Unknown hacker uses Burger King Twitter account to tweet that the chain was sold to McDonalds and putting a McDonalds logo on the account's background picture. Hacking of Burger King account follows several cybersecurity breaches at corporations.
McDonald's is urging its US restaurant owners to remain open on Christmas Day, a major break for a company that usually closes on major holidays. The decision comes after a successful Thanksgiving Day for McDonald's.
McDonald's sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell 1.8 percent, its first drop since 2003. McDonald's has seen sales slow recently amid intensifying competition and a persistently weak economy.
Wendy's iconic pigtailed logo is getting an update for the first time since 1983 after months of consumer testing. The new Wendy's logo is part of the burger chain's effort to transform itself into a higher-end restaurant.
Political uncertainty in debt-hobbled Europe spread to financial markets Tuesday and pushed stocks lower in Europe and the United States. The Dow lost 76 points close at 12932 after falling as much as 200 points earlier in the day.
Cage-free promise: Burger King has pledged that all of its pork and eggs will come from cage-free chickens and pigs within the next five years. The Burger King cage-free promise marks a huge step in the shift toward more humane treatment of livestock.