Do you have a McDonalds within a mile or kilometer of where you live?

@Script (592)
Australia
June 11, 2007 7:57am CST
According to the McDonald's Corporation website (as of 30th of January 2007) McDonald's has, "More than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 50 million people in more than 119 countries each day." I found these statistics incredible and hard to believe at first. But, for me personally, there is a McDonald's within a kilometer of my house. And friends I have asked have all said yes, except from my parents that live in the country... What about you, how close is the nearest McDonald's to you?
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Hello,Script,in my suburb ,there is one McDonald near my home,i think it is less than one kilometer away ,it is in a shopping mall and i am living quite close to it.I can even walk to the shopping mall(i think 40 mintues),so it is not that far. There is one more 24 hour McDonald at the freeway which is 15 minutes drive from my home.
@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
My closest McDonald's is in a shopping center too. Mine is only a 10 minute walk away though!
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
11 Jun 07
Mo McDonald's here, the closest one is about 15km away. I currently live in a UNESCO Heritage town and McDonald's is not allowed to have a store here because the archs are considered an eyesore by the Heritage foundation.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Nice to know your town has said 'NO' to Mcdonald's. I bet the kids of your town feel like they are missing out though!
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• Hong Kong
11 Jun 07
I live in Hong Kong and I would say yes! There is a McDonald's not only close to my place (actually I have to walk for less than 5 minutes to get there), but also, they are everywhere. Where I work, it's a commercial area and they have 3 McDonald's in that tiny area, I think I could actually go to all three of them within 5 minutes of walking. Sometimes I am amazed how many they are actually in the tiny place like where I live. And very often, I find them rather packed with people at different hours throughout the day too!
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@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I really don't get how so many McDonald's so close to each other all find enough customers to make enough money. I find that baffling... surely if there was only the one, that would be able to cater to the amount of people wanting Macca's. My closest is in the shopping center which is only a ten minute walk away!
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• Hong Kong
11 Jun 07
I believe that we are a little too packed! Too few spaces and too many people. Besides, McDonald's is really cheap here and people would go there if they want to save a few bucks or on a tight budget. Also, students love to go there too because they can just order a combo and sit there chatting forever! I personally had McDonald's for dinner tonight even though I know it's perfectly unhealthy for me. Well, I am on a tight budget, so really no choice *laughs*.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
actually i have two mcdonalds within a mile. one regular and one inside a cheveron station. wow what an overkill
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@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Totally!!! It makes you wonder how each location can make a profit when they are all located so close to each other.
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@patgalca (15664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jun 07
Ah yes, you just reminded me. We also have a McDonald's inside Walmart.
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@Galena (9120)
11 Jun 07
nope. I'd need to drive at least half an hour.
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@Galena (9120)
11 Jun 07
actually, I just remembered. the nearest one to us actually closed. so 40minutes.
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@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
11 Jun 07
yes I have an McDonald's within a kilometer... don't like the food trough... In my town I've never been more than 3 times... In others towns i used McDonald's in desperate times:P
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@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
You sound like me *laughs* I only really go to McDonald's when I've been out late and nothing else is open!
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• Netherlands
11 Jun 07
Yep, plenty of them....mac donalds here...mac donalds there...mac donalds everywhere. Sometimes it's hard to choose to go to which mcdonalds since they scattered just in almost every corner of the city...
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@Script (592)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
It's crazy... and here every McDonald's is normally placed next to a bunch of other fast food places. Anything from Kentucky Fried, Hungry Jacks (Burger King to the Americans) and a heap of other local chain stores.
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@aleeming1 (163)
• Canada
11 Jun 07
Yes. I live across the street from one.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
11 Jun 07
There are actually three here, which is weird since I live in a small town. The one closest to me, I refuse to go to though, every single time I have gone their lately they have messed up the order. The final straw was when I went and ordered two burgers with extra pickles, one without pickles and two fries. I drive all the way home, no fries, I go all the way back, get the fries, get back home only to find out that they put extra pickles on one burger and none on the other two. I keep seeing a lot of new faces there, but come on, this is every time I go. So I go across town to the other one, it's an inconvenience, but at least it's not as inconvenient as having to drive back to get the order straightened out.
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11 Jun 07
i can think of about 4 which are literally around the corner from me....
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• Brazil
11 Jun 07
yes...! i never think about that but... in a mile away from my house has 2 Mcdonalds an 2 burgerkings :D hahaha strange
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• United States
11 Jun 07
The two closest Mickey D's are each 30 miles away- in opposite directions!! The closest BK, on the other hand, is 20 miles north. I live in a small town and we think that if some of these chains got together and gave us a "WenWay McTacoKing" here, they would make tons of money. They could put it out closer to the freeway, as my town is 3 miles in, so they could get lots of traffic. Or they could put it half-way into town and the high school kids could go there for lunch!! I know that some Pilot truck stops, and the like, are combining chains. There is a Subway and Taco Bell at the Pilot in Medford.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Jun 07
our closest mcdonalds is 7 miles from here - it is also the only mcdonalds in our county. this county is the largest county in our state. So, it does not appear that mcdonalds is as popular or necessary in this particular region.
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@patgalca (15664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jun 07
I live in a small town of 26,000 people. It literally takes ten minutes to drive from one end of town to the other. Our McDonald's is right at the entrance to the main street running through our town. It's not within a mile but it is close enough. Everything is pretty much walkable here.
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yes we do and its like 50 steps from our condo. And the best of all its open 24 hours!! isnt it great! i can have burger and fries anytime of the day. I love mcdonalds and im glad you love it too.. take care!
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
11 Jun 07
They just build a McDonald about 2 miles from my house. It is great because even though I am not a regular at McDonald's I hated driving 6 miles to the closest location.
• United States
11 Jun 07
McDonald's are all over the place.we have one right down the road to the west,if you head northwest,we have one there and northeast of here we have two of them.don't know why they feel we need that many for
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@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
there's a mcdonald's less than a kilometer away from our subdivision's gate. and whenever there's a McDo, (the nickname of mcdonald's restaurant here in the philippines) there's also a Jollibee, mcdo's number one competitor. i just don't know which among these two is number one but based on my observation the queues on jollibee restaurants are longer than those at mcdonalds.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I only just yesterday found out what Jollibee is! Someone from the Philippines posted about them just yesterday.
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
kids just love the sweet spaghetti at jollibee...
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@Script (592)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I didn't realise they made pasta... I thought it was very similar to Macca's with burgers and chips. If I ever make it to the Philippines I'll have to check out a Jollibee.
@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
i think there are five of them within a 1 kilometer radius. two at the huge mall which is just 500 meters away from where i live which located west and just outside that mall which is about 1 km away is another one, on my east side, there is another one just 750 meters away and on the north side...there is another one which is about 1 km away. It is just like starbucks and 7-eleven excluding their local competitor which somehow outnumber these three...geee...there is an invesion of fast food chains here.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
The response to this post has been quite funny. Either people have got more than one McDonald's nearby or none at all. Seems like it's an all or nothing thing!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I live out by the river but still we have one about two miles away from us. I believe they are all over.i think they might end up building one out here on the river some day lol
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@Script (592)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
I really hope not... there are too many of them already and to build one near your river just wouldn't be right!