Restaurant Finance Watch: Which path should McDonald's take?

Restaurant Finance Watch: Which path should McDonald's take?

NRN editor and restaurant finance expert Jonathan Maze breaks down what you should be watching in the industry this week. Connect with him on the latest finance trends and news at @jonathanmaze and [email protected] RELATED: • Industry experts: McDonald's turnaround will be tough • McDonald's new CEO: The challenges ahead • More restaurant finance news

McDonald’s Corp. has 36,000 locations around the world, which is about the same number of opinions on the chain’s failings that have been published since the company said Wednesday that CEO Don Thompson would retire.

Based on the diversity of those views, the venerable Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain and its new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, are at a fork in the road as they look for ways to regain sales momentum.

Should the chain

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