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McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest
CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten

Posted on 02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day.

The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

"The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president of Technomic, told CNBC. "For McDonald's franchisees and company stores, it is likely best to close the restaurant versus trying to manage the restaurant with an inadequate service staff. Although many customers will see this is an inconvenience, many will understand."

McDonald's first quarter sales could be affected by these closures, as it already faces difficult comparisons with first quarter 2016, which benefited from an extra day on Feb. 29. Same-store sales were up 5.4 percent that quarter, fueled by value deals and all-day breakfast....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mcdonalds; protest; retail; strike; trump
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Do they really think that's a smart move?
1 posted on 02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have been celebrating a day without McDonanld’s for a couple of years now. Their food is absolutely disgusting.


2 posted on 02/17/2017 1:21:09 AM PST by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://foodbabe.com/2015/03/27/everyone-still-eats-mcdonalds-even-wont-admit/


3 posted on 02/17/2017 1:29:34 AM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if this will backfire by showing just how widespread lawbreaking is going on.


4 posted on 02/17/2017 1:39:00 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hollywood celebs and 1%’ers will actually have to make “special” arrangements from 3:00 - 5:30 PM, and then spend an hour or two with their own children in the evening before sending them off to bed. A few people in Southern CA will need to turn on their own sprinklers. Nobody else will even notice.


5 posted on 02/17/2017 1:42:12 AM PST by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come 'round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: RC one

I haven’t ate there in over 20 years. I don’t like their either. It’s gross.


6 posted on 02/17/2017 1:44:13 AM PST by just me (God bless President Trump and the USA)
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To: FredZarguna

They already had it. It was today.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 1:48:01 AM PST by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come 'round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: FredZarguna

Didn’t even notice. Had zero effect on me whatsoever.


8 posted on 02/17/2017 1:48:28 AM PST by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come 'round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t the protest really be called “A Day Without Illegal Immigrants”???

That’s even worse for McDonald’s if they can’t stay open without a bunch of illegal immigrants. Those franchise owners need to be investigated.

CGato


9 posted on 02/17/2017 1:48:49 AM PST by Conservative Gato
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano

If Mr. Tristano's wife or kids were to be killed by a drunk driving wetback who had been deported a couple of times, I think he would sing a different tune...

10 posted on 02/17/2017 1:50:10 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Why do they always leave out “ ILLEGAL “ when talking about Immigrants?

No one is talking about abandoning Immigrants. That’s a Strawl Man argument... We are only talking about ILLEGAL immigrants

McDonalds is part of cheap labor express. They want to exploit illegal immigrants. I have not been to a McDonalds since they pushed Obamacare, and then asked to be EXEMPT from Obamacare after they pushed for it.

It’s crap anyways. Don’t eat it. It will make you sick.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 1:54:41 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huh? I missed the whole damn thing! I guess my family and I hang around legal immigrant institutions only. I wonder if Chick Filet picked up new customers at the expense of McDonalds?
12 posted on 02/17/2017 1:57:39 AM PST by Chgogal (I will NOT submit, therefore, Jihadists hate me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like the southern states refusing to sell agricultural commodities to the Northern states in the 1860’s. I guess liberals want their slaves too?


13 posted on 02/17/2017 2:03:40 AM PST by blackdog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, more business for Burger King today?


14 posted on 02/17/2017 2:04:11 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now we have fake issues to go with the fake news. Nobody’s proposing to deport all immigrants. So they’re demonstrating what things would be like if an administration did something it’s not proposing to do.

Next thing you know we’ll have a demonstration against requiring bus passengers to carry their buses.


15 posted on 02/17/2017 2:05:10 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (So Long Obie)
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To: FredZarguna

The only effect i saw was traffic was a bit lighter going into work.


16 posted on 02/17/2017 2:06:28 AM PST by ARGLOCKGUY
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To: Enlightened1

And apparently the concept of strawmen isn’t taught in J School any more.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 2:08:48 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (So Long Obie)
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To: Conservative Gato

“Shouldn’t the protest really be called “A Day Without Illegal Immigrants”???”

*****

Classic leftist semantics to hide the truth with a broader term.

They clearly lose if it is about law and order. Have more support if it is about all immigrants, i.e. xenophobia.

