From: Buhrmaster, Gary [mailto:gtb () slac stanford edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 2:03 PM
To: Brian Johnson
Subject: RE: McDonalds contact also.
(I could not resist responding.....)
Sorry, you unsolicted idea will not be accepted:
Thank you for your interest to share an idea for a product or
service that you believe would be beneficial to McDonald's.
Please know, however, that it is McDonald's company's policy
not to consider unsolicited ideas from anyone other than our
corporate employees, franchise owners and dedicated suppliers.
It's not that great ideas cannot come from our valued
customers. Each year, however, McDonald's receives thousands
of unsolicited ideas and proposals for products and services.
Due to the mass volume of these unsolicited ideas and the
business challenge of determining what is truly a "new" idea
versus a concept that is already in development, being
tested, or previously considered, we must adhere to a strict
policy not to accept or review any unsolicited ideas that
come from outside the McDonald's system of our corporate
employees, franchise owners and suppliers.
As a result, we must decline your invitation to review your
idea, and hope you can understand and appreciate our business
reasons for making this company decision. We do, however,
greatly appreciate your interest in McDonald's.
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On
Behalf Of Brian Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 6:25 AM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: McDonalds contact also.
I've got a great idea for a new cheeseburger and want someone to
give me a contact at McDonalds. I am too lazy to find one myself,
and don't care about wasting any of your time.
Please reply off-list.