Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Deerfield McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Deerfield McDonald's locations: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is considering…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The restaurant chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and The Fruit & Walnut Salad, the Associated Press reports.
Say goodbye to some well-known items on McDonald’s menu. The fast-food chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad from its menu and is considering cutting the Angus burger as well, the Associated Press reports. McDonald’s is now introducing more limited-time menu items like the new McFish Bites. Chicken Selects were added to the menu in 2004, and the Fruit & Walnut Salad was introduced in 2005. Deerfield McDonald's locations: What do you think about the changes to McDonald's menu? Will you miss Chicken Selects or the Fruit & Walnut Salad?
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Retired McDonald’s CEO Fred Turner of Deerfield, who died Monday at 80, was one of Ray Kroc's first employees. He helped build Village’s Patty Turner Center in memory of his wife.
(Update at 4:45 a.m.) Fred Turner, a longtime Deerfield resident and retired CEO of McDonald’s who died Monday at 80 was the driving force behind the establishment of the Village’s Patty Turner Center. Turner’s late wife, Patty Turner, was an active in senior programming with the Deerfield Park District, according to Park District Communications Director Darla Kuhs. Patty Turner died Oct. 10, 2000, at 67, according to the Chicago Tribune. After his wife’s death, Turner, his family and friends made a large donation toward the establishment of a senior center in Deerfield in partnership with the Park District and the Village, according to Kuhs. “Fred Turner, a long time Deerfield resident, whose wife Patty was very active in Deerfield Park …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
James Skinner assumes duties as non-executive Walgreens Chairman of the Board.
James A. Skinner became the non-executive chairman of Deerfield based Walgreens today, according to a news release from the company. A member of Walgreens board of directors since 2005, Skinner retired recently as the chief executive officer of McDonalds. He replaces Al McNally who was the chairman since 2009 and a board member since 1999. According to the release, this is consistent with Walgreens “succession and rotational planning process.” McNally remains on the board. While at McDonalds’s, Skinner oversaw the company’s expansion into Europe. Walgreens recently acquired a 45 percent stake in Great Britain’s largest pharmacy chain, Alliance Boots. “Jim Skinner’s long experience on the Walgreens board and decades of global success with …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Village Board will discuss proposal June 18. Trustees give go ahead to projects for McDonald’s and Essence Pilates.
Plans for a $26 million redevelopment of the Deerbrook Mall which will include repositioning of some of the stores will be proposed to the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees at its June 18 meeting. “They’re still crossing some t’s and dotting some i’s,” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said of the proposal by shopping center owner Gateway Fairview. She announced at Monday’s Village Board meeting the discussion would be postponed from Monday to June 18. Earlier: Deerbrook Plans to Move Some Stores The proposal will give all businesses an outdoor entrance and eliminate the indoor mall portion of the development, according to a proposal submitted to the Village. Patch will have a more detailed story about the project Wednesday. In other action, the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Village Board gives nod to first step in restaurant’s remodeling process.
A remodeling plan by McDonald’s Restaurant on Waukegan Road allowing customers to go directly from the eatery to Lake Cook Road took a step forward at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board of Trustees. In other action, the Board gave preliminary approval to allow Essence Pilates to operate at the American Legion Hall, allowed a change to the medical building which will occupy former George’s What’s Cooking location and approved a Class K liquor license for Cre8 Workshop. Earlier: Deerfield Entrepreneur Finds Next Venture By a 6-0 vote, the Board approved unanimous reports from the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission to grant the necessary approvals to McDonald’s to allow the company to remodel its long time …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Former McDonald’s executives develop casual, creative concept in Deerfield.
Food industry veterans Tom Dentice and Ed Rensi are anything but typical for a pair who climbed the corporate ladder from the very bottom of the McDonald’s organization to the top rungs of management. After they left McDonald’s in 1999 after nearly 70 years at the company between them, Dentice and Rensi decided to do something more with hamburgers than the company where they started. The result is Tom & Eddie’s Restaurant in Deerfield and four other locations. Dentice, 72, and Rensi, 67, are quick to let people know they did not retire from McDonald’s. “We stopped working at McDonald’s,” Rensi said. “We did not retire. I will never retire.” The two food industry entrepreneurs began their careers with McDonald’s in Ohio within a year of …