A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. [1]
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Dec 2011 - Feb 2012

  • Portland provided UK public affairs consultancy services to McDonald's. [10]

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

  • Portland provided UK public affairs consultancy services to McDonald's. [8]
  • Aiken PR provided UK public affairs consultancy services to McDonald's. [9]
  • Portland Communications provided UK public affairs consultancy services to McDonald's. [9]

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

July 2011

Dept. of Health
  • McDonald’s met with Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss Out of Home Calorie Labelling. [2]

April 2011

Dept. for Work and Pensions
  • McDonalds met with Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment, to discuss Get Britain Working, along with 11 others. [3]

March 2011

Prime Minister's Office
  • McDonald's met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss employment issues, along with 11 others. [4]

January 2011

Prime Minister's Office
  • McDonald's met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss employment issues, along with 20 others. [4]

November 2010

Dept. of Health
  • McDonald’s met with Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, for introductory meeting and to discuss how they can help deliver the public health objectives. [5]

September 2010

Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills

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