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Brian Goldberg
We can create a scalable hub-and-spoke model that can be replicated in different cities. Once you achieve a critical mass of locations in a particular city, you can replicate that. ... It becomes very small square footage that you need. It's a relatively small investment. ... It's a cash generator ... and it becomes something you can really scale, creates jobs and gives opportunities to other entrepreneurs.feedback
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NEW May 25 2017
McDonald's has been commented on by 132 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about McDonald's are: Steve Easterbrook, Jim Cramer and Mark Kalinowski. For instance, the most recent quote from Steve Easterbrook is: “We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience. Through the ease of the UberEATS app, our customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods delivered right to them enjoying greater choice, control and personalization than ever before.”.
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Paul Pomroy

The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products [such as mobile phone contracts and mortgages].feedback

Darci Forrest - McDonald's

Last summer alone, our customers enjoyed 68 million cones at McDonald's. ...We worked closely with our culinary team to ensure taste was not impacted.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We are bringing a new level of convenience to more of our customers as we continue to transform the McDonald's experience. Through the ease of the UberEATS app, our customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods delivered right to them enjoying greater choice, control and personalization than ever before.feedback

Shelley Gilbert

What [McDonald's] have done is exploited childhood bereavement as a way to connect with young people and surviving parents alike – unsuccessfully. One in 29 children are bereaved of a parent or sibling by the time they are 16 years of age, so this storyline will resonate with a huge number of children and surviving parents. We have already received countless phone calls this morning, with parents telling us their bereaved children have been upset by the advert and alienated by McDonald's as a brand that wants to emotionally manipulate its customers.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we're going to compete with other countries, we can't do that because the wages would be too high.feedback

Ella Cahoon

Complainants have objected that it is inappropriate and insensitive to use bereavement and grief to sell fast food. Some complainants have referenced the proximity to Father's Day. We're carefully assessing the complaints but no decision has been reached on whether there are grounds to launch an investigation.feedback

Jonah Berger

In general, consumers know that ads are trying to convince them and they feel like it's a bit unfair or sort of incorrect when ads use emotions to try to trick them or try to persuade them. When emotions get involved, often consumers can feel it's a little bit slimy. In general, one question How relevant the brand is to the narrative? When the brand is integral to the narrative, consumers are less likely to be upset. When it feels irrelevant, that's when some of the negativity kind of kicks in.feedback

Lewis Lazare - The Business Journals

There's really nothing here to apologize for, McDonald's. And certainly nothing that should have caused you to pull the commercial. You aired a spot with great feeling that would have surely resonated with many, despite the outspoken naysayers.feedback

Carmen Perez

Labour rights are women's rights. The link between the gender justice and labour justice movements is strong -- but often unacknowledged. Women's March is proud to join others to rise up against unfair labour practices, economic exploitation and workplace sexual harassment. These fights are our fights, and the only way we win is together.feedback

Fay Schopen

When my mother died, I was 10 and child bereavement wasn’t spoken about. If it had been, then perhaps my feelings would have felt less shameful. I didn’t see the McDonald’s advert when it came out last week, but the subsequent story that hit the press yesterday with a wallop – much like a soggy Big Mac being dropped by a drunk on a urine-spattered pavement – certainly caught my eye. Apparently, the fast-food firm had made a fantastically offensive advert that cynically exploited child bereavement. My imagination running wild, I tuned in, expecting horrific scenes of distraught orphans being forced to, oh I don’t know, eat McDonald’s at gunpoint?feedback

Kendall Fells

McDonald's, frankly, is the Donald Trump of corporations. There's no way to resist Donald Trump without resisting the corporations that are bringing us all down.feedback

Sean Cripe

I stand before you as a broken-hearted father and hope that something good can come from this. Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up. We worry about their safety and health – especially once they start driving. But it wasn't a car crash that took his life. Instead, it was an energy drink.feedback

Shelley Gilbert

McDonald's have attempted to speak to their audience via an emotionally driven TV campaign. However, what they have done is exploit childhood bereavement as a way to connect with young people and surviving parents alike – unsuccessfully. We fully support children and surviving parents remembering loved ones. But trying to insinuate that a brand can cure all ills with one meal is insensitive and shouldn't be a way to show that a brand recognises 'the big moments in life.feedback

Sean Cripe

Like all parents, we worry about our kids as they grow up. We worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving. But it wasn't a car crash that took his life. Instead, it was an energy drink. Parents, please talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks.feedback

Jeanine McDonald

I have always been an 'active' person, but I didn't exercise before March 2016. I have four kids, so exercising was the last thing on my mind. But I am always on the go with the four boys [ages 9, 7, 6 and 3] and keeping up with house work. I want to help others now. I want everyone to know it's possible with hard work and dedication.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

As we looked at where they were testing, and we were very conscious of what what they were doing, we didn't see a material impact to our business where that message was coming out.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

The fascinating thing is you've had the Trump rally without the Trump stocks. U.S. steel, they're going to build new airports and bridges, they need steel. They were supposed to be benefitting. He certainly has helped the market, but I can't believe McDonald's is doing what it did because of Trump. It reminds me of 1991. We went seven or eight months with the market doing nothing.feedback

