Friday, February 3

McDonald’s CEO Makes a Big Political Statement (Some Won’t Like It)

Chief executives and political commentary rarely go well together — when outgoing Whole Foods CEO John Mackey went on a podcast to say that the “socialists are taking over” and young people “don’t seem like they want to work,” the internet did not let him retire without one last scandal.

The latest person to make a splash with his remarks is McDonald’s  (MCD)  chief executive Chris Kempczinski. During a conference at the Economic Club of Chicago, Kempczinski drew attention to the issue of crime in the Midwestern metropolis that serves as the headquarters of the Golden Arches.

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