Oleksiy Makhmutor, a fisherman who trawls the sub-Antarctic and sells his catch to McDonald’s Corp., is joining Filet-O-Fish fans at tables across Australia as the world’s largest restaurant chain introduces diners to the folks who supply its beef, fish and buns.
Try as she might, Dorsa Parsi could not abide the scene at kid-oriented pizza chain Chuck E. Cheese’s. The Los Angeles mother thought it was too loud and grubby, and every time her daughter fell to the floor, the self-described “cleaning Nazi” shuddered. Then there was the lackluster pizza, the bête noir of health-conscious parents everywhere. What was a Generation X parent to do when hankering for a decent dinner out? Leave them at home with a sitter? Never.
A fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama in Los Angeles tonight raised almost $15 million for his re-election campaign, according to Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who helped organize the event.
“Little Fockers,” a comedy sequel with Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro that was largely panned by critics, led the Christmas weekend box office in the U.S. and Canada, taking in $30.8 million for Universal Pictures.