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McDonald's Tries to Shoo Homeless With Bagpipe Music

A McDonald's restaurant in midtown Sacramento is trying to drive away homeless people by loudly playing nonstop bagpipe music. The tactic isn't working and it is also annoying the neighbors of the restaurant, which is open 24 hours a day. "It actually penetrates through the walls. We can hear it ...

McDonald’s Agrees to $26M Settlement with California Workers

LOS ANGELES — McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday. The agreement, which estimates the settlement covers about 38,000 individuals, requires the approval of a Los Angeles County Superior Court...

McDonald's Takes a Nibble of the Plant-Based Burger

McDonald's is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald's said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. The small-market test is rolling out about six months after...

National Coffee Day Is Sunday. Here Are Some Deals for You.

National Coffee Day is Sunday, Sept. 29, and many national retailers are offering discounts on their products. You can find out about the specials that are brewing at this list compiled by WalletHub. Some of the participants include Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Baskin Robins, Peet's, and Krispy...

Uber Tests Drone Food Delivery, Launches Autonomous SUV

WASHINGTON — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant...

$15 Minimum Wage Becomes Part of 2020 Presidential Landscape

From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox campaign by the Service Employees...

Some McDonald's Workers Vote to Strike Over Sex Harassment

NEW YORK — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multi-state strike in the U.S. specifically...

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