An inexpensive lunch would be good, even from McDonald’s
Holy McMosberg! Stew Mosberg (SDN, June 23) was doing just that in his letter to the editor, dissin’ the double cheese and crying about fries frying. He says he doesn’t want the introduction of a McDonald’s to cause “the loss of our unique ambiance.”I think Breckenridge is awesome, but let’s be real. It is an “ambiance” highlighted by older buildings selling overpriced goods primarily to tourists. These out-of-towners are paying too much for the undersized condo they are staying in, while likely ordering from one of the two pizza chain restaurants in town (or a Subway sandwich if you’re feeling healthy) after they just filled up their Escalade with super unleaded at the 7-Eleven.The town has a population of about 2,500, but enough pillows for 10 times that amount, so let’s not ride on the quaint historic value of our town too much. I haven’t been in half the shops in town because I know I can’t afford the $80 jeans or $30 hat. I have eaten at about half the places in town, but only in the summer and if you live here you know why. I, for one, wouldn’t mind having a place near town to go grab a bite for three bucks. Sure I abuse the dollar menu, but it’s a quick, cheap lunch that I can take back to my house and eat and still have 20 minutes to relax before heading back to work.If you’re looking for the absence of commercialism, go to Wyoming.It has equally awesome skiing and riding. Seriously, the tourists can’t remember if the McDonald’s was here and the Domino’s was in Frisco or vice versa. From the time they get off the interstate to the time they arrive at Park Avenue to eat at the Quandary Grille, they have passed over a half dozen chain restaurants. So who are we trying to impress? Ourselves? Unless you start by kicking out the chains that are already here and forcing existing restaurants to chop their prices by half through the entire menu, I’ll take the cheap lunch.You know as well as I do that obesity has not avoided Breckenridge because of the lack of a McDonald’s. People who live here are healthy because of their lifestyles. You can find grease wherever you go to eat, locally owned or not.
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