McDonald’s Corp. News

McDonald’s Seeks to Recoup Severance Paid Ousted CEO Over Sexual Affairs

McDonald’s Corp. said on Monday it sued former Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook to recoup tens of millions of dollars in severance and benefits, claiming he covered up and lied about sexual relationships with at least three employees. The lawsuit came …

McDonald’s Employees’ Suit Claims Store Redesign Abets Workplace Violence

McDonald’s Corp. employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them. The …

New York Health Officials Investigating Illnesses Linked to McDonald’s Outlet

New York state health officials said on Thursday they were investigating reports of multiple illnesses potentially associated with a McDonald’s Corp restaurant in Jamestown, N.Y. The state health department and the Chautauqua County Health Department said 22 individuals reported symptoms …

Judge Says in California, Starbucks Coffee Must Have Cancer Warning

Starbucks Corp. and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines. A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee …

McDonald’s to Pay $56.5K to Settle Federal Discrimination Case in Missouri

McDonald’s will pay a $56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement with McDonald’s Corp. and McDonald’s Restaurants. A message seeking comment from the …

Franchisee Business Investments Would be Protected by California Bill

When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald’s Corp. did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to …