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McDonald’s Closing All Restaurants In Bolivia As the Nation Rejects Fast Food


(NaturalNews) McDonald’s happy image and its golden arches aren’t the gateway  to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn’t falling for the barrage  of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries  like the United States. Bolivians simply don’t trust food prepared in such  little time. The quick and easy, mass production method of fast food actually  turns Bolivians off altogether. Sixty percent of Bolivians are an indigenous  population who generally don’t find it worth their health or money to step foot  in a McDonald’s. Despite its economically friendly fast food prices, McDonald’s  couldn’t coax enough of the indigenous population of Bolivia to eat their  BigMacs, McNuggets or McRibs.

One indigenous woman, Esther Choque, waiting for a bus to arrive outside a  McDonald’s restaurant, said, “The closest I ever came was one day when a rain  shower fell and I climbed the steps to keep dry by the door. Then they came out  and shooed me away. They said I was dirtying the place. Why would I care if  McDonald’s leaves [Bolivia]?”

The eight remaining McDonald’s fast food shops that stuck it out in the  Bolivian city’s of La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, had  reportedly operated on losses every year for a decade. The McDonald’s franchise  had been persistent over that time, flexing its franchise’s deep pockets to  continue business in Bolivia.

Any small business operating in the red for that long would have folded and  left the area in less than half that time. Even as persistent as McDonald’s  was in gaining influence there, it couldn’t continue operating in the red. After  14 years of presence in the country, their extensive network couldn’t hold up  the Bolivian chain. Store after store shut down as Bolivia rejected the  McDonald’s fast food agenda. Soon enough, they kissed the last McDonald’s  goodbye.

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