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Did Andrew Barr get the obesity memo before opening the Mitchell Maccas?

By johnboy 22 September 2012 22

A few people have been remarking how incongruous it is that Katy Gallagher’s spent a large chunk of the election haranguing the public about their fat kids and then Andrew Barr went and officially opened a Maccas at the gates of the city yesterday:

This morning I joined franchisee Hani Sidaros to officially open the Gungahlin region’s newest McDonald’s restaurant in Mitchell.

Gungahlin is Canberra’s fastest growing region with a population now over 47,000. This new McDonald’s is located where Northbourne Avenue meets the Federal Highway to service interstate visitors and local customers from early morning to late at night, seven days a week.

McDonald’s has long been recognised as an excellent employer of young people, instilling a strong work ethic, promoting teamwork and responsibility, and encouraging personal development for their employees.

This new McDonald’s will employ upwards of 100 staff and provide valuable employment opportunities for those seeking work in the hospitality industry.

Now don’t go telling us you never get anything good Gungahlin!

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chewy14 9:59 am 27 Sep 12

arescarti42 said :

Walker said :

No I think it’s Mitchell?

It’s a good location. McDonalds is many things but very much about location.

I find it strange that I’ve never taken the salad option. Something takes over one I see the menu. I can be impulsive at times. I guess I gotta own my choices in the end. Ok for the record, note to self, try the salad for once. Anyone tried it?

If you believe the boundaries on the map, it is technically in Lyneham. Interestingly, the adjacent petrol station is in Mitchell.

Roughly speaking, it is on the federal highway at EPIC.

The petrol station isn’t in any suburb, it’s outside the boundary.

I don’t know how they can say it’s in Mitchell, by my measurements it’s over 800m from Mitchell and inside Lyneham. Weird.

Although the postal address for EPIC is also in Mitchell when it looks to be in Lyneham too.

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