Laszlo Birinyi - Birinyi Associates

McDonald's is up 20 percent. It has nothing to do with Republicans, independents, or Russians. I think what's happening is this market is doing what it's doing, and Trump has helped in some ways but not very consistently and not on an ongoing basis. You look at Goldman Sachs, it's down from $250. He's been a boost to some stocks but not necessarily the names associated with his programs.feedback

Trent Alexander-Arnold

I know I'm far from making it and I'm far from reaching my full potential. I know I always have to work hard off the pitch, making sure I get the right food is also important because friends who aren't in your position might want to go for a quick McDonald's or something like that and influence you in a bad way. But if you've got the right friends around you who understand you have to make sacrifices, that's really important.feedback

Scott Courtney - Service Employees International Union

McDonald's sky-high rents leave franchisees financially squeezed, making it difficult to impossible for many of them to pay workers anything more than minimum wage.feedback

Michael Haracz - McDonald's USA

We started with All Day Breakfast, updated our Chicken McNuggets, offered new Mac sandwich sizes for every occasion, and now we're introducing Signature Crafted Recipes because they are inspired by our customers. And while the Frork is supremely superfluous, it shows that McDonald's is willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy every last bite.feedback

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

If you go to convenience store conventions, all they talk about is the decline of gas and tobacco, so they have to become more like (fast food).feedback

Jeff Lenard

If you have a bad experience in the bathroom, you are not going to buy the food.feedback

Chris Mandeville - Jefferies

Older folks tend to think of the roller dogs that have been sitting on the grill for hours.feedback

Mike Sherlock - Wawa

That's something that McDonald's and the franchisees can't match.feedback

Jim Cramer

It had to do far more than magnificently if it was going to do what the stocks of Caterpillar or McDonald's or DuPont did, report some number that seemed insanely better, almost alchemy. It didn't. It's consistent. Consistency means no surprises [and] solid numbers.feedback

Paul Pomroy

We will start with a delivery service from the right number of sites that gives us scale. I expect we will take a similar approach to the way we rolled out our app, starting small, learning quickly and scaling up very quickly. What's obvious to us now is that customers now would like McDonald's to look at delivery. We think we're going to start probably in June. We looked at other brands that already do delivery. We're not the first to deliver. But we want to be a follower that does it in the right way.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

We're confident that we have the right capabilities and customer-focused plans to grow our business in Japan, and we believe the market is poised to maintain its strong momentum.feedback

Jim Cramer

These are remarkable numbers, ones to be applauded, and they serve as a reminder that in an expensive market, [...] maybe it's a lot cheaper than you think. Maybe it's a lot cheaper than it looks when you break it down to its component parts and look at the astounding individual results that companies Caterpillar, DuPont and McDonald's are reporting right now.feedback

Jim Cramer

Where did the strength come from? CAT's energy and transportation divisions really shined. Its backlog was up big, allowing management to raise its full-year outlook to $2.90 up to $3.75. That's incredible, and given how low the inventories in the system are for Caterpillar goods, I'm predicting there will be many more upside surprises ahead.feedback

Jim Cramer

DuPont's got so many things going for it, from the wildly strong agricultural numbers to fantastic materials pricing, plastics that go into things like televisions and cellphone and personal computers, to nutrition, where they make the stuff that goes into probiotics, one of the fastest growing categories out there. One thing's for certain, this isn't about all-day breakfast any more. This is about leadership, this is about execution, namely getting the franchisees, who really do run the company, to buy into a plan for more simplified menus, lower prices [and] better technology.feedback

Jim Cramer

He has the franchisees motivated, and I think that really matters.feedback

Paul Pomroy

The vast majority of our employees are happy with their flexible contracts, but some have told us that more fixed hours would help them get better access to some financial products. We are reflecting people's lives. In a growing business we need people to come and work for us, it's a mutually beneficial approach. The hard work of our restaurant teams has enabled us to deliver 44 consecutive quarters of growth in the UK. It's right that we continue to invest in our people so they can deliver the experience that our customers want and expect.feedback

Frances O'Grady

MPs aren't the only ones feeling insecure in their jobs right now. If nothing changes, hundreds of thousands more Brits could be stuck in insecure work, being treated like disposable labour. That's the same as 13 extra Sports Directs, or the entire working population of Sheffield. Paying rent and bills can be a nightmare when you don't know how much you've got coming in each month. And planning childcare is impossible when you're constantly at the beck and call of employers.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

A weak result for the recent period would have some negative impact on the price while exceeding expectations likely will continue to raise investor confidence in the stock as well as the price near term.feedback

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

I think expectations are very high in terms of the sentiment right now around the stock. The bar has moved up. McDonald's has to beat and beat in style for the stock to hold or move up just slightly.feedback

Jim Cramer

I say CEO Steve Easterbrook continues to deliver, but if you want to wait and see before you pull the trigger, I'm fine with that.feedback

Erin Gibbs - S&P Global

Fresh not frozen beef has been the recent positive headline for McDonald's but it does have a few other things going for it.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

And that breakout to a new all-time high from a technical standpoint failed, and the stock traded in a rather narrow range over the next two years.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

