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Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! #27645
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Mc Bushwhacker coming to an island near you. These bastards won't stop until they have a set of arches on every street corner in the known universe.

http://virgin.craigslist.org/fbh/4519582465.html

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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: cruzan1] #27646
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Pretty sure it's a fake...

Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: Poohwear] #27647
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generally you don't hire before breaking ground

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You need a resume to work at McDonalds?

I agree it must be fake.


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Anyone remember the Wendys? Anything is possible


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: surf] #27650
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I do remember the Wendys, only a little wooden store sign at the front door, was happy to see it go! Looks like this was a joke, Theres a funny article in www.newsofstjohn.com

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A while back we had an April fools post with the golden arches sign over the bubbly pool. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

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When I lived on island as a youth Wendys back then was a godsend for kids on a budget plus they had the walkup window for late night snacks after a night of drinking...Plus Ettas chicken wings by the Cruz Inn was a major stop for kids on a budget best chicken wings ever!




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I do remember the Wendys, only a little wooden store sign at the front door, was happy to see it go! Looks like this was a joke, Theres a funny article in www.newsofstjohn.com


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When I lived on island as a youth Wendys back then was a godsend for kids on a budget plus they had the walkup window for late night snacks after a night of drinking...Plus Ettas chicken wings by the Cruz Inn was a major stop for kids on a budget best chicken wings ever!




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I do remember the Wendys, only a little wooden store sign at the front door, was happy to see it go! Looks like this was a joke, Theres a funny article in www.newsofstjohn.com


I can see the positives in that for kids and anyone on a budget. My young nephew grew up primarily on chicken nuggets and fries, however we tricked him into eating fried yucca at sweet plantains once, he thought they were the real deal with catsup! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: BEERMAN] #27654
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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: sail2wind] #27655
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Amazing how some tourists think they know what is best for St John. This one is a prank, but really, why not? The locals would love it, especially the kids!

Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: mit43] #27656
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McDonald's is the last thing any place needs, St John or otherwise. It may be cheap, but its crap.


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: maytrix] #27657
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In your opinion....

Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: mit43] #27658
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Regarding the majority of their stuff, it being crap is not an opinion.


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: maytrix] #27659
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Yes, it's very bad food, loaded with carbs, salt, and fat. Like a heart attack on a bun.

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This beautifully deep fried foot long and fries from Pusser's would be my 1st choice when I need some carbs, fat and salt....but I'm sure it cost more than a happy meal <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> At least we were being kinda health conscious by drinking a light beer <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

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Too funny! As a kid, living in Grenada, I LOVED going to St. Thomas because they had a McDonalds! It was always the highlight of the trip. I have to admit though as an adult I would be bummed to see the neon lights of McDonalds on St. John. Glad it was a hoax.


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I remember there was a McDs on the main drag not far from the Windward Passage hotel (late 70s). I have never been a McDs fan, but they had Conch Fritters and Heineken on the menu. That is when I knew the VI would be favorite place for years to come.


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Yep, that was it! Thank God for the Heineken or my parents would have never taken me there!


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It's part of fine French cuisine in Pointe Pitre, Guadeloupe. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

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Mc Bushwhacker coming to an island near you. These bastards won't stop until they have a set of arches on every street corner in the known universe.

http://virgin.craigslist.org/fbh/4519582465.html
Why such bitterness over a hamburger restaurant chain?

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Have you been to St.John? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: sail2wind] #27667
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I get a kick outta the folk that just love pepsi, but hate coke... (or vice-versa.)

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Have you been to St.John? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />
Yes, twice. If the architecture/land planning is done properly, so what?

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It would just be out of place. Why is it needed?


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: maytrix] #27670
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Why is it needed?? Uhmn, I don't know, is it possible that the locals want it?? On the few occasions that I have been in a fast food joint anywhere in the Caribbean, 90% of the people who are eating there are locals. There is a HUGE!! KFC in Montego Bay Jamaica, on a road not far from the airport. We drove past it last fall, and there were huge crowds around it, the huge majority of which appeared to be locals to me. I don't know if our taxi driver was correct, but he said that it was the highest selling KFC in the WORLD. Just sayin.


