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#1 Scaper

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:50 PM

Do you guys know that there are 21 McDonalds in town. I am 36 when I was out of High School this City had only 6.

The ones I remember were

Cedar Hill X Rd.
Hillside across from the Mall
Saanich Rd. and Oak St.
Pandora St.
Downtown Douglas St.
& Colwood.


Sad thing is there is only one Burger King which is too bad, cause I think Burger King's burgers are much better than MACers!

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:27 PM

When's the last time you had your [url=http://www.cspinet.com/new/archd.html:fd94e]cholesterol checked[/url:fd94e]?

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The one in "downtown" Richmond, BC was the first McD's outside the U.S.A.

Victoria's first might have been the Pandora one. I remember it years ago before it was renovated into the giant kid factory it is now.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:40 PM

There are 450 McDonalds in Chicago, no kidding.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:50 PM

Pretty sure the Shelbourne McDonald's was Victoria's first. It was the old style, like the old style Pandora one, or the old style Town & Country one.

I am 36, when I was out of High School this City had only 6.


And then along came the mini-McDonald's.

#5 aastra

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

McDonald's has an apostrophe. Starbucks does not.

#6 Holden West

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:54 PM

Ahh, that would be Saanich's first! ;)

Actually, I bet you're right, Shelbourne was probably the first in the region.

I remember an old commercial that reminded people they didn't have to leave a tip on the table. "There's no tipping at McDonalds!" [busser hands coins back to old couple].
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:13 PM

Not a big fan of McDonald's. In fact I have been holding out on eating there for numerous years.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:21 PM

I'm waiting until they bring out a pizza before I go there.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:21 PM

Dude! You missed it :shock:
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#10 aastra

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:21 PM

Or ribs.

Or espresso.

Or veggie burgers.

So many things they could try...

#11 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:31 PM

They sell a fish burger so you'd think a veggie burger would be on the menu, too.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

^ why, what makes a fish anything like a vegetable?
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#13 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:33 PM

I figure they send out some guy to fish out the fish, so they could just as easily send out a guy to raid some community gardens.

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#14 aastra

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:42 PM

I was making a joke about their failed attempts to diversify. McDonald's has tried everything.

I was going to mention subs but I think they still have those, don't they?

#15 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:42 PM

Yup.

But no chicken legs...yet.

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#16 Galvanized

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

Ah, but has anyone else here had a McLobster?
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#17 Scaper

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:03 PM

A few years ago they had the Jr. Mc Rib, man those were good. I still want a Burger King Downtown.

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#18 Jarrod

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:27 AM

I can't help it. I'm weak....soooooooo weak....

I went to McDonald's today in Oak Bay. I swear, I'm addicted to it and you can tell. Actually, I only eat there when I'm depressed.

Anyway, all fast food is disgusting. But I still eat there... I think it's cuz I'm short on cash.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:14 PM

^Bullshit! Wendy's and Booger King are GOOD! McDick's....not so much.

You gotta love a huge corporation that sets up inside another huge corporation (the McDonald's inside Wal-Mart).

Hath some of us forgotten "McPizza"?

#20 Holden West

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:22 PM

You gotta love a huge corporation that sets up inside another huge corporation (the McDonald's inside Wal-Mart).


That McDonalds should serve Starbuck's coffee.

Yeah, McPizza. Frozen pizza deliciousness with restaurant prices. Gee, I WONDER why that failed.
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