Unit 3 – Discussion Board
Unit: Competitive Advantage
Due Date: Tue,12/4/18
Deliverable Length: 400 words
Primary Task Response: Write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Having experienced a robust debate discussion on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends (SWOTT) analysis and strategic planning for a particular fast-food franchise, it is time to shift gears a bit and consider the competition in the fast-food industry. Read this article (https://www.ibtimes.com/best-restaurants-usa-chick-fil-trumps-competition-mcdonalds-falls-out-favor-1990232)to frame this week’s discussion. Complete the following:
1)Identify 1 or 2 other major competitors in the fast-food industry, and describe their sources of competitive advantage.
2)Discuss a current issue that this industry faces. It could be favorable or unfavorable to the industry.
3)Which of the major competitors has the strongest competitive advantage and ability to overcome the barriers presented by the current issues identified and why?
Part 2: Based on the first initial of your last name:
First initial M-Z: provide an argument ‘FOR’ the success of the fast-food franchise’s competitors. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum, under the ‘FOR’ topic.
In both considerations, provide research that supports your assertions.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Berger, S. (2015, June 30). Best restaurants in USA: Chick-Fil-A trumps competition, McDonald’s falls out of favor. Retrieved from the International Business Times Web site: http://www.ibtimes.com/best-restaurants-usa-chick-fil-trumps-competition-mcdonalds-falls-out-favor-1990232