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McDonald’s hasn’t served a single salad in almost nine months, and it’s part of a strategy helping the chain cash in during the pandemic

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McDonald’s salads are off the menu. Irene Jiang / Business Insider
  • McDonald’s salads disappeared from the menu in April. Nine months later, they still haven’t returned. 

  • Few customers seem bothered by the loss of salads, and the simplified menu has helped McDonald’s speed up service.

  • McDonald’s declined to comment on the future of its salads but said the chain was still actively exploring opportunities to bring back missing menu items in new ways. 

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McDonald’s salads have disappeared. And no one seems to be missing them too much. 

In late March, the chain announced plans to slash all-day breakfast and many of its less-popular items from the menu, including yogurt, salads, and grilled-chicken sandwiches. The decision was said to be a temporary move to simplify and speed up operations.

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How Beta Boom is helping women- and minority-led startups grow their businesses

Kimmy Paluch, the founder of Beta Boom, a venture academy that helps startups get funding, joined Yahoo Finance to discuss the disparities in funding women- and minority-owned and what her company is doing to help.

Paluch tells Yahoo Finance that Black women are starting businesses at the fastest clip of any racial group. However, they are receiving less than half a percent of venture capital dollars. The Beta Boom founder says that the company is looking to level the playing field. She says this is why it primarily invests in startup founders who are women, people of color, and other overlooked groups. 

“What makes us different is we invest a lot more human capital into these companies because writing the check is just not enough. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to tear down access gaps that these founders face. So we invest, and we

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