Is refranchising on the menu at McDonald's?

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

Analysts see a significant benefit if McDonald's (MCD) refranchises a large number of global stores.

By the some estimates, the financial engineering could save $90M in general and administrative expenses.

Earlier this month, McDonald's CFO Pete Bensen signaled an openness to optimize the company's structure at a BofA retail conference.