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McDonald’s refrains from paying franchisees

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McDonald’s deferred payments from its franchisees for March and April and relieves them of part of the rental costs, as the “Wirtschaftswoche” reports.

Most of the 1480 McDonald’s restaurants in Germany are operated by franchisees. According to the report, McDonald’s temporarily waived tens of millions.

In the corona crisis, McDonald’s tried to sell as much as possible via the drive-in counters. The loss in the interior could not be compensated by far.

McDonald’s waived part of the payments from its restaurant operators in Germany in the Corona crisis. The group deferred the lease and franchise fees to all franchisees in March and April and waived part of the rent, Germany chief Holger Beeck told Wirtschaftswoche.

The burger is also planning an advertising offensive. The background is that from Monday onwards, the interior of the fast-food restaurants can be used again in all federal states.

Most of the 1480 McDonald’s restaurants in Germany are operated by around 200 franchisees. According to the report, the company is now temporarily foregoing a double-digit million amount. Additional help should be decided in individual cases.

During the crisis, McDonald’s tried to sell as much as possible through the drive-in counters. Germany’s boss Holger Beeck told the paper that this was far from being able to compensate for the loss in the interior.

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