mcdonald's http://michiganradio.org en No more halal 'Chicken McNuggets' in Dearborn http://michiganradio.org/post/no-more-halal-chicken-mcnuggets-dearborn <p>According to Islamic law, food must be prepared within the criteria of “halal.” Primarily, this refers to the way that meat is killed and prepared. &nbsp;</p><p>There were only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that offered halal products and both were in east Dearborn.</p><p>But the two branches were accused in 2011 of selling non-halal products that were advertised as halal and a lawsuit ensued.</p><p>The case was settled this past April.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:41:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13207 at http://michiganradio.org No more halal 'Chicken McNuggets' in Dearborn In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-145 <p><strong>Critics of Governor Snyder's roads funding say weight limit an issue</strong></p><p>Critics of Governor Rick Snyder's proposal to spend more than a billion dollars to fix Michigan's roads say the state should change it's weight limit on roads. Michigan has the highest weight limit on roads in the nation. As the Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130122/NEWS15/301220045/Michigan-highway-weight-limits-draw-criticism-in-wake-of-Gov-Rick-Snyder-s-road-fix-request?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Michigan%20news">reports,</a></p><blockquote><p>"They say if Michigan brought its weight restrictions more into line with other states, its roads and bridges would last longer. State officials acknowledge Michigan's maximum truck weight of 164,000 pounds -- just more than twice the federal weight limit."</p></blockquote><p><strong>Hathaway resignation could give Supreme Court a Republican 5-2 majority</strong></p><p>State Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway officially resigned yesterday. As Kate Wells <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/hathaway-resignation-official-snyder-considers-replacements-supreme-court-seat">reports</a>, "She's facing federal charges for bank fraud. But it's not just the political scandal: Hathaway was nominated to the bench by a Democratic governor. Now, Republican Governor Rick Snyder gets to choose her replacement. That could bring the court's tally to five Republican judges and just two Democrats."</p><p><strong>McDonalds to pay fine to a Detroit-area restaurant over claim on Muslim dietary law</strong></p><p>"McDonald's and one of its franchise owners have agreed to pay $700,000 dollars to members of the Muslim community. That's in an effort to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary laws. A spokesman says there's no evidence McDonald's set out to deceive customers," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:29:47 +0000 Emily Fox 10881 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . McDonald's "National Hiring Day" is tomorrow http://michiganradio.org/post/mcdonalds-national-hiring-day-tomorrow <p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">&quot;Would you like some fries with that?</span>&quot;</p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">That&rsquo;s the phrase many are perfecting for McDonald&#39;s National Hiring Day tomorrow. Many of the McDonald&rsquo;s&nbsp; jobs will be in the Midwest.</span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">McDonald&#39;s got its start here in the Midwest, and it has a substantial presence throughout the Great Lakes states.</span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">That&rsquo;s why 10,000 of the 50,000 new workers, the company wants will be based across the region.</span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">The McDonald&#39;s in downtown Chicago (on Chicago and State) is one location that is hiring. Nick Karavites and his family own that restaurants and 18 others across the city.</span></p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">&quot;Not only are we looking to hire cashiers but also hospitality staff and kitchen staff,&quot; says Karavites.</span></p></blockquote><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">As the employment market improves, job seekers can get more selective about where they work.</span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">Karavites said pay at their restaurants averages $9 an hour, and that all workers can participate in a McDonald&rsquo;s Insurance program.</span></p><p><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 14pt;">McDonald&rsquo;s says the company needs more workers because last year&rsquo;s sales were up five percent and continues to grow.</span> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:44:26 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 2111 at http://michiganradio.org McDonald's "National Hiring Day" is tomorrow