Coalition of Franchisee Associations

November 29, 2022

State of Florida Sick of ESG

"Florida's Treasury Division is divesting from BlackRock because they have openly stated they've got other goals than producing returns,"

State CFO to pull $2 billion of assets away from Blackrock

Goofy Politics

Major companies with large marketing budgets who seek to appeal to the general consumer base (including families) should follow Disney's moves closely. They are painted into a corner, can they get out?

Disney's Iger on politics vs. storytelling - Fox News

November 28, 2022

Will There Be a "Strange World" Happy Meal?

Be careful with whom you partner up.

Disney's latest movie to lose $100 million in theatrical run

"Disney opted to not submit “Strange World” to several smaller markets, including the entire Middle East, Malaysia and Indonesia, because the movie features a gay character. Films with LGBTQ references have been regularly targeted by censors in those territories and Disney wasn’t willing to cut out parts of the movie to comply with their guidelines."

November 23, 2022

Someone Was Right About ESG

Earlier this year I tried to bring attention to the sickening tone of the McDonald's Chairman's 2021 letter to shareholders. As I said, the letter "dripped" with political correctness, wokeness, and an obsession with ESG. 

I'm sticking with my prediction that when 2022 annual reports are published there will be a lot less mention of ESG. Directors will pretend they don't know what those three letters stand for.

FTX bankruptcy exposes ESG's flaws - Americans for Tax Reform

FTX And ESG: A Panorama of Failed Governance - Forbes

Fired Twitter Employee Applies For First Real Job

Former Twitter employee on a job interview

November 21, 2022

Menu Prices - Ma & Pas vs Chains

Inflation forces restaurants to lean on their unique strengths

"Consumers care more about prices when they’re visiting a chain restaurant, according to findings from a survey of roughly 2,400 U.S. consumers. More than a third of respondents said everyday prices mattered when picking a chain restaurant, while just 22.5% said it factored into their decision-making when selecting an independent eatery."

November 20, 2022

November 15, 2022

Illinois "Workers Rights" Admendment Passes

"giving unions more latitude in collective bargaining with their public employers will lead to higher costs for government that will be passed on to taxpayers, including through property tax hikes."

Another reason to leave Illinois - Associated Press

November 14, 2022

Subway's New Grab N Go

 Unattended vending fridges - NRN

I'd put one just inside the front door of standard location(s) to service customers who want to avoid standing in line for custom sandwiches.