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  • Why McDonald's Still Has Some Pep In Its Step: Part 2 [View article]
    Article is way off base. McD will not be bought out. Stock has not been steadily declining over the past year. It is lower than its 52 week high, but has not been STEADILY declining. This is like saying that 1 plus 1 equals 3. Premise is pure stupidity
    Apr 4 07:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Tasty Shareholder Yield [View article]
    Good article. Finally someone doing SA articles has something good to say.

    Long McD since 1973 and wealthy because I didn't bail when everyone else did.
    Apr 4 07:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The National Retail Federation pushes for 40 hours as full-time week [View news story]
    It's all about supply and demand. If you don't want to make minimum wage, then don't take a mimimum wage job. If no one takes jobs for minimum wages, those paying minimum wages will have to pay higher wages.

    The real issue, however, is that those making minimum wages have no skills to get a higher paying job. Ergo, go back to school and this time, do your homework and graduate.
    Apr 4 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The fast-food breakfast war intensifies [View news story]
    McD was busy today....got a free cup of joe and purchased some oatmeal. Very good by the way. Taco Bell....empty at 9am. Had pictures of breakfast on windows...you'd think they would have a big banner on the outside of building announcing it.

    Also their Ronald add was so meaningless that all I could think was that the marketing people who thought it up must have been employed by McD at one time or another and were trying to get back at them after being fired for incompetence.

    Long McD since 1972
    Apr 4 07:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Not The Right Time To Invest In McDonald's [View article]
    Long Mcd since 1972. Made me very wealthy
    Apr 1 07:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why McDonald's Still Has Some Pep In Its Step: Part 1 [View article]
    I like your conclusion. Please do an analysis on In and Out Burger.
    Mar 26 10:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Be Loving McDonald's Corporation? [View article]
    I can't believe that people keep commenting on In and Out. It's a family operation who's owner recently passed away leaving the operation to who knows who....the 90 year old grandmother? In and out totally sucks...I've been in several.....SUCKS!!! If they ever expanded, they would go out of business.

    You idiots that think they are so good, need to read up on what makes a company great. In and Out couldn't compete if they expanded. Really lousy management.

    Period. I would like to see them try to go nationally or globally. What a joke.
    Mar 26 10:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's COO to retire [View news story]
    And back to the article itself. Some of you act like he was fired. He may have been and may not have been. He's probably made a boatload of money over the years and has plenty to survive on.

    The pressures that these folks are under are incredible. The hours that they work are long. Most people could not handle it. At a certain point I think they realize that life is short. Look at Skinner. He could have kept going, but why?
    Mar 21 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's COO to retire [View news story]
    It would be nice if a Big Mac cost 75 cents like it did in 1975, but I think the raw material costs them a bit more than that. The food cost on a Big Mac was over 40% I believe.

    They went to new cooking procedure to eliminate waste (as they used to have a 10 min. holding time in the transfer bin).

    When they remodel stores, putting in TV's etc. it costs money and some of their pricing is based on being able to pay for this stuff.

    They are always the one who get picked on by the media, and are forced to make changes which they always do. For example, I liked the fries with the beef fat added. Media pressure forced them to change. Some pundits were complaining that they were losing ground because they were focusing on apple slices and not paying attention to what the consumers were actually buying. They will never satisfy the pundits no matter what they do. How many restaurants have calories listed on the menu? What a stupid thing to have been forced to do.

    When all of the kids grow up, and are not replaced with new kids, the playlands will be obsolete. Will the Media force McD to change the playlands to fitness centers?

    If they had not changed from the old red and white candystripe buildings, things would be a lot cheaper, but then McD would no longer be in existence.
    Mar 21 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's franchise operator settles NY labor case [View news story]
    Good point
    Mar 20 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There go milk prices [View news story]
    Strawberry milk is good
    Mar 19 10:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's franchise operator settles NY labor case [View news story]
    Try running a restaurant in New York City and see how serious you are.
    Mar 19 10:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is McDonald's A Good Stock Over Yum Brands? [View article]
    I stopped at a McD today in Woodland Park, Co. Got one of their McWraps. It was great! Long line in Drive Thru, several people indoors. Store was immaculate, exterior of building was really nice looking. Next door was a Sonic. Two cars parked.

    Two days ago stopped at McD in Monument, Co. Store was immaculate! Had a bowl of Oatmeal. McDonalds has made plain old oatmeal taste absolutely great!!
    Also had a plain muffin. It was toasted properly and tasted great!

    Three days ago stopped at McD in Littleton, CO. Tried one of their salads that pundits are complaining that it costs too much. Cost me $3.99. Had pieces of Chicken with different types of lettuce. It was awsome. I would not get a salad as good as this for this price anywhere else. Store had recently been knocked down and completely rebuilt. A very nice, clean, and impressive operation!

    Do any of you pundits have any idea what you are talking about? I don't think so.

    Long McD since 1972.
    Mar 19 09:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Busy week for McDonald's attorneys [View news story]
    A stupid news article...details anyone?
    Mar 14 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Americans Aren't 'Lovin' It' Like They Used To [View article]
    My bill is never more than $3.....usually $1-$2. But then it's usually a muffin and coffee, burger and coffee. Maybe an iced tea for a buck. Never go to Wendy's....food is awful in my opinion. Occasional Whopper, but that is no where near what they used to call a Whopper.....it used to be quite large. The rest of their food is not to my taste.

    Then again, here we are giving personal tastes when it's a numbers game. Locations, marketing, etc.....Who cares what it tastes like. Bringing people in to spend money is what it is about. Ray Kroc called it "building a better mousetrap".

    I think GM had problems because of the benefit programs they were paying for.
    Mar 12 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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