McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson tries to steady company ‘under siege’

McDonald's Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson gave the keynote speech at the Chicago Urban League annual luncheon summit at the Hyatt regency in 2012. | Sun-Times Media file photo
McDonald's Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson gave the keynote speech at the Chicago Urban League annual luncheon summit at the Hyatt regency in 2012. | Sun-Times Media file photo

It’s been a tough year in 2014 for Oak Brook-based McDonald’s, with declining profits and issues abroad, and CEO Don Thompson is taking the heat, according to Reuters:

(Reuters) -¬†McDonald’s Corp¬†CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.

The head of the world’s biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-grabbing bad news in late July.

[Read the full story at Reuters]

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