In Huntington Beach today, on my way to visit the venerable Beef Palace for some more expensive meat, I passed the McDonald’s at 5095 Warner. I did a double-take when I saw what looked like a bicycle rack in the driveway… I had to go in for a closer look:
Sure enough, my eyes did not deceive me.
Now that’s how to accommodate a wider range of customers (and help keep your customers from getting wider). Bend and powdercoat some tubes, zip four bolts in the ground, and just like that — cyclists have a safe place to park a bike.
Compare McDonald’s’ bike racks to those at CdM Plaza:
Wait, there aren’t any.
Even though that particular corner of CdM Plaza (Peets Coffee) is basically a cyclists’ hangout, one always feels like an interloper and a nuisance trying to safely park a bicycle somewhere.
McDonald’s for the win…
(By the way – yes – I had a burger…)