McDonald's: America's Most Hated Company?

Mcdonalds-hatin-itMcDonald's, which didn't make last year's list, tops this year's list of the Most Hated Companies in America. published the list, although it's unclear how the results are determined. The website theorizes that the company's popularity slipped because of the controversy over low-wage workers and the company's low revenue growth. 

On the rest of the list, we see some other familiar names in the BizCom in the News repository: 

1. McDonald's
2. Abercrombie & Fitch
3. Electronic Arts
4. Sears Holdings
5. Dish Network
6. Walmart
7. JPMorgan Chase
8. Lululemon
9. BlackBerry
10. JC Penney

We see few surprises here. 

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Discussion Starters: 

  • How do you assess the credibility of this list? What other sources may provide more reliable information? 
  • What should McDonald's do to improve its image at this point? How about Lululemon, which has suffered because of declining product quality and a few mistakes by the CEO?