In May, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination took an unlikely detour through the McDonald's drive-through.

Candidates including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro adjusted their campaign schedules to join workers at McDonald's protests across the country.

The headline grievance was a complaint about low pay. But they were also protesting about another issue: claims of rampant sexual abuse of women in McDonald's restaurants.

These rallies may have presaged the downfall this week of the company's chief executive and embroiled a corporation that likes to view itself as an

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