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Jim Cantalupo Quotes and Sayings

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I think we have a great track record on being relevant,
on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants.
- Jim Cantalupo

You have got to have discipline and focus -
on the customer and how you run the business.
- Jim Cantalupo

McDonald's is almost 50 years old.
For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record
of being able to deliver admirable sales.
- Jim Cantalupo

So Europe's a big driver.
And at one point, if the euro hadn't devalued,
they would have been making as much money as the US with half the stores.
Returns were higher.
- Jim Cantalupo

 

But, on balance, we seized the marketplace.
We've got a great infrastructure.
And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some
external factors and some internal factors.
- Jim Cantalupo

But in terms of the code by which we go to market -
it's not telling kids to supersize,
we're not selling them, generally, products,
in the advertising we do to them.
- Jim Cantalupo

I think we'll still be a family restaurant,
we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle,
we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer.
- Jim Cantalupo

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Playtime and toys are good for kids,
or they wouldn't buy them.
McDonald's can provide that experience.
And having dinner with the family is good for kids.
- Jim Cantalupo

The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized.
Less than five per cent are supersized -
that's never mentioned.
The whole issue has been supersized itself.
- Jim Cantalupo

Some of the analysts were saying, Now you're a cash cow,
there's no growth at all, pay it all out in dividends,
give me it all, you can't invest wisely.
- Jim Cantalupo

And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus.
- Jim Cantalupo

Every year we close 300-400 stores anyway,
just relocations.
- Jim Cantalupo

We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children,
and I think they are very responsible.
- Jim Cantalupo

As I said, I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about partner brands.
- Jim Cantalupo

When you raise prices, you've got to make sure you
get it to the bottom line.
You can fritter it away because of the way you're running the business,
with maybe not a totally disciplined approach.
- Jim Cantalupo

And so if your competitors aren't growing,
if there isn't a competitive reason to grow,
and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores,
you adjust your strategy.
- Jim Cantalupo

Because we only feed in the United States less than 1 per cent of the meals,
most of them are eaten elsewhere.
Most meals are eaten at home.
So to make McDonald's the target is not going to solve the problem.
- Jim Cantalupo

When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business,
and how you train people at Hamburger University,
and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision,
and they're not on the same page.
- Jim Cantalupo

But I tell you, I would really be interested if there
was a partner we could take in,
that could put them over here on the side,
that would allow us full leverage and access down the road.
- Jim Cantalupo

I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming
our foundation for sustained growth:
getting the discipline back,
getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back...
so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place.
- Jim Cantalupo

Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home.
Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus,
and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business.
- Jim Cantalupo

Salads was a big indicator of that -
there was a huge market out there for it.
And why not tap it? Some of the things we are doing
now around the globe are responding to customers.
It's not because some guy sued you.
- Jim Cantalupo

You then get into a period a few years ago,
where a lot of external factors that we didn't have
anything to do with did hit,
and some of them at the same time...
devaluations, weak economies, you name it,
in various parts of the world.
- Jim Cantalupo

I think this year we'll open up 900 gross,
we're closing some, so the net count is lower,
but the 900 are spread all over the place.
Some of the closures are relocations,
where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace.
- Jim Cantalupo

But we had a pretty diversified portfolio of businesses
around the world and things tended to offset each other.
But one or two years ago, we had a lot of things happening at the same time.
- Jim Cantalupo

But you know the second month I was here I put out
a healthy lifestyles directive.
The pundits will say it was because we were sued.
Well that's what they say.
It was never about that.
- Jim Cantalupo

The markets where we've got real good presence are the older,
more mature markets like Australia, and Western Europe -
where we've only got 6,000 stores,
compared to the US with 13,000.
- Jim Cantalupo

We cover hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers,
salads, we've got a pretty broad range.
To me, McDonald's isn't only about the food.
It's about the prices, it's about the way we eat.
- Jim Cantalupo

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa


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