Coalition of Franchisee Associations

March 30, 2011

Where Are They Now ?

Russ Smyth, formerly President of McDonald's Europe spent a year at
H&R Block and is now CEO of the HAVI Group, owner of Perseco and
several other McDonald's suppliers. HAVI is also one of the owners of
the underground real estate empire (SCC).

Former McDonald's execs Tom Dentice and Ed Rensi are preparing to
open their third Tom & Eddie's.

Former McDonald's guys Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue are preparing
to open health food restaurant, Lyfe Kitchen.

Former McDonald's Executive VPs Pat Flynn and John Charlesworth
still sit on the Chipotle Board:

And you can help with our research. The owner of much of McDonald's
real estate, System Capital Corporation, is headed by a "Don Horwitz"
Is this the former McDonald's top attorney?

This chart links a director of SCC to the HAVI Group

SCC and the HAVI Group are both based in Downers Grove, Illinois,
across the freeway from each other, five minutes from Oak Brook.


Save a Tree - Ruin Your Company

Environmentalism is not about the Earth - it's about controlling the lives of other
human beings - and here's proof. The World Wildlife Fund has developed a file
format that prevents computer users from printing E-mails and other documents.
Supposedly this will save trees. Meanwhile growing, harvesting, and using trees
is a vital part of our economy.

The WWF is the same group of wackos who dictate policy to companies
like McDonald's. And, people like second generation hippie Bob Langert build
their careers by climbing in bed with the WWF and Greenpeace and selling out
their employers.

(Please don't confuse the World Wildlife Fund with the far
more intellectual and sensible World Wresting Federation)


March 7, 2011

How to Create a Harmonious Franchise System

Interesting and highly theoretical article about franchisor - franchisee

"He said sharing useful information about ingredient prices,
operational procedures and marketing ideas is always valuable,
even if it’s overstated."

If only it were so!


March 6, 2011

In the Words of Howard Schultz...

"the awareness that McDonald's created,
through hundreds of millions of dollars
of advertising, benefited Starbucks.
My respect for McDonald's as a company
is at the highest regard, but in terms of the
impact they've had on Starbucks with coffee,
it's de minimis if not at all."

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