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July 21, 2021

Big Apple Mayor Race


Unless you've been locked in a Cuban prison you know there's a race for Mayor going on in New York City

You might know that the leading Republican candidate in the race is Curtis Sliwa, the founder of community safety group, the Guardian Angels.

But did you know that the Guardian Angels have their roots in an NYC McDonald's?

And that former McDonald's Owner/Operator Don Chin was one of the original ringleaders? 

Four Chinese helped found the Guardian Angels 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOPING CURTIS WINS BUT VOTES ALREADY STACKED AGAINST HIM

RICHARD - I would like to start a new thread later with current information everyone is well aware of - - talking with MCD leadership no one is surprised
they are trying to eliminate the smaller operators 3 - 4 - 6 stores
& wanting them to sell to larger

I am one of those operators with 6 stores - I prefer not to grow
but have to much debt - so I cannot leave for 4-5 years

I know MCD is always changing ownership so there will never be
a HARD number - but is there a way we can find out the average
store per operator number & how many operators out there have
over 20 restaurants & 40 restaurants - I know most of them have
their own team for all store needs - just courteous

It was also said MCD WOULD RATHER HAVE OPERATORS WITH
HIGH MULTIPLES 40 - 60 STORES THAN THE CURRENT AVERAGE
NOW - YES IT DOES MAKE COMMON BUSINESS SENSE FOR MCD

the days of the small store operator will slowly go by the way side

Our co-op is down about 40% from 3/4 years ago
we will lose more during the remainder of 2021

Not the MCD I signed up for - but really nothing I can do about it
except run the stores best we can & do not rock the boat

Your & others thoughts PLZ

OTHER OPERATORS IN MY AREA FEEL THE SAME - I AM PASSING
IT ON TO YOU FOR ALL OF US

THX



Anonymous said...

Clearly, the advantages of McDonald's Quality, Service and Cleanliness (QSC) and the ability to meet that standard more consistently. Rested in the Franchising that the focused on local markets and entrepreneurs; allowed the "We are not just on your corner, but in your corner" operations.

Even the current franchise agreement reflects that "ancient" sentiment; stating that franchising occurs only with operators that LIVE in their local market. So how does owning 20-40 stores, scattered across a wide plain of operational space equate to the past success McDonald's enjoyed with the local operator? Simply put, it doesn't.

Improving the McDonald's system, by copying and duplicating the failed systems of our competitors cannot be a long-term strategy for success. Unfortunately, as its been pointed out on several different occasions. Neither the Corporate's Leadership or Franchisee Leadership contains a sufficient braintrust of McDonald's brand commitment and history. In many cases, there's major swaths of GEN+ operators that actually never understood the independent franchise model.

The days of COOP planning, with actual market and competitor analysis, are simply gone. COOPS are simply a means of adding percentage payments on top of OPNAD specific charges - and an excuse to push further discounting to drive a stock price. Brand reputation be damned.

So stop fighting, and milk it for all its worth - as that worth is evaporating. There's no more partnering for success, three legged stool. There's simply the hand out, and that hand has but a single finger on it for the true operator. One things for certain, when traveling - I never seen so many run down locations; filthy cleanliness - but all in LEO patches with those 20-50 stores. Seems it didn't take long to become like a BURGER KING operator after all.