Skip to comments.McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest
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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I have been celebrating a day without McDonanld’s for a couple of years now. Their food is absolutely disgusting.
I wonder if this will backfire by showing just how widespread lawbreaking is going on.
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.
I haven’t ate there in over 20 years. I don’t like their either. It’s gross.
They already had it. It was today.
Didn’t even notice. Had zero effect on me whatsoever.
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.
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...
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.
Like the southern states refusing to sell agricultural commodities to the Northern states in the 1860’s. I guess liberals want their slaves too?
So, more business for Burger King today?
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.
The only effect i saw was traffic was a bit lighter going into work.
And apparently the concept of strawmen isn’t taught in J School any more.
“Shouldnt 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.
Poor Kelly Osbourne will have to clean her own toilets.
Isn’t that the woman that says microwave ovens kill the nutrients in your food? LOL!
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