McDonald’s 5th annual Hackathon recently wrapped up and the team of hackers solved business challenges related to our restaurants, crew members and community for an entire 28 hours.

Burger Hack, McDonald’s annual hackathon, brings together employees from across the company and select provider partners to dream up new ways to make lasting impacts on our communities, enable growth, and delight customers, crew members, and employees.

“Being new to McDonald’s, I was thrilled to come into an environment that values innovation — it’s what will enable our long-term growth,” said Senior Vice President and Global CIO Brian Rice.

Ever wondered what the day in the life looks like at the Hackathon?

Global Technology Rotational member, Maitree Shukla, kept a diary of her experience as a first-time Hacker.

Check out her diary entry here.



Speedee Labs will focus on innovation, driving the Customer and Restaurant team experience forward.

McDonald’s has been an innovator for decades.

We perfected the restaurant Drive Thru. Our kitchens run seamlessly. And our burgers always taste delicious and juicy, no matter where in the world you order them.

Many of McDonald’s famous innovations were developed, tested or perfected by a team at our Innovation Center in Romeoville, Illinois. Next year, we are creating an innovation hub within McDonald’s global headquarters.

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