Customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill. The company has promised to start buying "verified sustainable beef" in 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate at a McDonald's in New York on Dec. 5. Protesters staged events in cities nationwide, demanding a pay raise to $15 per hour for fast-food workers and the right for them to unionize. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton responds to an employee who burst into an event. YouTube screengrab hide caption

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Neil Gaiman is also the author of Coraline, American Gods, Anansi Boys,Stardust and M Is for Magic. He was born in Hampshire, England, and now lives near Minneapolis. Darryl James/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese consumers have 1,075 McDonald's locations to choose from, but the variety inside the restaurant isn't exactly top of their tastes-- KFC does much better business here because Chinese diners prefer white meat over beef patties. felibrilu/via Flickr hide caption

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Tomatoes getting a splash of water reinforces the notion that McDonald's food is wholesome in China, as seen in this video screengrab. McDonald's China hide caption

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A McDonald's breakfast meal in Villeurbanne, France includes fresh baguettes and jam spreads with coffee for $4.55. Juste Philippe/Maxppp /Landov hide caption

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Fast food giant McDonald's has brought back the McRib until Nov. 14. The sandwich has gained cult acclaim over the past three decades because of its limited availability. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During a demonstration in Chicago, Jack Nugent (right), part of a group organized by Corporate Accountability International, urged a pedestrian to support his cause calling for McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald in March 2010. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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