This is a super legitimate point.
Just about every major QSR chain in the publicly traded universe has unloaded nearly all of their stores on franchisees. And then they discount the hell out of the menu even as labor costs skyrocket.
Jonathan Maze added,
Replying to @BarbarianCap@jonathanmaze
and what really irks me is that there is a borderline fraudy element: you induce franchisees to sign up based on certain profitability expectations, and then you keep slamming them w discounts