Jonathan Maze is one of the few reporters who can write this bit of history since he pretty much lived it. Of course, thanks to the smart McDonald's Operators who have a continued dialogue with Jonathan, this article was possible,
But, he and other reporters fail to pick up on an interesting aspect of these events. They cover this history as though McDonald's culture is accustomed to the constant change in management. They fail to cover the trauma caused by the change from a culture guided by the founders' principles (an entrepreneurial culture) to one dominated by corporate raiders, all happening in the past decade. Someday, someone will write the rest of that story.
Viewing assignment: Movie "Wall Street," 1987, Douglas, Sheen