June 27, 2021
June 26, 2021
Having spent years sailing the waters off the California coast I, like any seafarer, hates to see trash in the ocean. But I still don't understand how a McDonald's straw form Wisconsin can make its way to Catalina Island.
June 24, 2021
June 22, 2021
"It demands that a small group of investors and CEOs determine what’s good for society, rather than our democracy at large. This new trend has created a major cultural shift in America."
Vivek Ramaswamy is the founder and executive chairman of Roivant Sciences.
June 21, 2021
June 18, 2021
June 17, 2021
"McDonald’s executives will speak out when they think an issue directly impacts the business. Recent issues included Black Lives Matter, climate change and the U.S. Capitol violence on Jan. 6, he said."
But in the next paragraph of the article he says, “we are a non-political organization. We don't pick sides."
However, the three issues he mentions in the previous paragraph (Black Lives Matter, climate change and the U.S. Capitol violence on Jan. 6) will be central planks in the democrat party platform in the 2022 and 2024 elections!
That's picking sides.
This guy wants to be a political power player of some type and he intends to fund a campaign with McDonald's shareholder's and McDonald's franchisee's money.
And drive away a lot of McDonald's customers.
June 14, 2021
In the real estate business, we depend on curb-appeal to cause potential buyers to slow down when they see our sign in a front yard, maybe stopping long enough to write down the realtor's phone number or website address. Or, with an open house to come inside.
Quick Service Restaurants need a different kind of curb-appeal. Customers have to make split second decisions on which parking lot to turn into. This is why QSRs were so garish in the 1950s and it's still important today. The entire building should say, "Welcome, Come in, it's fun in here".
The McDonald's pictured below has all the curb appeal of a mausoleum.
We shouldn't expect to attract kids and families to a Playplace in a Darth Vader building.
Maybe this is a trend in Chicagoland but it's a mistake in America.