CBC reported that McDonald’s ended its Canadian trial of Beyond Meat in April with no plans to continue. According to Business Insider, the plant-based burger dropped as much as 10% because of the news. While Beyond Meat said in an email they were “pleased with the test,” a JPMorgan analyst said usually if a test goes well, it doesn’t end. Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said the plan with McDonald’s hasn’t changed. Despite the recent drop, Beyond Meat is up more than 90% year-to-date.
McDonald Black franchisees say they earn less per month than average. According to Business Insider they're right. As of late 2019, McDonald's Black franchisees netted $68,000 less a month when compared to McDonald's overall franchisee average. The gap has more than doubled in recent years. Some insiders say McDonald's is making new efforts to address inequalities.
McDonald's intends to hire 260,000 workers in the summer. Business Insider reports that the hiring boom will come as states and counties continue the reopening process. McDonalds adopted 50 new safety procedures during the pandemic. The company did fever screenings after employees were upset about pay and safety protections. Employees have the chance to participate in Archway Opportunity, McDonald's education assistance, and career advising program.
With a coronavirus lockdown and racial protests derailing graduation for American students, music stars such as Lady Gaga and Maluma united for YouTube Originals' "Dear Class of 2020" on Sunday (June 07).
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were proud parents on Sunday night. Blue Ivy Carter, the oldest of Bey and Jay's children picked up her first BET Award. The 8-year-old shared an award with her mother, WizKid, and Saint Jhn for the single "Brown Skin Girl." The collaboration won the BET HER Award, making Blue Ivy the youngest award winner ever for the BET Awards. According to CNN, 'Brown Skin Girl" is a celebration of positivity that focuses on the natural beauty of Black and brown girls.
Asifa Lahore grew up in a strict Muslim Pakastini family but upon reaching puberty, before transitioning in her 30s, realised that she was gay. This meant the performer had to reconcile her sexuality..
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