McDonalds wants to be a "progressive burger restaurant."
That's the end of McDonalds. It's big, so there is a lot ruin in a company, as Adam Smith might have said. It might even morph into something with the same name that has elements of the old fast food style but is essentially different. The fries, due to popular demand, will be the last to go.
Howard Johnson's ruled the highway landscape of my childhood. 28 flavors of ice cream, and the rest rooms passed my mother's sniff test. It was enough, and it looked like they would go on forever.
Oh yeah, pie. McDonalds used to have these deep-fried pies - apple and cherry, at least. When are those making a comeback?