Monday, July 09, 2012

When Transportation goes wrong.

Last September this truck caught fire in the drive-thru at the local McDonalds.   About a month ago, a full 8 months after the fire, a sign came up on the fence letting us know that it will reopen this fall.

A year, and it’s not because it’s taken that long to repair the damage.  They could have rebuilt a whole new McDonalds in that much time, and for some reason they haven’t even started on the repairs.

It’s got to be either legal or financial problems.  Or both.  I have to admit being really curious about this, most likely I’ll never know.

I’m not a big fan of McDonalds, I find the food predictably bland. (Although I have to admit to giving in to the occasional Big Mac attack.)

But I do think about the people who relied on this business for their livelihood.  A lot of franchise owners, even of the big chains, are small business men and women.  A lot of them, and all of their employees, are like you and me; a few paychecks from being out on the street.  I hope they’re all doing well.

The truck isn’t.

9 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

Maybe a fight between the two insurance companies?

Karen S. said...

Wow, probably no hope for that poor truck to be worthy of the road again. Great shots master Max!

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah, yes. I remember this. I, too, find it curious that they're taking so long to reopen.

Gilly said...

That must have been some fire! Yes, I bet its an insurance problem!

Alexia said...

You took such great pics of this. Well done you!
My guess is a legal snafu.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wouldn't have been able to resist taking pictures of this, either.

I'm going to suggest my own answer to the question posed: It is Cthulhu who is keeping Mickie Ds from reopening!
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Max Sartin said...

thunder - Cthulhu? Sorry, I don't get the reference.

Bob Scotney said...

I'll bet they didn't ask the driver, "Do you want fries withe that?"

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

yikes