Jim Cantalupo Quotes


34 Jim Cantalupo quotes:



"And I think that that is one of the big reasons for our success in Europe. We are one of the few restaurants where kids and families are welcome."
"And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus."
"And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy."
"As I said, I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about partner brands."
"Because we only feed in the United States less than 1 per cent of the meals, most of them are eaten elsewhere. Most meals are eaten at home. So to make McDonald's the target is not going to solve the problem."
"But I tell you, I would really be interested if there was a partner we could take in, that could put them over here on the side, that would allow us full leverage and access down the road."
"But in terms of store openings, there's just not a necessity, nor in my view at this point is this the best place we can spend our time."
"But in terms of the code by which we go to market - it's not telling kids to supersize, we're not selling them, generally, products, in the advertising we do to them."
"But we had a pretty diversified portfolio of businesses around the world and things tended to offset each other. But one or two years ago, we had a lot of things happening at the same time."
"But you know the second month I was here I put out a healthy lifestyles directive. The pundits will say it was because we were sued. Well that's what they say. It was never about that."
"But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We've got a great infrastructure. And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors."
"Every year we close 300-400 stores anyway, just relocations."
"I haven't seen another brand out there that can carry the breadth we do, and that has the infrastructure globally to take advantage of it."
"I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place."
"I think this year we'll open up 900 gross, we're closing some, so the net count is lower, but the 900 are spread all over the place. Some of the closures are relocations, where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace."
"I think we have a great track record on being relevant, on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants."
"I think we'll still be a family restaurant, we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle, we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer."
"McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales."
"Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids."
"Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business."



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