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McDonald’s franchisees want to make their smaller menu permanent

As operators of fast-food brands enjoy more efficient service than ever, many want to see changes last long after the shutdown, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operations

Restaurants register support for George Floyd protests

Several chains and countless independents expressed solidarity as the movement swept the country.

Operators and Republican leaders are pushing for protections against liability suits.

The burger giant is also taking steps to help its weakest franchisees as it works to jump-start the system’s recovery.

The burger giant is adjusting to a new normal and expects that some of the changes will last for some time.

CtW Investment Group, which works with union-backed pension funds, is calling for shareholders to remove Enrique Hernandez over CEO Steve Easterbrook’s exit deal.

The company and its franchisees are giving “Thank You Meals” to emergency and healthcare workers amid criticism of the chain’s response to the crisis.

Operators raised concerns about corporate support, while the company urged the franchise association to back efforts to raise worker pay during the coronavirus shutdown.

Mason Smoot was named U.S. chief restaurant officer after the retirement of Charlie Robeson, and the company has a new chief of staff and chief people officer.

The coronavirus interrupted great quarters for several chains, making a year of growth into one of financial rescue, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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