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For alternative meat manufacturer Beyond Meat, fast food chains giveth and taketh away

Beyond Meat, the publicly traded producer of plant-based protein replacements for meat, is currently giving other companies in the alternative meat space an education in just how finicky appealing to consumer tastes can be. On the same day that the Canadian Tim Horton’s restaurant chain is dropping Beyond Meat products from its menus, the company ...

Workers sue McDonald’s over McSexual Harassment

On Tuesday, McDonald’s Corporation was sued by a group of workers in the state of Michigan who say the global fast-food chain allows pervasive ****** harassment to run rampant at its restaurant locations.

The proposed class action lawsuit was filed in a Michigan state court, and charges McDonald’s with failing to have policies in place to ...

McDonalds fires CEO over relationship with employee

Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald's since 2015, was fired this weekend over his relationship with a company employee.

McDonald’s has dumped its chief executive Steve Easterbrook after he engaged in a relationship with a colleague, the company announced on Sunday. Mr Easterbrook, who was credited with doubling the company’s share price since becoming chief ...

McDonald’s apologizes for advertising “Sundae ****** Sundae”

****** Sunday was an atrocity committed by British troops in Northern Ireland, killing 14 unarmed Catholic protesters at a 1972 march. Sunday ****** Sunday is the title of one song by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and another by U2 that commemorate the event. Sundae ****** Sundae is a promotion at McDonald's ...

The complicated, nuanced story of how racialized French people fought to save their local McDonald’s

On NPR's always-excellent Rough Translation podcast comes an incredibly complex and nuanced story (MP3, transcript) about marginalized, racialized people in public housing in Marseille who found an accepting haven in a local McDonald's franchise, and who banded together to save it -- and other nearby McD's -- in a series of direct ...

Jobpal pockets $2.7M for its enterprise recruitment chatbot

Berlin-based recruitment chatbot startup Jobpal has closed a €2.5 million (~$2.7M) seed round of funding from InReach Ventures and Acadian Ventures. The company, which was founded back in 2016, has built a cross-platform chatbot to automate candidate support and increase efficiency around hiring by applying machine learning and natural language processing for what it dubs ...

McDonald’s starts selling its Beyond Meat-based “P.L.T.” sandwich in Canada

McDonald’s first foray into the plant-based protein patty market in North America is launching today in Canada. The company’s “P.L.T.” (plant, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich, which uses patties from Beyond Meat, is now on sale at several locations in Canada. This isn’t the first new vegetarian sandwich to launch at a “Golden Arches” location this ...

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feast on new food deals. And judging by market size and the returns that some companies have already realized by targeting the dairy ...