So if this breakout were to fail and drop back into the pattern below that $130 level, I would not be quite as sanguine on this stock here.feedback

Jez Langhorn - McDonald's

Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear. Beyond that, it's another step in the company's continuous effort to raise the bar by investing in people and improving the restaurant experience with a focus on hospitality.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

We believe that a focus on value and beverages, as well as the Big Mac line extension promotion, served McDonald's well during a challenging time for the restaurant industry in general during Q1.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

Any number in positive territory should be viewed as a victory for the Golden Arches heading into less difficult comparisons over Q2 to Q4.feedback

Jim Cramer

This year, though, because Apple and Samsung both have new, hot smartphones, the cellphone oriented chipmakers have gotten their mojo back, and that means AMD's stock has more competition. Unlike Coke, unlike McDonald's, unlike Wal-Mart, the fact that IBM's turn hasn't happened yet since [CEO Ginny] Rometty took over in 2012, makes me feel that if they don't get it right this year, then maybe the shareholder base, perhaps even largest shareholder Warren Buffett, will demand to bring in a new leader who can finally get the job done.feedback

Jim Cramer

The bottom line: I say turnarounds take time. You need to be patient, so I say hold onto your IBM, because they can still get it right. That said, unlike Coke, unlike McDonald's, unlike Wal-Mart, the fact that IBM's turn hasn't happened yet since [CEO Ginny] Rometty took over in 2012, makes me feel that if they don't get it right this year, then maybe the shareholder base, perhaps even largest shareholder Warren Buffett, will demand to bring in a new leader who can finally get the job done.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

I think it's subtle and appears to be aimed at younger generations. I think they also want to showcase the fact that McDonald's is online... I think it's a nice gimmick and a strong testimonial from a celebrity. Very likely it won't move the needle, but it does represent a classy shift to a more focused advertising model. I would guess that Coke funded this commercial since it heavily focuses on the partnership between McDonald's and Coca-Cola.feedback

Sara Senatore

More menu innovation and, over time, experience of the future [mobile and kiosk digital ordering] will prove beneficial, as it has in other markets. Elsewhere, strong performance in Japan and healthy macro trends in Europe suggest other major markets are also performing well.feedback

Gail Wheeler - Stephens

The next thing I know, they're approaching the car. The one officer just shook his head. He was closest to the car. ... They had their guns out but when he shook his head, they lowered their guns.feedback

Jeff Farmer

Restaurant consumers are aggressively gravitating toward concepts that offer the greatest level of convenience and control across ordering, payment and distribution. Among the hamburger players, we believe that MCD is establishing a first-mover advantage with digital that can drive sustainable share gains in late 2017 and beyond.feedback

Jeff Farmer

We believe that MCD will see a multi-year market share tailwind driven by … the company's marketing muscle and scale in communicating the concept's advancements in customer convenience and control.feedback

Paul Okon

The work started when I took over here. Gone are the days when the bus pulls into McDonald's after away trips. We've raised the standards. Hopefully our supporters have acknowledged that. In the off-season we'll assess everything, make the necessary changes with the resources we have and hopefully people don't assign the wooden spoon to us before we've even kicked a ball.feedback

Barry Golin

Someone once asked me, Was the call to Ray Kroc – the cold phone call you made all these years ago – the most important call you ever made in your life? And I said: 'No, it was really the second most important call. The first one was asking my wife, June, out for our first date.feedback

Barry Golin

At that point, when they were so small and I knew they were planning on opening quite a bit all over the country, I thought that public relations would be an economical way to get this story told.feedback

Tom Sietsema

Trump, a reluctant hand-shaker who has been known to chew out double-dippers at parties, told CNN that the fast-food chains' cleanliness is part of their appeal. One bad hamburger, and you can destroy McDonald's,' said Trump, ever the businessman with an eye on the bottom line.feedback

Jacob Koehler

He didn't hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal. The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren't.feedback

Pat McDonagh

McDonald's has literally registered the McWorld. It is trying to make sure that every word in the English language belongs to them if there is prefix Mc or Mac put in front of it. They have trademarked words like McKids, McFamily, McCountry, McWorld, McJob and McInternet in order to, over time, squeeze out smaller family based businesses. This means that if any McGrath, McCarthy or McDermott with a business idea uses their name in the title of that business or product the chances are McDonald's already own the trademark and you can probably expect a knock on the door from them.feedback

Jacob Koehler

I think there is a good teaching point here. With the way technology is … kids will learn how to do anything and everything. He probably looked it up for five minutes and then said it was time to go. He didn't hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal. A friend of the family saw what was going on and called the grandparents.feedback

Julia Sherman

He only drinks Coke and eats McDonald's, which is a sad reality for me.feedback

Shaun Ruming

We're the largest employer of youth in the country, so we're trying to look for new and innovative ways to recruit crew people. We're looking for that positivity, bubbly personality, someone we think would be good in a customer service role.feedback

Nathan Sadler

She's a potential McDonald's All-American. I think she will be a college All-American at Georgia Tech because she will play early, and they will design a lot of stuff for her and build around her.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

