July 28, 2021

McDonalds Is Up, Old MacDonald Not So Much

From the Wall Street Journal today:

“McDonald’s Corp. said its sales are surpassing pre-pandemic levels across the world as more of its dining rooms reopen and U.S. customers try new chicken offerings.”

But that isn’t really why their sales are increasing, later in the article:

“Busy drive-throughs and online sales have boosted McDonald’s and other fast-food chains during the pandemic relative to other restaurants.”

 

From the The Western Front yesterday:

"After over a year of providing to-go orders, running at half-capacity or shutting down completely, restaurants emerging from COVID-19 restrictions aren’t in the clear yet. "

"Washington state fully reopened June 30 and Whatcom County restaurants can now operate at full capacity due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s updated Washington Ready Plan. However, those restaurants continue to face staffing and supply shortages, coupled with a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant."

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