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Nov 4, 2018

Essay Prompt: It’s safe to say that McDonald’s has changed the world. But recently, the world’s largest fast-food chain has faced some challenges including food-safety scandals and growing competition from other fast-food restaurants that offer “healthier,” more interesting and varied food choices. Not long ago, sales at McDonald’s were way down, and some analysts have even predicted that it won’t be long before McDonald’s closes up shop and disappears from the world altogether.

If McDonald's were to go out of business and disappear, would the world be a better or worse place? Why? How would people’s lives be affected? How about you personally: Would you miss it, or would its disappearance make little or no difference to you? Why?