McDonald’s is spending a billion dollars to tart itself up in Canada. Just so you know.
I wouldn’t want you to walk into a McDonald’s and do what you usually do, order an Angus Third Pounder Bacon & Cheese and fries and a Triple Thick Milkshake, stare at the greasy table and think that somewhere in life you took a wrong turn, and if you could just look in the rearview mirror and make serial beeping noises you could back up and start all over again.
Busy with regret, you might not notice that McDonald’s is reinventing itself with fireplaces and leather furnishings, earth tones rather than the red-and-yellow your children find so unaccountably attractive, and angles everywhere instead of those suddenly tacky curves. In other words it’s 1964 again, which would be okay if you were middle-aged and at your 1964 fightin’ weight, which you never will be again thanks to places like McDonald’s.
I find this woman to be loathsome. This column smacks of some of the most anti-capitalism anti freedom sentiments I've ever heard.
Fast food joints like McDonalds are often targets as being to blame for obesity because they are successful. No one would dare take aim at a high-end french restaurant even though they serve food that's even unhealthier.
When will it come to a point when these people would label all establishments that serve meat as unethical and unworthy of Canadian values? Oh wait they already do. They say you shouldn't own a dog, they say you shouldn't live outside a large urban areas, they say you shouldn't own a car.
Clearly the benefits of freedom are lost on the left.
What ironically is lost on Miss Mallick is that people go to these restaurants for a myriad of reasons. I went to McDonalds yesterday and even at 4pm on a Sunday it was pretty busy. Not everyone in the line were obese people slumbering along for another fix. In fact most weren't.
The truth is McDonald's serves a purpose. If you eat it too much there are repercussions, even though the food is cheapER, eating there is not a cost effective way to live your life.
Take a look at a portion of this episode from Penn and Teller's Bullshit to highlight how insane this war against fast food is.
Edited by Boges, 12 September 2011 - 10:44 AM.