McDonald’s franchisees seek a 'positive' impact

Operators at a meeting this week voted a “resounding yes” to forming an independent franchisee association.


Franchisee tensions bubble to the surface

McDonald’s and Jack in the Box show operators’ growing discontent amid weak sales and high costs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operators are meeting to discuss a potential independent group, which would be a first for the chain.

International development and concessions to the off-premise boom have left a stamp as the concept prepares for a domestic growth spurt.

The Jack in the Box Franchisee Association passed a “no confidence” vote in management and wants to replace Lenny Comma.

Focus on operator profitability has helped chains such as Domino’s, Popeyes and Chick-fil-A thrive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company said it completed three deals since August and also that Hurricane Florence hurt sales.

This week’s edition of the RB podcast "A Deeper Dive" examines disputes at Tim Hortons, Subway, Applebee’s and others.

The decision leaves the stores in control of a bankrupt franchisee with creditors to satisfy.

Franchisee closures and terminations led to a decline in store count amid sales challenges at the barbecue chain.