In fact, a number of McDonald's stores remained open on Thanksgiving this year and the results may have prompted corporate executives to press franchisees to do the same on Christmas. Company executives also point out that the average McDonald's restaurant that stayed open last Christmas rang the register to the tune of $5,500.
Writing in Forbes, contributor Adam Hartung suggests the desire to stay open on Christmas is a sign of a business in trouble. He notes the company had a bad last quarter and recently fired the head of its North American operations.
Story provided by ConsumerAffairs.