A Better Big Mac Index and a McDonald’s a Day

McDonald’s hopes to double its location growth in China to a restaurant a day, while fattening up its currently meagre franchise business there. “We should be opening a restaurant every day in the next three to four...

McDonald’s to Open 700 New Stores in China by 2013

McDonald’s has announced it will seek to open 700 new stores in China by 2013, bringing its total number of restaurants in China to 2,000. From Market Watch: McDonald’s Corp. is planning its biggest expansion in...

China Clears Fast-Food Giants Of Wage Violations – Shu-Ching Jean Chen

From The American fast-food giants McDonald’s and Yum! Brands have been cleared of charges that they underpaid part-time workers in China, but only because China does not extend legal protection to the legion of student workers who man the nation’s fast-food counters. [Full Text]

McDonald’s outlets in China unionizing – David Barboza

From The International Herald Tribune: A year after Wal-Mart unionized all its stores in China under pressure from the government, McDonald’s is cooperating with China’s large state-controlled union to allow the formation of more union locals in its 670 outlets here.

McDonald’s, KFC under fire for labor rights violations – Guo Qiang

From China Daily: American fast-food giants McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are being bombarded for their work contracts which offer their part-time Chinese employees just four yuan per hour, well under the state requirement, state media reported. An employee is entitled to no less than 4.3 yuan per work hour, said a rule released […]

McDonald’s Super-sizes its Presence in China – Joe McDonald

Americans don’t know McDonald’s Chinese name means “Wheat Becomes the Labor” (È∫¶ÂΩìÂä≥Ôºâ. Americans have no idea Chinese people treat McDonald as typical American food and going to McDonald’s is to experience American way of life. It’s hard for Americans to imagine that a standard McDonald’s meal, including a hamburger, a small pack of French fries […]

CEN: Franchise booming in China

From The China Economic Net: The Seventh China Franchise Convention and Exhibition has kicked off in Beijing. The event attracted over ten thousand visitors on the first day. However Experts warn that investors should be cautious when choosing to invest in franchise stores. More than 180 domestic and overseas franchise brands are attending the exhibition. […]

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