Media Statements

  1. McDonald's Statement on Twitter Account Compromise
    Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. We took swift action to secure it, and we apologize this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald’s account. Read More

  2. McDonald’s Statement on Orlando Tragedy
    "We join the people of America in sending our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their loved ones impacted by the brutal attack in Orlando this past weekend, including three valued members of the McDonald’s family. We are deeply saddened to share that restaurant managers with a l...Read More


  3. McDonald’s Statement on Fight for $15 Protests
    “At McDonald’s, we take seriously our role in helping strengthen communities. Every year, we and our franchisees separately employ hundreds of thousands of people, providing many with their very first job,” said Lisa McComb, a McDonald’s spokesperson. “We offer McDon...Read More


  4. McDonald's Statement on FIFA
    We have already called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down immediately. All allegations of serious wrongdoing in FIFA need to be investigated thoroughly so that questions can be answered and the reform process can proceed.Read More


  5. McDonald's Statement on FIFA
    The events of recent weeks have continued to diminish the reputation of FIFA and public confidence in its leadership. We believe it would be in the best interest of the game for FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down immediately so that the reform process can proceed with the credibility that i...Read More


  6. International Day of Peace Statement
    Tomorrow is the International Day of Peace – a day set aside by the United Nations to focus the world on peace and generate awareness for the need to eradicate war and violence.   To mark the day, McDonald's along with DreamWorks Animation, Google, Facebook, T...Read More


  7. An Open Letter To Burger King
    Dear Burger King,   Inspiration for a good cause... great idea.   We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.   We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort? &n...Read More


  8. McDonald's FIFA Statement
    At McDonald’s, we know our customers around the world are passionate about football, and we share their enthusiasm. That’s why we’ve sponsored the World Cup globally for more than 20 years. But recent allegations and indictments have severely tarnished FIFA in a way that strik...Read More


  9. McDonald's Statement on Twitter Account Compromise
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this. – Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald’s. Read More

  10. Statement on Antibiotic Use
    Antimicrobial use in food animals is an issue that impacts people and animals. Global organizations like McDonald's Corporation need to pay attention to it. We have maintained a global policy on antibiotic use in food animals since 2003. In March 2015, McDonald’s released our Global ...Read More


  11. McDonald’s Statement on NLRB Actions (12/19/14)
    The National Labor Relations Board’s actions today improperly and dramatically strike at the heart of the franchise system – a system that creates economic opportunity, jobs and income for thousands of business owners and their employees across the country. McDonald’s is disapp...Read More


  12. U.S. Menu Simplification Media Statement
    Our intent is to have a cleaner menu board that is easier for customers to absorb. We’ll be clearing the path for future menu innovations by: Simplifying our current menu (i.e., one Quarter Pounder with Cheese burger vs. four; one Premium Chicken sandwich vs. three; one Snack Wrap vs....Read More


  13. McDonald's USA Minimum Wage Labor Statement (Updated 12/04/14)
    “At McDonald’s we respect everyone’s right to peacefully protest.  The topic of minimum wage goes well beyond McDonald’s- it affects our country’s entire workforce. McDonald’s and our independent franchisees support paying our valued employees fair wages a...Read More


  14. Happy Meal Hello Kitty Whistle Recall – Nov. 10, 2014
    Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and this includes the toys we offer them. McDonald’s has decided to voluntarily recall a red whistle included with the Happy Meal Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy (#6) in the U.S. and Canada after recently discovering that co...Read More


  15. Wage Theft Lawsuits
    “McDonald’s and our independent owner-operators share a concern and commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all people who work in McDonald’s restaurants. We are currently reviewing the allegations in the lawsuits. McDonald’s and our independent owner-operators ...Read More


  16. Response to Chicken McNuggets “mechanically separated/pink goop” photo hoax
    A photo circulating online does not show how we make Chicken McNuggets or, frankly, any item on our menu. Our Chicken McNuggets are made using USDA inspected boneless white breast meat chicken. We do not use the process known as mechanically separated chicken, nor do our Chicken McNuggets ev...Read More


  17. Response to myth that McDonald’s burgers do not decompose
    In the right environment, our burgers, like most other foods, could decompose. But, in order to decompose, you need certain conditions – specifically moisture. Without sufficient moisture – either in the food itself or the environment – bacteria and mold may not grow and th...Read More


  18. McDonald's USA: Discontinued Use of Select Lean Beef Trimmings (SLBT)
    McDonald’s does not use lean beef trimmings treated with ammonia, what some individuals call “pink slime,” in our burgers, and hasn’t since 2011. Any recent reports that we do are false. Burgers are at the heart of the Golden Arches, and the fact is, McDonald&...Read More



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