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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McDonald's Food Has A Healthy Glow, At Least In China

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An Olympic-Sized Outrage Grows Over French Fry Sales At The Games

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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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