People on who saw this meme posted on a FB page were quick to point out the grammar mistake, but its no big deal. See what I did there. Okay, the real problems...
1) The math: if 14,000 locations increased the pay for 10 employees each from $8 per hour to $25,000 per year, that would be a total increase in wages of $1.26 billion, an amount 84 times the CEO's salary.
2) Like Papa John's, we're talking about franchisees. McDonald's can't dictate that they raise employee pay, and asking franchisees to swallow another $90k in expenses per location ain't gonna happen.
It's a good try, but really just a "if wishes were horses" kind of solution. The blame is on the McDonald's model, the darling of business for decades. the franchise model is duplicated by anyone who can duplicate it. It's taught at every business school in America. The idea of duplicating effort with minimum wage employees, of breaking jobs into tiny components that are replicable by low wage earners, is the holy grail of practically every business model. At some point, increasing the bottom line includes cutting wages. It's practically Business 101.
Franchisees won't pay more than they have to for workers. It's not in their DNA. It's not a part of their business plan to increase wages for no reason, to pay more for squirting ketchup on a bun. Asking a company to raise wages? That's anti-business, my friend. Trying to get McDonald's to force franchisees to raise wages by this amount is like asking the President to renounce freedom.
Of course, we could just try to STOP EATING THIS CRAP. Go somewhere locally owned and healthier. But it's easier to ask companies to stop being fat cats than it is to make societal changes like that.
Years ago a very popular business book was "How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive." It's a fairly appropriate analogy, sharks and business. Let's say McDonald's is a shark. You don't stop a shark by asking it to give back the arm it swallowed, or stop swallowing so many arms.
All told, it's a rather Dumberican idea that we can force change on a system we created and applauded.