I saw this today – Walmart eyes other options as McDonald’s, Subway pull out: https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/walmart-eyes-other-options-mcdonald-s-subway-pull-out. Much longer article.
Ron Ruggless April 9, 2021
While McDonald’s Corp. and Subway are closing units inside U.S. Walmart Inc. stores, the retailer says it is replacing those with other concepts such as Domino’s Pizza and Taco Bell.
“We’re definitely looking to bring in new and exciting brands,” said Avani Dudhia, a Walmart corporate spokesperson, on Friday.
In its February annual report, Chicago-based McDonald’s said its U.S. division expected to close “roughly 325 restaurants in 2021; a majority of which are lower sales volume McDonald’s in Walmart locations.” McDonald’s said it expected about 650 net restaurant additions in 2021.