Can fast food be progressive?

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Earlier today, @a_picazo tweeted me the above video. Willie Nelson doing a Cold Play cover to a cute video about sustainable farming. Winner, right? But wait, is it some kind of ad for Chipotle?

And wait, isn’t Chipotle actually some kind of secret plot by McDonalds to get at the dollars of people who conscientiously object to McDonalds?

Turns out, yes it’s an ad for Chiptle, but no, the McDonalds/Chipotle connection has been severed since 2006.

Obviously I haven’t been paying attention to the corporate fast food scene because the link above is two years old and includes a link to an ABC News piece about the Chipotle chain and its happy pigs. All of this certainly makes me feel better about liking the Willie Nelson song, but I’m still wary.

In what often seems like a bought and paid for democracy, we cast a ballot every time we buy and pay for something. As such, I avoid “voting” corporate whenever I have a reasonable alternative at hand. So, since I know this blog enjoys an informed liberal readership, I’m asking, can there be progressive fast food? 

(Obviously I know there’s a portion of you who didn’t get past the part where the now-happy pigs are slaughtered and eaten, so I don’t expect Chipotle to clear that particular liberal hurdle.)

 

 

Can fast food be progressive?

Updated