June 30, 2017

Qdoba Franchisees Organize

With franchisor on the block, Qdoba franchisees organize

What's a Pajama Boy?

A few people have written to ask about the origin of the term "pajama boy" that's popped 
up here a few times. In 2013 the Obama administration launched a website to encourage 
young people to sign up for Obamacare. The website featured a picture of a young man who was apparently the model of the new American male (as defined by liberals). The internet 
went crazy with what's now called a meme and circulated many modifications to the photo.

We offer the original pajama boy here but your search will yield some clever modifications.


June 28, 2017

Who Counts The Votes?

Or, who is keeping track of the number of Operators who've signed on to EOTF?

We hear Oak Brook is claiming they've hit the magical 67%. 

Does anybody think that's true?

Another Study: Bad News For Full Service Restaurants

Study: Fast Food is Flattening Full Service - QSR mag

Study: 25% of Americans Stopped Buying Because of Politics

In my humble opinion, there's something to this - there's a change happening in our 
culture. Aside from politics, it seems more and more normal people are, if I may coin
a phrase, "Issue Spending". We've always had extremists on all sides of every issue who 
will boycott, protest etc. But now we have middle of the road parents who won't take
their kids to Sea World because of the treatment of Orcas or those to complaining
about who advertises on what TV show. These people won't be marching and carrying 
signs but they'll beat up a brand on social media and will never pull into that parking 
lot. Anyway, as the one branding expert says, 

"brands shouldn't worry about political biases of consumers and should refrain from 

getting caught up in politics". 

CMO Strategy - AdAge reports

June 26, 2017

You Can Learn a Lot About a Liberal From Twitter

If you're on Twitter you should take a look at the left leaning views of the 
President of McDonald's USA. He's allowed any views he wants but to vent 
them so publicly shows a lack of maturity and good judgment. And for the 
President of the domestic division of a major company to bash the President 
of the United States (no matter the POTUS' party affiliation) displays his
incompetence on a large scale.

  1. Replying to 
    Great reporting. Fascinating and frightening
  2. Replying to 
    U.S. needs to honor its commitment to the Paris Accord. Our nation's credibility depends upon it, and more importantly, so does our planet.
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    So proud that is a founding member of Catalyst CEO Champions For Change.
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    Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.
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    Historic piece on spy story behind role in 2016 election. What a cover too!

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    Trump elected president. Membership applications at Mar-a-Lago surge. What to do? Double initiation fee to $200K. √

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    "There's scientific consensus on guns—and the NRA won't like it,” says Harvard professor
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    I never thought a serious candidate for US President could be a serious threat against the security of the West. But that’s where we are.
  4. Interesting Fox News website doesn't cover Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes. Fair and balanced??