OAK 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.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The current and quick ratio is an important benchmark for small business and franchise owners. Calculating it and comparing it to others in the same industry provides important insights into a business' solvency.
NEW YORK - A group of McDonald's restaurant employees from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are on a mission to eight countries to enlist fast-food workers, unions and elected officials in support of the global movement for higher pay and union rights.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Nearly two months after it first began being reported in the trade journals, Jimmy John's finally acknowledged yesterday that credit and debit card data had been stolen from its customers.
Fast-food demonstrators arrested in Detroit. photo/D15
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of fast food workers were arrested Thursday after they walked off their jobs at restaurants across the country to take part in peaceful demonstrations, demanding higher wages from companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s.
ROSELAND, N.J. – U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 21,360 during the month of August. Growing at 7 percent from August of 2014 over the same month in 2013, personal care retailers, such as hair styling and nail care, was the top recruiting franchise sector.
Small business owners for the most part have heard of this year's government-mandated October 1 deadline for having in place smart-card-ready POS (point-of-sale) systems, but an Intuit survey shows that 58 percent are not planning on making the switch or are undecided.
Harbortouch, a point of sale (POS) system and merchant services provider, announced last week that the company is offering a 1.99% rate on American Express transactions, stating that it's the lowest in the industry.
Think about this and what you might do. Imagine what’s considered to be the newest, coolest, most-value-adding differentiator in your category today will become a price-of-entry, table-stakes, ho-hum feature/value in the next two years. Faster, if the velocity of consumer expectations increases, which it does every year. What are you going to do?
Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Its celebration comes with the hopes of tens of millions of people that this is the moment in history where equilibrium between sustainability and economic growth is realized. According to the experts, to do that, everyone – including brands – have to commit to a low carbon future.
This past January, Brand Keys announced the top brands that 36,605 US consumers found to be most emotionally engaging. That meant consumers saw those brands as best meeting their very high expectations.