The board will have 13 directors.
March 29, 2023
Wouldn't it be nice if we were all up to speed with our reading? (especially difficult in these internet days).
You should be following a guy named Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Consensus Center president and author of "False Alarm". He has a non-political, common-sense approach to the environment. Here, in this five-minute interview, Bjorn dispels many of the silly stats the mainstream media regurgitates.
Fun fact - if we go all-electric on cars, heating, cooking, etc. our electric grid can't handle the load. But the environmentalists won't let the grid be expanded.
As I go to press the interview is at the top of the page but Fox moves the links around. If it moves just look for the guy in the black T-shirt.
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"Mr. Narasimhan, who officially stepped in the CEO role on March 20, has for months immersed himself in the operations of the world’s largest coffee chain, including spending time as a barista at different cafes, he said."
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This press release is significant because it's unusual for McDonald's to make such a big deal out of hiring an executive from another chain. I don't see everything that Owner/Operators receive but I do see the public announcements. If I recall correctly this is the first time the company has distributed such a complete and nicely produced CV. That's very flattering for a new executive and on first read her experience is impressive.
But, does that experience apply to McDonald's? Both Chipotle and Panera operate about 4,000 locations each. There's plenty of room for both chains to add hundreds if not a thousand new locations in the USA. Finding those new locations should be a no-brainer. In a sense, the two chains are where McDonald's was in the '70s and '80s.
Today, McDonald's USA is in the business of filling holes in an already saturated marketplace. Sure there will always be population shifts and marketplace changes but they'll appear in small numbers. Does anyone at McDonald's Corp have any experience with cannibalization?
It's curious that management approaches the topic of growth as if McDonald's is on par with the smaller chains. At least that's how they want investors to think.
March 15, 2023
The link to make an FTC comment is a little harder to find than it should be, but that's government (don't get me started).
Looks like this: Submit a Comment on Franchise
That should take you to a page with a dark blue bar in the middle. Click on that bar.
That should take you to a page with three tabs at the top, click on the tab that says "Browse Documents". That should give you a page with a small button in the center of the page that says, "Comment".
So, to get you started here's the press release again:
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There it is!
The bank, the largest to fail since 2008, worked with more than 1,550 technology firms that are creating solar, hydrogen and battery storage projects. According to its website, the bank issued them billions in loans.
March 12, 2023
Late Sunday night and there is a lot of chatter on Twitter about the chances that many of the problems at SVB are connected to SVB's involvement with risky green and politically correct ventures. Will there be more taxpayer money spent to bail out investors looney enough to invest in such junk?
Here's hoping everyone reading this does business with a strong, stable bank(s). But the lessons learned from SVB's failure should apply to all our banking, investments, and business decisions. If there's an economic downturn coming its causes are one part lousy decisions made in the White House and one part corporate distractions caused by silly things like ESG/DEI.
March 11, 2023
Here's an opportunity to comment to the Feds:
March 9, 2023
"Meridian operates restaurants in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, North and South Dakota."
March 8, 2023
Not enough fertilizer = not enough food
These PragerU videos are smart because they are only 5 to 7 minutes long. Yes, they ask for a donation but that's up to the viewer.
March 7, 2023
I learned early in my home-building career that slapping heavy Spanish tiles on a roof designed for asphalt or wood shingles can create problems. In a full-size home, the building becomes top-heavy and can be really exciting during an earthquake.
March 6, 2023
Have you ever read though your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)? No? You're not alone.
Franchise Times has done some of the leg work for you. Here's a hint, you're supposed to receive a current FDD when you receive a new or rewritten franchise.
Beth reviews the lawsuit activity for the top ten brands:
Nitrogen 2000 is a 30-minute documentary being released in the winter of 2022 about the struggle of dutch cattle farmers to keep their land. The Dutch government is seeking to regulate them out of existence using the argument that their Nitrogen levels are too high. This short documentary covers the issues and speaks to the best-positioned people to explain the story. Please donate to the film: https://bigpicture.watch/product/fund... Here is an article by the director explaining the story: https://bigpicture.watch/why-are-dutch-farmers-protesting/