To go with it, global revenue is down 11% and global net income is down 36%.
In my Google News search for “McDonalds” just now, this is the second prominent story.
A lot of people are saying to McDs: Now that you’ve gone 365Black, we’re not coming 365Back.
Let me be the first to be crazy enough to speculate that fast feeders market to black kids because black kids and black non-kids love the fast feeders and think their offerings to be the ne plus ultra of culinary excellence. That said, I have it on good authority that all the fast feeder chains, to the extent that any of their food is “good,” ship the good food to their white locations and send the crap food to black ones, because they and everyone else knows that Africanus Bellcurvius will eat anything that comes out of the clown’s head, because they’re lovin’ it.
But if this really is a problem, there is an easy solution:
McDonalds should get rid of 365Black.
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Inspired by an Instapundit post, I checked out the census tracts that the USDA considers food deserts around here.
So, river bottoms, industrial areas and the airport are food deserts. They better be!
Lafayette Square, within comfortable walking distance to Soulard Market if you’re in halfway decent shape, is a food desert. I can assure you that it’s not a money desert.
Some of the other colored tracts surprise me, because they either have or are very close to a lot of legitimate first world food merchants.
What is totally unsurprising is that ESL and surrounding parts of northwestern St. Clair County are food deserts. They’re also civilization deserts.
Though the more I think of it, the more I realize that “food desert” is a census tract which has neither a union shop/UFCW supermarket nor a Whole Paycheck/Trader Blows. That’s also unsurprising, that Obama’s USDA is focused on unions and hipster yuppies.
And to this news, I say: It’s aboot time, eh?