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Only in Local-America
... would a hospital make a McDonald's its adjunct restaurant.  Think about all the times doctors nag people to eat better and lose weight, and all the people who can't  eat McDonald's due to special dietary needs.  I am just boggled by the loss of opportunity, because this shit is routine in L-American "health care" -- they push people around, but refuse to lift a finger to help.  Hospital food is almost universally slop of exactly the kind they tell people not to eat, and the cafeterias or adjunct restaurants are barely better.  What they should be doing is serving delicious well-balanced meals to show  people how that works, and then doctors should eat that in public, because humans are prone to imitative behavior.  I've read about outliers having an organic restaurant, but in terms of access, that's still a unicorn hunt.  But McDonald's?  Really?  WTF.

Fortunately someone working there does NOT have their head up their ass, and has started a petition to replace it with a restaurant serving healthy food.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 14th, 2017 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd be willing to bet you a chocolate-covered doughnut that the McDonald's owner offered the owners of the hospital building a tidy sum for the privilege of moving in and doing business there.
Too many doctors still smoke/drink excessively, don't exercise, and don't know much if anything at all about proper diet.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 14th, 2017 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)


"Follow the money" is usually a good way to find out why horseshit like this is happening.
rafaela From: rafaela Date: June 14th, 2017 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Was about to say, hospitals are all about the bottom line.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 15th, 2017 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)


Certainly the for-profit ones are. The government ones are all about not spending money on people, and veterans can tell you how much that sucks. Some non-profit hospitals are much more focused on client care. Trouble is, they're uncommon, and never enough to meet demand.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 15th, 2017 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

""Follow the money" is usually a good way to find out why horseshit like this is happening."
This is something ALL teens need to be taught as soon as they begin to understand adult type social interactions.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 15th, 2017 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Agreed. Who benefits? Who gets screwed? Things that seem crazy can make a lot more sense when you ferret out the motives, even if they're still stupid things to do.
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