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Why Venezuela has stopped selling Big Macs

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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Venezuela’s McDonald's has stopped selling Big Macs due to food shortages within the country. The franchisee said that there are not enough supplies to make the iconic sandwich, which requires three pieces of bread. The franchisee, Buenos Aires–based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., told Bloomberg that the situation was “temporary.” Food shortages in Venezuela, however, have been ongoing amid an escalating political and economic crisis. For months, the country has been experiencing severely limited access to groceries and other staples, and inflation is expected to soar to 700 percent by the end of the year. Thousands of political and food-related protests have taken place nationwide, as well as looting


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Well this is certainly disturbing. How can those poor people deal with the fact they will not be able to get a Big Mac, oh that is just terrible...I mean sugar, water, toilet paper, who needs basic necessities, NO, Big Macs get all the attention while babies are starving from malnutrition. Poor McDonald's can't make Big Macs, here is a thought, why doesn't McDonald's start giving out Free food to all their customers and just take write offs for distributing concessions? Don't they have enough money?
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: forthelove

Even if they could make one no one could afford one.

Socialism at its finest.


edit on 2016/7/23 by Metallicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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Very snarky. Congrats. You DO get that there is a FOOD shortage there, right? Including INGREDIENTS like, you know, flour, meat, veggies--all that stuff that you use to make something to eat. McDonalds can't give away stuff they don't have. Rather than blame McDonalds for not giving away food they don't have, how about looking at the damn government for causing this whole thing in the first place?



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Snarky, me, LOL, go look in the mirror, I get it believe me, that government is corrupt as Hell, but really? I was just trying to draw attention to the fact that this was news to begin with, try reading something for a change before you stick your mouth on your foot.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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I dunno if I'd want to have Big Mac there.

When I was there a number of years ago for work we went to lunch at Wendy's.

The locals I was with warned me to get the chicken, not a burger, because 'You never know what kind of meat they are actually calling beef.' :O



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: forthelove



here is a thought, why doesn't McDonald's start giving out Free food to all their customers


I mean you did suggest in your post that McDonald's should somehow just start giving away non-existent food to people. They are a for profit business and not some Government soup kitchen.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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Socialists.

Getting angry because others aren't giving stuff away.

Classic!



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: forthelove
a reply to: schuyler

Snarky, me, LOL, go look in the mirror, I get it believe me, that government is corrupt as Hell, but really? I was just trying to draw attention to the fact that this was news to begin with, try reading something for a change before you stick your mouth on your foot.


Oh, BS. You're railing against McDonalds for a food shortage they had no hand in creating. That's just stupid and missing the point entirely. McDonalds did not create this shortage; socialism did. And now you want capitalism to rush to the rescue.
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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ATS is so weird about McDonalds. No one here ever eats the food, it's poison! STFU, most of the people here are just virtue signaling despite the twinky filling in their veins.

Now a business that just got mocked for it's product should start feeding malnourished babies with their toilet paper product.

Idiots.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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It is a 'canary in a coal mine' type of situation in its own way.

If a multinational corporation can't even sustain itself in that economic environment, then I'd expect a complete collapse of all infrastructure very soon. And I mean VERY soon.

On the subject the OP mentioned about handing out food for right-offs; It's not very feasible to think the govt can even afford to subsidize you when it can't even continue to subsidize the rest of the economy.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: forthelove

Did you just tell Schuyler to try reading something? He clearly actually DID read your nonsense and has the reading comprehension to call you out on that nonsense. He's one of the smartest guys on this site, good luck kid.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I like McDonalds
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: forthelove

Even if they could make one no one could afford one.

Socialism at its finest.



Thanks to sanctions and austerity in the name of Democracy. By the by, every city on this planet is social engineering on a grand scale. You'd be the first to cry if you called 911 and the firemen didn't show, the mail didn't flow, and the kids didn't go to public school.

But thanks for reminding everyone the evils of 'socialism'.

hypnotwits.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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The irony in the O.P has been lost here I feel.

How bad is the problem if McDonald's is still opening anyway?

We all know the Government is corrupt and that their economy is ultra reliant on the cost and sales of Oil.

But which Government isn't corrupt?

Sure they allow us their type of democracy, but a two party system is not true democracy. A true democracy allows for all walks of life to participate by having a voice in all decisions relating to its prosperity, judiciary and security.


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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: forthelove
why doesn't McDonald's start giving out Free food to all their customers and just take write offs for distributing concessions? Don't they have enough money?

Why do you think they should?
If I opened a fast food business there and was unable to source ingredients would you expect me to give away free food?
Lame OP



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: forthelove

Even if they could make one no one could afford one.

Socialism at its finest.



actually black market crime at its finest

norway and denmark are socialism at its finest



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: forthelove

Even if they could make one no one could afford one.

Socialism at its finest.



Thanks to sanctions and austerity in the name of Democracy. By the by, every city on this planet is social engineering on a grand scale. You'd be the first to cry if you called 911 and the firemen didn't show, the mail didn't flow, and the kids didn't go to public school.

But thanks for reminding everyone the evils of 'socialism'.

hypnotwits.


Socialists don't believe in fire extinguishers?




posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Domo1

I like McDonalds


I LOVE McDONALDS

There's a trick that the Trigglypuffs don't understand. You don't eat there every day. You go there when you're super hungover, order everything that sounds good and scuttle back to your place. Then you gorge yourself and it helps you make better life decisions in the future. On account of the shame.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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US invasion to protect the western way of life in 3.. 2.. 1..



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: syrinx high priest

How big are they again?



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