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Bye, Felicia! McDonald’s Closes 350 Restaurants

McDonald’s is closing 350 restaurants worldwide, including 220 in the U.S. and China, according to a recent article from Nation’s Restaurant News.

The company’s net income has declined by a whopping 33 percent from last year, despite attempts to boost business.

“McDonald’s management team is keenly focused on acting more quickly to better address today’s consumer needs, expectations and the competitive marketplace. We are developing a turnaround plan to improve our performance and deliver enduring profitable growth, said McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook in a statement.

If McDonald’s really wants to develop a worthwhile “turnaround plan, it would do best to follow in the footsteps of places like Ikea and White Castle, which have added meatless versions of signature dishes to their menus.

In 2011, an MFA investigation at Sparboe Farms, a McDonald’s egg supplier at the time, found systematic cruelty to animals. Treated as mere egg-producing machines, these chickens used to make Egg McMuffins were mutilated without painkillers and forced to live in tiny cages amid waste and rotting carcasses.

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It’s clear that McDonald’s has a lot of work to do, including a shift away from cruel animal foods, if it wants to appeal to a broader audience.

But there’s no need to wait for McDonald’s to change its ways. Click here for a list of tasty veg options already available at chain restaurants near you.