By Mike Pomranz
June 23, 2017

The Santa Clarita “foodie community” finally has the powerful, self-appointed voice it’s been waiting for. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, a young pink-haired woman went before her city council to lament the lack of McDonald’s serving up McRibs this holiday season (skip to 57 seconds in unless you want to hear some excellent arguments for allowing strip clubs in Santa Clarita, California).

“This year they decided to give regional managers the power to decide whether to sell it at their locations. Apparently only 55% of McDonald’s franchises nationwide have chosen to sell it, which means 45% have decided to skip it, including the Santa Clarita area,” she informed the council before imploring its members to tell these McDonald’s managers to get their act together.

Though her stirring soliloquy provoked little response from her local officials, the video of her speech has found a second life online from people who are either moved by her passion or intrigued by her uncanny ability to keep a straight face.

Either way, members of the Santa Clarita city council should keep in mind that 2016 is going to be a big voting year. It’s about time they started listening to their constituents and acknowledging that, indeed, all-day breakfast is not a substitute for a McRib.

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