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McDonald’s to buy AI voice-tech business


Fast-food restaurant giant McDonald’s is underscoring its increasing focus on technology by acquiring AI voice-technology company Apprente. The company says the investment will expand its presence in the Bay Area

Millennial mindset: Inside Franchise Business May/July issue out now!


Want to hear from four successful franchisees under forty? This Inside Franchise Business May/July issue takes you behind the scenes at franchises putting millennials in the driver’s seat. Read how the

McDonald’s US admits it “shamelessly” stole from its Aussie arm


McDonald’s US has admitted to “shamelessly” stealing from its Aussie arm in an effort to replicate little brother’s success. Presenting the group’s Q1 results, McDonald’s Corporation CEO Steve Easterbrook outlined

Gigi Hadid slammed for McDonald’s partnership


A paid partnership between supermodel Gigi Hadid and franchise giant McDonald’s is calling the role of social media marketing into question. Early this month, Hadid copped criticism for a promotional

Queensland government bans outdoor junk food advertising


The Queensland government is banning junk food ads across billboards, train stations and transport in a move aimed at curbing growing obesity levels. State Health Minister Steven Miles said the Queensland

McDonald’s tech buy sets up customised menu digital displays


Fast food chain McDonald’s plans to buy Israeli artificial intelligence company Dynamic Yield for US$300 million in a bid to improve in-store ordering and customise its drive through outdoor menu

Workplace liability – Why employers need to know about the latest McDonald’s ruling


Experts are warning that the latest decision from the Industrial Court of Queensland may have sweeping implications for the state’s employers.

“Fair is Fair” – McDonald’s workers warned against breaks


Workers at a franchised McDonald’s outlet in Queensland have been cautioned against exercising their right to paid 10-minute breaks in a scathing social media post from the store’s manager.

McDonald’s puts faith in franchising at parliamentary inquiry


Fast-food giant, McDonald’s has today put its backing into the franchising system, despite a drop in sector confidence.

McDonald’s snags top spot as Aussie’s favourite fast food


Fast food giant McDonald’s is Australia’s most popular take away brand.