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February 25, 2021

We've Figured Out McDonald's CEO's Management Style

 He asks himself, "What would Fred Turner do?" - And then he does the opposite.

 A friend suggested we post Fred's video presented at the first NOA meeting in 2018.

Enjoy.

Fred Turner on YouTube.

February 13, 2021

IMHO

A franchise system should have a corporate-approved advisory group and a franchisee entity independent of the corporation.

Much like we have two houses of Congress. The Senate is supposed to be the upper house where ideas created by the House of Representatives are reviewed or stopped cold. Members of the Senate serve six years or more so they learn how government works. House members serve two-year terms so they are constantly running for reelection and are more in touch with their constituents.

A healthy franchise system needs similar entities. A group that interacts with corporate and moves a little slower and a group that's sometimes wild and crazy, is constantly making trouble, and forces the corporate-approved group to deal with real-world issues.

Imagine the United States if we only had the U.S. Senate. We'd be ruled by a bunch of politically correct fat-cats who use their positions to serve their own self-interests.

Why does that sound familiar?
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February 9, 2021

Regarding the "Coalition"

Let's pretended for a moment I know nothing about McDonald's but I know a lot about the franchise business. McDonald's Corp. hires me as a consultant to work on a solution to the "NOA problem". I do some research and interviews and come back with my recommendation to the corporation: That is to:

Cause a third McDonald's franchisee group to be formed.

This will confuse everyone - busy Owner/Operators, reporters, analysts, investors, everyone.

I'm sure I haven't seen everything the "Coalition" has published but I find one thing very odd. There is no mention of the NOA in any of the materials. How do you discuss the history and the culture of the McDonald's system and make no mention of the NOA? Obviously, the person or persons who put this all together wishes the NOA would just go away.
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$15 Min/Wage Would Cost 1.4 Million Jobs

 According to Biden's Congressional Budget Office

February 2, 2021