The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

 

 

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.”

George Orwell, from “1984”, 1949

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2018 – Five Reasons McDonald’s Is Back on Top 

January 30, 2018 – McDonald’s to open 1,000 new restaurants, speed up tech upgrades

March 2, 2018 – McDonald’s is under pressure due to ‘deteriorating industry conditions”

March 3, 2018 – McDonald’s has worst-ever one-day dollar drop amid slow start for new value menu

 

 

April 19, 2017 – U.S. soda sales drops for 12th straight year

January 4, 2018 – Diet Coke’s Moment of Panic

February 16, 2018 – Coca-Cola Posts 20% Decline in Net Revenue

The revenue drop is due to “ongoing refranchising of bottling territories,”

February 19, 2018 – Coca-Cola CEO: ‘2018 is shaping up to be stronger than 2017’

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the sets of quotes immediately above, the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

They’re actually not lying in the quote where they use the term “deteriorating industry conditions” as the reason for McDonalds’ woes.

That’s a wonderfully mil-speak way of saying that, on the whole, the populace has awakened to the fact that the Corporate food system has been weaponized against them. That the food served by McDonald’s is, on the whole, unhealthy for them to eat in any significant quantities, if ever.

For me, it all came to peak with the guy who photographed a McDonald’s burger on his coffee table for a period of months, over which time it did not get moldy, or funky, or fuzzy, or change in any visible way.

To level-set, I love cheeseburgers, and grew up loving McDonald’s cheeseburgers. And, if they went back to making them from fresh beef, by hand, every day, as In-and-Out Burger has since they opened in 1948, I would still love them.

Occasionally, I’ll still get a couple of McDonald’s cheeseburgers. And, every time, I say “these are delicious!”. Then, every time, half an hour later, I say “I feel physically bad after eating those.”

The larger trend seen below in dropping restaurant sales is the populace awakening to the fact that food is medicine, and that, long story short, large chains simply cannot be depended upon to bring healthful food to the table.

It’s May, 2018, and great, epochal positive changes are underway at every level of our reality.

And one of those changes is that people are going back to cooking their own food, again, like they did for all history.

 

 

 

April 19, 2017 – U.S. soda sales drops for 12th straight year: trade publication

 

June 1, 2017 – America’s Fast-Casual Dining Boom Is Over

 

Jun 1, 2017 – Still, there’s plenty of bad news. Last month, Jack in the Box Inc. said it hired Morgan Stanley to look at alternatives for its Qdoba fast-casual chain, which posted a 3.2 percent drop in same-store sales in the most recent quarter.

 

July 15, 2017 – Why restaurants are in their worst slump since 2009 – Business Insider

 

July 15, 2017 – Food sales were down, alcohol sales were down.

 

August 9, 2017 – Fast food sales are growing faster than US economy – New York Post

 

January 4, 2018 – Diet Coke’s Moment of Panic – The Atlantic

 

January 4, 2018 – Diet Coke Is In Decline. And the Latest Revamp Might Not Help – Fortune

 

January 14, 2018. Coca-Cola last week announced a major revamp of Diet Coke, including skinny cans and a variety of new fruit flavors. Diet Coke is still a pillar of Coke’s business, but the revamp comes as it is facing dramatic headwinds – according to one analysis, Diet Coke sales were down a staggering 6%

 

January 30, 2018 – Five Reasons McDonald’s Is Back on Top

 

January 30, 2018 – After years of declining sales, McDonald’s has seemingly righted its ship: Since CEO Steve Easterbrook took over in 2015, changes such as the launch of all-day breakfast have helped propel the fast-food titan out of its sales slump.

 

January 30, 2018 – McDonald’s to open 1,000 new restaurants, speed up tech upgrades

 

 

February 16, 2018 – Coca-Cola Posts 20% Decline in Net Revenue

The revenue drop is due to “ongoing refranchising of bottling territories,” the company said. It is refranchising bottling operations formerly owned by local Chinese partners, as well as operations in Africa.

 

February 19, 2018 – Coca-Cola CEO: ‘2018 is shaping up to be stronger than 2017’

 

March, 2018 – Restaurant Sales Drop in February as Downturn Continues

Is this negative trend an aberration or a disturbing sign of things to come?

Was the restaurant’s industry positive fourth-quarter an anomaly? TDn2K’s latest Industry Snapshot asks that question following two consecutive months of sagging same-store sales growth, year-over-year, to start 2018. In February, comp sales dropped 0.8 percent versus the same period in 2017, and traffic declined 3.1 percent across the industry, according to data from weekly sales of more than 30,000 restaurant units and 170-plus brands.

The same-store sales dip of 0.8 percent was a 0.5 percentage-point decline from January and the weakest month since September 2017 as well. TDn2K said this isn’t quite enough to credit a downturn just yet, despite the fact the decline spread across the country.

 

March 2, 2018 – McDonald’s is under pressure due to deteriorating industry conditions

 

March 2, 2018 – McDonald’s shares drop after analyst slashes sales estimates

 

March 3, 2018 – McDonald’s has worst-ever one-day dollar drop amid slow start for new value menu

 

April 25, 2018 – Subway closing: 500 restaurants could shutter – CNN Money

 

May 1, 2018 – The fast food industry is facing a growing crisis – AOL Finance – AOL.com

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2 thoughts on “The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

  1. jenny M.

    I also grew up going to McDonalds. I really was addicted to that stuff for years! Now that I know that the farmers who sell their potatoes to McD’s (does “D” stand for death?) have to vacate the area for a few days (they leave the area completely) after spraying some sort of super toxic stuff on the potato patch to keep ‘brown spots’ off the potatoes. I’d rather have normal brown spots than be poisoned to death by whatever chemicals they’re spraying! I know of two people who died from eating too much fast food, one was ‘healthy’, but would eat fast food, the other ate breakfast there all the time. They both died of some sort of brain aneurysm.

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  2. Jeff Miller

    I shouldn’t be drawn into spending thirty seconds of my time on this, but I must note that potatoes have brown skin, which is on the exterior, and the french fries are made from the white interior of the potato.

    This sort of post makes the whole forum look bad, or, more specifically, unintelligent, which I think is this post’s underlying purpose.

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