We think it is unlikely a Private Equity player steps in like JAB. JAB has completed five deals in the last six years, focusing on emerging, differentiated franchise concepts that skew towards cafes and consumer packaged goods.feedback

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

While we believe the list of potential strategic buyers is likely limited to Starbucks and McDonald's given size, strategy and financial capacity, we think such a strategic buyer is possible with greater likelihood from private equity or other private operator.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

If you think about our brand, right, we have been created on fresh never frozen North American beef since 1969. Today about 3 in 10 consumers really understand that Wendy's is fresh never frozen. We have a great opportunity to amplify that message.feedback

Michael Bufano

As a matter of policy, we never comment on rumors or speculation.feedback

Jason West

We believe this move could be positive for US SSS [same-store sales] trends from both a direct lift to QP sales and a general uptick in brand perception. We note this initiative also opens the door to further expansion in MCD's use of fresh ingredients, which could lead to sales lifts in other products and further improvement in brand perception.feedback

Kurt Kane

McDonald's announcement today is basically saying that in about a year or so, only ONE of their hamburgers will be made with fresh beef and not even in all of their restaurants. So if you're in the wrong McDonald's or order the wrong burger, you're stuck with frozen meat. Don't bother – come to Wendy's for fresh never frozen beef on all of our hamburgers, every single restaurant and every day.feedback

Robert Byrne - Technomic

Fresh, just as a word and a concept, still carries so much weight for customers.feedback

Becca Hary - McDonald's

We don't anticipate any significant increase in price. Individual franchisees set their own price.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

Today's announcement is part of a continuing food journey for McDonald's. Over the last two years, we have accelerated the pace of change around how we source and serve our food. Delivering fresh beef that's prepared when our customers order their food is just another example of how we are raising the bar. We're just getting started, and can't wait to show you what's next.feedback

Karen Holthouse - Goldman Sachs Group

We believe top-line risks at US DD (both comps and unit growth) present downside risk to a stock trading at the high end of its valuation range.feedback

Sven-Olov Daunfeldt

When done right, music has a major positive effect on sales, largely stemming from guests purchasing more items such as desserts and sides. Play the wrong music, and you just might find that you're alienating that very same customer and selling significantly less.feedback

Jon Carthy

In the past few weeks there have been a number of worrying packed lunches brought into school. Each of the bullet points below is a real example of complete home packed lunches provided to children in our school this year. Whilst extreme and funny to read on paper, I must make this clear THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE examples of a balanced packed lunch. Children work very hard at school and a balanced meal at lunch time helps provide concentration for the afternoon.feedback

Katie Kenworthy

After all these years, she remains committed to serving her customers with one of the most delightful smiles around. Loraine has a loyal following of customers and they look forward to having her take their orders when visiting McDonald's.feedback

Loriane Maurer

If you don't like your job, it's a job, but I love it. The people, the clientele, that's why I stuck with it.feedback

Loriane Maurer

I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some ask me to say a prayer and I do. I know their lives.feedback

Bob Goldin

If you put a franchisee on the board, it could potentially have a major impact on the direction of the company. It's a really significant role. If this happens, it won't just be McDonald's.feedback

Julia Vander Ploeg - McDonald's

We look forward to learning from our customers in these markets as they order ahead, pay within the app and choose one of the various ways to pick up and enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods.feedback

Janna Sampson

The potential is that they can screw up the flow of the whole restaurant.feedback

Jeff Stanton - McDonald's

There are a lot of competitors in this market, and we wanted to play in that arena and expand our chicken offerings.feedback

Jacqueline Stevens

Just slapping the word 'volunteer' in front of 'work program' doesn't exempt the prison firm from paying legally mandated wages any more than McDonald's can use 'volunteer' senior citizens and pay them Big Macs. There's no ostensible purpose to rehabilitate them. They're just waiting for a court date in order to clarify their immigration status. Some don't end up being deported.feedback

Ed Failor Jr.

This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald's. He got a certificate.feedback

Lucy Brady - McDonald's

Restaurant delivery is a $100 billion market and it's exploded. There's significant opportunity.feedback

Bonnie Riggs - NPD Group

The cost associated with delivery may make it cost prohibitive for many people, especially in smaller towns and cities where people aren't used to paying high prices for delivery. You've got to remember this is fast food.feedback

Jonathan Maze - Nation's Restaurant News

Delivery is the single biggest trend in the restaurant industry right now. Numerous restaurant chains are moving in this direction, and there's no reason McDonald's shouldn't do the same.feedback

Jonathan Maze - Nation's Restaurant News

But, McDonald's fries are absolutely the best when they're served fresh. How will they hold up? That's a big question here.feedback

Ajay Chopra - Trinity Ventures

The cost of labor is pretty low in those places, so you can see how delivery would make economic sense. It will be trickier for them to make the economics work here.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We find customers prefer the kiosks because, particularly larger groups or moms with kids, like to spend a bit more time, they can dwell, they can have fun putting the order together, they can customize it easier and they don't have that stress that sometimes they feel at the front counter when they feel rushed.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We've been very mindful that if we're going to be creating demand, can we meet that demand? It's a win for customers and smooths our operation as well, which is great. The reality is the customer demand exists already for home delivery. So, it's not like we have got to go out and create a market. There's a market there that we simply do not currently meet.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

