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McMuffin Switched to Butter in 6 Months, Speedy for McDonald’s

McMuffin switched from margerine to butterHungry for press that shows the brand is changing, McDonald's wanted the business world to take note of how quickly the snail-paced restaurant chain Goliath switched from margarine to butter. Its fastest change yet.

Sysco Pays $3.5B for US Foods; Franchises Wary

A Sysco truck arrives on Main Street, Park City, Utah
A Sysco truck. photo by Don Buciak II

HOUSTON and ROSEMONT, Ill.—Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has agreed to pay approximately $3.5 billion for US Foods, announced the two companies on Monday.

Insider Speaks Candidly about Burger King Supply Chain

Reinhart Food Services is one of many vendors managed by franchisee-cooperative Restaurant Services Inc.
Reinhart is one of the many vendors that franchisee-led RSI directs. Photo by Blue MauMau

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A Burger King franchise leader speaks candidly about franchisees owning, directing and managing the supply chain for all Burger King locations in the U.S. and Canada, both franchised and company-owned.

Franchising Myth Seven: You Lower the Cost of Doing Business through the Power of Group Purchasing

The myth that owning a franchise guarantees to lower your cost of doing business due to the synergies of group purchasing that will benefit the entire franchise network is, quite sadly, the most recent addition to the Franchising Hall of Shame.

Street Smarts for Supply Chain Management

Finding trustworthy food suppliers is an ongoing job for operators looking for new or better products. Franchisors, franchisee purchasing cooperatives and even individual franchisees play a part in these decisions, depending on brand.

Four Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Problems

The Wall Street Journal reports: "Supply Kinks Stall Trucks: Parts Scarcity Has Manufacturers Scrambling to Meet Rising Orders." I've heard of a non-truck manufacturer who is limited by his vendor's delivery of heavy castings. He has orders, but without the castings cannot produce.

Heinz Dip & Squeeze a Hit

Heinz new dip & squeeze packet, 9 grams of ketchup

PITTSBURGH — A new type of ketchup packaging, Heinz Dip & Squeeze, is now moving to your neighborhood grocery shopping cart.