McDonald's: CSR & Sustainability News

McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by the eponymous Richard and Maurice McDonald.

Millennials Push Fast Food Revenue Off a Cliff

McDonald's faces a stark reality: Only 1 out of 5 millennials have ever sampled the signature Big Mac. With the emergence of millennials…

The Case for Sourcing Beef from the Amazon

McDonald's caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after…

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Now Preservative-Free

McDonald’s menu makeover continues, and its Chicken McNuggets are now free of preservatives, the fast food giant announced this week.

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Score a Natural Makeover

Considering that the current recipe for McNuggets has over 30 ingredients, the fact McDonald’s has taken so long to change the recipe makes…

McDonald’s Kale Salad Dishes out More Calories than a Double Big Mac

It turns out that in Canada, McDonald's salads that include kale have more calories than a Double Big Mac.

McDonald’s Serves Up Its First 100% Organic Hamburger

The “McB,” McDonald’s first 100% organic beef burger, is coming to a store near you--if you happen to be in Germany and Austria…

McDonald’s Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the…

U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef

3p Correspondent Danika Carter attended this group's inaugural meeting in Denver to report on who led the charge -- and who was absent.

McDonald’s Commits to Removing Deforestation From Its Supply Chain

This week, McDonald’s announced a commitment to remove deforestation from its supply chain. The global fast food company’s commitment includes its entire supply…

3p Weekend: 5 Signs American Food is Changing For the Better

American eating habits have been the joke of the world for years. The fat, lazy American filling up on junk food and soda…

McDonald’s Needs More Than a Pay Raise to Win Over Millennials

You’ve probably heard the good news, and if you didn’t let me repeat it: McDonald’s will raise wages by more than 10 percent…

McDonald’s To Source Antibiotic-Free Chicken in the U.S.

On Wednesday McDonald’s announced that it will only source chicken raised without antibiotics for its U.S. restaurants by March 2017.

One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.