To deliver sustained growth, we have to attract more customers, more often.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

McDonald's appears to found their focus on profitability through disciplined efforts to reduce costs and focus on the consumer experience including consumer-facing technology, improved convenience in payment and delivery and value to drive more customer visits throughout the day.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

For the world's largest restaurant company, this means playing catch up with younger consumer expectations while continuing to engage older generations of consumers that grew up with McDonald's. Creating alternatives for customization, delivery, payment and ordering processes provides challenges but they are necessary to adapt to the evolving consumer foodservice experience.feedback

Christine Kung

We are happy the way we are. We don't need to be invaded by American scenery. We already have McDonald's and that's enough.feedback

Wong Yu Loy - Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions

In other countries where McDonald's has sold a large stake of its business, the resulting model has placed enormous pressure on franchisees, which has made it harder for franchise operators to provide adequate pay and conditions for their workers. If the buyers in Hong Kong get squeezed by McDonald's as they have in other countries, workers here may get even less as a result.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

My life couldn't be happier. In fact, it'd be worse if I had six or eight houses. So, I have everything I need to have, and I don't need any more.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Remember the laugh we had when we traveled together to Hong Kong and decided to get lunch at McDonald's? You offered to pay, dug into your pocket, and pulled out … coupons!feedback

Ed Rensi

We need to be the land of promise and hope. And our Labor Department in the past 16 years has been nothing but an obstacle.feedback

Ed Rensi

These things all serve to do one thing – empower unions to manage companies indirectly and it stops hiring.feedback

Li Su

The deal will put enormous downward pressure on McDonald's master franchisees, existing franchisees that operate individual stores, and the workers and customers of those stores. Regulators should investigate the transaction and impose restrictions to prevent McDonald's from abusing its dominant market position.feedback

Sanae Hadraoui

I hear a shot. Then a second shot. Then maybe two more. I hear people screaming, Evacuate! Evacuate! They told us to evacuate. I told my colleagues at the McDonald's. We went downstairs and then took the emergency exit.feedback

Khamzat Khasbulatov

We say it every time: we are a Russian company. I don't think there's a single company that can call itself more Russian than us. They are Russian arches. They shine wherever they are.feedback

Khamzat Khasbulatov

The (franchising) program will develop, we are looking for new partners.feedback

Khamzat Khasbulatov

(The situation) has not got better or worse, 50 is not a small number, we are just giving more freedom to our partners and time to gather pace.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

$3.17 is a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, but the market's down this morning, so I'll pass up the $3.17 and go with the $2.95.feedback

Becca Hary - McDonald's

The Big Mac Sauce is unique to McDonald's and includes a classic combination of ingredients. The Bic Mac Sauce remains timeless and customers around the world continue to enjoy its signature taste.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

Throughout 2016, we worked diligently to lay the groundwork for our long-term future. Our efforts yielded a more streamlined and focused organization that generated solid fourth quarter and full year results, including our strongest annual global comparable sales growth since 2011 along with record franchisee cash flows in many of our major markets. I am confident that we're on the right path.feedback

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

These changes were supposed to drive a steady and sustainable uplift in (consumer) spending rather than a one-off spike in sales, but it is increasingly clear that this strategy is not delivering.feedback

Richard Cordray

Citi's subsidiaries gave the runaround to borrowers who were already struggling with their mortgage payments and trying to save their homes. Consumers were kept in the dark about their options or burdened with excessive paperwork. This action will put money back in consumers' pockets and make sure borrowers can get help they need.feedback

Robert Siegel

I'm drawn to stories about polarising, difficult men. Keaton is good at that oily charm.feedback

Lisa Napoli

She couldn't get him to quit, so she helped other people like herself to deal with people who drink.feedback

Robert Siegel

I'm drawn to stories about polarizing, difficult men. The Wrestler.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

In addition, we want to be mindful that Q1 2017 contains one less day in it than Q1 2016 did for McDonald's, as it laps February 2016's leap day – this factor should hamper McDonald's Q1 2017 same-store sales by about a full percentage point.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

An adverse December (partially if not wholly due to weather) is to blame.feedback

Michael Keaton

Ray Kroc was like a lot of Americans who came from immigrant families, that's who we are and that's a great thing, and built it himself, he was a boot straps kind of guy.feedback

Nick Offerman

The cast is riddled with good-looking, brunette, white men that are very well spoken and from Ivy League colleges. It's the epitome of American capitalism, you know? For me it's the greatest representation of having as much flash and facade as possible backed up by as little integrity as possible.feedback

Lucia Lucchini

They come with a big smile, they're happy and they ask for a hot drink. Usually they stay to talk with us for a while. You can notice this sense of gratitude, then they go to bed, all of them very tired.feedback

Scott Lara

People can enjoy more time on their cruise. I wish it was like this in real life. Can you imagine pulling up to your McDonald's and boop-boop-boop, it's good to go?feedback

Pierfrancesco Spiga

It would be good if these multi-national companies gave food at the end of the day to poor people who don't have any, instead of throwing it away.feedback

