February 27, 2018

McDonald's Dates Disney (Again)

Let's hope the relationship is different this time. In previous alliances Disney lead McDonald's executives and McDonald's Operators around on a very tight leash.

February 20, 2018

February 15, 2018

February 8, 2018

Profitable Delivery? What A Concept!

YUM CFO: “We did a thorough process understanding the economics to franchisees and to us,” CFO David Gibbs said. “It was a really important process to us, to make sure franchisees had good economics.
“We think we have a deal our franchisees will absolutely embrace.”
Yum Brands to invest $200M in Grubhub

February 6, 2018

McDonald's Guys at Dunkin Understand Simple Menus

Why Dunkin' Donuts is Still Winning Breakfast Customers - QSR mag

Warren Buffett’s New Man at Dairy Queen

This full article is behind the WSJ paywall but this quote is interesting:

"Dairy Queen says its relationship with franchisees has strongly improved in recent years. 
Mr. Bader, who was the company’s chief operating officer in the U.S. and Canada before succeeding John Gainor  as CEO, has worked closely with many of the franchisees. “I can 
call him in the middle of the night and he answers,” said Riz Momin, a Georgia-based franchisee who owns about 15 stores. In disagreements, he said, “Troy doesn’t like to use 
his power. He just goes in and convinces people.”

How Warren Buffett’s New Man at Dairy Queen Plans to Keep a Classic Brand Fresh - WSJ

If the article comes out from behind the paywall we'll post a new link.


February 1, 2018

Price Collusion Suits Against Tyson - Others

Price collusion suits mount against Tyson Foods and other poultry companies

Talking Operations - With Zero Operations Knowledge

Someone named Lucy Brady is suddenly an expert on McDonald's food quality and thinks
30-minute old fries are a good thing. She'll be shocked to learn about the short holding 
time for fries at the fry station, and that's under heat lamps.