Springfield, MO. –Deemed the worst storm to hit the Ozarks since 2003, the massive snow storm front sweeping the nation has been called many names such as: “Snolocaust”, “Snowpocolypse”, even “Snowmageddon”. Its impending smack down in our region has local residents preparing for the worse.
“I’m not going to get caught with my pants down this time!.” says local resident Bob Laublaah as he pulled out of the McDonald’s parking lot on east Glenstone with his order of 6 Big N’ Tasteys and 10 McRib Value meals. “The last storm left me stranded in my house eating only canned goods and having to use the stove for more than a place to set dirty dishes.”
Such has been a typical comment from thousands of concerned citizens who have flooded into McDonald’s to stock up on “necessities”. Typical storm preparations used to include stocking up on food staples such as: bottled water, crackers, and canned goods. In this day and age however it seems we can add Quarter Pounders and Big Macs to the list. The result has left McDonald’s all over town overwhelmed with customers buying 20 cheeseburger value meals per person.
“I eat at McDonald’s every day. What am I supposed to do if I can’t get to one? I don’t even own a can opener!” said one of the patrons. “To top it off, I’m on a special diet eating a Grilled Chicken Club that’s only 520 calories. If I can’t get one, my diet will be shot!”
Most people interviewed said they weren’t going overboard by supersizing the orders, just buying more. Due to the volume of orders, McDonald’s is requesting people bring their own food containers to be more environmentally sound.
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