Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lovin' It (FF)

  © Madison Woods

    "And over here, ladies and gentlemen, we have the remains of a restaurant called McDonald's," said the tour guide. "Anyone ever heard of it?”

  The members of the group looked at one another quizzically and all shook their heads.

  "Once there were many of these restaurants throughout Philadelphia and in fact all throughout the country and the world."

 "What happened to them?" asked a man from Cincinnati.

 "A competitor came on the scene and put them all out of business," responded the guide.

  "Who were they?" asked a woman from Georgia.  "Did they have better food? Were they less expensive."'

  "Neither. They were called McFasting's.  Seems people preferred not to eat than to eat at McDonald's."  

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I'm lovin it!  That is, I'm loving this week's prompt, which I'm sure has brought forth many a delicious and meaty response although mine above is about a subject that is hardly delicious and mealy meaty at best. 

I didn't bother to do anything with the moths seen lining up for food at McDonald's, but you can bet a Big Mac probably tastes to them like wool, just like it does to us. But you deserve a break today --- moths, wool, or otherwise --- so click on the link and get away to the other Friday Fictioneers' offerings.

Oh, good, here's the toy for those under three. I'm set for the week.

34 comments:

brudberg said...

Ha.. Yes I have heard of McFeast, but I recon McFast is just empty styrofoam...

Perry Block said...

Yes, but it's edible, and far more edible than McNuggets.

Tracey Delaplain said...

Couldn't agree more.
Eat wisely,
Tracey

lizy-expat-writer said...

I have to agree with the sentiment expressed in your humorous piece, Perry, though I shouldn't. My son in law works in a branch of MacDonald's!

Russell said...

They tried to open a Kosher version here, calling it McPassover. Unfortunately, the unleavened buns didn't go over real well. The drive up window got McPassed by.

Alicia said...

Perry, I think you've got something here! A new diet trend that many will pay for - whether it works or not. Great idea Mr. McBlock.

Perry Block said...

I always try to eat wisely, Tracey. And wash it all down with a tall glass of high fructose corn syrup.

Perry Block said...

Maybe your son-in-law can get a job at McFasting's when the time comes.

Perry Block said...

I guess the problem was the McDonald's product they tried at that location, the McHitler McMuffin. It was not a big seller.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Alicia. The only problem was McFasting's charges five bucks for its McAir sandwich.

Alistair Phillips said...

A McDonald's fan :-)

Sounds about right! Fun story.

justjoyfulness said...

I have McFasting twice a week for dinner. My system loves it. Am so glad your story is utopian rather than dystopian :)

snowlocked said...

I would drive through McFastings on my way to KFC. :P

Sandra Crook said...

I understand those people. They show discernment. Nice one Perry.

Sally said...

A great take on the prompt - perhaps it will happen one day.

Ga H said...

Hehe, the perfect business idea. McFastings has a bright future. Great story.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

FYI, There are McDonalds restaurants in Israel. Of course they won't serve you a cheeseburger. If you want that you have to get your cheese in a separate bag.
Thank you, Perry, for not writing about the moths.

Shalom,

Rochelle

Perry Block said...

Truth to tell, I used to eat it a fair amount. My stomach leaving to check into a convent convinced me to stop.

Perry Block said...

This topian? No, I'd rather write about that topian. Enjoy your McFastings food; it has zero calories and and no added sugar. We've got to get the "air" taste a little better though.

Dawn said...

Okay...that made me LOL

Yolanda Renee said...

A great idea, they have salad only restaurants, (although some salads have 1200 calories in one meal) why not the fasting restaurant, only juices and water, flavored or not. A place to share the lack, support the growling stomach. The next big thing in detox diets - with lots of bathrooms to deal with the overflow. :)

livehomeandaway said...

Interesting and informative.

Perry Block said...

I kinda like KFC, but you do save a lot of money at McFasting's!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Sandra. Meet you for a cup of Joe at McFasting's. There's nothing in it, the cup is actually named Joe.

Perry Block said...

I hope so. But it's going to take a lot of capital to afford the inventory.

Perry Block said...

Thanks! Customers come in saying "I'm starving!" and leave the same way. Nice consistency in this uncertain world.

Perry Block said...

You can LOL, that's fine. Just don't eat.

Perry Block said...

You are really thinking ahead and out of the box. Let's go bankrupt together!

Perry Block said...

Informing the nation is what I'm all about.

Perry Block said...

But I wrote about McDonald's, which is equally disgusting. And it's okay about the cheese; I don't eat it. In fact, I'd rather eat at McDonald's!

amyreesewrites.com said...

Maybe I should go on this McFasting's diet. Nothing or McDonald's. What a brilliant plan, Perry. I'm surprised no one has capitalized on this one. Great take. I like the alternative route you went with the prompt.

Rufein said...

The comments and responses are (almost) as precious as the pieces. LOL: The cup's name is Joe, nothing in it. Thanks for blogging, Perry. I get such joy out of your work.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Amy! Not only that, it's a very cheap place to not eat. If you go there, let me know how you liked the lack of food.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Eve. Yes I get a lot of nice responses to the flash fiction. When it comes to the regular posts, I pretty much have to go on street corners and beg.