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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.

Marketing

Taco Bell is launching a new value menu

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.

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.

Franchisees say that as much as 40% of the system would not qualify for lease renewal if sales don’t grow as projected.

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.