Diners in Atlantic Canada were the first to get a taste of McDonald’s fish and chips as part of a pilot project a year ago. That version is basically the same that’s now being rolled out nationwide: two pieces of fried haddock (Newfoundlanders were initially skeptical that cod wasn’t used) with McDonald’s famous fries and a side of tartar sauce, the same stuff in a Filet-O-Fish. According to the press release, the haddock is … [Read more...] about Is McDonald’s new fish and chips better than a Filet-O-Fish?
Business McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in sales at established U.S. restaurants on Tuesday, as the world's largest burger chain benefited from price increases and launch of donut sticks and an add-bacon option on burgers. 30 Apr 2019 08:15PM (Updated: 30 Apr 2019 09:00PM) Bookmark REUTERS: McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established U.S. restaurants on Tuesday, boosted by the burger chain's latest promotions and menu additions, sending its shares up about 4 percent.During the first quarter, McDonald's launched a new two for US$5 deal, tweaked its breakfast menu to add donut sticks, and offered applewood smoked bacon with a selection of its burgers and breakfast sandwiches.The company is modernizing its stores by introducing digital menus and adding wooden tables and faux leather chairs as it seeks to attract diners in a competitive market.Those efforts helped drive a 4.5 percent growth in same-store sales in … [Read more...] about Bacon-loaded menu drives McDonald’s sales jump, shares rise
Business McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in sales at established U.S. restaurants on Tuesday, as the world's largest burger chain benefited from price increases and launch of donut sticks and an add-bacon option on burgers. 30 Apr 2019 08:15PM Bookmark REUTERS: McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in sales at established U.S. restaurants on Tuesday, as the world's largest burger chain benefited from price increases and launch of donut sticks and an add-bacon option on burgers.Sales at U.S. restaurants open for at least 13 months rose 4.5 percent in the first quarter ended March 31, well above the 3.03 percent expected by analysts, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Total revenue fell about 4 percent to US$5 billion, as the company is franchising a majority of its restaurants. Analysts were expecting revenue of US$4.93 billion.(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli) … [Read more...] about McDonald’s US same-store sales beat on popular bacon-loaded menu