When Steve Easterbrook officially becomes CEO of McDonald’s Corp. on March 1, replacing Don Thompson, he will be presented with an opportunity: The chance to turn around the largest, most iconic restaurant brand in the world.
But it won’t be easy. Analysts, observers and those formerly with McDonald’s all say the Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger giant has a unique set of problems.
The 36,000-unit chain’s size and number of constituents make change difficult. And the compan