Franchisees at McDonald's getting testy

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

McDonald's (MCD -0.7%) faces accusations from franchisees that it's shifting too many new fees onto their backs and charging too much for remodels of run-down stores.

What started as loose chatter, has now escalated to organized communication between franchisees.

The beef of the group might hold some weight. McDonald's franchisee income rose 8% on average over the last five years, double the growth rate of total revenue for the restaurant operator.