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Failing McDonalds

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:34 pm

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/art ... s-business

An article about the topic title: Failing.

They keep losing money

and can't figure out why.

They decided that they're going to start serving the breakfast menu all day because that's the only thing that is profitable.

and they can't figure out why.

Here's a hint, Ronald, you fucking clown, you haven't utterly degreased your breakfast menu. A sausage egg and cheese biscuit is still as greasy today as it was three decades ago. Your burgers, on the other hand, now taste like card board. That is why Hardee's is eating your lunch ... er ... um ... handing you your hat ... in the slab-o-beef market. I remember why you almost put them out of business. All that grease you're sucking out of your burgers? Hardee's bought it and is injecting it into theirs.

Stop trying to pander to the elite wannabe health nuts; they eat at Tropical Smoothy anyway. Do you really think "curbing the use of antibiotics' on your chicken farms is going to bring in the cash? Think again. I'm not eating your [soon to be diseased] chicken crap. Especially since you insist on grilling it instead of deep frying it (like every chicken should be). Kale? Seriously? OMFG.

Grease it up, baby. And I'll stop in again post-breakfast.

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Re: Failing McDonalds

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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:17 am

Ten years from now people will blame it on all those commies wanting more pay.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:19 am

I'm not sure I can say that I find a McD's burger tastes any different from how it used to in say 1979...

I wonder if there's an answer to be found in age demographics... was not their greatest profitability a time when they were marketing to baby boomers kids?
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:21 am

gnome wrote:Ten years from now people will blame it on all those commies wanting more pay.


If they are failing anyway, agitating for higher pay might just speed the process.

Seriously.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:22 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
gnome wrote:Ten years from now people will blame it on all those commies wanting more pay.


If they are failing anyway, agitating for higher pay might just speed the process.

Seriously.


Perhaps so, but they'll still be handed all the blame instead of some of it.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:25 am

In the old days, no one expected fast food work to be a career for a breadwinner. So no one expected a "living wage".

It's a mistake to talk about "blame".

If their business model no longer works, it's not a bad thing for the world if they go under.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:56 am

I don't think people expected fast food to be some of the only available work for people that have to be a breadwinner :)
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:11 am

gnome wrote:I don't think people expected fast food to be some of the only available work for people that have to be a breadwinner :)


That is correct.

But then the problem isn't McDonald's as such.

It's the destruction of the industrial economy.

So why take it out on McDonald's as all the millionaire leftists seem to be doing?
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:03 pm

I think it's silly to pick on McD's individually myself.

Being the biggest they take all the flak.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby asthmatic camel » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:28 pm

Isn't competition their greatest problem? I don't mind a McDonald's now and again but I'll only go if there's nowhere else open. It's all so fucking bland.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:31 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Isn't competition their greatest problem? I don't mind a McDonald's now and again but I'll only go if there's nowhere else open. It's all so fucking bland.


Here in the USA, their competition is virtually indistinguishable from themselves (including how they pay their workers).

The main issue in making a fast food franchise profitable is a good location.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby asthmatic camel » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:47 pm

Right. You guys go on about British food but, within a mile of me I have the choice of Indian, Chinese, Jamaican, traditional English fish'n'chips, kebab shops, pizza shops, even the 24 hour service station sells more interesting food than McDonalds. What McDonalds does have is a car park, which none of the others possess. Location?
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:56 pm

Meh, I live in a relatively small community and within a couple of 3 or 4 miles of me I have Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican (LOTS of Mexican), a really good (albeit expensive)steakhouse, Italian, Thai a couple of BBQ joints and Basque. I am sure if I lived in a bigger city, my choices would be even more plentiful and/or closer together.

Lots of people seem to think food in America is nothing but a long parade of Fast Food joints. That's not true.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby asthmatic camel » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:02 pm

Heh, I don't think that at all, I know better. All I was saying is that McDonalds doesn't have much to offer other than car parking space!

Hell, there's a sandwich/pie shop just across the road from my local McDonalds. They make and bake everything fresh on the premises every day and it's all superb. But people can't always park outside. I've seen people park at McDonald's and walk across there sometimes. :D
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:17 pm

Ah, yeah.

THe funny thing about them having lots of parking is that (for me at least), the advantage of fast food places is that they have a drive through and I don't have to park at all. I almost never park and eat at a fast food joint.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Bruce » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:14 pm

I filled out two of those survey things on the receipts. Free quarter pounder and egg McMuffin, here I come.


....What? So what if they taste like cardboard. They're free. Bite me. Like you guys never sell out. :P
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:36 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Right. You guys go on about British food but, within a mile of me I have the choice of Indian, Chinese, Jamaican, traditional English fish'n'chips, kebab shops, pizza shops, even the 24 hour service station sells more interesting food than McDonalds. What McDonalds does have is a car park, which none of the others possess. Location?


At least in big cities we have nearly the same.

An example of good location for a McDonalds (or burger king or what have you) is someplace really high traffic such as a train station or a highway "oasis", or in very poor neighborhoods where decent ethnic restaurants would be unprofitable.

There's the income inequality right there. Not in the fact that McD's only pays $8.50/hr.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby asthmatic camel » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:03 pm

Odd, that. Even in Britain's poorest areas you'll find decent "ethnic" restaurants, especially Indian and Chinese.
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Re: Failing McDonalds

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:26 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Odd, that. Even in Britain's poorest areas you'll find decent "ethnic" restaurants, especially Indian and Chinese.


Just to clarify: These are not Indian and Chinese neighborhoods respectively, right?
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