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post Oct 4 2009, 11:17 AM
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For anyone who's taken an American road trip, you'll know that the 'Golden Arches' of McDonald's are never far away. From the stark, arid lands of the Nevada desert to the hustle of downtown Manhattan, holidaymakers in need of a fast-food fix don't have to wander too far.

Now, one man who was desperate to escape the burger chain's prolific presence has created a map of the US illuminated by all 13,000 McDonald's restaurants.

McDonald's Highlights




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post Oct 4 2009, 03:49 PM
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For us, traveling (we go on many day trips & weekend getaways) also means staying away from places we could go to everyday.

Anyway... this type of Scottish cuisine doesn't agree with my stomach.


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post Oct 4 2009, 09:40 PM
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I've just spent a good few minutes staring at that image, and it struck me just how tragic it is that we've come to this. And allowed it. A very very sad moment in history..


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post Oct 5 2009, 11:05 AM
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It's interesting how there is almost a straight line right down the middle of the country where their dominance drops off. I wonder what is more popular in the west side of the country? Burger King?


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post Oct 5 2009, 12:23 PM
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Depressing!


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post Oct 5 2009, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Oct 5 2009, 12:05 PM) *

It's interesting how there is almost a straight line right down the middle of the country where their dominance drops off. I wonder what is more popular in the west side of the country? Burger King?


It's just that there are more McDonalds where there are more people. So mid-American where it's mostly farmland they have less McDonalds.


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post Oct 5 2009, 01:11 PM
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But what about California, it's definitely pretty populous, but kind of empty of McDonaldses


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post Oct 5 2009, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Oct 5 2009, 02:11 PM) *

But what about California, it's definitely pretty populous, but kind of empty of McDonaldses


Not really, take another look.


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post Oct 5 2009, 02:06 PM
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Isn't it amazing how many McD's there are?

I'd like to see a world map like that...there are far too many McDonald's in other countries. I cringe every time I see one when traveling (or any other American fast food place overseas).

I remember seeing a show about some guy who's trying to go to every McDonald's. Boggles the mind. blink.gif


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post Oct 5 2009, 02:09 PM
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Whaaaaat? Who IS this guy?


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post Oct 5 2009, 02:11 PM
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Yeah seriously! He was keeping track of all the McDs he'd been to and wants to visit them all (in the U.S. anyway). Crazy huh?


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post Oct 5 2009, 02:12 PM
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I quite enjoy this video...

McDonalds Burning Down
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post Oct 5 2009, 02:26 PM
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Heh...funny Sian.


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post Oct 6 2009, 08:10 AM
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Since reading Fast Food Nation and being absolutely revolted by Super Size Me I have been anti McDonalds and actually boycotteed them for a very long time (even now it is very very very rare to eat that stuff)...

However, back in Australia McDonald's helps raise money for their Ronald MacDonalds Charity, which help families stay near the hospitals when their sick children are being treated in the hospital (appoximately 5,000 families a year benefit from this charity).

Ronald McDonald Charity

So they do some good (with the community), no so good healthy food wise




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