As anyone will know who has been following the news out of Iceland this past week, the owners of the McDonald’s franchise have decided to drop it and open a new place, called Metro.
As many of you will also know, it was old Davíð Oddsson, then-PM of Iceland, who scarfed down the very first McD hamburger in Iceland, back in 1993.
Some of us have waxed lyrical about the McDonald’s departure symbolizing the end of the Doddsson era, with its runaway free-market capitalism that now has nosedived so spectacularly.
In a full-page advertisement today, the new Metro burgerjoint proves that it has its finger firmly on the national pulse by proclaiming that anyone named Davíð will get a free burger on its first day of operations – which will be tomorrow.
No news yet as to old Doddsson plans to take advantage of this stellar offer – although it would certainly be much to his credit if he did.
Their next step is surely to give Doddsson his own personal burger, named after him. I’m sure they’d make a killing.
OVERCAST AND RAINY
Fairly unexciting weather today, frankly. The same mild temps – 7°C [43F]. Sunrise was at 9.06, sunset due for 5.14 [gulp!].