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: Carol_Hill] #27671
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People like cheap food - maybe KFC is the cheapest chicken in Jamaica?

Are there no other places on St. John to get a burger and fries?


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Re: Mc Donalds - St. john, I'm mc hating it! [Re: maytrix] #27672
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I'm sure there are other places on ST. John to get a burger and fries, yes, but possibly not as cheap, and strange as it may sound, some people actually like the taste of McDonald's burgers. I'm not one of them, but my point is that Micky Dee's isn't a stupid organization. IF they build one there, and I don't have any idea if this is really real or not, it could well be because they believe that locals will eat there. Based on my very limited experience with fast food other places in the Caribbean, they could be right.


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Sure glad this was just a hoax or a poor practical joke.

However, I will go on record saying there are some establishments that just do not belong in certain places

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The McDonalds at the base of the Rock of Gibraltar is totally out of place.

The KFC as you exit The Great Sphinx of Giza also falls into that category.

Maybe one day a Walmart could be located next to the Lincoln Memorial. The tourist on the mall may love it.

But each one of the examples cited, real or imaginary, are not in character to the place.

STJ, for the most part has been able, to defend itself from the large chains (Hotel, Food, timeshare companies, etc...)that have overrun many of the islands.

McDonalds would be the harbinger of things going bad.

of course IMHO...


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It would just be out of place. Why is it needed?
Why is it not needed? Anymore out of place than the Starbucks at the end of my residential street in Ohio?

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Mc Donald's also uses worms as a filler to their burger and Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name to KFC because they produced a genetically modified chicken that has 2 sets of thighs and drum sticks and 2 sets of wings per bird, the birds don't have feet or beaks. So they can NOT say its chicken. People thought they didn't want to say the F word in their name "Fried" so it worked out for them until now.

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It would just be out of place. Why is it needed?
Why is it not needed? Anymore out of place than the Starbucks at the end of my residential street in Ohio?


How about for the health of those living on St. John? Maybe it tastes good, maybe its cheap, but there's no arguing it is incredibly bad for you.

A regular burger at any other place that serves it on St. John would be far better.

Hard to comment on the starbucks as I'm not familiar with your neighborhood, but apparently the end of your street is not residential.


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I assume any company could apply for a permit to operate their business on St John, so it could happen, but the Wendy's did not last long at all so that's probably a sign for that type of business. This was of course a hoax, but IF they tried to put another fast food chain store in I would hope it would be closer to the car ferry and Starfish Market. I really would hate to have that McD aroma floating through Cruz Bay, I'd rather enjoy the sweet smell of BBQ and great seafood grilling in the restaurants. I am surprised that a Starbucks hasn't popped up somewhere? I saw one in a Target store once <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> my wife would be against a fast food chain but she'd actually go for a Starbucks on St John, she's addicted to the $5 liquid crack!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

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right....


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Sorry, MY point is that IF the locals want it, which I don't know if they do or not, who are WE to say it doesn't belong there?


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Mc Donald's also uses worms as a filler to their burger and Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name to KFC because they produced a genetically modified chicken that has 2 sets of thighs and drum sticks and 2 sets of wings per bird, the birds don't have feet or beaks. So they can NOT say its chicken. People thought they didn't want to say the F word in their name "Fried" so it worked out for them until now.


Can't believe everything you read on the internet..

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/wormburger.asp

http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/kfc.asp


That being said though, the quality of their beef and chicken is awful by comparison to good meat.


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Sorry, MY point is that IF the locals want it, which I don't know if they do or not, who are WE to say it doesn't belong there?


I agree - We can still comment on how we feel about it though, which is all we're doing here. If the locals want to eat crap, so be it. They'll end up with the same health issues more and more people in the states face.


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Starbucks and McDonalds is a horrible comparison.

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I agree bad comparison, how about an Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips, as long as it's deep fried locally caught mahi with those corn fritter! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

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I confess I haven't read everything in this thread ahead of my comments, as I have been out of the country, but I felt that point should be made, that it's not up to us to decide what is best for the island and whether we should 'protect' them from themselves, as it were....


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