They lose if it is about pedophile Boy Scout troop leaders and “transgendered” freaks using the women’s restroom with wives and daughters. So it becomes all about “tolerance” and “rights” instead.

Statist brainwashing of the young isn’t popular so it becomes “Common Core education for the children.”

The right needs to become more adept at this linguistic manipulation because too many sheeple vote their feelings instead of based on reason.


18 posted on 02/17/2017 2:19:43 AM PST by peyton randolph (Office of the Tagline Elect of the United States)
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To: FredZarguna

Poor Kelly Osbourne will have to clean her own toilets.


19 posted on 02/17/2017 2:31:26 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: faithhopecharity

Isn’t that the woman that says microwave ovens kill the nutrients in your food? LOL!


20 posted on 02/17/2017 2:35:34 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOOD! Let them be shuttered PERMANENTLY! And they actually think anybody will CARE????


21 posted on 02/17/2017 2:36:06 AM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had two cups coffee yesterday, at McDonalds, to test their dumb theory.

No problemo...


22 posted on 02/17/2017 2:37:46 AM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If some McDonald’s closed yesterday because illegal aliens went on strike, then those particular McDonald’s need to have their books and employee rolls audited ASAP.

These “Days Without [Illegal Alien] Immigrants” are supposed to demonstrate to the American public just how much we depend on illegal aliens to make sure the country keeps running. The strike yesterday, just like the illegal alien strike staged a few years ago for the same purpose, made no difference at all. All of my employees were at work, including the legal resident immigrants and naturalized citizens. When I went to the grocery store, there were plenty of staff on hand to check out my purchases and collect my payment. My life was not impacted. I suspect that those whose lives were impacted are the rich liberals who use illegal aliens as slave labor to clean their houses, watch their children, and tend the gardens.


23 posted on 02/17/2017 2:39:48 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Not to mention Arby’s. They have the MEATS! Be sure to ring the bell on your way out when you leave.


24 posted on 02/17/2017 2:45:02 AM PST by Tucker39 (In giving us The Christ, God gave us the ONE thing we desperately NEEDED; a Savior.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About 10 years ago there was “A Day Without a Mexican” and I was having an addition put on my house. Juan didn’t show that day and I asked the contractor why Juan wasn’t there.

He told me so I said “ tell Juan he can have all the time off he wants. I don’t want him back on my property. Replace him with someone who’s legal.”


25 posted on 02/17/2017 2:49:04 AM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH NOOOOs....... Wait, I do not eat at McCrackalds. I guess I will not be hurt.


26 posted on 02/17/2017 2:57:38 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it, but ready to go again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They just need to hold out for about another month. Their issue will have taken care of itself.


27 posted on 02/17/2017 3:10:12 AM PST by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about “a day without any American being killed by an illegal drunk driver”? I’d be a lot more interested in that.


28 posted on 02/17/2017 3:14:39 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why should I desire to eat at a place hiring illegals? I support states requiring employees to get Health Cards to work in food services as they did in years past. As for McDonalds? It's been low on my list of places to eat ever since they turned french fries into warmed over crayons and lettuce into shredded cardboard. Not that Burger King is better.

The BK's in my area love to leave onions out all day. I got tired of food poisoning {belching onions} and haven't been there in years. The most disgusting experience at a BK was 22 years ago when I stopped in for a whopper, regular burger, fries and a coke to take to work for supper. I opened the burger and fries up to eat immediately and the burger poured ketchup and mustard all over me. The fries were half frozen literally. But the real surprise awaited me when I got to work and had consumed my coke. I opened the lid to pour water onto the ice and a dead fly was laying on top of the ice.

I called the store and told the manager what happened. He said I'll give you a free meal I told him that I would not eat food from there again even if he paid me and I was calling the health dept. That store was well known for hiring illegals.

29 posted on 02/17/2017 3:22:15 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I can’t say whether the day without an immigrant was a success yesterday, since I didn’t leave the office because I was WORKING.


30 posted on 02/17/2017 3:34:33 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Freedom Trumps Fascism)
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To: RC one

I used to work as one back in the day I was putting myself through college.

for that reason, I would not eat there.


31 posted on 02/17/2017 3:40:55 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The staff at my local McDonalds is mostly young American Black kids. They do a fine job. More immigration and they wouldn’t have jobs.


