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Frustrated McDonald's Franchisee Sells His Restaurants, Speaks His Mind

Al Jarvis, 67, began working at McDonald's when he was 16, later becoming a franchisee.

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Target of Online Petition

It has been widely known through documentaries and videos for a number of years that American chickens are often raised in appalling, stomach-turning conditions, but as a QSR giant, McDonald's specifically is in the crosshairs of a petition titled, "Stop Torturing Chickens for McNuggets."

McDonald's to Serve All-Day Breakfasts Starting Next Month

McDonald's has announced that franchisees voted last week to start offering breakfast items all day and that the vote was affirmed yesterday by a franchisee leadership council.

McDonald's Largest Franchisee Has New CEO

Arcos Dorados (Spanish for "golden arches"), the largest McDonald's franchisee in the world with over 2,000 units in Latin America and the Caribbean, has a new CEO, Sergio Alonso, 52.

Order Your Customized McDonald’s Burger

McDonald's "Create Your Own Taste"City by city, McDonald's is testing a new "Create Your Taste" hamburger program that lets customers order a fancier burger with customized condiments by tapping a touch screen kiosk.

Capital Spending Requirements Put Franchisees in a Tight Spot

McDonald's has instituted a turnaround plan involving burger customization that may impose up to $125,000 in new investment costs on already struggling franchisees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The $125,000 price tag for McDonald’s burger customization program follows renovations undertaken by about half of McDonald's restaurants in the past decade, which cost participating franchisees upwards of $650,000.

McDonald’s Stock Buyback Plan Aids Officers, Not Franchisees

Wall Street's BullOAK BROOKS, Ill.—With slumping sales and negative press, McDonald's announced a new "turnaround plan" last month to restore growth and excitement to its brand and to unlock financial value. There is another part to its aggressive agenda.

Donut Make This Mistake; Values Are Always Category-Specific

If you have followed the McDonald's debacle for the past year you cannot have missed the fact that the company woke up late to the fact that consumer values had shifted. Away from fat/salty/fast/dollar-menu food to brands that were seen to offer healthier, fresher, natural, more customized food. And consumers were actually willing to pay more for that.

McDonald's Hiking Franchisee Rents

McDonald's is raising rents for franchisees just when it hurts the most: during its current long business slide.