I READ with interest the large amount of negative comments related to a possible McDonald’s franchise sneaking into Mansfield and destroying life as we know it.
I am not a fan of a McDonald’s moving into Mansfield but neither am I vehemently opposed to it.
What annoys me is some of the isolationist views of some people that insist that it’s all bad.
One writer says that McDonald’s only provide “a few low paying jobs to a handful of kids”.
This is indeed not the case as I can give multiple examples of kids that have worked at Maccas and this is immediately seen as a huge tick on a resume.
It is also suggested that Maccas will sign the death warrants for all the local food shops, would this not also be the case if a new pizza shop were to arrive and sell at Melbourne, Benalla or Wangaratta prices.
In some cases this can be up to $6 less than we pay in Mansfield.
Or maybe even a petrol outlet having the nerve to drop their prices to equal Swanpool, Merton or Bonnie Doon, God forbid we be treated fairly by some of the retailers in this town.
So if Mc Donald’s comes to town… so be it, as I don’t think the late arriving skiers, mountain bikers, campers and the like will complain too much if they can eat after 8.30pm.
Gerry O’Hara, Mansfield