Friday Funny: Cities Fight To Preserve Burger Kings

Neighborhood preservationists worry as fast food joints close around the country.

"It's a sadly familiar picture in many communities: Fast-food hubs that once bustled with activity...are now boarded-up ghost restaurants...A 2004 survey of fast-food diners showed that nearly 60 percent did not live within walking distance of a Burger King. Another 20 percent had to drive to a nearby town just to see one... not all communities are giving up their Burger Kings without a fight."

Thanks to Dan Malouff

Full Story: Many U.S. Cities Losing Battles To Preserve Their Burger Kings

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