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What Does Restaurant Refranchising Really Mean?

Two weeks ago, McDonald’s (MCD) announced it planned to refranchise up to 1500 units out of Europe and Asia Pacific, and announced a series of increased dividends and share buy back plans.

Man Unable to Work After MCD Only Gives 1 Napkin

Like an over-ripe avoacdo, Californians are easily bruised.

Responsible Reporting for Burger King, DineEquity, Dunkin Brands

Over the next two weeks there will be several “pure play” restaurant franchisors that will report earnings: Dunkin Brands (DNKN), Burger King (BKW), and DineEquity (DIN). It should also be mentioned that Sonic Drive In (SONC) and Domino’s (DPZ), which are both 90% franchised, reported in last week.

McDonald's Targeted by China TV

People wisk by a Beijing McDonald's

People whisk by a Beijing McDonald's, photo/theroadisthegoal

The government-owned broadcaster made MCD the subject of this year's "World Consumer Rights Day."

Ronald McDonald, a Nazi in Thailand

Heil Hamburger? Thailand's new fashion craze is outraging tourists.

McDonalds Wins Spatula Smackdown Suit

A woman claiming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being hit with a spatula at McDonalds lost her attempt to hold MCD and the franchisee vicariously liable.

McNugget Auction Ends Thursday

People in Iowa must be really bored.

A 3 year-old McNugget is being auctioned by a Sioux City woman who claims it looks like George Washington.

McDonalds Franchisee Income Statement Survey Detail

Janney Montgomery Restaurant Analyst Mark Kalinowski surveys McDonald's (MCD) closely, and has recently published a full "average typical traditional store" McDonalds franchisee income statement.

Wendy's Not The Cool Place, Says COO

A cool looking New York City McDonald's
A rather cool looking McDonald's at Times Square, New York City

Wendy's released respectable numbers yesterday, but a blunt comment is what drew industry attention.

McD Manager Prefers McNuggets To Sex

A Los Angeles woman took the MCD "I'm Lovin It" ad campaign a bit literally.