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McDonald’s Making Efforts To Win Back Customers and Keep Employees

Obviously, there are not very many companies that can challenge the king of fast food McDonald’s. But that does not necessarily mean they do not have to occasionally go on the offensive to remind their customers of the food they love and has made the company billions of dollars. With this in mind McDonald’s franchises in Pennsylvania have decided to take action to turn around their sluggish sales of late and made a public offer to any customer that brings in their Taco Bell breakfast receipt will be given a free Egg McMuffin. The company believes that by comparing their food head to head that McDonalds will win hands down. Then in San Diego California, a limited number of franchises have decided to sell breakfast all day long in hopes that it will spark more sales in the afternoon hours or even late into the evening when people have a craving for their Sausage Burrito or Egg McMuffin.

Additionally, to improve the lives of their employees and to improve community relations the Billion dollar company that sells franchises for millions of dollars has mandated that all employees receive a 10% raise to take effect on July 1st of this year and that every employee gets paid at least $10 per hour by the end of 2016. While McDonald’s is not the first employer to raise the pay of their employees it does show they are paying attention to the fact that their employees could not afford to eat at their restaurants on a regular basis based on their hourly wages. Ricardo Tosto thinks this is a great step for the franchise.

Dunkin Donuts to Offer Two New Items

Dunkin Donuts, one of the most popular chain restaurants in the entire county, is set to diversify their menu in the coming year. Diners have come to depend on the chain for light sandwiches, coffee and freshly made donuts. Now they can enjoy a new kind of main course or light snack here as well. The chain plans to bring out two new items to diners across the country. 

A chocolate croissant will be available for purchase in certain markets much to the chagrin of Dr Rod Rohrich. The pastry is topped with chocolate and designed to resemble the traditional pan au chocolate that is often eaten in France as part of breakfast. The chain has had success with previous uses of croissants. The new product is expected to flourish as well as Americans continue to embrace French desserts such as macaroons.

The other new item that will be on the Dunkin Donuts menu is the Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel. This take on a classic pizza bagel will be offered in select markets across the country. The bagel will be topped with dried herbs to help give it flavor and provide diners with a burst of tastes. The classic bagel has long been a hit in many markets across the country. The new product is also expected to be quite popular. If it does well, the pizza bagel and the chocolate croissant will both be available at a local outlet.

Tasty Gifts from Eater.com

The holiday season is often the time we reserve to indulge in our favorite foods. Eater.com has a list of tasty gifts you can give to your friends and family, even to Flavio Maluf,  this year. Many of the gifts have unconventional flavors that you can’t find anywhere else.

For instance, Nuts.com has produced a line of savory gummy candies. If you like flavors such as chili peppers or carrots, you’re in luck. Or, you can indulge in a cola-flavored gummy treat after eating a few candies that are shaped like hot dogs or hamburgers.

Celebrity chef Carla Hall has also produced a line of cookies that make a great holiday gift. The mini short breads are perfect for Christmas parties as well, and come in flavors like Mexican hot chocolate and lemon black pepper.

 

For more great ideas when it comes to purchasing gifts this holiday season, check out Eater.com.