McDonald's CEO says corporate staff will return to the office 3 days a week. 'We ultimately are an in-person business.'

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McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski. AP Photo/Richard Drew
  • McDonald's says its corporate workers should return to the office three days a week.

  • "We ultimately are an in-person business," CEO Chris Kempczinski told Bloomberg.

  • Google and Apple are also asking employees to return to their offices.

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McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski said he expected corporate workers to return to the office three days a week.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Kempczinski said remote work had "worked well for the time" but the company was "committed to getting back into our offices, getting back into the restaurants."

"We ultimately are an in-person business," he said. "We're in-person in the restaurants. We're in-person in the office."

Kempczinski said workers would have two days a week of flexible working going forward. Before the coronavirus pandemic, corporate workers at McDonald's could work from home one day a week.

The fast-food chain joins a growing number of businesses, including Google and Apple, that are asking workers to return to offices for at least a few days a week. Apple recently delayed its office reopening because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the US.

While many workers want to get back to an office, some don't want to return five days a week.

A recent survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes found that just over 6% of US workers said they would quit their jobs if they were asked to return to an office full time.

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