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·         McDonald's restaurants across the country are shutting down for a 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

… On Thursday, organizers in cities across the country encouraged immigrants not to show up for work or patronize businesses, to show how crucial they are to the American economy…

 

·         Chinese firm files complaints with Chinese government over McDonald's China sale

A Chinese consultancy that has previously helped to win antitrust battles against Coca-Cola and Apple has taken aim at McDonald's Corp, arguing in a complaint to regulators that the American fast food giant's China sale may hurt workers and consumers...

 

·         Actually, you can live a long healthy life eating nothing but McDonald’s

·         Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid Are the Chicest McDonald’s ‘Delivery Girls’ Ever

 

 

McDonald's restaurants across the country are shutting down for a 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

 

Kate Taylor, Business Insider

via Yahoo! Finance - February 16, 2017

 

McDonald's locations across the United States are shutting down on a "Day Without Immigrants."

 

On Thursday, organizers in cities across the country encouraged immigrants not to show up for work or patronize businesses, to show how crucial they are to the American economy.

 

According to reports on social media, some McDonald's locations are feeling the impact and have been forced to close for the day.

 

"I was going to stop at McDonald's for breakfast, but it's closed," one Facebook user from New Jersey wrote. "I hear it's closed because this is the day immigrants are taking off as protest to Trump's immigration law. I was annoyed at first until I realized why it was closed. Now I'm in full support of anything that goes against Trump and his ilk."

 

    Tried to get a cup of coffee at McDonald's, closed. Went to next one, closed. I don't need coffee. #DayWithoutImmigrants 👊🏻

    — ️ReginaSmith️ (@regina_smith67) February 16, 2017

 

"Just FYI. Today is immigrants day," another Facebook user from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma wrote. "In spirit of it the McDonald's on Douglas off the highway is closed. True story. Enjoy your day."

 

    The Mcdonald's on Union and New York isn't open.. it's supposed to be 24/7 lol #DayWithoutImmigrants pic.twitter.com/QR85HyEPYY

    — Juárez 🍀 (@RogerDaJuiceman) February 16, 2017

 

    McDonald's in Green Hills only taking orders in drive-thru due to shortage of workers who are participating in #DayWithoutImmigrants pic.twitter.com/nbRIsws6Sv

    — FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) February 16, 2017

 

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcdonalds-restaurants-across-country-shutting-153507709.html

 

 

Chinese firm files complaints with Chinese government over McDonald's China sale

 

By Michelle Price and Julie Zhu, Reuters

Feb 16, 2017

 

HONG KONG | A Chinese consultancy that has previously helped to win antitrust battles against Coca-Cola and Apple has taken aim at McDonald's Corp, arguing in a complaint to regulators that the American fast food giant's China sale may hurt workers and consumers.

 

McDonald's said last month it had agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group LP for up to $2.1 billion, in a deal that will see the consortium act as the master franchisee for a 20-year period.

 

The complaint, which follows allegations from a U.S. labour union that the transaction will likely lead to poorer pay and conditions for McDonald's 120,000 workers in China, could delay regulatory approval for the deal.

 

Beijing-based Hejun Vanguard Group, a Chinese management consultancy that has a track-record of representing domestic companies against foreign firms, filed two separate complaints against McDonald's with the Ministry of Commerce's (MOFCOM) antimonopoly bureau and its franchise office, Hejun Vanguard told Reuters.

 

While Hejun has stopped short of asking MOFCOM to block the deal, it has called on the regulator to closely scrutinize the transaction and take measures to prevent McDonald’s “abusing” what it claims is the company’s dominant position in the fast-food burger market in China.

 

It has also called for MOFCOM to investigate alleged violations of China’s franchise law by McDonald’s, which it claims has failed to properly register all of its outlets in mainland China.

 

MOFCOM had yet to respond to a request for comment at the time of publication. CITIC, CITIC Capital and Carlyle declined to comment.

 

McDonald's said it had filed its franchise business with MOFCOM in accordance with franchise regulations, and disputes Hejun's analysis of its market share in China. It added that its franchise model globally is based on mutually beneficial partnerships.

 

ROYALTIES QUESTIONED ...

 

"MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL" ...

 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-mcdonalds-antitrust-idUSKBN15V0Y6

 

 

Actually, you can live a long healthy life eating nothing but McDonald’s

 

Yoni Heisler, BGR.com

February 15th, 2017

 

There’s no way to put this gently: America is fatter than ever before. Thanks to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and an abundance of unhealthy fast food options, obesity rates have steadily increased with each passing year. In fact, recent data from the CDC relays that more than 1/3 of Americans can be considered obese.

 

Part of the problem, as mentioned above, is fast food. After all, you can walk into almost any fast food restaurant in the country and easily consume a delicious 1,500+ calorie meal for less than $10.

 

That said, some fast food joints have taken impressive steps to increase the number of healthy food options available to consumers, with McDonald’s being a prime example. Over the past few years, McDonald’s has steadily introduced items like premium salads that curiously coexist alongside famously unhealthy items like fries and the iconic double quarter pounder with cheese.

 

In fact, it’s actually possible live on a McDonald’s diet exclusively and keep your arteries relatively clean.

 

In an interesting Quora post which tackles this very topic, Jonathan Brill explains how a selective diet at McDonald’s would actually be healthier than the average American diet...

 

more

http://bgr.com/2017/02/15/mcdonalds-menu-nutrition-healthy-diet/

 

 

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid Are the Chicest McDonald’s ‘Delivery Girls’ Ever

 

By Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE

February 15, 2017

 

When they’re not walking in Fashion Week shows, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid are hand-delivering fast food.

 

Or so was the case on Wednesday when the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star brought sister Kim Kardashian West a bag of McDonald’s as a congratulatory gift for her husband Kanye West‘s well-received Yeezy season 5 NYFW show.

 

“Look at these delivery girls, they’re so cute!” Kardashian West said in a Snapchat video.

 

And it looks like the Wests dined on Mickey-D’s chicken nuggets, cheeseburger and fries, with plenty of barbecue and ranch sauce on the side.

 

In September, the mother of two revealed her go-to order whenever she’s at the Golden Arches.

 

Kardashian West “ALWAYS” has to get an order of small fries with either chicken nuggets or she’ll get a cheeseburger and chicken nuggets and eat half of each.

 

Jenner, 21, and Hadid, 20, were unable to take part in Wednesday’s Yeezy festivities because they were strutting their stuff in the Anna Sui show across town. Joining the high-fashion besties were Gigi Hadid and Taylor Hill...

 

more, including links, photos

http://people.com/food/kendall-jenner-bella-hadid-mcdonalds-delivery-girls/