Los Osos McDonald’s approved with drive-through

April 9, 2014

mcdonaldsThe San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved plans Tuesday for a McDonald’s restaurant to open in Los Osos with a drive-through. [Tribune]

On a 4-1 vote, the board reversed the decision of the county planning commission, which voted 4-1 to approve the restaurant but deny the drive-through. Supervisors Bruce Gibson, who represents Los Osos and is up for reelection in June, cast the lone dissenting vote.

Gibson said he supported McDonald’s opening in Los Osos, but not with a drive-through because it does not support a pedestrian friendly environment.

Most of the approximately 100 people who attended opposed the McDonald’s and/or its drive-through.

The supervisors conditionally approved the Los Osos McDonald’s such that it can only operate from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday. Friday through Sunday, the burger franchise can remain open until 1 a.m.

The restaurant will seat 50 customers. It will fill a vacant site in a shopping center on Los Osos Valley Road.


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Hey, that little square building on LOVR across from 10th Street would make a great Carl’s Jr.!

I can’t wait to drive out to Los Osos and buy a Big Mac. I’ll buy the fries at Foothill and wash it all down with a shake bought on Madonna Road. The Mac Triangle brought to you by SMART GROWTH. With a little more, on the take farm water, we can have a Chucky Cheeze too!

Just ANOTHER reason to NOT vote for Gibson…..I hope the Los Osos people are paying attention!

Foothill has been closed for years. Couldn’t compete in the student section of town w/ Mexican places, Panda Express, Pita Pit, and the liquor store next door serving cheap burgers, brew and sports on TV, that the residents preferred. Time for the REAL Los Osos, not the pretentious lower upper-class, to show its face. At McDonald’s! Mickey D’s did their research. After a long day of hiding out at the neighbor’s because County probation has been spotted in the neighborhood one needs a quick affordable meal.

obispan, thanks for the correction. I did not know that the Foothill Mac was closed, obviously I don’t really frequent that location. I was just being tongue and cheek on the Osos objection to free choice. Their utopia has been knee deep in more important matters yet they can’t seem to flush enough.

I drove out there last evening and noticed the Sylvester’s grill lock, with plenty of parking around the neighborhood. Also, there was plenty of traffic on the Los Osos Valley Road through town and I would expect that many will be cruising through Mac Land to take their purchase home.

“Foothill has been closed for years … ”

Maybe they couldn’t compete after their SLO City overlords took away their drive-up window.

Yes!…One empty storefront in the Vons shopping center filled and 12 more to go. We’re headed in the right direction.

Los Osans will now have another choice of locations for free Wi-Fi! (And, you don’t even need to eat the food or drink the sugar water.)

Glad to see Gibson’s master plan for the universe fail once in awhile.


I wish the owners great success!

if not Mickey D’s will find them a new spot


Whats the main dish at Mickey D’s? Correct, its meat! Therefore, it is blatantly obvious what our God wants us to stay away from, and thats the value meals where the burgers can be piled up higher than the Tower of Babel for only a buck a piece!

“Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” (Proverbs 23: 19-21)

Mickey D’s is considered a ruler to many in that God’s creation just can’t help themselves from eating their ungodly food. Therefore, we must avoid Mc Donald’s at all costs because of the consequences stated in the passage below.

“When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.” (Proverbs 23: 1-3)

The Christian body is a temple of God, therefore, the last thing that should enter it is a Filet-of-Fish sandwich with fries while McDonald’s is running this special Friday promotion through the end of Lent! WWJD?

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6: 19-20)

Ted, you really are hurting the Christian cause with your posts. In the name of God, please stop.

In His Name


I don’t think the food is ungodly, but it is ungodly bad for you. Big Mac (550 calories – 460 mg sodium), fries (316 calories small serving – 227mg sodium).

Drive through a necessity as most of their long term customers can no longer manage the short walk from the parking lot to the counter. Would you like diabetes with that order?

Hey, Achilles, I’m a long term McD person and somehow manage to walk the bay often. Haven’t spent a night in a hospital in my life. Water Tank Hill out at the north ranch is the equivalent of five flights of stairs and I manage to puff and wheeze to the top of it all the time, walk right past the quad to make the hike. Drop the food opposition already…..they have healthy options.

