source: USA Today
Which donut hole do you prefer, the “A Hole” or “B Hole?” That is ruffling feather of some franchisees.
Unfortunatley, there is not much the franchisees can do about it legally. Franchisees can only voice their opinion, sometimes it works:
Burger King recently acquiesced to franchisee pressure to tone down its advertising. In the spring, consumer groups and franchisees said that a kids meal with a SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon character giveaway was too sexy. In the ad, women with square derrieres dance to Baby Got Back. Same-store sales for Burger King are due at the end of the month, but on Monday, its largest franchisee reported a 5.5% sales drop in the quarter.