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©Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com
Fast Food Fatigue?
  1. Last week, McDonald’s, one of the world’s largest fast-food chains, reported that its profits were down 30 percent from July to September 2014. How is McDonald’s different from the surrounding businesses in the cartoon?
  2. What do you notice about the McDonald’s parking lot?
  3. What point do you think the cartoonist is trying to make about why McDonald’s is struggling? Do you agree or disagree?
  4. Several studies have recently found that Americans are consuming fewer calories and choosing healthier diets. Why do you think that might be?
  5. Do you think McDonald’s could make changes to win back customers and increase its sales, or do you think fast food is on the decline? Explain.