Fotini Iordanoglou

McDonald's responded, giving us this chance to help. We absolutely won't resolve hunger but we are trying to give a small meal to people who need it.feedback

Dennis Geiger

Shares appear to largely reflect improved fundamentals and refranchising benefits. Despite confidence in the long-term outlook, we're lowering our rating ... we'll likely wait for greater conviction into traffic and sales acceleration and more upside to consensus estimates before revisiting our recommendation.feedback

Brian Bittner - Oppenheimer Holdings

We believe sickly sales trends could regain health throughout 2017. While we will pay close attention to gas prices (potentially up in 2017), we are cautiously optimistic as the industry laps very soft 2016 comps armed with improving consumer metrics (jobs, wages, sentiment).feedback

Mark Kalinowski

Given that November 2016 was the second-best month for U.S. chain restaurant same-store sales during 2016, the overall fourth-quarter numbers likely will look very similar to those of the (lackluster) second and third quarters. In other words, the solid November results should prevent Q4 as a whole from being a disaster, but the negative December data could hold back some chains from surpassing Street expectations for Q4's same-store sales.feedback

Elio Sgreccia

The mega sandwich shop on Borgo Pio is a disgrace, . It would be better to use those spaces to help the needy of the area, spaces for hospitality, shelter and help for those who suffer, as the Holy Father teaches.feedback

Elio Sgreccia

I repeat, selling mega-sandwiches in Borgo Pio is a disgrace. The area's needy...and suffering, as the Holy Father teaches.feedback

Jason West

Our recent channel checks suggest US SSS [same-store sales] have improved in recent weeks, allaying fears about difficult compares in 4Q.feedback

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

It's as if they had invited us to dinner at a three-star restaurant and then we found ourselves at McDonald's.feedback

Danny Meyer - Meyer

I think people are coming back in droves. Even if they're coming back to debate, there's nothing like sitting around a table with some good food with friends and that seems to really be bringing people out and we couldn't be happier.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

We are impressed with McDonald's potential product pipeline heading into 2017. Big Mac and French fry line extensions, platforms for customization, fresh beef and further menu innovation have been in test across multiple U.S. geographies. Add in a likely national rollout of its new mobile order-and-pay and we see a number of potential growth drivers for McDonald's.feedback

Kristy Cunningham

It gives us the chance to follow what the customer is really looking for.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

In a strengthening consumer-driven, macro environment history suggests the greatest upside is in consumer discretionary oriented casual dining whereas consumer-staple related quick service restaurants should experience minimal valuation upside.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

[Same-store sales] catalysts more specific to quick service restaurants appear to be decelerating and both brands shares already reflect the successful execution of their strategic restructuring programs.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

Post 2016 election results we have entered a phase of heightened consumer confidence, the Trump rally has pushed consumer confidence above 100 with anticipation for tax cuts, economic investment amid statutory mandatory minimum wage increases.feedback

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

Delivery, in our opinion, represents the next phase of off-premise sales; management noted they are in active dialogues with the largest third-party providers.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

As you evolve operating models you get a lot of things right and some things incorrect. We're very clear about the partners we're looking for in Asia and why.feedback

Ron Christianson

Earlier this year, we became aware of certain circumstances relating to services provided by Human Connection HR which were not in compliance with our standards. As a result, we have terminated our contract with them.feedback

Ron Christianson

Because the workers are not employees of McDonald's, our efforts to address the issues were unsuccessful, as were proposals for McDonald's to assume responsibility for paying workers directly.feedback

Andy Hernandez

The goal is $15 an hour with benefits because many contractors lose benefits without notice.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We've asked customers to fit around our business model for the better part of 60 years and we have been very successful doing that. But now consumers in general are demanding much more choice and control over their lives.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

People may not always like to change, but people like to make money.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

But now, customers are more demanding, and we're looking to evolve our business.feedback

Chris Kempczinski

We are investing in technology and people. We want to personalize and elevate the experience for consumers in the U.S.feedback

Terri Hickey - McDonald's

We entered into this mutually acceptable resolution to avoid the costs and disruption associated with continued litigation.feedback

Terri Hickey - McDonald's

As this court previously ruled, McDonald's is not a joint employer of its independent franchisees' employees. With this agreement, McDonald's reconfirms that it is not the employer of or responsible for employees of its independent franchisees.feedback

William Calloway

We demand more accountability of the elected officials that we believe co-conspired to cover up the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

Our third quarter results, including our fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales across all segments as well as improved restaurant profitability, are a testament to the progress we are making to satisfy the needs of today's dynamic customers.feedback

Andre Bakhos - Janlyn Capital

Although earnings have been coming in mixed, GE's comments of a sluggish economy is causing investors to take a step back.feedback

Rahm Emanuel

Two years ago Laquan McDonald lost his life tragically and unnecessarily. We will continue working together across the city to build a brighter future by restoring trust between residents and our officers, and implementing the reforms necessary to prevent this from happening again.feedback

William Calloway

This will increase the confidence back in the voters and give them the power to recall elected officials. And most importantly, it would add to the legacy of Laquan McDonald.feedback

