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According to a recent Reuters article, McDonald’s sales are at a nine-year low. After reporting flat sales in July from restaurants opened more than 13 months, the hamburger mega-chain’s stock dropped 1.6%, making the total stock price decrease up to 14% from the record-high in January.
Why is this so shocking? Well, it’s McDonald’s. The symbol of America–-or at least, American obesity.
This highly unpredicted lack of cheeseburger-sales success means one of two things – on the down side, it could mean our economy is so bad that it’s finally hit the legendary chain (which means we’re in deep nugget-paste). On the up side, though, it could also mean that we–-as a nation–-in all our organic, farm-to-table-obsessed ways we have simply outgrown this nutritionally offensive (albeit delicious) chain of gluttony.
It’s a long shot – but it’s always nice to dream.