It is Possible! We Can Shut Down McDonald's With Our Economic Votes!
December 19, 2006
A McDonald's restaurant in Tavistock, a town in the UK, is closing because it cannot compete with a local farmers' market. The restaurant, which opened in 1999, closed on December 9.
Tavistock's farmers' market was voted the best in the region by Country Life magazine. Tavistock also won the title of Best Food Town in the South West (of England) this year. John Taylor, chairman of Tavistock EatWise campaign, said: "Because of the quality of our local food McDonald's has not been able to compete ... I think McDonald's really started to suffer about 18 months ago when healthy school meals were introduced. Children no longer needed to go there because they were being fed properly."