First Time Ever: McDonald’s Closes More Stores Than Opens This Year

For the first time in 45 times, the world famous hamburger chain is going to be closing down its doors for good as McDonald’s is starting to shrink a little bit. According to an article found on reddit and written by Eater, this could even be the first time in the history of the franchise where more stores are being closed than opened this year. Even with all of these shrinking, it is needless to say that the company is still number one in the market for fast food being closely followed up Burger King.

I think that maybe they might be downsizing things so that they can have better control over their food and drink options according to Jaime Garcia Dias. Lots of new technology is coming out and they will need all the help they can get so that things don’t spiral in a crazy fashion just by going off feedback on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more. It won’t be long before we will see new locations open again as they get back on track, as they have got to be one of the most beloved eateries on the planet.

One thing about McDonald’s that is cool is that depending on the location, there are special items on the menu to make it more customized for the place they are in. For example, Canada’s McDonald’s offer poutine on their menu and Maine has had lobster rolls on there once upon a time. Things will pick up again, for sure.

McDonalds And Its Negative Effect On Gut Health

It is well known that unhealthy eating revolves around junk food and fast food but not a lot people understand just how unhealthy it can be to eat fast food on a regular basis. Tim Spector and Bruce Karatz, a research team at King’s College in London, explains that fast food chains like McDonalds can completely destroy a person’s gut health in a very short amount of time. Spector actually had his son eat McDonalds for ten full days straight. This diet consisted of Big Macs, chicken nuggets, fries and soda. None of the healthier items were allowed such as the salads, grilled chicken sandwiches or fruit parfaits. Stool samples were collected throughout the two weeks and were tested at a number of different labs.

For the first few days, Spector’s son was doing alright. After that he experienced fatigue and began to look generally unwell. The lab results showed that the son’s gut bacteria was drastically decreased. 1,400 types of bacteria were now gone; making up forty percent of his overall beneficial-bacteria levels. Two weeks after the study was done, the gut bacteria levels had not budged and had not returned to normal. This shows you can go downhill pretty quickly with fast food but it will take a lot longer to recover. All good things should be done in moderation and it seems fast food like McDonalds is one of these things.