However, there are definitely exceptions–even with a McDonald’s franchise. Several years ago, I decided to take a drive to Reading, PA, to visit the factory outlets. Well, it turned-out that almost all of them had departed several years, prior, and moved westward to Lancaster, PA.
Before leaving Reading, I decided to use the facilities at a McDonald’s that was near the now-vacant outlet stores. As soon as I entered, I could see that the place was not well-maintained, but nothing prepared me for a men’s room that looked like it hadn’t been cleaned since the Nixon Administration. And–there was neither soap nor paper towels. Luckily, I carry sani-wipes with me, so I was able to clean my hands afterwards.
As you might imagine, I opted to NOT buy anything to eat or drink at that particular McDonald’s, but I had no guilt about my failure to buy anything because I have been a McDonald’s stockholder since the '90s. I did drop a note to the corporate folks about what I observed at the Reading, PA location, and the response informed me that this location was slated for closure very soon. I wonder why…