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Has anyone else heard the rumor that there's a McDonald's going in across from Bruno's on the carretera?  Hopefully, it's just a rumor.  Thanks.

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Sure. Every year. Not to mention a Costco and/or Sam’s Club. Every single year for at least the last 15. Same rumor, but location can change. Newbies usually fall for it.

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plus what difference does it make?  I live in a historical, pueblo magico and they have a Burger King on one of the pietonal street and a MacDonald in one of the shopping centers and we all survive it and can get  a burger if we feel like it. Ajijic is no pueblo magico and it has OXXOs so why not a hamburger franchise..it sure would not destroy the look of the carratera...😄

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Not any worse than a tacky pawn shop, how can they possibly make enough money to support that prime location ? Unless its laundering money. I've always wondered what is on the second level with no windows whatsoever. 

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4 hours ago, Joanie said:

Has anyone else heard the rumor that there's a McDonald's going in across from Bruno's on the carretera?  Hopefully, it's just a rumor.  Thanks.

Why hopefully....?  If you don’t like their burgers you don’t have to eat there...The reason McDonalds is such a successful company is that millions of people world wide like the product they offer.. I’m sure it would be successful here.. 

 

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McD as well as Starbucks will not build in a location that can't accommodate a drive thru. Makes more sense where Exotica Nursery is.

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I read an interesting book many year ago, that McDonald's, the corporation, was never about the food. They consider themselves, and their mission statement, as a property development company. They were able to influence and forecast changes in entire neighborhoods. They build and invest, then let franchisees to do the food stuff. McDonalds in urban cities in Canada are sad affairs these days. During the day and early evening,  screaming packs of kids wanting their " donalds". In the evening shifty  looking homeless people nursing their free coffees for hours. That is why their drive throughs are so popular.

https://qz.com/965779/mcdonalds-isnt-really-a-fast-food-chain-its-a-brilliant-30-billion-real-estate-company/

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McDonalds is going where Flora Exotic is plus some more businesses on that location, they have also started with barricade up you can see...

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6 hours ago, tomgates said:

McD as well as Starbucks will not build in a location that can't accommodate a drive thru. Makes more sense where Exotica Nursery is.

Wanna bet ?  😉    Here a picture of McD's at 1151 Rue St Jean, Quebec City.

 

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I know dozens of Starbucks and McDonald's that have no drive-through, actually.

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9 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

During the day and early evening,  screaming packs of kids wanting their " donalds".

I cooked healthy dinners for my kids. They would sometimes say "Mom,all our friends go to McDonalds, why don't we?". I'd explain how it wasn't real food and not healthy. But of course, they thought they were missing out.

Then, I was once doing a 3 day fast and didn't feel like dealing with food at all. I decided to get them fast food for those 3 nights. First night was Kentucky Fried, second night was Chinese take-out. They were fine with that. 3rd night I went and got them Big Macs and fries, thinking they'd be thrilled. I put it on the table, called them down for dinner. I was fussing around in the kitchen and there was dead silence at the table, quite unusual. I looked over to see them all with the Big Mac wrapper peeled back, all of them staring at it, and looking at each other. Finally my middle daughter looked over at me and rather apologetically said "Mom, we can't eat this".

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11 hours ago, artsnob said:

McDonalds is going where Flora Exotic is plus some more businesses on that location, they have also started with barricade up you can see...

Where is Flora Exotic?

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6 hours ago, mudgirl said:

I cooked healthy dinners for my kids. They would sometimes say "Mom,all our friends go to McDonalds, why don't we?". I'd explain how it wasn't real food and not healthy. But of course, they thought they were missing out.

Then, I was once doing a 3 day fast and didn't feel like dealing with food at all. I decided to get them fast food for those 3 nights. First night was Kentucky Fried, second night was Chinese take-out. They were fine with that. 3rd night I went and got them Big Macs and fries, thinking they'd be thrilled. I put it on the table, called them down for dinner. I was fussing around in the kitchen and there was dead silence at the table, quite unusual. I looked over to see them all with the Big Mac wrapper peeled back, all of them staring at it, and looking at each other. Finally my middle daughter looked over at me and rather apologetically said "Mom, we can't eat this".

That makes your kids one in billions...

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4 hours ago, gringohombre said:

Where is Flora Exotic?

NW corner of the Libriemento at Walmart....

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From the same source as the other article. McDonalds food sales have dropped every year for the past three years. Only 20% of millenials have ever tasted a Big Mac. I doubt that any McDonalds in Mexico would become ad hoc homeless shelters.

https://qz.com/892474/mcdonalds-mcd-introduces-giant-and-small-big-mac-burgers-in-hopes-of-driving-us-sales/

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We have so many places around here that make a vastly better burger than MD or BK I can't see why we need either of them.

I'm still holding out for Freddy's however.  Great burgers plus to die for soft ice cream.  Yum!

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Don't want to contest you but I haven't found many good burger places around here.  Of course they would be better than McDonalds but I think Burger King is better than what I have  seen here.  To many places here use soy or an additive.

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5 hours ago, rafterbr said:

Don't want to contest you but I haven't found many good burger places around here.  Of course they would be better than McDonalds but I think Burger King is better than what I have  seen here.  To many places here use soy or an additive.

Not to contest you either but the truth is you have not found many burger places around here that you like. Good is in the taste of the eater. A couple of years ago I ate a Burger King burger and it was pretty bad; most burgers I get around here are much better. In my opinion.

 

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