Person in custody for making threats against schools after shooting of Simeon students, police say
The threats, made against several schools, related to gun violence and were predominantly made on social media, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Thursday.chicagotribune.com
North Dakota woman’s fast food trip goes viral
BISMARCK, N.D. – Jodi Butz would’ve never guessed a week ago she and her car would be in the national spotlight. A picture of this North Dakota woman in a fast-food drive-thru has been shared on dozens of social media sites and racked up tens of thousands of likes and shares. With a license plate like “HMBRGLR” to commemorate McDonald’s character The Hamburglar, there’s no avoiding a viral snap. Every weekend like clock-work she visits her favorite fast food restaurant: McDonald’s. Cookies jars, Little Tikes McDonald’s everything,” Butz says.
McDonalds to shake up menu with fire and ice this September
ROANOKE, Va. This September, youll be able to get a hot and cold spin on certain menu items at McDonalds. The fast-food giant is introducing Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce, and both will be available on Sept. 16 for a limited time at participating restaurants. The nuggets will be breaded with a tempura coating made with cayenne and chili peppers, and the sauce is blended with crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. Youll also be able to get a Chips Ahoy! McFlurry, made with vanilla soft serve, caramel and Chips Ahoy!
Warrants reveal suspect in fatal shooting at Roanoke McDonald’s near Berglund Center
ROANOKE, Va. – LATESTCourt documents reveal the suspect in a Roanoke shooting on Wednesday afternoon that left one man dead. 18-year-old Arieon Roane allegedly killed 21-year-old Sincere DeGroat in the parking lot of a McDonald’s near the Berglund Center, according to court documents. Warrants claim Roane and DeGroat met at the McDonald’s, got into an argument and then shot each other. UPDATEThe Roanoke Police Department announced the name of the man who was shot and killed Wednesday in a McDonald’s parking lot. ORIGINAL STORYOne person is dead and a second person was shot at the McDonald’s on Williamson Road on Wednesday afternoon.
McDonald’s will soon require customers nationwide wear a mask
ROANOKE, Va. – While Virginians already have to wear them, soon, McDonald’s customers across the country will be required to wear a mask as well. The fast-food giant announced on Friday that beginning, August 1, all customers will be required to wear some type of face covering while inside a McDonald’s. The company has developed a series of divider panels to allow for safer order taking and it’s pausing reopening its dining rooms for another 30 days. This means that the company will not approve the re-opening of any additional dining rooms for the next month. McDonald’s joins a large number of other national businesses that are requiring masks.
Chipotle to open new location in Salem
SALEM, Va. Another Chipotle is coming to the Roanoke Valley. The burrito chain will open in the building that was once home to Little Caesars in Salem at the intersection of West Main Street and Goodwin Avenue across the street from McDonalds. The pizza shop is now reportedly moving to Spartan Square. Right now, Chipotle has locations in Roanoke and Blacksburg, but this will be its first in Salem. A new location is also expected to open in Christiansburg this fall.
Restaurant chains see sales improving as dining rooms reopen
States with the most dining rooms open, like Texas and Tennessee, had some of the highest sales. Some fast food restaurants which already relied more heavily on drive-thru and takeout have been slow to reopen dining rooms. The company distributed a 59-page rule book that franchisees must follow as they reopen dining rooms. Restaurant Brands CEO Jose Cil says opening dining rooms helps customers feel more confident as they slowly re-establish their routines. NPD analyst David Portalatin says full-service restaurants have more issues than fast food restaurants when it comes to reopening dining rooms.
Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs
________________________ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two assembly plants Tuesday and Wednesday after three workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Wednesday a worker at the pickup truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, tested positive for COVID-19, Ford confirmed. On Tuesday, Ford temporarily closed its Chicago SUV factory twice after two workers tested positive. Lear confirmed that production was suspended after an employee told the company of a positive COVID-19 test. The UFCW, which represents 900,000 grocery workers, said the number of infections is likely far higher across the industry.
