McDonalds Is Not Doing Well

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    it's not really surprising, their quality has gone downhill while, at least here in San Diego, there are a ton of newcomers with fresher better burgers, not sure why anyone still eats there.

    McDonald's Same-Store Sales Fall More than Views
    McDonald's Corp's worldwide same-restaurant sales fell a steeper-than-expected 1.8 percent in January, as the company struggles to shake off the after-effects of food scandals in China and Japan.

    January marked the eighth straight month of worldwide same-restaurant sales declines at McDonald's, which is also battling changing consumer tastes, tough competition in the United States and economic and political turmoil in Europe, its top sales market.

    Shares of the world's largest fast-food chain fell more than 1 percent to $92.95 in premarket trading.

    Comparable restaurant sales in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa fell 12.6 percent in January, while analysts on average expected a fall of 8.4 percent, according to research firm Consensus Metrix.

    Analysts expected a 1.2 percent decline in worldwide same-restaurant sales.

    Sales at U.S. restaurants open at least 13 months, a closely watched gauge of performance, rose 0.4 percent, helped by higher demand of its breakfast items. That was marginally better than analysts estimates of a rise of 0.3 percent.

    In December, those sales rose for the first time since October 2013. Sales have been hit by competition from smaller and more nimble direct rivals ranging from Burger King to Chick-fil-A.

    One bright spot was Europe where same-restaurant sales rose 0.5 percent due to higher demand in the U.K. and Germany. Analysts had expected a fall of 0.5 percent.

    McDonald's, trying to find the right recipe for diners' growing appetite for healthier and fresher food, has been trimming complicated menus, giving more control back to restaurant operators and testing customized burgers and sandwiches to compete with popular restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Subway.

    McDonald's is yet to recover from a food scandal in China, reported last year, where a local TV report showed workers at one of the company's supplier using expired meat.

    Customers were further spooked last month after objects, including a tooth and plastic, were found in its food in Japan.

    After one of its toughest years in decades, the company, which has more than 36,000 restaurants around the globe, is replacing its chief executive. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru and Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    Their new TV commercials where they debunk myths (pink goo, etc.) are a real turnoff.
     
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    i cant believe i used to eat there everyday
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    just like the guy in supersize me? How long for?
     
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    And - how are you still walking this earth??
     
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    Their fries are like crack though. Best in the business.
     
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    There breakfast mcmuffins are great as well.
     
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    I stop in to McDonalds here in Europe from time to time when traveling or just out shopping, 80% of the time, there are lines and all the seats are taken. Same with KFC in France, people are beating down the doors, and we've even been told that they were sold out of chicken on a Saturday afternoon after the rush.

    That's why it pisses me off when I hear Brits or other Europeans take shots at Americans for eating fast food, over here, they can't get enough of it!
     
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    I've completely given up on their burgers. I used to try the new ones when they came out, but every one was swimming in a pool of grease when I opened the box. One thing I do like is the premium chicken wraps. The crispy chicken with ranch dressing is great - lots of fresh veggies and a generous amount of chicken.
     
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    Thanks Obama.
     
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    While nobody can claim McDonalds as high fare, Super Size Me was little more than an entertaining hit piece, and multiple experiments have proven you can loose weight on an all McDonalds diet. There was a rebuttal called Fat Head that showed some of the more spurious claims of Super Size Me.
     
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    The fries have 18 ingredients, in the UK, they have 4
     
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    McDonalds advertising is a disaster. Special interest group pressure or just incompetence?

    Show me a commercial with a big greasy burger and fries dammit! I don't want to see a salad or mozzarella stick.
     
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    Two for one on fish sandwiches come Easter. :woot:
     
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    There's no tipping...:giggle:

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