McDonald's has been killing it since Skinner took over in 2004, with 5% annual revenue growth, steadily rising same-store sales, and 250% total stock appreciation. The company has successfully introduced healthier menu options like smoothies and wraps, and is challenging Starbucks with its McCafé coffee selection. And it continues to create those McJobs in a down economy, including an April hiring spurt that added 62,000 new employees.
He rescued the coffee chain. It had record financial results this year. Now the CEO is on a campaign to save the country from its politicians. Here's how he blends capitalism and activism.
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