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McDonald’s wants to open Carlisle restaurant for 20 hours a day

McDonald's wants to open one of its drive-through restaurants for 20 hours each day.

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I live very close to the mcdonalds outlet in question and i have to say i am not disturbed by any excess noise from the outlet nor do i suffer ltter blowing into my garden. I think some people need a hobbie or a partner !!

Posted by Ian h on 22 March 2012 at 19:55

D. Kebab: Good post and I agree with your sentiments. I too wish there were more simple freh food vendors (Singapore has a great system of hawker food courts, mostly outdoors in 30+ degrees) selling freshly cooked food at cheap prices. The problem is that there is so much regulation of food nowadays under the guise of protecting public health; one dicky tummy and there is a national panic. But our diet and processing food out of fear or to package has resulted in our immune systems becoming so weakened we have to regulate food preparation to such an extent that anything remotely foreign must be exterminated even though many bacteria could help our immune systems and improve our overall well-being. We are becoming like America where all the goodness and natural elements are processed out in order just to be artificially replaced later with pills which in turn supports a multi-billion pound pharmaceutical dietary supplement business which is a huge con. Over-caution with food is making us, as a society, weaker and more prone to illness. Much like you, I have eaten from street vendors all over the world and in some of the least sanitary countries and rarely encountered any nasty side-effects. I believe that this exposure has led me to be reasonably healthy and I haven't had a food-related problem in a couple of decades. Our bodies are much more resilient than we or the regulators seem to think they are.

Posted by BM on 22 March 2012 at 16:48

Cheer up you bunch of OAPs. Just because there's a bunch of people who gorge on take out food (AND FOOD FROM ASDA) to the point where they are 10 stone overweight, why should that stop me having a McDonalds at 3am should I wish to?

I suppose next you'll want anybody driving past your house to be arrested because it's past your bedtime? Get a grip.

It's not McDonalds fault people are obese, it's peoples fault. What a ridiculous accusation. Fat people are gonna be fat anyway, whether they have to go to a salad bar or Maccy Ds. That should be no reason for rejecting their application!!!

PS I want comments on the News and Star banned, beacuse it just makes people grumpy, thereby increasing stress, thereby increasing the amount of heart attacks, thereby overfilling our hospitals, killing our local population, and wasting MY tax paying money on extra NHS budgets.... right?

Posted by Bob on 22 March 2012 at 16:45

If ASDA is open 24 hrs why is there a need for a fast food outlet like McD's anyway? People could just as easily buy food at ASDA and take it home to microwave - probably eating more healthily in the process, taking their litter home too.Remove the source of the litter i.e. the food outlet providing trays/bags etc and the litter problem goes too. It is a very bad advert for our city to have litter strewn verges by one of the better city approaches. Traffic to and from ASDA is probably less intrusive to local residents too as it is a bit further away from the houses.
I suggest the planners do not allow extended hours for opening and if there is a litter issue consider reducing the hours they are allowed to trade.

Posted by anon on 22 March 2012 at 14:59

It's news like this that makes me want to stay away from my favourite nation / beloved UK for even longer.

Brits are becoming increasingly unhealthy and fat, and our food has been a source of international ridicule for as long as i can remember.
Our big cities might have some of the world's finest restaurants, and supermarkets might stock better food these days, but this doesn't quite address the problem of our frankly crap diet.
I work in the middle east and there's nothing here that should make their diet any better than ours, but it is. I think the reason why is that their healthy food is cheap and convenient. Almost every day I eat freshly cooked chicken, freshly squeezed juices, olives, humous and some fresh bread - and it comes to about 5GBP, and the places that sell this type of food are widespread. Or take South East Asia, where I was before the middle east. On almost every street corner you'll find either a restaurant / cafe selling a healthy rice-based meal for cheap, or a street vendor selling noodles or BBQ chicken.
Put those up against what we have in the UK. Our takeaways are predominantly McDonald's, BurgerKing, Greggs, Doner kebabs, fish & chips, or pizzas (some people seem to have a thing for 'chips cheese and gravy' these days - do they wonder why they're fat, or British food isn't celebrated overseas?!).
Good food in the UK has either to be bought at a decent restaurant (invariably expensive, and so is a disincentive) or is very time consuming to make (supermarket plus preparation plus cleaning up). If it's easier to 'call for a pizza delivery' then that is exactly what people will do (even chinese takeaway meals aren't very healthy in the UK - especially versus the real chinese food you can buy in China).

The UK produces so many talented people in so many different fields, but as a nation we really are pretty 'crap' when it comes to our diets.

Posted by D. Kebab on 22 March 2012 at 13:02

Please, Please, no more American style eating, we are all mostly fat bellied and
obese we look awful, our ladies are unattractive through over eating on these burgers and rubbish and who for god sake wants us to copy America and its drive throughs.

Posted by Danleo on 22 March 2012 at 10:51

Let them its the only thing thriving in Carlisle and if it keeps jobs all the very well.

Litter is the problem of the mindless people that drop it and the Council who could rake in a fortune by being up at Kingstown and fining the idiots.

Posted by James on 22 March 2012 at 00:57

They could open 24 hrs and I certainly would not but the food they serve..tiny portions and poor quality food..Mc Donalds are a very big company and get what they want..but only if customers buy their it is up to the customer, and you can already buy late night takeaway all over the your cash and cook your own using great local suppliers of meat..

Posted by Paul on 21 March 2012 at 23:47

I would ralther starve than use a drive through, if you are so lazy you cannot even get out the car no wonder there are so many over weight people. In addition those that are too lazy to collect the food are too lazy to use a bin, as I know as I pick the rubbish up the lazy slobs throw out of the cars as they drive past our house.

Posted by ph on 21 March 2012 at 22:06

IS McDonald's a restaurant?????

Posted by Dave on 21 March 2012 at 21:01

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