McDonald’s Franchise Owners Confirm: Fast Food Giant “Facing Its Final Days”

October 17, 2015   |   Nick Bernabe

(ANTIMEDIA) San Diego, CA — Embattled fast food giant McDonald’s is making headlines yet again. The company has just launched its much advertised all-day breakfast program, but as that campaign rolls out, franchise owners are voicing their concerns over what may be the company’s dying days.

As we covered at Anti-Media in June, the McDonald’s franchise has been shrinking for the first time in the company’s over 40 year history:

“McDonald’s announced in April that it would be closing 700 ‘underperforming’ locations, but because of the company’s sheer size — it has 14,300 locations in the United States alone — this was not necessarily a reduction in the size of the company, especially because it continues to open locations around the world. It still has more than double the locations of Burger King, its closest competitor.”

However, for the franchisees, the picture looks much worse than simply 700 stores closing down.

“We are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing,” a franchise owner wrote in response to a financial survey by Nomura Group. “Probably 30% of operators are insolvent.” One owner went as far as to speculate that McDonald’s is literally “facing its final days.”

Franchisees have also been complaining about the erratic nature of McDonald’s corporate decision-making process. As Business Insider reports, “The lack of consistent leadership from Oak Brook is frightening, we continue to jump from one failed initiative to another.” They are likely referring to the company’s many marketing schemes that have been implemented recently to slow the bleeding of younger customers as they choose healthier, more local options en masse. As Anti-Media also reported in June,

“Though the chain has dominated the fast food market for decades, recent competition and health consciousness has challenged the popularity of its product. The growth of chains like Chipotle, which recently stopped using genetically modified ingredients, has reportedly diverted customers away from McDonald’s. Additionally, the company is losing a share of its young patrons while the rise of boutique burger chains such as Five Guys has put a dent in profits.

[…] The increased closures denote a growing shift in dietary preferences among Americans. This is consistent with recent moves by fast food chains to remove toxic chemicals from their ingredients, as well as with the exponential growth of organic, healthy alternatives.”

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Are we seeing McDonald’s final days? If the trend towards healthier alternatives to McDonald’s continues, it’s a very real possibility.


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Author: Nick Bernabe

Nick Bernabe founded Anti-Media in May of 2012. His topics of interest include civil liberties, the drug war, economic justice, foreign policy, geopolitics, government corruption, the police state, politics, propaganda, and social justice. He currently resides in Chula Vista, California, where he was born and raised.

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  1. there's an ad for McDonald's jobs on this site and they claim that Five Guys is a burger joint. Did they do any research or think about anything when doing this article? 5 guys is hot dog joint.

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  2. there is a five guys right down the street from me its a burger joint lmfao

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  3. This is what a collage education gets us these days. Five Guys a hot dog joint? Fiveguys burger and fries not fiveguys weiner and fries.

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  4. I disagree on that, most of us are middle class citizens, and enjoy going to places that fill our hungry bellies for a lower cost

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  5. Nick, any chance you know more than 10's of thousands of smart investors out there? MCD is at a 5 year high….coincidentally it hit that high one day before you posted this article!!!! Where do you get your material?! If any of what you are saying is partially correct, investors would be bailing long before your article came out…..of course as I understand it, you'll get a small fee for everyone that reads this article…regardless how inaccurate the information may be.

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  8. isn't that an ignorant and biased statement? How much money do you make? Are you considered "poor"? you know whats funny, I have personally witnessed LEBRON JAMES and his children walk into mcdonalds and order food. Damn, he must be poor. Just saying. I know you are Entitled to your own opinion, but if you are going to state one on a public site, at least make sure it is Educated. I for one do not think the people driving Jaguars, Mercedes Benz, Cadillacs, Porshe, etc.. that came through the drive thru while I worked there were poor….

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  9. If you know anything about the stock exchange, you'd know that it doesn't reflect the true value or the future viability of a company. Before it collapsed, Enron was one of the highest performing companies on the stock exchange. All based on clever accounting.
    Take a contemporary example, Apple's stock price rises dramatically after one of the primary shareholders, like Carl Icahn, tweets something favourable about the company. Is a tweet indicative of the health of a company? http://www.marketwatch.com/story/carl-icahns-tweet-worth-8-billion-for-apple-investors-2015-05-18

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  10. Just so you are aware… 5 guys is 100% most definitely a burger joint.

