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McDonald's execs discuss US expansion plans, future of the Big Mac

Restaurant SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

McDonald's has reduced its number of US stores as part of its turnaround plan, but the chain may bring the number of US locations back up in the future, CEO Steve Easterbrook says in this interview. The chain has added table service and a lineup of premium burgers, but classics like the Big Mac are still a key part of the brand, say Easterbrook and Chris Kempczinski, who will become president of McDonald's USA in January. The Associated Press (12/04)


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