The dip in orders of this fast food staple deal is that rare piece of bad business news that companies may not be able to explain away by citing the struggling economy.
By Chip Lebovitz
FORTUNE -- Do you really want fries with that? A recent NPD Group study suggests that your answer is likely a weak maybe.
In the past five years, combo meal sales, a staple of the fast food MOREAug 1, 2012 10:31 AM ET
Kenneth Chan, who heads McDonald's rapid expansion in China, talks about competition with KFC, dealing with slower economic growth, and food safety.
By Wenguang Huang
FORTUNE -- In 1992, when the world's largest McDonald's opened up in China's capital city of Beijing, it seemed that the golden arches would someday replace the golden hammer and sickle as the Communist Party's emblem. China's second outlet, the Beijing McDonald's was located on the MOREMay 10, 2012 11:52 AM ET
McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner discusses his decision to retire from the fast food giant, the coming challenges for the company, and why he's taking the old McD's coffee lids with him when he clocks out. Interview by Beth KowittMar 23, 2012 8:42 AM ET
Any company that tries to ask, "Hey Internet, what do you think about me?" should be prepared for a mixed response. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Jan 31, 2012 12:42 PM ET
Thanks to Jim Skinner's no-nonsense leadership, the global restaurant juggernaut is doing better than ever.
By Beth Kowitt, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- Jim Skinner, CEO of McDonald's, is inspecting the kitchen of one of his restaurants in Oak Brook, Ill., with the rigor many of his peers might reserve for financial reports. He examines the food-preparation area as he explains, in great detail, the "review of the hash browns" that McDonald's initiated a MOREAug 23, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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By Geoff Colvin, senior-editor-at-large
Here's the world Jim Skinner faced when he became McDonald's CEO seven years ago: He had just helped turn the struggling company around, but now he was boss because the two previous CEOs had died suddenly. He got profits soaring, only to encounter a historic recession in which Americans said the first MOREMay 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
With major companies now trading on the Market for the price of a hamburger, you've got to wonder what a SALE! sign means when you see it in every retailer's window. I don't think their idea of a SALE! is my idea of a sale. Like, before this whole depression works its way through the system, I think the idea of pricing is going to need a good hard look.
I'll give MOREBing - Feb 9, 2009 2:36 PM ET
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