Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’s’

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    Starbucks Drive-Through Economics

    May 24, 14 • 983 Views • No Comments

    My new Starbucks has a drive-through. If you look at a high shelf near the window through which the baristas hand the coffee and food to drivers, you see a screen with little cars and numbers. Changing from green to yellow to red, the color of each car......  [read more]

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    Confirmation Bias: A McDonald’s Wage Hike

    Aug 9, 13 • 621 Views • No Comments

    After telling us that the price of a Big Mac would minimally rise if McDonald’s doubled its wages, The Huffington Post redacted its article. The Huffington Post story that first appeared on July 29 included these paragraphs: “McDonald’s can......  [read more]

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    Foreign Investment: French Fast Food

    May 2, 13 • 504 Views • No Comments

    Representing 54% of all restaurant purchases, fast food sales are soaring in France. McDonald’s has more than 1200 outlets, Subway has opened 400 stores during the past 10 years and Burger King recently returned to France after leaving 16 years ago.......  [read more]

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    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 4895 Views • No Comments

    It can be tough to compare wages around the world. While lots of people could be called iPhone assemblers or auto workers or t-shirt makers, depending on the country, factory conditions, time off, the work day, all really differ. Not for McDonald’s. At......  [read more]

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    Burger Wars

    Mar 21, 12 • 813 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Times have changed. Wendy’s is now the second largest fast food chain restaurant in the US. This interesting Atlantic article describes how Wendy’s savvy marketing pushed BK from second place to third. By focusing on......  [read more]