32 posted on 02/17/2017 3:44:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cva66snipe

Sometimes I’m pretty hungry when I leave the office but there is only one fast food restaurant open since the McDonald’s on the corner is no longer 24 hr, and it’s a Burger King that unfortunately serves up poor quality food late at night. Stopped there a few times and even ordering a special didn’t ensure freshness. Dried out, barely warm burgers. So anymore I just get O rings with the sauce to tide me over till I get home. I do miss having the occasional Big mac or Mcdouble. As a kid I remember the fries being good but I haven’t bothered with the limp, dry and flavorless substitute for years.


33 posted on 02/17/2017 3:57:30 AM PST by kelly4c
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AND they are liars, misleading the public knowing they are doing so ... the issue is not immigrants, it IS illegals. Apparently McDonald’s hires these illegal invaders and now wants to protect their illegal work force. NOT ONE ITEM from McDonalds will this household buy since they have exposed themselves as enemies of The Republic.


34 posted on 02/17/2017 3:59:37 AM PST by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The mexican market down the road closed; the India-folks market stayed open, with a smile. They came here the hard way - legally, and wouldn’t mind one bit if the market down the road stayed closed.


35 posted on 02/17/2017 4:03:10 AM PST by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you." President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: cva66snipe

Ugh and what you described makes me want to check everything over before I eat it. I used to be quite paranoid eating out and would have to inspect the meat and whatever but my family would sometimes make fun of me, roll their eyes or made comments like stop being paranoid or whatever so at some point I guess they convinced me it wasn’t normal and I stopped lol. I think it’s a wise thing to do again because you really never know, and it’s better to take a few moments of caution than to eat half a cheeseburger before you realize it’s under cooked, or notice that fly after you’ve ingested it’s waste (sorry :)


36 posted on 02/17/2017 4:07:43 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last couple times Atlanta suffered the “strike”, the only consequence was improved traffic conditions.


37 posted on 02/17/2017 4:12:55 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Understand the Left: "The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the Revolution.")
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The “strike” was yesterday? Now that I telecommute, didn’t notice. Wife was un-hindered in spending money at brick-and-mortar stores.


38 posted on 02/17/2017 4:16:33 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Understand the Left: "The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the Revolution.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The people picking citrus were still working yesterday in the groves. Must have missed the El Memo.


39 posted on 02/17/2017 4:17:37 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I doubt any business on the MS Gulf Coast will have this problem....


40 posted on 02/17/2017 4:21:38 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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I spent several years on the MS Gulf Coast in the 1980s.
41 posted on 02/17/2017 4:27:50 AM PST by jimfree (My16 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Finished jury duty and went out for dinner. Noticed that one of our local Mexican restaurants was closed with no “special” note on the door as to why. Of course, I know why and they won’t be seeing me there again.


42 posted on 02/17/2017 4:54:28 AM PST by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They only have “McJobs” anyway.


43 posted on 02/17/2017 4:56:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kate Steinle will never be able to enjoy your fine cuisine!


44 posted on 02/17/2017 5:05:27 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congratulations to them
I will be celebrating a day without McDonalds for at least the next 2 weeks
Then maybe I’ll celebrate again for another month


45 posted on 02/17/2017 5:09:35 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Globalist CEO’s are into political correctness, not profit.


46 posted on 02/17/2017 5:12:59 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Conservative Gato
Shouldn’t the protest really be called “A Day Without Illegal Immigrants”???

ILLEGAL ALIENS

They are not immigrants
47 posted on 02/17/2017 5:15:38 AM PST by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For some McDonald's kids, maybe it oughta be "A Year Without Immigrants"...


48 posted on 02/17/2017 5:24:40 AM PST by COBOL2Java (1 Tim 2:1-3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I totally forgot yesterday was the “big event”

I didn’t notice a difference any where I went for errands or work and I currently live in an area where it should have been obvious if illegals and their sympathizers didn’t show up to work.

I saw plenty of day laborers standing around 8am, 12 noon and still at 3pm at a number of places in 3 cities I traveled through on my day.


49 posted on 02/17/2017 5:25:27 AM PST by b4me (If Jesus came to set us free, why are so many professed Believers still in chains?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If we could get a list of the locations which closed, those locations might just present a “target rich environment” for ICE agents.


50 posted on 02/17/2017 5:32:24 AM PST by Strac6 ("We sleep safe in our beds only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on the enemy.")
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