McDonalds Legal sent a email to all Operators today threatening them with license violation if they cooperate with non-Mcd sources on information. It implied that they would go after these "third party" folks aggressively!
The major leakers always come from within; not the franchisee community.According to McDonald's Corporation, I am an independent business owner which means I can share the results of my business within anyone I want, I can also share my perspective on current promotions & how they are performing in my business with anyone I choose. I would never reveal or comment on upcoming or unannounced operational or promotional items or McDonald's Corporation results before announced to the public. But I would also never let Mr. Koulouris or his legal council suppress my voice on my business, I do not fear a cease & desist letter followed by a lawsuit. If something such as that ever occurred I would subpoena every known document, electronic file, personal phone logs from known vendors and corporate leakers, the legal fallout and SEC investigation would start a criminal investigation against McDonald's current and former executives my restaurants value would be far greater for them to get rid of me than the current value, of course at that time any poor grading results would be clear retaliation.
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