Chicago McDonalds workers file class-action lawsuit alleging COVID-19 failures put employees and customers at risk
McDonalds said it has implemented nearly 50 processes at its stores since February to keep restaurant employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including social distancing, increased hand washing, and the use of gloves and masks. The fast-food giant also disputes that there is a personal protective equipment shortage at its restaurants.chicagotribune.com
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday
While still about 17% away from its February record, it gained 35% from its March coronavirus low. Dow stock McDonalds on Thursday morning reported mixed first-quarter results, missing estimates on the bottom line as coronavirus mitigation measures forced a shift to drive-thru, delivery and takeout only. McDonalds said it's suspending its stock buyback program, boosting its cash position and reducing planned capital expenditures. Facebook reported lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings but it beat on revenue, saying online advertising sales stabilized in recent weeks after a significant downturn. Dow stock Microsoft said the Covid-19 outbreak had minimal impact on revenue, and it saw increased business in a number of its cloud-based segments.cnbc.com
Minimum wage hikes hit 21 states in 2019and more are on the way in 2020
Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesThe move toward a $15 minimum wage is gaining steam, with 21 states raising minimum wages in 2019 and more increases on the way in 2020. Critics have argued that minimum wage hikes can hurt small businesses and cause job losses, yet hiring remained robust in 2019's tight labor market. The federal minimum wage has remained unchanged since 2009, when it rose to $7.25 an hour. Democratic presidential candidates have largely supported a $15 minimum wage, although proposals differ about how to implement a higher federal minimum wage. "That really signals the key underlying point about minimum wage hikes: the labor market is historically tight right now," Zhao said.cnbc.com
Transgender activists honor 22 slain victims in United States, 331 worldwide
Activists dress in white and hold images of slain members of the LGBTQ community during a demonstration to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance in New York City, U.S., November 20, 2019. On Wednesday, transgender advocates across the United States commemorated people like Cubilette-Polanco for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Though she was not a homicide victim, her story illustrates the insecurity of trans women of color, who are more likely to be unemployed and lack access to healthcare. Dont just send me roses when Im gone, said Kiara St. James, executive director of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group. So for me, Transgender Day Remembrance is about living survivors that walk these streets daily just trying to survive.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman who died in June of complications from epilepsy in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail, poses in an undated photo in New York. Cubilette-Polanco died in June of complications from epilepsy in New Yorks notorious Rikers Island jail where she spent her final two months, unable to make $500 bail. On Wednesday, transgender advocates across the country will pause to commemorate people like Cubilette-Polanco for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Vigils will draw attention to at least 22 transgender people, almost all of them black women, who have been killed so far in 2019. The Human Rights Campaign has recorded at least 157 homicides of transgender people since 2013, nearly all of them women of color.feeds.reuters.com
Nestle launches plant-based burger in the United States
A logo is pictured during the 152nd Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(Reuters) - Food giant Nestle launched its Awesome vegan burgers in the United States on Thursday, seeking to tap into the countrys growing craze for plant-based meat. The announcement by the Swiss-based company coincided with the launch of tests of Beyond Meat patties in North American restaurants by McDonalds, which is Nestles partner in the plant-based category in Germany. Nestle's Sweet Earth brand will also roll out "Awesome Grounds," made with the same plant-based protein that goes in to the burgers. (bit.ly/2m1mUfx)feeds.reuters.com
Officers investigating shots fired call at Roanoke McDonald's
ROANOKE, Va. - Officers are investigating a shots fired call at a Roanoke McDonald's, according to police. Authorities say the call came in around 4:49 a.m. Thursday morning from a McDonald's in the 1300 block of Hershberger Road NW. Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Searching for the McDonalds Ladies Who Fed Him as a Child
As the youngest of four siblings, Ronaldo would beg for hamburgers at his local McDonalds. We had a McDonalds next to the stadium, we knocked on the door and asked, 'Have you got any burgers? Ronaldo told Morgan. I asked people in Portugal, they closed the McDonalds, but if this interview can help find them, I would be so happy, he said. The conditions his son saw surprised him, Ronaldo told Morgan. Ronaldo broke down in tears, revealing that his dad never had the chance to see him become so successful.
Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Texas Fast Food Franchisee
The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with R.E.E. Inc., which owns and operates McDonalds restaurants in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. operated violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens when verifying their work authorization. All work-authorized individuals, regardless of citizenship status, have the right to choose which valid, legally acceptable documents to present to demonstrate their ability to work in the United States. Among other things, the statute prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation.justice.gov
Desperate for McDonalds, 10-Year-Old Steals Moms Car, Crashes: Cops
One Missouri 10-year-old went from lovin it to regrettin it very quickly after cops say she stole her mothers car to get McDonalds but ended up crashing the vehicle. The girl sustained minor injuries. Cops said the girl woke up Wednesday morning with a craving for fast food. Officers learned that when the girl woke up this morning, she wanted to get McDonalds to eat. RELATED STORIESPuppy Reunites With Owner After Surviving 2 Weeks in Desert Following Car CrashWoman Crashes Car After Noticing Spider InsideCar Crashes Into Gym While Man Works Out on Treadmill
Lovin' it or Losin' it? McDonalds trims back menu as sales slump
McDonalds is downsizing its menu, cutting seven sandwiches and more items on the menu. This comes after the fast food giant reported another quarter of declining sales, with net income down 33 percent and revenue falling 11 percent. Bloomberg's editor-at-large Michael Regan joins us "CBS This Morning" to discuss the menu trim.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: McDonalds CEO stepping down; 401K plans hit record highs
MoneyWatch: McDonalds CEO stepping down; 401K plans hit record highs Americans' 401k plans are at record highs. Also, McDonalds CEO Don Thompson is stepping down amid slumping sales. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Airlines predict record profits; McDonalds changing its menu
MoneyWatch: Airlines predict record profits; McDonalds changing its menu Lower oil prices are leading to potentially record profits for airlines. Also, McDonalds plans to cut eight menu items so customers can order more quickly. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Breakfast wars heat up
Breakfast wars heat up Taco Bell rolled out its breakfast menu this week, and now McDonalds is fighting back. The world's biggest hamburger chain is giving away free coffee, starting Monday. The promotion runs for two weeks during breakfast hours. Jericka Duncan has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com