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Re: “"The Founder" is Good, but Reveres McDonald's Monstrous Empire Builder

Mickey D's (only inner-city blacks used to call it that, and now they even call themselves that) was a model of efficiency and offered good, cheap product in the mid-Fifties. I was 8-9 years old then, and I remember other local chains in suburban Chicago that had carhops and lousy service and bad-tasting food.

One was called Richard's "Car-feteria"--and McDonald's destroyed them in a hurry. Another outfit called Henry's tried to copy Mickey D's, and they didn't last a decade.

McDonald's was family-friendly, too, at least in their pioneer days.. You filled out a form and they sent you a post card that was good for a free hamburger on your birthday. Our dog Lucky soon became our little sister...whose name was Lucy. Brand loyalties begin early. I still prefer the Arches to anybody else.

As for the classic Eastern diners, they were few and far between in Illinois, so we didn't miss them much when they went away.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/19/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “"The Founder" is Good, but Reveres McDonald's Monstrous Empire Builder

McDonald's was to the locally owned and operated diner what Walmart became to locally owned and operated stores.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/18/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Northeast Ohio Provides the Setting for The Bye Bye Man

ESPN 850 WKNR had a "contest" to send listeners to a screening of the movie (the day of the screening), but on-air discount ad salesmen Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer treated it like a joke......they must not have received boxes of free stuff from the deal.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/15/2017 at 10:22 AM

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