"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.