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  11. Justin Coup

    Who would eat that shit if they didn't have to? Evidently "ignorant" people like you that feed that to their family.

    Tell me where else poor people can eat. That is my whole point. Wealthy people can eat where they want of course. (I'm not one of them).

    I live in a pretty big metro area, poor people panhandle in groups to get cheap hotel rooms and eat where they can. Like fast food resturants.

    Don't try to equate "education" with observation. I see it every single day. And as the article stated, McDonalds is going under financially. Gone are the days when their food was somewhat nutritious, when families flocked for decent food at a fair price.

    Now, it is largely GMO swill and pink whatever shit swill burgers. Hell, they are not even burgers I've read. More fillers than meat.

    But whatever dude, eat what you want, I could care less. I just avoid the place because I care about what I put in my body. Poor folk have no choice.

    That Einstein, is my point.

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  12. Barney Haynes If the stock exchange does not reflect the true value or future value….please enlightment me on what does? While I agree with the premise of what you're saying, comparing MCD to Enron is a bit of a stretch. And, as for Apple…it shows strong growth regardless of the tweet of one man…peoples emotions will affect the market but (by and large) companies have to report accurately on their actual earnings. One thing I can say with some certainty (and I own no stock in MCD) is that McDonalds will be around for some time to come.

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  13. Maybe, if it didn't cost almost $30 for a family of 3 to eat there, only to walk away not quite filled, more people would go. You are shoving gross products down our throats, and raping our wallets, while poisonong people with this garbage quality food. Refuse to eat your crap food. They should be ashamed at themselves. I for one won't miss you.

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  14. If they dont change to more healthy food they will be out of business. They currently inject fat into their patties, the last big mac sold in Demark i think 3 years ago is still not degrading, a cutomer saved it

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  15. Tucker Steigerwalt lower cost? Considering that McDonalds makes you pay higher taxes for welfare to make up the below living wage levels they pay their employees..what lesser cost?

    See what you think is "lower cost" is really only the "up front cost." There's a second hidden cost that companies like McDonald's make you pay..taxes that subsidize their low wages because the corporate executives would rather be greedy bastards then pay their employees properly.

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  16. There isn't anything going on there that can't be solved with decent leadership. They need more than just some new ideas and tweeks though, they really need to go back to the drawing board. All the way down to how their food is made, who is making it.

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  17. I haven't even stepped foot in a McDonalds for, literally, at least two decades. If they went out of business I doubt that I'd even notice.

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  18. What i found funny was the comment about Chipotle not using GMI's how the hell can one tell now as a law has been signed that does not require labeling of GMO(GMI) products!

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  19. Where I live they just built a brand new McDonald's less then 2 miles from one that burnt down, then rebuilt the one that burnt down…

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  20. Where I live they just built a brand new McDonald's less then 2 miles from one that burnt down, then rebuilt the one that burnt down…

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  21. Um, all of the ones here in Phoenix are "Five Guys Burgers and Fries"… It's what they are called, when you look them up also.

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  22. Y'all know Chipotle is owned by McDonald just saying.
    And five guys is the shit

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  23. They are building new ones here, and also refurbishing all of them over the past 2-3 years, and they even tore one completely down to the ground and completely rebuilt it a couple years ago

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  24. Yeah they tore another down completely here and rebuilt it all within 3 months. Doesn't seem like a company on its death bed.

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  25. Maybe if they stopped with all the shitty food and actually provided real meat ,people might actually come back

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  26. None that are mentioned on this are corporate… They are all franchisees. Maybe the franchise owners can't afford the the remodels… Or are refusing to pay for the remodel? When corporate speaks, the franchise owners have to listen!

