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Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Check out someone's Snapchat all the way from Mt. Everest.
Lindsay Friedman
Amazon Won't Refund You If Items Drop in Price Anymore -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
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Amazon Won't Refund You If Items Drop in Price Anymore -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook users can now skip to the best parts in live videos.
Lindsay Friedman
McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Microsoft made a magic mirror that can read emotions.
Lindsay Friedman
Crazy Fast Food Burgers You Can Only Find in Japan
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Crazy Fast Food Burgers You Can Only Find in Japan

Finding customers for berry jam burgers may prove difficult anywhere else.
Lindsay Friedman
Netherlands McDonald's Wants You to Make Music While Eating
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Netherlands McDonald's Wants You to Make Music While Eating

Dutch designers created a musical placemat.
Benjamin Snyder
McDonald's Testing Less Artificial Chicken McNuggets In Two U.S. Markets
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McDonald's Testing Less Artificial Chicken McNuggets In Two U.S. Markets

McDonald's did not detail the specific ingredients in the new nuggets, but said it was a recipe 'parents can feel good about.'
Check Out Michael Keaton's Take on McDonald's Pioneer Ray Kroc in 'The Founder'
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Check Out Michael Keaton's Take on McDonald's Pioneer Ray Kroc in 'The Founder'

Move over, Zuckerberg. Kroc is heading to theaters this summer.
Nina Zipkin
'McDonald's of the Future' Includes All-You-Can-Eat Fries
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'McDonald's of the Future' Includes All-You-Can-Eat Fries

The fast-food chain doubles down on its roots in a new St. Joseph, Mo. location.
Lydia Belanger
Facing Slumping Sales in India, McDonald's Makes Rare Change to Big Mac
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Facing Slumping Sales in India, McDonald's Makes Rare Change to Big Mac

India holds lots of potential for fast food chains, but new competitors have forced big eateries to keep things fresh.
Lindsay Friedman
WATCH: McDonald's New Anime Recruitment Video Tugs at the Heartstrings
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WATCH: McDonald's New Anime Recruitment Video Tugs at the Heartstrings

The company appeals to your 'future self' in an attempt to attract new part-time employees in Japan.
Lindsay Friedman
Beer Is Coming to Select Burger King Locations in the U.K.
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Beer Is Coming to Select Burger King Locations in the U.K.

The fast-food franchise says the move is really just its way of catching up with competitors such as McDonald's.
Lindsay Friedman
Shamrock Shake vs. Peeps: We Rank the 7 Best Seasonal Foods
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Shamrock Shake vs. Peeps: We Rank the 7 Best Seasonal Foods

There's a season for everything, including food.
Carly Okyle
McDonald's

Ray Kroc, a milkshake mixer salesman, ventured to California in 1954 to visit McDonald's hamburger stand, where he heard they were running eight mixers at once. Kroc was impressed by how rapidly customers were served and, seeing an opportunity to sell many more milkshake machines, encouraged brothers Dick and Mac McDonald to open a chain of their restaurants. Kroc became their business partner and opened the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955. McDonald's and the Golden Arches have since become an internationally-recognized symbol of quick-service hamburgers, fries, chicken, breakfast items, salads and milkshakes.

McDonald's is ranked #9 on Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500® listing.

Here are some of our most popular McDonald's articles:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231148

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230530

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230704

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229959

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230554