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Financing

Franchisee crisis ramps up pressure on McDonald's management

Creation of the National Owners Association signals a major shift in franchise relations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Jollibee takes full control of Smashburger, with eyes for more

The Philippines-based operator named Jose Minana the chain’s president.

Despite their reputation, at times the shareholders can light a fire under managers and get things done, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Roger Theodoredis named chief legal officer; Tabassum Zalotrawala named chief development officer.

The company plans to close four underperforming locations.

The new “Cravings Value Menu” will have items ranging from $1 to $5 and will kick off with a new ad campaign.

The chicken chain is selling chicken-scented logs, and the burger chain will sell you a firescreen.

The company is working with Progressive Beef to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.

The chicken sandwich chain, which will soon be the country’s third-biggest restaurant, caters to the same customers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In this week’s episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," the prominent franchisee also discusses his recent purchase of 368 Arby’s restaurants.

The sale is the Steak ‘n Shake owner is quietly reducing his holdings, which is big for both him and Cracker Barrell, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company will measure use of human antibiotics in beef over the next two years before establishing reduction targets.