*Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa business weak. Comparable sales in its Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa business declined a steeper-than-expected 1.4 percent. The company is fighting to accelerate sales in the United States after smaller rivals such as Wendy's Co and Burger King Worldwide Inc rolled out new menu items and limited-time offers.
McDonald's reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts' estimates and warned that global comparable sales for October are expected to be flat.
Burger King announced it expects to serve 10 million orders of its new lower-calorie french fries this weekend as part of a free satisfries promotion.
The average speed at seven drive-thru restaurant chains rose to just more than three minutes, according to a study released Monday.
Vancouver, British Columbia- based A&W Food Services of Canada, known for its Teen Burger, dancing bear mascot and root beer, launched its "Better Beef" promotional campaign this week. Privately held A&W, which has annual sales of about C $850 million, said it is the only national burger restaurant in Canada to source only hormone-free beef.
Sept 24- Burger King Worldwide Inc, known for its "Whopper" hamburgers, has introduced lower-fat french fries as consumer groups and nutrition experts in the United States increase pressure on the food industry to offer healthier alternatives.
While French fries are a staple of the fast-food burger business, they have long been vilified by nutrition experts.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 10- Alsea, the operator behind Starbucks and Burger King in Mexico, said on Tuesday it will pay 8.2 billion pesos for Wal-Mart de Mexico's restaurant unit. Alsea, which also operates more upscale restaurants such as PF Chang's in Mexico, has been on a buying spree this year, making its first foray into retail in June.
Sept 10- McDonald's Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 1.9 percent increase in global sales at established restaurants in August, after a revival in France helped drive solid results in Europe, its top market.
Sept 10- McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected 1.9 percent increase in global sales at established restaurants in August, helped by stronger sales in Europe. McDonald's shares rose 1 percent in premarket trade.
McDonald's reported a better-than-expected 1.9 percent increase in global sales in August, helped by stronger sales in Europe.
The push for a living wage raises the question of whether the economics of the fast-food industry allow room for a boost in pay for its workers.
Stocks finished in positive territory Thursday but closed off session highs as lingering worries over Syria put a damper on gains.
In the U.S., Jorge Paulo Lemann is virtually unknown, even though he's behind Heinz ketchup, Burger King and Budweiser beer, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
You want fries with that? It might not matter Thursday — fast-food workers are planning to strike in protest of their low wages.
Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.
Wednesday marks 45 days since the end of the second quarter, or as it's known in the financial community, "13F Day." Some of the world's biggest funds report their holdings.
Light sales in Europe and Asia dragged on McDonald's earnings and revenue, the fast food giant reported on Monday, as the company fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
It's not just Colonel Sanders, the Hamburglar, Spuds Mackenzie and Burger King's mute royal, analysts say there is a broader trend of fast-food chains abandoning their mascots.
A Michigan family was surprised to find a marijuana pipe, rather than the traditional toy, inside their 4-year-old's Burger King Kid's Meal.