In the 1993 film “Falling Down,” Michael Douglas enters a fast-food restaurant and orders breakfast. The worker behind the counter informs Douglas he’s a few minutes too late, and Douglas becomes unhinged.
McDonald’s Corp. said Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson will take over as chief executive officer, becoming the first black CEO of the world’s largest restaurant chain, after Jim Skinner retires this year.
Tyree Johnson scrubs himself with a bar of soap in a McDonald’s bathroom and puts on fresh deodorant. He stashes his toiletries in a Kenneth Cole bag, a gift from his mother who works the counter at Macy’s, and hops on an El train. His destination: another McDonald’s.
McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, said sales at stores open at least 13 months rose 3.3 percent worldwide last month, trailing analysts’ estimates, as U.S. sales growth decelerated.