January 4, 2019

Operator Uprisings Shake the Trees for Change

"The manila envelope arrived on my desk just days after the first national owners
meeting of McDonald’s franchisees, unmarked except for a return label from a 
“McDonald’s franchisee in distress.” - Beth Ewen

Operator uprisings shake the trees for change - Franchise Times
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why hasn’t Stock Price Steve Easterbrook addressed any of the franchisees concerns directly to us as it relates to BBV 2020? Instead he hides behind his minion Lying Chris K? SPS must be busy managing the $20 plus million dollars he just cashed in by selling his stock options. The real reason the stock price is as high as it is now is because of him forcing the franchisees to pay for the company’s new looking buildings. And some how has gotten over eager analysts on Wall Street to think this strategy is going to work by putting franchisees in so much debt that they have to stay the course or lose a ton of their personal money. I guess SSP and the rest of the current McDonaldland characters like Amazon Alavaro, Snake Oil Spero and Charlie Cash Flow ain’t Strong are going to be the only ones financially benefiting from this nonsense. I can only hope that Karma comes to these professional illusionists sooner than later. It is truly said to see so many great franchisees that have done so much for this company and their communities for so long be treated like nothing more than money borrowing power for them. A lot of outsiders think owning McDonald’s restaurants is living the American dream. I now always respond...be careful what you wish for.

Anonymous said...

If you are green you are growing. If you are ripe you are rotting. With this brand’s maturity I hope for fruitful changes.

Anonymous said...

Worth repeating

Mcd WANTS

They have carved the Heart & Soul out of this business and ATE it.
They want more kid business, then Fire Ronald McDonald.
They want more family business ,then remove playlands
They want faster D/Ts, then add to the McCafe menu and Add fresh beef.
They want higher Cash Flow, then add Labor to the Dining room to teach people how to use a Kiosk, and do table service.
They want better Operations, then let Operators grow to 20, 30, 40 & 50 Stores.
They want us to give Gold Standard everything, Yet their Communication & Technology is No Standard (total failure)
They want us to give Table Service, yet I would be happy to have people just to give Service.
They want Better Advertising, but Create an Ad Agency from 2 Old Dried Up ones.

Anonymous said...

How many items make up the average menu of a McDonalds restaurant? What percentage of those items are on sale? 10%? 30%? 90?

How about everything! When you look at 123DM, 2 for $5, the Global Mobile App... everything is discounted.

What stores offer clearance items on everything? Going out of business sales, that's who.

Anonymous said...

This will never end until Crooked Chris and Stock Price Steve have been removed. And that will ONLY happen if :

The stock price crashes,OR

YOU join the NOA !!! ($200 is cheap insurance !)
nationalownersassociation.com



MMGA !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it’s funny that the only tactic these guys can come up with, is discounting. Their attempt at food “news” is weak; triple stacks fell flat. 4 for 6 got 86’d, Cheesy Fries will make me cry (and is a horrible health halo), Donut sticks can hit the bricks. Add bacon to everything. Add Lettuce and Tomato. Woot! Just let our customers simply have a consistent and reliable menu. Stop changing everying all the time. The company is gasping for air, and taking us all down with them. We spend all this money on advertising a discount, so it’s a double loss. And their service fee! Chick Filet, Chipotle, Starbucks do not advertise like us. Why does the Corporate leadership feel so obliged to chase Wall Street at the expense of the Franchisee? OO loses while Shareholder win. MCD muy malo! Someone pull back the curtain and expose the Great Oz! NOA help us!!!

Anonymous said...

In cas anyone missed it....the latest email that just came out tonight regarding the transition to new NFLA and officer elections. The company has now added certain “self evaluation” requirements to be eligible to run for the new offices. Everyone please take a look at these requirements. From a legal perspective it seems very vague and puts the upper hand with Stock Price Steve and Crooked Chris to eliminate the possibility of anyone they don’t want in a leadership position. Please help support anyone that is running for office from the NOA....because they will no doubt send in the storm troopers to make them ineligible anyway they can.....Ops people “hiding in the bushes” to take them down one way or another.

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank Crooked Chris K for doing something that no previous MCD exec ever did- UNITE the operators via the NOA !!

MMGA

JOIN THE NOA !!!


nationalownersassociation.com

Anonymous said...

The NFLA will be a puppet for MCD just like the NLC was. Juan should be ashamed of himself .

Want a better future ? JOIN the NOA !

Anonymous said...

Ill say it again here: only vote for NFLA candidates that are NOA members. That is how NOA takes over. It's pretty simple and it works. Other franchisee systems have done it.

Anonymous said...

Some of us will be leaving MCD in the next few years

Let’s work together so the arches shine bright for the operators of the future and keep THE DREAM alive for them

We owe it to ourself and to them

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU WHO STAND UP FOR THE BRAND

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT WE WILL ACCOMPLISH IN THE YEARS AHEAD


MMGA



Anonymous said...

We are receiving more frequent and better updates to our business from the NOA, than the franchisor. Keep it up. It’s radio silence from the Company. Crickets.