That’s a Lot of Cones: Ice Cream Machine Hackers Sue McDonald’s for $900 Million

The startup firm Kytch, which invented a device to fix McDonald’s infamously broken and glitchy ice cream machines, has sued the fast-food giant for $900 million.  Fighting back against the chain’s attacks on their product, a Kytch cofounder said: They’ve tarnished our name. They scared off our customers and ruined our business. They were anti-competitive. They lied about a product that they said would be released.”

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McDonalds Clashes with Franchisees Over Technology Costs

As McDonald’s introduces more technology designed to improve ordering experiences and maximize profits, many franchisees are complaining about the increased costs of implementing new systems. Some restaurant owners claim they will be forced to raise prices to the consumer based on the fast-food giant’s increasing costs.


McDonald’s Mandates ‘Diversity Training’ for Chinese Branch that Banned Black Customers

Although the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) insists the many reported incidents of blatant racism against Africans living in China during the coronavirus pandemic are merely “misunderstandings,” McDonald’s Corporation announced on Monday that it has temporarily closed a restaurant in Guangzhou that explicitly refused to serve black customers and posted a sign declaring they were not “allowed to enter.”

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2015, file photo, customers buy sundae cones at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's Corp. said Thursday, March 31, 2016, it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive …