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Is there a management company that give out the lawncare for fast food? What are some maagement that are out there???
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Do you mean like doing the lawn maintenance for a franchise like McDonalds?

If so, you would most likely have to contact the owner of the building, or even their head office. It seems to be different depending on where you are. Ronald refuses to make an appointment with me for more information, he says I look like a clown.

McDonalds seem to handle things through the store owner, but Burger King from my experience/conversation you will have to speak to someone higher up.
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I say why bother with fast food joints. There cheap, slow to pay, have high expectations and low budgets. Go after shopping plazas. One small mall will pay the same as 5 fast food places.
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I have had hit or miss results with fast food results in the past.

Sometimes you can deal with the manager directly, while other times the owner of the fast food joints do the hiring. When I have had good results, is when I have dealt with the manager. When I have had bad results, in which the owner takes over the maintenance hiring from the manager.

Normally when the owner takes over the hiring he/she will hire one company to maintain all of their properties.
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Don't alot of these fast food restaurants have an owner who owns multiple sites? Then don't they usually want a bid on all the sites at once? Even ones that might be out of your service area?
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Don't alot of these fast food restaurants have an owner who owns multiple sites? Then don't they usually want a bid on all the sites at once? Even ones that might be out of your service area?
Yes, like I mentioned above, when the owner takes over, its a nightmare. I know of companies that come to service the local McDonalds that drive 1 1/2 hrs away to just service this one.
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I bid per push snow removal on 8 coffee shops. I didnt get it and was told I was $20 higher per store then the guy whos truck kept breaking down last year.

This is why I dont like dealing with them. They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
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I bid per push snow removal on 8 coffee shops. I didnt get it and was told I was $20 higher per store then the guy whos truck kept breaking down last year.

This is why I dont like dealing with them. They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
It's funny that you mentioned this, because I read an article in one of the large trade magazines this past year how clients may start to settle on sub par services if they are cheaper. Just crazy
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It's funny that you mentioned this, because I read an article in one of the large trade magazines this past year how clients may start to settle on sub par services if they are cheaper. Just crazy
It really is, I guess they can bribe another contractor with free coffee when the guy doesnt show.
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They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
To put that $20 into perspective, how much do you think that company was charging

Furthermore, it would have been great if you left it open to them to call you when their chosen contractor was broken down.
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