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Nov 20, 2013

Too much going on for McDonald’s to offer McRib everywhere

NEW YORK — McDonald’s, which has been struggling to keep up with a raft of new menu items, says the McRib won’t be available nationally this year. The fast-food chain says it’s leaving it up to local franchise groups to decide whether to offer the pork sandwich, which comes with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce. […]

Sep 21, 2012

Darden profit rises ahead of Olive Garden revamp

NEW YORK — Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday reported a better-than-expected profit for its fiscal first quarter as it prepared to revamp the menus for its struggling Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains. The company also declared a quarterly dividend, sending shares up more than 5 percent and briefly touching an all-time high. At Olive […]

Aug 8, 2012

McDonald’s left hungry in July by rivals, economy

NEW YORK — The Golden Arches are starting to lose some of their shine. McDonald’s Corp. says a key revenue figure came in flat in July as diners pulled back amid a rough economy. After years of outperforming rivals with a string of popular new items, the snag also suggests competition is intensifying for the […]

Jun 8, 2012

McDonald’s sales rose 3.3 percent in May

NEW YORK — McDonald’s Corp. says strength in the U.S. and Europe drove up a key revenue figure in May, but warned that economic volatility around the world and rising expenses are pressuring its second-quarter results. The fast-food chain, based in Oak Brook, Ill., also said that foreign currency translations are now expected to hurt […]

Nov 16, 2011

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio opening 2nd Frederick eatery

FREDERICK — Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says he’s opening a second restaurant in downtown Frederick. Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples told The Frederick News-Post on Tuesday that they aim to open a casual eatery called Lunchbox by Dec. 3 on the pedestrian walkway along Carroll Creek. The menu will feature sandwiches, soups, salads and […]

Jul 13, 2011

Chain restaurants will make kids menus healthier

WASHINGTON — Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids can start to look beyond chicken nuggets and macaroni-and-cheese. At least 19 large restaurant chains — including Burger King, Chili’s, IHOP and Friendly’s — plan to announce Wednesday that they will include healthier options on their children’s menus. At least 15,000 restaurant locations will focus [&he[...]

Nov 8, 2010

Monopoly game pushes McDonald’s October sales

OAK BROOK, Ill. — A Monopoly promotion and strong sales of basic menu items such as the Big Mac helped push a key sales figure up 5.6 percent in the U.S. for McDonald’s Corp. during October. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month […]

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