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  27. Jw Trauger You are quite entertaining. You are defending the "wealthy" when you yourself are not. I as well care about what I put in my body. Not everyone EATs the food. Some people go there in the morning for Coffee that is hot and fresh (I'm not speaking for any McDonald's other than the one I worked at, when I worked there) and meet with their friends to talk over breakfast. I agree that the GMO's and pink crap they put in your food isn't good for you. Just because I worked there does NOT mean that oh so "ignorant" me fed it to my family. I wouldn't feed it to cows if I had a choice. I'm equating the education of your sentencing with the observation that it is nothing but an ignorant, and biased, response. Have you been Homeless before? Have you had only enough money to buy a "buck" burger? I'm not saying you haven't, but put yourself in the shoes of a person that has. You think people WANT to be poor, or they WANT to be less fortunate than others? SOME people don't have the choice of being able to eat anywhere, they have the choice of wherever is closest, and cheapest. People stay poor for many reasons, especially one of which being Welfare. I'm not "dissing" people who are on it, however you must make a certain amount of money to stay on it, which prompts some parents to not make anymore than they already do because food is expensive and they would rather have the extra help than go three weeks without having enough food in their house until they can afford to purchase more. You act like the people who are poor aren't your neighbors or someone you know. You are not Donald Trump. I agree, yes, wealthy people can eat wherever they want. Good for them. However, if you are like the 99% of people who do NOT have a majority of the wealth, or you are like 2/3 of America, and are a member of the "working class" aka (the poor class) why make such ignorant remarks? Do you like the idea of continuing the belittling remarks you make to those around you? I'm just curious.. I do agree it is bad for you. I agree that MOST "poor" people don't have a choice (but I do have to say when it comes to being a daily thing, you're better off shopping in a grocery store than eating McDonald's everyday) but the only thing I don't understand, is why single out the "poor" if you are indeed, not wealthy?

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  28. Actually, just reread your statement, and I feel like I am attacking you for no good reason. Have a good day sir.

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  29. The one around me that burned is sketchy in my opinion. They couldn't afford to fix the leaky water system that caused a perpetual wet floor sign by the soda machine. As well as to repair the system that transported food to the drive through. Then all of a sudden the place burned, the same people that own it announced they are build one in the new shopping complex less than 2 miles away… And then they get the permits needed to rebuild the old one which was grandfathered in as its design violated some design laws for the parking lot. 2 other buildings burned to allow that complex to be built, 2 buildings that refused to sell their land… Ive raised these concerns but it falls on dead ears, and all 3 fires have been ruled accidental and been demolished so there's no way to prove it. But it reeks of insurance fraud to me.

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  30. Your condescension is astounding, Jw. Your implication that "poor people" are to stupid to know how to feed their famiies is indicative of what is wrong with today's leftist fueled class envious society.

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  31. No, they're not "shoving gross products down your throat", it's literally your choice whether or not you go there.

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  32. Although I worked at one in my teens, I have not been in a McDonalds in perhaps 20 years or longer, or a Burger King, or a Taco Bell, or a Hardy's ……….. I do like subway though, and good pizza joints!

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  33. Food sucks. "Play Doe" is better for you to eat. Well unless you like crayons for dinner.

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  34. 1. Stop frying your burgers. 2. Add a turkey burger (like every other burger chain has). 3. Add a BBQ sandwich (with real pulled pork, not that gelatinous McRib crap). 4. Real beef only, no more "pink sludge". You're welcome.

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  35. You do realize that there is such thing as freedom of choice right? If people want to eat there, they will. If they dont, they wont. Simple as that. Your statement is nothing more than an opinion and assumption. There are quite a few people who do get full eating there. Bigger folks do not. Do not generalize.

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  36. Tucker Steigerwalt A lower cost. Yeah but with damn good reason. You either burb or fart and you can eat again. 15 days to digest a hamburger from that shitty place. It ain't food they are serving it is trash filled with flavours to cheat people. You can get way better filling food for the same cost – at least here. I wouldn't touch Mc. Crap with a fiery torch even if i got paid. And i fucking love fast food as an avid gamer etc.

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  37. Tucker Steigerwalt A lower cost. Yeah but with damn good reason. You either burb or fart and you can eat again. 15 days to digest a hamburger from that shitty place. It ain't food they are serving it is trash filled with flavours to cheat people. You can get way better filling food for the same cost – at least here. I wouldn't touch Mc. Crap with a fiery torch even if i got paid. And i fucking love fast food as an avid gamer etc.

