Friday, September 19, 2003

McDonalds MIA

From the movie Money Train: "McDonalds is forever"

... except on 900 E. I've always wanted to save up enough money to one day open a McDonalds. It seemed to me as though McDonalds was a sure investment. Maybe I was wrong.

For the first time in my life, I saw a McDonalds close. It happened this summer to the McDonalds on 900 E in Provo by Gold's Gym. One day I went there with Jason and Van to have lunch. It was business as usual. We all ordered our food and were served by smiling employees. The next day I went back to get a double cheeseburger and the windows where boarded up with huge black boards.

A few weeks later the place was torn down and now there is just a big dirt spot in the middle of a parking lot, as you can see from the picture. I'm not really sure what happened. The word on the street is that this particular franchise was the dud of all the McDonalds in Provo, but who knows if that is true. I guess from now on we have to drive to East Bay or Bulldog-and-Freedom if we want McDonalds.

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