McD’s details $2B cap-ex budget, plans for new chicken items

NEW YORK McDonald’s expects to spend $2 billion this year to “reimage” about 1,500 restaurants and open approximately 1,000 stores, Pete Bensen, chief financial officer, told financial analysts Wednesday at a conference in New York. The plan is to increase the number of restaurants by 1 to 2 percent, he said.

Bensen also divulged plans for the spring introduction of a breakfast biscuit sandwich and a conventional sandwich made with southern-style chicken. In a p

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