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  38. Bojana Keselj : I don't, but thanks. It's kids that pressure parents into taking them there.

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  39. Jw Trauger Immature generalizations. Thats entirely all you can spew about. Ive seen, and know, people making 100k a year that will grab a burger from McDs, Wendys, and the likes because they want it. Not because they cannot afford to eat at out constantly. You should probably grow up and think before posting.

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  40. Fuck mcdonalds plastic buns and of course the meat is not real…just like subway eat fresh Yeah Right

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  41. Matt Schnackenberg : That's good, because I was expressing my opinion. Glad you got it. You don't have to agree.

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  42. Matt Schnackenberg
    I think I made it clear wealthy people can eat any shit they want.

    And "grow up?"

    Oh, I'm grown up.

    I know what I see you corporate shill. How much are they paying you to rag my ass because
    fast food is all poor people can afford, dufus?

    Every swinging dick in the world knows rich people can eat what the Hell they want.

    Go the fuck away.

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  43. Oh well just another business trying to make ends meet. I eat there when I need something fast and simple but most of the time I cook for me and my family.

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  44. One of the problems is the quality of their food. Big Macs do not taste as good and leave a lingering aftertaste. And Whoppers and the fish sandwiches at BK went in the toilet as well. Side subject, the smell of BK used to make me hungry. Now it smells like old grease. What have the chains changed?

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  45. When you worry about the profit over the people, they will let you know eventually.

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  46. They should take a play out of In N Out's playbook. Reduce their menu to burgers and fries, simple, fresh… dont worry about GMO's or organic bullshit. Just keep the food fresh and made to order.

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  47. the food is horrid! Just like Pizza Hut just bad. Both need to go back to their late 60s early 70s menus and food prep. They have the absolute worst fries in the world.

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  48. what kind of ignorant shite is this? mcdonalds isn't going anywhere, you stupid fuck. if you don't like the food don't fucking eat it.

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  49. I like some of McDonald's food maybe not everything. My husband and I are having a difficult time financially and I'm sure we are not the only ones. I don't get to eat out much anymore and when I do it is for special occasions only. McDonalds is special when you are 7 years old.

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  50. Justin Coup Some rich people are so poor… All they have is money. Some poor people are rich, All they have is love for themselves and humanity.

    I see your pain, brother. Please don't misdirect your feelings onto the world. Instead, be with us. :)

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  51. Well when I drive by the McDonald's nearest me it's busy, so obviously business is good for every McDonald's across the country. Since the one location I see on a regular basis is getting business it's just not possible the McDonald's corporation overall could be losing business. Nope, not possible. Seeing that one location getting business is proof positive the McDonald's corporation is thriving. 

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  52. I find it cheaper to eat healther, store bought food and cook at home than any fast food.

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  53. LOL. As someone living in Denmark… I bought a big mac and 2 cheese burgers The other week. So your denmark comment… yup that is very wrong and there are always loads of people in Macdonalds when I drive past. (admittedly this visit of mine to McD's was a rare visit.)
    While I was there they were making a series of orders for cheeseburgers / big macs and a few normal Burgers. (all for customers waiting because they had sold the normal "stock" items.)

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  54. Alan Heath Iceland was the country and it was saved and still hasn't degraded a few years now

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  55. I doubt it. Market bought food is also bs and constantly recalled dut to contamination. Many of you still eat disgusting TV dinners and don't know crap about current events. GMO's(GMI's) are an apparent problem. There corporations which I won't name that sinks billions into stim cell research for food. Thats right STIM CELL RESEARCH FOR FOOD. These are not fast food venders boys and girls. These are grocery market and convenience store vendors. So before you proudly sit upon your pious and judge another group of people finish your research. Poor people get food stamps. What McDonalds you heard of accepts EBT-Food?

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  56. For one MickyD's has been around for alot longer then 40 years as it states and 2nd they are not hurting for business.So this story is bull

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  57. I work at McDonalds and this place legit does not offer anything that is healthy. They think a muffin or a salad or oatmeal is 'healthy' whose going to come here and eat oatmeal for dinner? If they offered at least a few vegetarian options or food that people know is of good quality and not chemical laden people would eat here. Even I think the food is gross but I got rent to pay in the meantime

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  58. " One owner went as far as to speculate that McDonald’s is literally “facing its final days.” " Clikbait article is clickbait.

