Burger me

Jamie Thomson has been fined for taking too long to leave a McDonald’s car park because he was lingering over his meal. He tells his story here; the Guardian news story is here, a ludicrously solemn Guardian editorial is here. Obviously this is bad PR for McDonald’s, but when did McDonald’s ever get good PR in the pages of the Guardian?
Still, I hope the Guardian gets its way and McDonald’s allows customers to park indefinitely for the price of a donut. It would be a lot cheaper than parking at a regular place, as long as you didn’t have to prove that you ate the donut.

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