McDonald’s Moving Out of Walmart (which is going Ghost)

By | April 9, 2021

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  • Walmart is losing hundreds of in-store McDonald’s locations that have seen diminished foot traffic during the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
  • By this summer, around 150 McDonald’s will remain inside Walmart stores — down from a peak of 1,000 locations at the height of the two chains’ 30-year partnership. The paper also reported that Subway franchisees are closing locations inside Walmart stores.
  • The closures come as Walmart tests new omnichannel dining options, and as McDonald’s is prioritizing restaurants with drive-thru service.

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