Franchisee survey: More weak sales for McDonald’s

Franchisee survey: More weak sales for McDonald’s

Analyst research shows operators frustrated by franchisor

McDonald’s Corp. sales have been weakening throughout the summer, and that didn’t change in September, according to Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski’s survey of the burger giant’s franchisees.

In the survey, published Friday, operators said their same-store sales fell 3.6 percent. That would be the worst monthly performance for the venerable quick-service chain since December’s weather-weakened 3.8-percent decline.

The survey prompted Kalinowski to reduce

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