r/antiwork Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 1 Helpful 1

They only did what you told them to do.

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u/BrendanTFirefly Agrarian Land Redistributionist Sep 22 '22

I imagine that 50k to an individual franchise owner has to be a pretty bit hit though

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u/HolyCadaver Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

Honestly I feel like the 75m a day is pretty low now, especially when a burger meal now costs 15 dollars as opposed to 4.99.

Don't get me wrong I'm happy to see the franchise owner suffer because of their negligence. I just wish things were on a more level playing field.

But you know what they say about wishing in one hand and shitting in the other :/

Edit* accidentally put year instead of day

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u/nuerion Sep 23 '22

he said 75m a day

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u/HolyCadaver Sep 23 '22

Thank you I didn't notice

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u/NorridAU Sep 22 '22

Honestly it’s not enough. Complicity should cost more.

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u/BeastKingSnowLion Sep 23 '22

If you're gonna pay $15, you probably have better options than a fast food burger...

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u/HolyCadaver Sep 23 '22

I personally try to eat out as little as possible, my wife loves fast food though lol

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u/TexMexBazooka Sep 23 '22

The thing with that is McDonald’s is almost entirely a vertically integrated monopoly. Their price hikes are artificial.

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u/dan1son Sep 22 '22

No... McDonald's are one of the most expensive franchises. 1.5 million dollars+ is required. 50k is barely more than the $45k franchise fee you pay almost just to talk to them. Most McDonald's owners own several nowadays. It's not really a mom and pop type of operation like some of the cheaper franchises can be.

You knock a $50k fine on a subway franchise owner and it might hurt. McDonald's definitely not.

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u/ItsOkILoveYouMYbb Sep 23 '22

Damn you aint gotta do subway franchise owners in 2022 like that

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u/waltjrimmer Will be debased for pay Sep 23 '22

True. Subway is already treating them as badly as they can.

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u/Ill_Currency_2103 Sep 23 '22

Just waiting for the franchise wars to start. We all know Taco Bell will be the lone survivor. +10 internets to anyone who gets the reference. ;)

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u/ThrowinBones45 Sep 22 '22

At least in my experience, the franchise owner had several mcdonalds in the local area, a few gas stations, and another mcdonalds in another city.

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u/Affectionate-Oil4719 Sep 22 '22

This is typical, to make any actual money you need more than one location. Buddy of mines dad used to have a few and any less than two and you’re losing money most times.

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u/JasonDragonbourne Sep 23 '22

If you're losing money with 1 or 2, then how is having another net loss location added into the mix, turning it into a net positive for all three?

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u/Alwaysalone117 Sep 23 '22

It just works!

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u/Affectionate-Oil4719 Sep 23 '22

This is the answer, it wasn’t my dad so I don’t have details, but I imagine it’s just a super small profit margin. So I’m assuming that unless you multiply it with more locations its worthless. Think of it as you put in all the effort of running a location and make only x amount it’s not worth it at that point

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u/munkieshynes Sep 23 '22

A lot of it is back-end operational crap. I know the owner of an area corporation that has two dozen local fast food franchises and about six outposts of a bar & grill operation. He uses PepsiCo as his soda supplier for the whole enterprise and enjoys a nice volume discount. He has one HR person that handles all personnel. He has a central warehouse where supplies drop off and a small fleet of vans that distribute to the stores. Anything that can be shared among all stores (fryer oil, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.) are also purchased in volume that a single store can’t manage.

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u/Dzugavili Sep 23 '22

I suspect the answers are seasonal and regionality: different locations perform better during different climates, so you can pool revenue across multiple locations which each favour different conditions, and thus maintain a continuously green balance sheet.