Coalition of Franchisee Associations

November 28, 2011

November 22, 2011

McDoonald's Grand Opening Mismanaged

No one with any retail experience in any business would
ever set a public time certain for opening and promoting
a new location. I'm assuming this is a McOpCo store or
an Operator who is letting corporate people make all
the decisions.

The drive for increased sales has officially become mindless.

McDonald's Grand Opening Snubbed Customers


This is how to open a business - a private, soft event
the day before, a press release the next morning and open
in the afternoon.


Jack Also Upgrades Burgers

But ... since they still have a value menu they won't sell but a few..


November 10, 2011

Analysts Attend Hamburger U

McDonald's held their bi-annual investor meeting at H.U. today.
We will post various media reports from the meeting.

Starting with this corporate press release.

New product news released

Nations Restaurant News Reports


November 6, 2011

McDonald's chief : Curb Spending and Cut Taxes

"We pay some of the highest [corporate] taxes around the world. There needs to
be some levelling."

Ironically spoken by the CEO of the franchise company that charges higher rents
and royalties than any franchised brand in the world.

From the UK Telegraph


November 5, 2011

The Fight for Fairness in Franchising

"Imagine owning a small business for 20 years, pouring all your time, money and sweat into achieving a decent cash flow and a little equity. Then imagine getting a contract in the mail stipulating that if you want to continue doing business, you must replace thousands of dollars of perfectly good equipment, adjust suppliers or prices or make a dozen other changes that could destroy your bottom line. And if you don't sign, you more or less forfeit your life's work."

Yeah, just Imagine!


November 4, 2011