McDonald’s “Backyard Habitat” Update
Back in January I wrote about seeing an intriguing sign at the McDonald’s at 35th and Colorado. It read: “Backyard Habitat – A Special Place for Wildlife,” and was staked into the filthy semicircular peninsula where drive-thru patrons idle and wait.
Via The Google I found a 2003 article by David Holthouse which examined why exactly one would create a mini “wildlife preserve” in a fast food parking lot.
Last week I was zooming up Colorado to the airport again. I glanced at the drive through and it appeared the sign was gone. I can’t say for sure as I didn’t stop – so this may necessitate a follow-up to this follow-up, but I didn’t see that brown placard that’s always amused me.
This quote still makes me laugh though:
“I don’t know why they put those signs there,” says Jorge, the restaurant’s day-shift manager. “There are no wild animals living in our parking lot.“