McDonald’s scraps all artificial flavours, colors and preservatives from burger portfolio

USA - McDonald’s US, the fast food giant, is scrapping all artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives from artificial sources from its top-selling classic burger portfolio. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the ingredient change is part of McDonald’s ongoing strategy to offer healthier versions of iconic and classic products which they’re famous for and is the latest in…

FDA, CDC investigate multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses linked to McDonald’s salads

USA - The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants. According to FDA, a total of 476 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 15 states,…

McDonald’s to recycle used cooking oil to power its delivery trucks

INDIA - McDonald’s franchise holder Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd is recycling its own used cooking oil to make biodiesel that is used to power all its delivery trucks in Mumbai. The energy from used cooking oil is also used to power the refrigeration system for the trucks. According to the company, the new source of…

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws in UK and Ireland by 2019

UK- McDonald, an American fast food company, is set to eliminate plastic straws in some of its markets in Europe including UK and Ireland by 2019 in a way to reduce plastic waste. McDonald aims to transition to paper straws in all of its locations in these markets with planned trials for selected restaurants in…

McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East hits record high in sales in May

INDIA - McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East have hit a record high in sales for May, high above previous records, according to Connaught Plaza Restaurants(CPRL) MD Vikram Bakshi. This follows a legal battle between McDonald’s and CPRL after McDonald’s India Pvt (MIPL) which runs McDonald’s outlets in north and east India terminated…

McDonald’s India posts US$45m loss with write-offs in the full year

INDIA - McDonald’s India, the fast food restaurant and company has reported a US$45.50m loss in full year results ended March 2017, following several write-offs in investments in its joint venture with Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL). ET Retail reported that the burger and fries chain is still operating its outlets at a loss in India.…

McDonald’s sets goal to reduce carbon emissions by 36% by 2030

USA - McDonald, the American fast food company, has announced plans to reduce its greenhouse emissions from its restaurants and offices by 36% in a new 2030 sustainability plan. In addition, the company stated that it is looking forward to reduce emissions produced in its supply chain by 31%, with a long-term objective to cut…

McDonald’s switches to environmentally friendly packaging by 2025

USA - McDonald’s, a leading fast food company, has announced plans to switch to environmentally friendly packaging alternatives to help reduce the impacts of industrial packaging wastes on the environment and the community at large. In its vision 2025, the company has resolved to use renewable, recyclable packaging or alternatives from certified sources with a…

McDonald’s may appoint new partner for north, east India

INDIA - After months of intense battle with its Indian joint venture partner Vikram Bakshi, fast food giant Mcdonald's India may soon appoint a licensee partner for the north and east India region. In August this year, McDonald's had terminated franchise agreement for 169 out of its 430 fastfood outlets operated by Bakshi-led Connaught Plaza…