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2010-08-30 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's returns for the third consecutive year as official sponsor of the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, which will broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT on November 11 from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. This year, McDonald's shares the Latin GRAMMY excitement with 20 lucky fans through the "Rock Hola! Con McDonald's" Sweepstakes, which will award five grand prize winners a trip for...

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2010-06-04 11:35:00

McDonald's has recalled 12 million "Shrek"-themed glasses after discovering the paint on them contained cadmium. The 16-ounce glasses were being sold for about $2 each and were available with pictures of four different characters from the movie. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using the glasses immediately. Cadmium is a toxic metal that can damage the liver, kidneys, lung, nervous system and brain. The CPSC is worried about long-term exposure to low...

2010-04-22 18:22:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's, Regina Belle and J Moss inspire through spirit and song across the country with the McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, kicking off in various cities during May. The gospel concert events are free in most cities and will be held at churches across the country and at festivals in select cities. This year's concert series is headlined by four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Regina Belle and PAJAM/Zomba recording artist, J...

2010-03-25 12:26:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- William "Bill" Lamar, former Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald's USA, was honored today at the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, with one of the advertising industry's most prestigious awards - the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Advertising Hall of Fame®. Lamar was one of seven individuals inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame this year. In its 61st year, the Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates the extraordinary...

2010-03-22 09:55:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's USA announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Michelle Wie, one of the world's top golfers. The new relationship was announced following the filming of a McDonald's commercial that will feature Wie and a message celebrating success and achievement. The ad campaign will launch in April and will be available in five languages - Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Korean and Taglish. In addition to...

2010-02-12 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 11, the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Selection Committee announced the 33rd All American High School Basketball Boys Team and the ninth All American High School Basketball Girls Team. The committee named Haley Peters of Peddie High School in Hightstown, NJ and Maggie Lucas of Germantown Academy in Washington, PA to the Girls Team. "We are proud to support the achievements of our local student athletes, Haley Peters and...

2010-02-11 11:45:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the McDonald's restaurant in the Olympic Main Media Center, McDonald's officially launched its global activities for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Olympic gold medalists Cassie Campbell, Shawn Johnson, Picabo Street and Katarina Witt participated in a fun food competition as the Company provided a first look at an upcoming McDonald's menu item, Real Fruit Smoothies. As the only Official Restaurant of the Olympic...

2010-02-02 09:30:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McDonald's confirmed today NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic has renewed a multi-year agreement with the company, extending a relationship that dates back to 2008. Although financial details of the contract will not be disclosed publicly, Howard's agreement includes support of several McDonald's programs, promotions and other initiatives in coming months. This month, Howard will back McDonald's sponsorship of the 2010 Winter...

2010-01-28 10:46:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 28/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- McDonald's confirmed today that LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has agreed to a multi-year deal with team-McDonald's. The relationship will kick-off with James' appearance in a remake of the iconic 1993 Super Bowl commercial "The Showdown," which is set to launch during pre-kick of Super Bowl® XLIV, in Miami. Although financial details of the contract will not be disclosed publicly, James' agreement includes...

2010-01-11 11:15:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today via a live Webcast, McDonald's unveiled new, compelling advertising, athlete-themed packaging and the latest news on its signature programs for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Mary Dillon, McDonald's Global Chief Marketing Officer, John Betts, McDonald's Canada President, and Olympians Shawn Johnson (U.S. gold medal gymnast) and Patrick Chan (Canadian men's figure skating champion and world silver medalist) shared details of how...


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