Thursday, October 14, 2004

What McDonald's is good for

From the Telegraph: Gordon Brown could do worse than use McDonald's fast food restaurants as a model for boosting the enterprise culture in Britain and easing inner city job problems, say researchers in a study published today.
They show that the controversial American burger business is one of Britain's biggest wealth providers, particularly in deprived areas. They estimate that the 470 franchised restaurants, out of a UK total of more than 1,200, pump £1.5billion a year into the local economy, much of it in inner city areas.