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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by parks101, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. parks101

    parks101 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi I just was wondering if anyone out there works for any McDonald's in Michigan and if so how is the pay and what kind of contract do you have with them Thanks.
  2. GFX

    GFX Member
    Messages: 49

    Usually they are cheap. Here they salt themselves and have some lowballer plow them out and make a mess of the lot. JMO.
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Thats what i think also. I see workers pushing a little spreader though the drivethough. These places always look like sh*t

    I think they pay 1 Big Mac, fries and Milk shake per plow oh and a apple pie if you do the walks
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Sounds like a good deal to me, a mans gotta eat!:D
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Fast food restaurants are usually cheap. They salt themselves and they dont want to pay for your time, plus all the cars around is a pain. Did them for my old boss and they were a pain.
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Last year we did 15 Mcdonalds for a guy that own them.

    This year were doing some for Corp.

    If there own by one guy like the 15 we did there cheap @$$

    But Corp is good to work with
  7. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i do 8 mcdonalds in my area for the past 3 years and get $65hr out of them plus sanding and salting each time as extra. they dont seem to low ball as tru green used to do them and wanted payed up front and wouldnt show up half the time or only do part of the lot, etc.. the main office here learned now.
  8. jfjcontracting

    jfjcontracting Member
    Messages: 40

    I did 16 three years back that paid between 75-110 per push and per salting but i got low balled and im only doing 2 now that are down to around 50 per push.......not worth my time they suck.
  9. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I do a couple of McDs. Only complaint I have is I am not supposed to salt unless they call.
    Same with the BKs. They do pay well though. $275-375 for 3". No walks. That is if it ever snows in Central NJ
  10. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    i did the3 mcdonalds here in town one year they don't want to pay squat.3"trigger. like $60 per shove, and half the time you show up they say come back a little later it's not deep enough.i had a sub waiting at the one for me to give the ok to start as he traveled out of his way to give me a hand. there was almost 5 inches on the ground already, and the ol bit*# of a manager was out measuring the lot with a ruler where everybody had been driving over and packing the snow down. i had already finished my 2nd round with the rest of my accounts and mcdonalds was next to be done. the manager told me to come back later, i told the lady i'm here and i'm doing it now or i'm not doing at all!! she pissed and moaned that there was only 2.5 inches on the ground i said"yeah 2 hours ago" well i fixed all of their as#es, i didn't touch any of their lots!! we ended up getting 16" inches of snow and in the middle of the storm it rained for an hour then got extremely cold and everything iced over!! i got the last laugh as i drove by and seeing people stuck in the drive-thru that was completely iced over. well the manager's of all the stores were calling bitchin, and i told them all that they can thank the head manager, as i'm not doing it now and she breached the trigger on the contract i'm not responsible for her stupidity as i have more important customers to take care of. don't call me no more i'm permanetely done with you people!! that's my experience with the golden arches, never again. later, pete
  11. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    it all depends on who you work for privately owned or mcdonalds corp, i did both waste of time unless you get them for landscapin/plowing

    i did 9 of them and use to get 125-150.00 per 2-4" for private and corp stores i lost them beacuse i told the reg. manager where she could stick and never the less so never sent my invoices to corperate and it took me 6 months to get paid but if i could do it again i would
  12. jfjcontracting

    jfjcontracting Member
    Messages: 40

    I dont understand why people ***** when we salt or plow their messed up lots, Its like they think we are trying to screw them, But when we do not do it they ***** like its are fault, when clearly its their own stupidity , I do not tell them how to flip burgers i just pay for it.
  13. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    JD- Looks like they are working on your order right now. :D

  14. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We Have one, thats places on one of our plaza's. so basically all we do is plow the drive-thru as it is a seperate contract. So can't say much for pricing cause well it's a drive-through and just something that we agree to, cause we don't want some other contractor coming in and plowing the snow onto out plaza and leaving it somewhere we don't want it. So really we don't make alot off it. but we also don't do it for free. But as for cheap.. well lets put it this way.. They don't want to pay us to salt it. and told us they will do it by hand. Has it ever been done.. not from what we've seen.
  15. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    From my experience, when companies have franchises and also have corporate stores, the corporate stores usually pay more (hence the word usually). However, sometimes there are franchise owners that understand good quality comes with a price, and for the most part you can tell who understands that concept and who does not.

    And other times its just luck.

    BRENTMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    rock and roll mcdonalds
  17. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Same deal around here. I see a different co. doing it every year.
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the ones here had the same guy for 3 years and i tried to get them every year

    the other guy finally pissed them off and now i have had them for 3 years and she says they wont even take other bids
  19. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I work for a franchise owner that has 8 stores and 3 personal homes and this guy is great, he likes everything done right and knows it what it takes. I got them for lawn care and now going into snow. Every owner is differant.