McDonald’s Franchisees Demand a New Chicken Sandwich to Compete with Chick-fil-A

Of the approximately 14,000 McDonald’s locations operating in the U.S., over 13,000 of them are franchises, according to QSR Magazine.

Of the approximately 14,000 McDonald’s locations operating in the U.S., over 13,000 of them are franchises, according to QSR Magazine. Last year, those franchises took a major step towards having more influence on a national level by forming the National Owners Association (NOA) — “an independent, self-funded advocacy group of ‘owners-serving-owners.’” The NOA has already claimed victory on a number of issues, like getting more flexibility on value menu items. But according to a letter obtained by MSNBC, the group has other plans as well — including convincing MickeyD’s to create a chicken sandwich that can rival Chick-fil-A. Oh, and ditch the international menu!