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Old 04-02-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Sometimes I just want fast food on the road. A sausage muffin is fast and good in the morning. The coffee is decent. The company is too smart to locate in a lightly traveled neighborhood. I sure wish they had not discontinued chicken selects though. They were also a fast and easy meal or snack.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If they don't want it, they don't want it. McDonald's makes itself look even worse by trying to force itself on the town.
if they didnt want it, mcdonalds wouldnt be putting it there. its always the big mouths that get all the attention and fool people into thinking they make up the majority opinion.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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Why an Australian town is fighting McDonald's - CNN.com

Is it hard for people to just simply not go to a restaurant that they don't like?

I don't like McDonalds food, i don't go to McDonalds often, so i don't have a reason to complain. they built one by my house, nothing is different. I think this story is just a example of a bunch of people who complain too much.
Is your house virtually in the foothills of the dandenong ranges? No. So what they did in your area is irrelevant.

Its not people complaining. I know the area well. Its survived for generations without a Mc Donalds or any other boring chain to ruin the enviornment.

When I think of Tecoma and surrounding areas, I think of leafy green surrounds, natural enviornment, bush, quiet community.

I also do know that there are not many Mc Donalds in the area. Its purely a business trying to move in and ruin the surrounding that has been an attraction to the people who live there.

I say, Mc Donalds can go jump. Thats what we need, more kids eating that crap.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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if they didnt want it, mcdonalds wouldnt be putting it there. its always the big mouths that get all the attention and fool people into thinking they make up the majority opinion.
You should read the article. The town's citizens are overwhelmingly against, and the city council voted 9-0 to deny the permit.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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You should read the article. The town's citizens are overwhelmingly against, and the city council voted 9-0 to deny the permit.
you gave a number for the council vote, what about those people that are "overwhelmingly against" it? who is going to eat there if everyone in the town doesnt want it there?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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you gave a number for the council vote, what about those people that are "overwhelmingly against" it? who is going to eat there if everyone in the town doesnt want it there?
You have been making good points and I agree.

Many posts are as contradictory as Yogi Berra------------"nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded "
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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you gave a number for the council vote, what about those people that are "overwhelmingly against" it? who is going to eat there if everyone in the town doesnt want it there?
Read the article and do a little bit of research. If you're still not convinced, go pay them a visit, ask around, and report your findings to us.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Years ago, my SIL had a successful small restaurant in a Maine town. McDonalds decided to move in across the street.The McD executives conducted interviews and meetings in my SIL's restaurant, drinking her "free" coffee that she offered to meal consuming patrons. When McD's did open their establishment they copied my SIL's menu, offering ethnic foods on rotation like "Mexican night" or "Italian Night" just as she had been doing in her own restaurant for some time. So McD's grabbed enough of the small local market share to damage her business stake and then a divorce put a nail in the coffin of her once successful business. That's perhaps a viable illustration as to why a town does have the right to prevent a big box eaterie in their town. Their patented mercenary tactics are just as toxic as some of their food in the long run.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Read the article and do a little bit of research. If you're still not convinced, go pay them a visit, ask around, and report your findings to us.
i initially read about half the article, now i read the full article. i see no indication that a majority of the town's population doesnt want a mcdonalds. like i said before, protesters make a lot of noise and make you believe they have more support than they really do. i noticed they had 6,000 likes on an anti-mcdonalds facebook page. im surprised its so few considering the large number of people that hate large corporations and big chain restaurants.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Waterworld
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Years ago, my SIL had a successful small restaurant in a Maine town. McDonalds decided to move in across the street.The McD executives conducted interviews and meetings in my SIL's restaurant, drinking her "free" coffee that she offered to meal consuming patrons. When McD's did open their establishment they copied my SIL's menu, offering ethnic foods on rotation like "Mexican night" or "Italian Night" just as she had been doing in her own restaurant for some time. So McD's grabbed enough of the small local market share to damage her business stake and then a divorce put a nail in the coffin of her once successful business. That's perhaps a viable illustration as to why a town does have the right to prevent a big box eaterie in their town. Their patented mercenary tactics are just as toxic as some of their food in the long run.
Kind of like that movie Good Burger. Mondo Burger moved in across the street and tried to recreate their appeal to put them out of business.
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