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The Ongoing Shrinkage of Financial District Fast Food

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 01:29PM

Last summer a string of events led to Downtown's Financial District feeling a little light on fast food options. First the Burger King at 7th/Flower closed in July, and then the McDonalds across the street followed not too much later. Even the Downtown News noticed and got into the discussion. More recently the Arby's at 7+Fig was shuttered, leaving me a bit directionless on the curly-fry front.

While new eating options are opening, it does still feel like the Financial District's quick lunch options are contracting. This chowhound thread looks at Downtown food court options, and features a discussion that's been taking place for over a year now. There are several interesting suggestions that I haven't checked out.

This weekend Kathy and I are headed to Atlanta, the birth-place of my all-time favorite fast food chain: Chick-fil-a. It's one of my goals in life to bring a Chick-fil-a to Downtown, after which point all other fast food can feel free to close without causing me any harm.


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