McDonald's CEO Says Ronald McDonald Won't Be Fired, Ever

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook defended Ronald McDonald, a core representative of the burger chain's image, at the company's annual shareholder meeting.
Easterbrook defended the company's use of the red-headed clown, who he noted recently got a new outfit that makes him feel "trendier."
Easterbrook said "With regards to Ronald, Ronald's here to stay," .
Protesters showed up to shame the company into raising its minimum wage above the modest $1 hike it recently promised.
Easterbrook also said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.