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McDonald's new US boss says he is immediately kicking off a massive cross-country restaurant tour in leaked internal memo

McDonald's new US boss says he is immediately kicking off a massive cross-country restaurant tour in leaked internal memo
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With McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook being fired, Chris Kempczinski is the company's new CEO and Joe Erlinger becomes the president of McDonald's US business.




"As part of my transition into the role, I will be traveling around the country visiting restaurants and learning from all of you and your accomplishments," Erlinger told employees in a leaked memo obtained by Business Insider.




Erlinger is kicking off his US tour by visiting field office summits this week in Bethesda, Atlanta and Dallas, according to the memo.




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McDonald's new head of the US business is immediately embarking on a tour of America.
On Sunday, McDonald's announced CEO Steve Easterbrook had been fired due to his relationship with another employee. Chris Kempczinski, who was serving as president of the company's US business, has replaced Easterbrook as CEO. And, Joe Erlinger becomes the president of McDonald's US business.
This week, Kempczinski was supposed to attend three field office summits, where franchisees meet to discuss upcoming strategies. Instead, franchisees say Kempczinski sent along a video discussing his strategy as CEO, while Erlinger is set to attend the summits.
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