From time to time we like to have some fun arguing about whether McDonald's Operators
are obligated to belong to OPNAD and if the pledge card is a real contract or just a 50 year
Now I hear a rumor that during September's meeting OPNAD discussed increasing the 2017
contribution rate to 2.00%.
First, congratulations to OPNAD on keeping the rate at 1.60%. But, as I understand it, 2017
is the second year of the current pledge period.
If the OPNAD pledge card is a "contract" signed by individual McDonald's Operators how
can a group of their peers even discuss changing the terms of that contract? Wouldn't that require all new pledge cards with new terms?
Of course, I haven't seen an OPNAD pledge card in a few years. Do the 2016/2017 pledge
cards say "as OPNAD will determine from time to time" in reference to the percentage
of sales pledged?