McDonald’s to offer ‘McPick’ 2 for $2 menu Commented on: 36 weeks ago (November 16, 2015)

"The company will back the promotion with a heavy marketing campaign." - Hold on there - McDonald's franchisees contribute 3% to 4% of sales to national and local advertising programs, that's...

People still like fast food Commented on: 37 weeks ago (November 6, 2015)

McDonald's has a long way to go before we can say the menu has been "simplified".

Should McDonald’s have accepted Burger King's mashup offer? Commented on: 42 weeks ago (October 5, 2015)

While there probably wasn't a win-win here for McDonald's I think they handled it just fine. When you're the industry leader you can't let on that the quality of your product is no better than one...

Map: McDonald’s all-day breakfast pits muffins against biscuits Commented on: 42 weeks ago (October 5, 2015)

When the Egg McMuffin was introduced there was no such thing as a McDonald's biscuit. Folks in the South had no interest in english muffins so it was a hard sell. Southern franchisee pushed for a...

Facing a 'war on talent,' Wendy's looks to technology Commented on: 49 weeks ago (August 11, 2015)

You are right - restaurants aren't easy to automate, or quickly. At a McDonald's franchisee convention a robotic fry cooker was demonstrated that filled the fry basket, dropped it into the...

Analysis: Not everyone intimidated by McDonald’s all-day breakfast Commented on: 52 weeks ago (July 27, 2015)

“What if they vote no?” Saleh said. “If they do, the stock is going to get globbered. At this point, people are waiting on all-day breakfast.”

There's an old tradition in McDonald's -...

Survey: Franchisees struggle to make a living Commented on: 1 year ago (April 30, 2015)

Let's see - the unions are working to double the minimum wage and the union driven NLRB is trying to destroy the franchise model. Union success means many franchisees will be driven out of...

Could McDonald's USA follow Japan in closing stores? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 16, 2015)

Closing McDonald's stores in a country that is 90% franchised is very difficult. McDonald's has a contractual obligation to the franchisee at each of those individual locations. While they could...

Starbucks to add mobile ordering, payment in Pacific Northwest Commented on: 1 year ago (March 11, 2015)

There's one big problem with mobile ordering - consumers don't really know when they are gong to get to Starbucks or any QSR. There is huge potential here for cold coffee, stale mushy fries,...

QSRs are taking business from McDonald's Commented on: 1 year ago (March 11, 2015)

And yet McDonald’s management is headed off in the opposite direction with catch words like “modern”, “progressive” and phrases like “we can move forward on this different path”, “transform our...

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