Franchisees Unite to Form First McDonalds Franchise Association

This article is a continuation of an article we posted 2 weeks ago ( which you can read by clicking here.)

After the much publicized meeting of 400+ McDonald’s operators in Tampa Florida,the franchisees agreed to form a self-funded advocacy group representing franchisees. The newly formed association is called the NOA or National Owners Association.  It would be the first franchisee association in McDonald’s history.

This unification of franchisees comes amid struggles between the MCD’s corporation and it’s franchisees.  One of the main complaints from Franchisees is forced renovations from the Burger Giant franchisor, renovations that are hurting franchisee’s bottom line. 

NOA co-hosts set their next meeting for December 12 in Dallas, and “challenged everyone in attendance to bring their fellow operators to the next gathering. Please remember that you are not alone!” the recap said.


The theme of the meeting was “Leading Together-Again!” Co-hosts Mark Salebra, a second-generation operator, and Blake Casper, a third-generation operator who is CEO and chairman of the Caspers Company in Tampa, thanked the McDonald’s owners “that braved the threat of Hurricane Michael … for this organizational meeting of the NOA—a united, representative owner advocacy group being formed to work with McDonald’s to positively impact the system.”

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