Fast Food = Eat it Fast – McDonald’s, the fast-food giant, whose restaurant sales in the U.S. have been on adownward slope, is pushing franchisees to improve staffing and service amid mounting complaints about rude employees. McDonald’s executives recently shared that 1 in 5 Customer complaints are related to friendliness issues, “and it’s increasing.” The top complaint is “rude or unprofessional employees.”
No Industry Immunity- Companies like Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and Pret A Manger have changed the landscape and expectations by proving Customers can experience world-class hospitality at a quick service restaurant, which is forcing companies like McDonald’s to reinvent themselves. It appears senior leadership has decided to focus on Customer satisfaction as a real driver to rebuild the brand and build sales. I have consulted with McDonald’s Australia and have been extremely impressed at their aggressive approach to building a superior Customer service brand in their markets.