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Old 02-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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No matter where you are in the USA, you're never more than 145 miles from a McDonalds!
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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The McD's is how I know when it's time to turn down my street...going north on Brooks, take a right at McD's...we are at the end on the right.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Good lord that is scary. . .
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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And strangely, I feel comforted.
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I remember when there was a sign on the "Golden Arches" that said "Over one million burgers served."
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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Only two hours away from pseudofood...and civilization if you are lost...

That's a mighty big black hole hanging close to where I live...
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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Not only here, but all over the world!!
I hate that much of the world thinks that's the best we have to offer.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #8
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Not only here, but all over the world!!
I hate that much of the world thinks that's the best we have to offer.
Only the ignorant think that Kay, they forget about KFC and Subway
I'm joking
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #9
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They are becoming feeding stations instead of restaurants.

The dollar menu is making it an alternative to the conventional idea of grocery shopping and cooking at home.

I am not sure if it is sad or scary or both!

You deserve a break today!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:21 AM   #10
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it's amazing that people want to eat there with all of those bright lights.


it's good to know, though. even if i was in a plane that crashed in the most remote region of the u.s., i would only have to hike 145 miles to a mickey d's.

i'd just follow the bright light, lol.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:47 AM   #11
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I live @ 2 miles from one McD's and 3 miles from another (in the other direction). They used to be closer (@ 1 mi and 2 mi) but both moved and built new restaurants. Oddly one is across the street from Wendy's KFC, LJS, and an A&W and the other is between a Wendy's and a 5-Guys.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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We only have one fast food place 'round here.....Yep, McDonald's.
There is a brand new Jamaican restaurant that just opened here....gonna try it today (I hope)!
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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Within 5 minutes of my house there are 4. That's just the immediate area, go another 5 minutes out and that number will easily double.
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I fear it's not much better in Europe - we don't have this distances, I'd crossed half of G in 145miles...
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I find it comforting to know there is a restroom at least 145 miles away from me at anytime...much closer than rest stops.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #16
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What!!!!! None in Alaska????
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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Here in the Canadian West Coast there are three businesses that compete for market saturation and overkill!

1. Tim Horton's
2. Starbucks
3. McDonald's

Yes, ole Mickey D comes in third I'm afraid. In a twelve block radius we have three Tim's, three Starbies and 2 McD's.
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Here in the Canadian West Coast there are three businesses that compete for market saturation and overkill!

1. Tim Horton's
2. Starbucks
3. McDonald's

Yes, ole Mickey D comes in third I'm afraid. In a twelve block radius we have three Tim's, three Starbies and 2 McD's.
The only one of those that I go to is Timmie's. Much better coffee than Starbucks IMO. If I want an espresso type coffee, I'll go to 2nd Cup (or a non-chain place). Do you have those out West?
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The only one of those that I go to is Timmie's. Much better coffee than Starbucks IMO. If I want an espresso type coffee, I'll go to 2nd Cup (or a non-chain place). Do you have those out West?
I also prefer Timmie's though at Christmas I am addicted to Starbucks Gingerbread lattes. Vancouver has a few 2nd Cups but not where I am. I am actually a fan of Blenz - both for their Roiboos Chai Latte and their sausage rolls.

But for meeting with my friends or a quick snack/drink when I am going to see Dad, I go for Tim's every time. Oh, yeah, the one by the hospital....make that FOUR Tim Horton's in a 12 block radius!
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I find it comforting to know there is a restroom at least 145 miles away from me at anytime...much closer than rest stops.
Thanks for reminding me of that!
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