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Mac Donalds

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mysticlandscape, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Looking at two different resturants just wanted to get some feed back if anyones every dealt with them. Talked to the lady she was very nice. Gutta get a my bid in soon just wanted to see if they are good pays an if they pay on time... Comments welcome.
     
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    mystic just curious are the mcdonalds near you looking for salt?
     
  3. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I would put in your bid every time you plow in the morning you get a complementary bacon egg and cheese McGriddle:jester:
     
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    haha free mc donalds - i go for those new southern chicken biscuts lol yum yum
     
  5. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I would say the restaurant is a franchise, you would probably need to talk to another contractor that works for them.
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    the company i sub for plows them and has no problems with them that i know of.

    im sure they will have a zero tolerance policy and yes salt..
     
  7. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    sob the salt thing is killing me
    i guess drives only this year
    How are those mexcians doing?
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i plow macdonalds-4 of them
    they pay very quick- about 2 weeks
    free whatever you want when you plow/24hrs a day
    the salt thing is kinda like the rest of my customers they dont really want to pay for salt but they expect thier lot clear and wet i wouldnt say there zero tolerance but there close to it
    macdonalds runs a very tight ship and they expect the same for plowing

    this is one of my favorite accounts

    PS if your hungry and a macdonalds has snow in the drive thru they will give anyone lunch to plow it
     
  9. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    subway too :)


    to the OP, I think it will vary from store to store, because they all have different owners, being franchised. I doubt the check comes from the McD corp. It comes from the individual store(s).
     
  10. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    The one's around here don't want salt. They are also not keen on sidewalk service. Just took a call from a nice lady who wanted several serviced, but does not want salt.

    Politely declined.
     
  11. SNOWANDICEMAN

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    You mean the one on 114, if you are I know Mass Highway plows 114. And you might have to keep going back to Mac Donalds to keep the driveway entrance's open at all times is :the drive thru open 24 hours. You might be there longer than you think.:dizzy:
    snowandiceman
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the ones i do are owned by macdonalds corp :nod:not franchises i know macdonalds had a big push to buy back some of its franchise some years ago i dont know which one or how many
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  13. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Ya I took that into consideration but im in the area alot so It shouldnt be an issue. Hows things going for you?
     
  14. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Isnt it: McDonalds? aka Ronny D's Steakhouse??
     
  15. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    I did 5 of them for a couple that owned them here. They were a pain imo, since they never close hereyou constantly have traffic. Most of the McDonalds are independently owned.
     
  16. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    The Mc Donald in our little town is privatly owned. They sucked as far as paying on time. I usually have to quit plowing them by January in order to get paid for Nov or Dec work. The business closed about 2 years ago and I'm hoping that someone with GOOD BILL PAYING ABILITIES picks it up. I gave it up to a buddy of mine and finally he quit plowing them. Finally the manager caught me at the gas pumps one day and begged for me to plow the lot. I told her $50.00 out of the till before I start plowing and we could work something out. She agreed. I only did that a couple times though. All in all, I would say it depends completely on the owner of the franchise.
     
  17. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Put a new account on Deposit-Only status for the first year. Thats what I do with people who dont pay. If they prove themselves during the deposit-only status, let them go to invoices with 7 day terms. Than go to 14 and 30.......
     
  18. rofoth6

    rofoth6 Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 67

    I did Burger King once ( six stores ) each store was different lay out.
    When i started they knew I was a one man operation,1 truck no sander.
    No problems for three storms, then all of a sudden they want more trucks and sanders. I couldn't provide that so they let me keep one store at full charge and all the food i wanted. They always paid within 2 weeks.