The double cheeseburger makes its final conquest
McDonald’s will open a restaurant in Rutland, breaking the resistance of the last county to avoid the charms / corporate pressure of the burger giant. Councillors agreed to the opening on Tuesday, according to the BBC, after 23 representations of support and 55 objections to the plans. The background to the decision has been dominated by residents who think McDonald’s is the arbiter of social denigration, complaining that it will bring “riff-raff” and fears over “the type of people” it will bring between visits to the dog whistle store.
That’s one less pub quiz question for Friday night, then. [BBC]
And in other news...
- Fresh for 2020, here are the best pizzerias in the city.
- Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Rhubarb. Rhubarb, rhubarb. ‘Tis the season.
- Italian chain ASK has been fined for a case of “misleading lobster.” Have the chefs been rummaging through David Foster Wallace’s unpublished work? [Big Hospitality]
- Good tweet:
Customers need to care- it should matter that the food presented on their table is prepared by staff who are being paid fair wages- that there is equality of opportunity to progress for men and women in that kitchen. There is no bullying & harassment. pic.twitter.com/Zca22dCDPe— Asma Khan (@Asma_KhanLDN) January 14, 2020