Jim Cramer

We know that McDonald's has become a 'what have you done for me lately' stock, and the answer is not very much.feedback

Jim Cramer

It's a fabulous company, but I do worry that Samsung will have to cut back on orders.feedback

Terri Hickey - McDonald's

McDonald's and franchisees in local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful with respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events for the time being. This does not mean that there will be no appearances by Ronald McDonald. But that we are being thoughtful as to Ronald McDonald's participation in various community events at this time.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

[All Day Breakfast] provides [McDonald's] with a little bit more of an opportunity for innovation.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

[All Day Breakfast] has clearly given consumers greater choices, especially the younger generation, who want to have breakfast all day long.feedback

Darren Tristano - Technomic

It's been part of [McDonald's] same-store sales growth, which hasn't been that robust. I think year-over-year, they are doing better, but if we were to look at this a year from now... I think that demand will stabilize.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

The Truffle Bacon Cheeseburger and Bacon Truffle Fries sound like menu items that play to Wendy's brand positioning within the quick-service industry: 'a cut above' traditional fast food, yet still fully within fast food.feedback

Alex Wong - Ample Capital

With the involvement of Chinese partners, it will make thing easier.feedback

David Palmer - RBC Capital Markets

The food deflation weighs on the traffic and pricing power and check of restaurants of restaurants. That is happening now because effectively the perimeter of the grocery store is the competitor to restaurants.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

We believe there are multiple drivers behind the recent slowdown, but the most notable reason appears to be the continued gap between the cost of eating at home and the cost of dining out, which is now at its widest point since the recession.feedback

Catherine Howarth - ShareAction

Investors are right to express their concern directly to the board of McDonald's, and now as individuals we can too, using this new web tool. Improved animal welfare practices are a far more sensible way to prevent disease than antibiotic overuse. We hope this action will encourage McDonald's to supersize their ambition – now is the time for action.feedback

Ron Shaich - Panera Bread

What do you think kids are dipping those (McNuggets) in? This is not food as it should be. The meals we serve our children should be good food.feedback

Terri Hickey - McDonald's

We are proud of the big changes we have made to our food. Most importantly, we are committed to doing more and will continue to make the food people truly love to eat at McDonald's even better.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

I think generally, there's just a broader level of uncertainty in consumers' minds at the moment, both trying to gauge their financial security going forward, you know, whether through elections or through global events, people are slightly mindful of an unsettled world. And when people are uncertain, when families are uncertain, caution starts to prevail and they start to hold back on spend.feedback

Nick Setyan

There haven't been too many facts that can prove that. It's a lot of speculation.feedback

Nick Setyan

Restaurants are becoming less of a value relative to grocery stores.feedback

Josh Golin - Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

We applaud Panera's Kids Meal Promise, especially the pledge to avoid gimmicks, giveaways and other marketing techniques that exploit children's developmental vulnerabilities. By letting their food speak for itself, Panera allows children to learn how to make food choices for the right reasons. And parents will appreciate a dining experience where the focus is family and food, not cartoon characters and toys.feedback

Todd Penegor - Wendy's Group

And when a consumer is a little uncertain around their future and really trying to figure out what this election cycle really means to them, they're not as apt to spend as freely as they might have even just a couple of quarters ago.feedback

Mike Andres - McDonald's USA

We need to think about our ingredient labels as being much smaller.feedback

Mike Andres - McDonald's USA

Why go to the position of trying to defend them, if the consumer is saying, I prefer not to have that particular ingredient in my food?feedback

Sunny Verghese

Africa is a big focus for us, [It's] a unique differentiator for us because none of our competitors have [the same] operating capability of that network.feedback

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

There is no doubt that in the United States the market as a whole was weak across the reporting period, with lower growth in consumer expenditure on fast food and casual dining.feedback

Becca Hary - McDonald's

Our culinary team wanted to provide customers with an old-fashioned apple pie with homemade taste and aroma to match.feedback

Nick Vergis - McDonald's

McDonald's has a long standing history of creativity and innovation. McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries is a unique, regional offering that is tailored to Bay Area tastes. The innovation of this new menu item is due in large part to our local franchisees and their commitment to providing food our customers want.feedback

Jeremiah Rosen

People born in the 1980s and 90s, they grew up with this. It's approachable and reassuring and that's whyit's gone from zero to millions of users in just a few days. I see McDonald's, Home Depot (NYSE:HD), national brands playing into the culture.feedback

Mark Zandi - Moody's Analytics

It's nice to try to lead the way. The labor market is tight and going to get tighter. Our biggest problem going forward is not going to be unemployment, it's going to be a lack of labor. It's not surprising that companies are trying to get out ahead of this and trying to raise wages. He's not the first. You had McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Target and Starbucks.feedback

Dan Nathan

There was a buyer of the January 2017 expiration 125 calls paying $3.15 to open. Those break even at $128.15.feedback

Dan Nathan

There's a gap down to about $110. That's the breakout level. That may be a good reason to define your risk looking out to the end of the year.feedback

Zou Yan - Sanpower Group

In recent years, we are building more offline commercial stores, aiming to provide a better shopping experience for consumers. McDonald's could provide new brand elements for us.feedback

