Ronald McDonald is an Economic Genious!

According to Chris Graley who writes a blog at the Motley Fool a popular site for the investors, Mickey D’s is going ahead with a premium “Angus” burger that they have been working on for the last 2.5 years.

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Court Rules in Favor of Taco Bell Franchisees

The Superior Court of New Jersey granted partial summary judgment in favor of franchisees of Taco Bell Restaurants against Underwriters of Lloyds, which sold Trade Name Restoration, Loss of Business Income, and Incident Response Insurance for Food Borne Illness (TNR) policies to the franchisees.

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McDonald’s revises smoothies, specialty drinks launch

Christa Hoyland Editor of QSR Web reports that McDonald’s has been testing smoothies and frappes for more than a year as part of its entrance into the specialty beverage category. Originally projected to roll out this summer, the product launch — which includes expanded fountain and bottled drinks — is now scheduled for 2010, said Danya Proud, McDonald’s spokeswoman.

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Maintaining Compliance with State Labor Laws

The purpose of labor laws is to make certain that employers treat their staff fairly. There are federal and state laws that protect the welfare of employees and promote relationships between employers and employees that are stable and beneficial to all involved.

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Tim Hortons Set to Open in Big Apple

Janet Whitman of the Financial Post writes that after a 25-year battle to make inroads in the biggest fast-food market in the world, Tim Hortons Inc. is set to open up a new U. S. front in August when it takes its double-doubles into the heart of New York City’s coffee wars. The iconic Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain plans to have three stores up and running in the Big Apple, including a location in Times Square — its first foray into Manhattan — the Financial Post has learned.

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The Costly Card-Check

The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 has franchises lobbying politicians to block the legislation that could ‘dramatically increase labor costs.’ Take Action today!

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