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·         McDonald's CEO sounds alarm over crime in Chicago: CNN

·         Why is McDonald’s CEO concerned about Chicago crime?

 

 

McDonald's CEO sounds alarm over crime in Chicago: CNN

 

Source: Xinhua(China)/Editor: huaxia

2022-09-17

 

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski has big concerns about surging crime in Chicago, where the fast food giant is based, saying it is impacting the company's restaurants and making it harder to recruit corporate talent, reported CNN on Thursday.

 

Crime is "seeping into every corner of our city," Kempczinski was quoted as saying. "Everywhere I go, I'm confronted by the same question these days -- what's going on in Chicago? While it may wound our civic pride to hear it, there is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis."

 

According to Kempczinski, McDonald's restaurants in the city are suffering. There are about 400 of the chain's locations across Chicago, the third-most populous city in the United States.

 

Starbucks, too, has noted similar problems...

 

more 

https://english.news.cn/20220917/84ed4937931c421cb2a919f10d74c6e7/c.html

 

 

Why is McDonald’s CEO concerned about Chicago crime?

 

Katie Smith, NewsNation

Sep 17, 2022

 

(NewsNation) — McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski says the business will remain in Chicago, despite concerns about crime and the challenge it presents in recruiting promising executives and new employees.

 

In a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago on Wednesday, Kempczinski said the city’s reputation has made it challenging to persuade corporate talent to relocate to Chicago. Other businesses, including Starbucks, have reported similar concerns. Several major companies, including Boeing and Caterpillar, have announced they’ll be moving their headquarters out of Chicago.

 

Who’s talking about this?

 

The Right. Of the new outlets reporting this, 58 percent lean right, according to Ground News, a NewsNation partner that measures media bias.

 

·         The Blaze: McDonald’s CEO says Chicago leaders need to face the ‘facts’ that violent crimes are damaging city: ‘Our city is in crisis’

·         New York Post: McDonald’s CEO warns of soaring crime in Chicago: ‘Our city is in crisis’

 

Only 8% of news outlets that reported the news lean left, according to Ground News.

 

Is that really what happened?

 

What did Kempczinski say? In part:

 

    “Given the nature of my job I travel around the U.S. I travel around the world and everywhere I go I’m confronted by the same question these days: What’s going on in Chicago? While it may wound our civic pride to hear it, there is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis. The truth is, it’s more difficult today for me to convince a promising McDonald’s executive to Chicago from one of our other offices than it was just a few years ago.  The truth is it’s more difficult for me to recruit a new employee to McDonald’s to join us in Chicago than it was in the past.”

    McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski

 

He went on to say that while others are leaving Chicago and Illinois, “McDonald’s is doubling down” and staying put...

 

more, including links

https://www.newsnationnow.com/blindspot-newsnation-media-bias/mcdonalds-chicago-crime/