Just when you thought the global economy was getting ready to flush your cash down the toilet, luckily McDonalds’ Dollar Menu will take your greenbacks and keep them nice and safe while you fill your gut with Fast Faux-Food.
Congratulations consumers! You’ve managed to keep what’s important to you afloat while the rest of the world sinks.
“As U.S. consumers visit fewer restaurants in a weak economy, McDonald’s Corp is growing its business faster than rivals as it rolls out new chicken sandwiches and offers low-priced drinks.
The world’s largest hamburger chain posted a profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, saying it was optimistic about the rest of the year and describing its business as recession proof.”
“U.S. consumers, grappling with lower home values, job losses, a credit crunch and higher gas prices have cut back on eating out at mid-tier restaurant chains, and in many cases, have switched to lower-priced chains.”
Noting that foreign sales were just behind domestic sales increases of 4.7% over last year this time, a spokesman said:
“McDonald’s worldwide September same-restaurant sales were up 4.5 percent.”
Thank goodness the U.S.’s model of a “recession proof” corporation for the rest of the world is also the same one leading the way in spreading the western way of eating.
Well, don’t worry. Lets get our minds off junk food and watch an American icon at work: Ronald McDonald
Supposedly McDonald’s first commercial:
Was that creepy to anyone else?
The original Ronald was played by Willard Scott, who is now on The Today Show:
Yes, he’s practically a complete lunatic.
Just for fun, here’s an ad from Japan:
Hmmm… very avant-garde.
I’m not sure if this is edited or not, but I am sure it will give me nightmares: