Several McDonald’s chains have shut their doors to protest on a “Day Without Immigrants.”
After President Trump’s agenda to build a wall along Mexico as well as ban Muslims from entering the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries, many are protesting and trying to make a point.
“The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers’ everyday life,” Darren Tristano, president of Technomic, told CNBC.
“For McDonald’s franchisees and company stores, it is likely best to close the restaurant versus trying to manage the restaurant with an inadequate service staff. Although many customers will see this is an inconvenience, many will understand.”
Notes were found on many McDonald’s stores that read, “Closed on Thursday February 16th, will re-open on Friday February 17th.”
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