The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, The Guardian, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, NBC News, CBS News, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN Money, Business Insider, Bloomberg Politics, USA TODAY, The New Yorker and TIME are among the news organizations reporting that McDonalds has made a run at the top of the food industry.
The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine reported on Monday that the fast food chain plans to expand its nutritional services, while CNN reported that McDonald’s is seeking to become a nutritional powerhouse.
The Times reported that the company is planning to expand into other areas, such as health and wellness, “so that it can offer healthier options to its customers, including healthier meals.”
The Times also said that McDonald says it will invest more than $1 billion in new plant and equipment and “open a new restaurant near the Mall in 2021” in order to become more competitive.
In the article, the New York Post said that the McDonalds plan to open new restaurants in new markets, and also said the company will focus on the nutritional services sector, and expand into “health and wellness.”
“McDonalds is making a run to become the biggest nutritionist in America,” Michael B. Spann, the president of the fast-food company, told The New Yorkers.
“We want to be the most important place in the world for our customers to find nutrition information.”
The Wall St. Journal and Business Insider also reported on the plans, noting that McDonald is trying to improve its nutritional service offerings.
“In the coming years, we’re going to make our business more efficient,” Spann told the publication.
“And we’re planning to make sure we’re providing nutrition information that’s relevant to our customers, as well.”
McDonald’s spokesman Steve Davis declined to comment on the article.
In a statement, McDonald’s said that “McGuinness, and its subsidiary, McDonalds, have always been a leader in the health and nutrition of our franchisees and guests.”
McDonalds spokeswoman Angela DeGrazia said that while the company “is committed to being an innovator in the nutrition services sector and is focused on the future of our brand, we have always focused on quality, customer satisfaction and providing our customers with the best possible food.”
She added that McDonald has a “zero-tolerance” policy for the use of any food products that contain sodium.