Terri Hickey - McDonald's

As part of our announced efforts to deliver USD 500 million in savings by the end of 2017, we are restructuring many aspects of our business, including an accounting function.feedback

Mark Kalinowski

The bundled meals aren't so new anymore, and McDonald's All Day Breakfast is about six months old now.feedback

Ian Baer

One of the questions we ask study participants is to 'Name the first three words that come to mind when they think of a certain brand.feedback

Ian Baer

There was a tremendous separation between companies that do customer service well, and those don't.feedback

Ian Baer

Overall, the words used to describe all of the fast-food companies were generally positive. But it's fairly telling that one of the most often-used words to describe McDonald's was, whatever.feedback

Paul Trotti - Chick fil A

We went through 61 different iterations of a tea product. The customers liked it – but they didn't love it.feedback

Angel Mitchell - McDonald's

We cook and serve those all-day breakfasts that are making McDonald's millions and millions, but we can't feed our own families without turning to food stamps.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

I don't see it being a risk to job elimination. Ultimately we're in the service business. We will always have an important human element.feedback

Alexis Bourdon - McDonald's France

Basically, we are serene, McDonald's France and its franchisees have paid over 1.2 billion euros in corporate taxes since 2009. McDonald's France has had enough of amalgams, common misconceptions and untruths.feedback

Michael Haracz - McDonald's USA

As many people know, McDonald's is committed to listening to our customers as seen by All Day Breakfast. We're proud of the work done by local franchisees and the regional team to create this menu item with locally-sourced garlic and we look forward to introducing Gilroy Garlic Fries to our customers in the Bay Area.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

All-day breakfast has been, clearly, a very strong catalyst for momentum. the platform has exceeded expectations for the company following its launch.feedback

Kevin Ozan - McDonald's

We will continue challenging ourselves to see how much more we can do.feedback

Bonnie Riggs - NPD Group

The only way to grow your business is through building loyalty.feedback

Bill Phelps - Wetzel's Pretzels

You've got low income people who get a 10-11 percent increase, and probably a 30 percent increase in disposable income, so it's just great for our business.feedback

Robert Schulz

Higher wages could have a positive effect on consumer spending and we look at potentially higher wages or wage growth as one of the potential main catalysts for retail, small ticket spending.feedback

Robert Schulz

I think if we step back and look at what's happening with wages generally, wage growth has been pretty stagnant in the last few years and our economists do feel like the slack is coming out of the labor markets.feedback

Bill Phelps - Wetzel's Pretzels

You haven't had an increase in the minimum wage for seven years. It's crazy. I think the minimum wage should be increased more than every seven years, that's just my opinion.feedback

Bill Phelps - Wetzel's Pretzels

Our business is great, and our business is better since the minimum wage went up.feedback

Marisa Thalberg - Taco Bell

When we first launched breakfast in 2014, our goal was to give our consumers classic breakfast tastes – in a uniquely Taco Bell way. Now, we're launching our new $1 Morning Value Menu to give people a terrific array of breakfast options they want, all at this incredible price point.feedback

Jamie Rucker - National Labor Relations Board

If McDonald's is involved in determining working conditions at its franchised operations, it is responsible for what happens to workers subject to those conditions.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

All-day breakfast positions us to regain market share we had given up in recent years. it would take at least six more months of positive sales to cement a more sustained turnaround.feedback

R.J. Hottovy - Morningstar

I am particularly impressed with how quickly things are changing.feedback

R.J. Hottovy - Morningstar

The lower and middle income consumer (in China) is generally holding up okay. You've seen wage rate growth in that region, so I am not terribly surprised to see comps positive in China.feedback

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

In a sign that its turnaround efforts are paying dividends McDonald's latest results show continued progress.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

We are demonstrating that our turnaround plan is key to restarting growth and becoming a modern and progressive burger company. I am inspired by the dedication and collective determination of our U.S., International Lead, High Growth and Foundational markets to leverage our competitive strengths as they pursue their growth opportunities. As we enter 2016, we expect continued positive top-line momentum across all segments.feedback

Lucia Caudet

The Commission can confirm it has received the complaint, which it will now look into.feedback

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

A tax ruling that agrees to McDonald's paying no tax on their European royalties either in Luxembourg or in the U.S. has to be looked at very carefully under EU state aid rules. The purpose of double taxation treaties between countries is to avoid double taxation – not to justify double non-taxation.feedback

Jake Chapman

It's as pessimistic as we can make it but it's pessimistic in a joyful sense. Fatalistic in a joyful sense. There's nothing foreboding about this. It doesn't serve any kind of moral end.feedback

Michael Jacobson - Center for Science in the Public Interest

McDonald's Happy Meals website says, quote: 'You want the very best for your kids and so do we.' That's McNonesense. McDonald's wants your money. And they're going to go around your back, try to use your kids to manipulate you to go into the restaurant, to get your money.feedback

Svetlana Polyakova

McDonald's continues to work normally, we have 461 restaurants. And by the way we keep opening new places. This year we have opened around 45 restaurants, and by the end of the year we plan to open about 25 more. And next year we will keep the same growth rate.feedback

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