Scenes from McDonald’s, where distressed America takes refuge

Chris Arnade found and photographed members of the U.S. socio-economic underclass in one of the few places they find comfort

How Tim Hortons lost its way

Corey Mintz: waffle breakfast sandwiches, nitrogen-infused cold brew and a shiny new ‘innovation cafe’—what on earth is Tim Hortons doing?

What’s the best coffee loyalty card in Canada?

Comparing Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other leading chains. Here’s who deserves your loyalty.

Shelter in the shadow of the golden arches

For many people, McDonald’s is the most reliable shelter on cold winter nights—a symptom of the failings of Canada’s housing and shelter networks

Coffee Taste Test: Tim Hortons vs. McDonald’s

Think you could tell the difference between Tim Hortons and McDonald’s coffee? Over 15,000 people voted for the best chain coffee in Canada using Maclean’s Coffee Ranker, and McDonald’s ranked no.1, ousting Tim Hortons from the top spot. But can people really taste the difference? We put it to the test.

The results are in: Tim Hortons is no longer Canada’s favourite coffee shop

Move over Tim Hortons, Canadians have a new favourite coffee shop: McDonald’s. More than 1,500 people have voted using Maclean’s Coffee Ranker, which went live on Monday. The tool lets users rank the 15 largest national and regional chains that sell coffee in the country. A first place vote gets 15 points, a second place vote…

How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart are losing their grip

Once feared for their global dominance, several U.S. corporate giants are struggling. Can they fix things without breaking the business?

Why McJobs are good for teens

Sure the wages are low and the working conditions can be crummy, but there’s evidence that toiling at McDonald’s or other similar jobs as a teen can pay off later in life

The Thrill: FHRITP, a TV era ends, and hipster Hamburglar

Our pop-culture podcast talks to CityNews’ Shauna Hunt, discusses the cancellation of two defining TV shows, and debates the Hamburglar rebrand

The Morning Playbook: Joe Oliver is up

April 2: It’s a spring shower – or maybe an all-out flood – of business news, from Greece to McDonalds to manufacturing and wheat fixing

The Curious Case of Canadian Jobs

Jan. 29: Where did last year’s jobs go? Plus, oil slides below $45 and Facebook makes its money off mobile ads – on your iPhone

A week of (semi) surprises, from Saudi kings to central banks

Jan. 23: Oil looks for clues after the death of King Abdullah, the Greek election, and why McDonald’s golden arches are losing their glow