Why McDonald’s hired Robert Gibbs

Hiring of former Obama advisor comes as company, franchising model are under fire

McDonald’s Corp. and President Barack Obama haven’t exactly been chummy of late, even if they do both hail from the Chicago area.

So it was a bit of a surprise when McDonald’s hired former White House press secretary and Obama advisor Robert Gibbs as its chief communications officer.

After all, Gibbs “seems to align more closely with McDonald’s critics than supporters,”

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