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McDonald's tells franchisees to expect additional charges in 2021.

McDonald’s changes franchise fees to redeploy millions toward employee support

The chain reveals plan to end a $50 million a year subsidy paid to franchisees for Happy Meals; operators will also pay more for technology costs over 12 months; McDonald's plans to reallocate funds to fuel other programs such as support of restaurant employees

When trouble is brewing at McDonald’s Corp., veteran company insiders often say “the ketchup has hit the fan.” That phrase is likely being uttered this week as McDonald’s Corp. tells franchisees to expect an increase in certain fees in 2021 including a temporary increase in technology-supported payments. 

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