McDonald’s Estimates Pretax Charges For Refranchising Initiative

(July 11, 2016, 11:16 AM EDT) -- OAKBROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s Corp. on July 7 announced that for the quarter ended June 30, the company expects to incur about $235 million in pretax charges relating to the company’s plan to refranchise 4,000 restaurants, general and administrative (G&A) cost initiatives and the relocation of the company’s headquarters from Oakbrook to downtown Chicago.

In a press release, the company said it expects to incur additional strategic charges in connection with these ongoing initiatives.

McDonald’s has more than 36,000 locations in more than 100 countries. Eighty-one...
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