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  59. Back in the 60s and 70s, I would on occasion take the kids to McDonalds. I recall back then the Quarter Pounders and Mig Macs were large, tasty and most enjoyable. Since retiring in the mid-90s, I've not been to a McDonalds for other than coffee. But, a year or so ago, I decided to order a Big Mac. By comparrison to previous times, it was (or should have been) a complete embarassment to their management. I figure the massive decline in quality and even looks was by design, so I decided that by design, I would never order "food" there again. (I regularly purchase the McCafe coffee in the grocery store for home use. It is REALLY good!)

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  60. Please don't mention "healthier options" in the same sentence as "gmo free". It's hard to believe in this day and age "gmos are unhealthy" can be implyed in an article. This is has about as much scientific proof as "vaccines cause autism" or "we faked the moon landing". I'm surprised a combo at Chipotles doesn't come with a tinfoil hat.

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  61. Its just the cycle of life, if they want to stay in bussiness they just have to adapt, they basically need to re-invent themselves, the McDonald trademark has too much value on the world market to let it die.

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  62. In the UK Jw Trauger would be correct. You wouldn't see a middle class customer in a Maccy's even if it was the only place open for a hundred miles and they hadn't eaten all day. McD's is the staple of the poor in our country. Either those on the dole who can't afford to buy decent food, or those in work who grab a Maccy's on the way too or from work. You see families going through the drive throughs, but that's because it allows them to buy stuff for the kids without having to mingle with the riff raff. Even then we are talking low end white collar, not 'wealth'. As Mr Trauger rightly points out, those with wealth, or taste, eat in higher class food outlets, or eat and run from the local garage. I always did at my last place of work. The food may not be great (but you can usually buy a Ginsters pastie/slice, and it's still better than a Mc'ds') but you can fill up, grab said pastie, and garages are on the main routes. McD's aren't. McDonalds either need to improve (100%) the God awful muck they serve, tasteless burgers, bland chicken, cardboard baps, suger drenched salads, or reduce the price drastically. Otherwise they will never win over a wider market,

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  63. Dennis D Genovesio Did you mean to spell "college" incorrectly? Or was that because of college education these days?

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  64. No.. rich white people that cannot and will not cook eat there. Lol. Jk

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  65. Ben Koster, that is too stupid not to stupid. Just saying although I could care less.

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  66. Almost all fast food has become severely overpriced. I stopped patronizing them years ago because the prices had gone so high. Adding ridiculously high minimum wage costs to the pricing has not helped either. In places where they've already instituted a $15 minimum wage (such as Seattle), many employees have been let go or replaced by automation. Another predictible event is that now $15 an hour employees have asked to have their hours reduced because they've realized that making too much money puts their subsidized housing, food stamps and other government freebies at risk!

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  67. Tucker Steigerwalt, I disagree with you. They do not provide a lower cost anymore.

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  68. I decided to try McDonald's new all day breakfast menu after not patronizing them for quite awhile. It is limited to what I don't like, so just got coffee. The all day stuff is mostly with English muffins which are hard, tough and hideous. I used to love McDonald's breakfasts and bought those even when I stopped eating their other garbage. Now there is nothing worth getting there. They will not be missed.

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  69. They should have taken the hint that this was coming 10 years ago when publicity started about healthy food. Some fast food places have added more choice to their menus so you can eat reasonably well for a quick lunch. Wendy's has choices for those cutting down on fat and calories, and In-N-Out hamburgers can be as healthy as you choose to order them. El Loco Pollo also has some healthy choices. The newest selections at even Taco Bell have fewer calories and less sodium. People are more conscious of what they put in their bodies now. McDonald's should have overhauled their equipment and menu to go along with changing tastes in food instead of relying on people sticking to what they've always offered. The last time I had a hamburger there it tasted like soft mush in a stale bun. A long time ago.

