April 15, 2017

Who's The McBoss?

"Beyond asking franchisees to pitch in for upgrading restaurants—work that could 
set them back millions of dollars—McDonald's is pressuring owner-operators to cede 
even more control to Oak Brook over a particularly sensitive issue to franchisees: 
menu discounts and deals."

McDonald's reasserting its authority over franchisees - Crain's Chicago Business

Kudos to those Operators who worked with Peter on this Crain's article.
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April 13, 2017

Corp Argues Against Franchisee Director in 2016 Proxy

Top left corner of the page - click on "Table of Contents". On table of contents - scroll to 
the bottom of the first page and look for page 66 or "Proposal No. 8". Click either one:

Link to McDonald's 2016 Proxy filing

There are "robust lines of communication" between the Board of Directors and franchisees
because the CEO tells the Board what the franchisees are thinking.
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Burger Options

The average American has 17 different burger options on a 10-minute drive
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Well, the "Turnaround" is Working For Someone!

McDonald's CEO received compensation worth $15.4 million

Up from $7.9 million in 2015
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