Don Thompson took over as chief executive of McDonald's in July 2012
Don Thompson became one of the most influential executives in foodservice July 1, 2012, simply by rising to chief executive of McDonald’s Corp., a company with nearly 35,000 units worldwide whose every move is scrutinized by competitors, investors, journalists and advocates. So in October 2012, when the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company reported its first monthly same-store sales decrease in more than nine years, people were watching — closely. Comparable-store sales fell 2.2 percent ...
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