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  70. My favorite fast food place. My burger is only 310 calories and tastes like it has real meat in it. The produce is always fresh. And you can order your food just how you want it. And the drive through line is always long – even at 3 in the afternoon – because people know where to get a good burger at a reasonable price. McDonalds could have done the same thing and kept its customers.

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  71. If they are not hurting, why are they going under? You haven't been keeping up with business news. They are just biding time.

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  72. McDonalds does not warp sandwhiches in lettuce as does Carl's Jr. So as the US population turns increasingly diabetic, McD will steadily lose customers as diabetics cannot eat most of what McDonalds serves.

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  73. They moved away from the formula that made them popular. Kids sell fast food. Parents will go for a quick meal to the restaurant that their kids like, even if the food isn't the greatest. They stopped advertising with their catchy characters (Ronald , hamburglar..etc) and they took out their playgrounds. Now all the moms go to chick fila because they have a place for the kids to play. McDonalds just isn't up to par with Wendys, their juggarnut was in entertaining the kids.

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  74. McDonald's is having a Polaroid moment. (pun intended). Though times have changed and preferences have with them, they are sticking to old trusty. Old trusty isn't working anymore. McDonald's is trying to follow the wrong path. Breakfast isn't going to fix their problem. Their brand and source of food is.

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  75. Jw Trauger I am poor, a vegan and have not stepped foot in that shit hole in 25 years. Your coments just gave a whole pile of ignorant fucks an excuse to eat that junk, way to go champ…

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  76. They need to shut the fuck down already is what they need to do, the cruel pieces of shit.

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  77. I worked at BK in a relatively mid-wealthy area, and we still got pretty good business. There were people driving up in Mercedes, Lexus', and even a '15 GTR. people of all kinds go there out of convenience, not just poor people.

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  78. Jw Trauger I have read your comments. and you say "Only poor people (and late for work people) eat at macdonalds." The other statements are that rich people do also eat there, which ofcourse they do, and its stupid to say ONLY poor people eat there. However yes the evidence is that wealthier people more often eat healthier foods, (cost more but it does not matter to the rich), while most poor familys eat cheap unhealthy food. What you should have said is that "only poor people have to". Also I don't think anyone here as defended the rich, I don't know whats wrong with being rich though, but yes they get the freedom of choice where the rest of us don't.

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  79. I get sick on everything except the ice cream. I used to eat the fish fillet, but they cannot seem to keep that fresh enough to prevent stomach cramping, so I stick with the ice cream just to support the local employees, who need the work.

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  80. Rick Tejerina, still have options instead of premium meals. Fuck whatever anyone else thinks about "not real food", one of my friends uncle's owns a franchise, he also is persistent on what quality the food is. Talk about pink slime? Go to Walmart and get tubed hamburger, fry that shit up and tell me what you think… People are going to eat what they want, leave us alone. I'd rather feed my family McDonald's for $20 rather than $30 on dough cheese and tomato paste.

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  81. to all posters. "poor" means uneducated. if you eat mcdonalds you are uneducated and therefore poor. doesn't matter how much money you make.. if you are stupid, you're stupid. don't eat fake food. real food costs less in the long run. you are what you eat.

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  82. Joey, good luck with eating those GMO's. Ever look into all of the pesticides that go along with the genetically modified foods you are pretending are safe and superior to real food?

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  83. I'd take my chances on a food that millions eat everyday rather than pesticide treated leafy fucking greens and heart healthy food! Does anybody actually know what they're eating? Probably not, "healthy foods" that everyone praises about probably have more waste in them, thus making them "more expensive"

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  84. how the hell can the "poor" eat at mcdonalds? in canada most combos total close to 10 bucks…..thats pricey for the food qaulity…

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  85. Tucker Steigerwalt yes, you are pussy.
    Happy now?

    You ARE what you EAT.
    Too complicated?

    You are killing yourself by eating this shit.

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  86. People are choosing chipotle over McDonald because they choose to take care of you more then McDonald's plus the food taste better and is better for you.

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  87. Maybe because their hamburgers look like a shrunk up piece of SH*T compared to their advertised pictures.

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  88. What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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  89. Change everything on the menu to healthier stuff. And get rid of the gmo and steroid crap you've been feeding everyone . 14000 stores and your just going to shut it down .

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