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It's not often that I rejoice in the demise of a business, but in this case I'll make an exception. In the last few months, two McDonalds "restaurants" have closed down in my local area - and I couldn't be happier.

In one case, it has been replaced by Nando's, a personal favourite - a place where chicken actually looks like chicken.

In the second case, the establishment has closed down and is now cordoned off - with nothing but a "To Let" sign on the outside. When it was discovered that McDonalds were going to open this restaurant in our area, there was significant opposition. I distinctly remember signing a lengthy petition against it's opening, although the council in their infinite wisdom let it go ahead anyway. Ever since, I've always noticed a distinct amount of McRubbish in the area, although it could be argued that this is more down to the attitude of their customers. Add the fact that the food has virtually nil nutritional value, smells vile and doesn't provide any significant benefit to the local economy, it's easy to see why it went. Whenever I drove past, it was largely empty. I'm glad to say I've not eaten a McAnything for about 6 or so years.

Which reassuringly goes to prove that consumer power must work. You don't close a place that makes lots of money.
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