Good call, supes. Can’t blame Gibson for his vote and wanting to avoid the wrath of the sternest of Osians, as long as the thing passed in a sensible manner and didn’t cripple the restaurants (and the public’s) options. It was probably a tough call for the other four with dozens of Osian partisans parading against common sense and modern drive through options. Again, good call and courage, supes.

5 whole flights! Wow. Supersize it!

It’s not the food you eat…it’s what you do while the food is in your body. Get off the couch and walk to McDees and enjoy.

Like so many, you focus on this issue solely because it’s McDonald’s. Check out Chipotle or Subway, it’s pretty easy to drop 700-800kcal and as many mg of sodium.


I cannot even fathom in how a Christian can hurt the cause of Christianity when they give actual chapter and verse of the inspired word of the Hebrew God with their personal opinion to support said verses to back up the bible’s claim! How can that even be logically and godly possible?

In my godly postings herein, are you calling the actual word of God a bad cause to begin with, because that is all you have left to base your perceived notion upon?

How is that possible? Let me try.

“Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink…. about……..” Col 2:16

“Let women / overseer / older men…..be moderate in habits” 1 Tim 3:

Why are you judging people Ted? Keeping spreading the word as your instructed to do; however, you need to use more tact like Jesus did. He showed love and kindness when teaching individuals even when he reproved them. We should all try to do the same.


Please, don’t make the spreading of the word of the Hebrew God anymore stressful than it already is, okay?

Firstly, the passages that you’ve shown contradict the ones that I have posted above. Lets not discuss contradictions in the bible at this time.

Secondly, why am I judging people? Because Jesus said to judge, and I am NOT going to argue with His direct words!

Remember the Lord Jesus Christ commanded, “Judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24). He told a man, “Thou hast rightly judged” (Luke 7:43). and the most important verse where we’re allowed to judge is; “Why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?” (Luke 12:57).

You judge things everyday, as an example, tell your notion to a jury of your peers in a court room setting and see how far you get.

We learn by example in the passages above.

I don’t think you really get Ted. Keep it coming Brother!

It’s meat and potatoes and bread and cheese: those are the four food groups.


Ted- The lenten special on the Filet-o-Fish sandwich does not include fries. To include them would be a blasphemy as potato products are not the subject of God’s seasonal food rules.

This was a goood call by the Board of Supervisors. The argument that a drive-through will increase traffic onto LOVR and will interfere with those trying to take a walk is bogus. A review of the situation find that 1) the building already has a drive-through, 2) McD was already approved, the only issue was would there be a drive-through or not, and 3) anyone walking in the area where the vacant BofA building stands is either lost or enjoys taking their walks on one of the busiest streets in the county.

These comments most likely will not sit well with those who hate our capitalist system nor the ability of an individual to put their heart and soul into an effort to support themselves and their family. While the majority of employees will not become rich working there, the new enterprise will offer first jobs to high school students, part-time jobs to stay-at-home parants who can bring in a few extra dollars at a local location while their kids are at school, and offer a source of supplemental income to retirees who find that retirement needs some devergence from a day that needs something more fulfilling The empty building offers no opportunities to anyone. If this is a bad idea and is not supported by the community and those that visit, the business will close. No taxpayer dollars will be involved, if the business fails the loss will be on the owner, if it successed, it will shortly become part of the community and will offer benefits to many in an area that is very underserved.

I wonder if everyone would feel the same if it was an In N Out Burger. My guess is hardly anyone would protect but a lot of folks would be rallying.

It is amazing how the herds follow the progressives (unions) with their propaganda against Mc D and WalMart two of the most successful businesses in the U.S. and yet you hear nothing about Target, KMart, Kohl’s, In N Out Burger, Carl’s, etc. It never surprises me that today’s culture condemns success and rewards failure. Interesting!

I’ll drive from MB and have coffee or food and shop at Vons and buy plants a Ace Hardware and, and, and…….McD’s has been good to us in MB, give it a try. The employees are especially nice and friendly, the food can be reasonably priced , the coffee is good and cheap, I’ll drive through or go into buy their foods. I know disabled people who will buy from the drive thru , and seniors who will drink coffee, catch up on news and enjoy the company of their friends!!

McDonald’s is the Starbucks of the seniors. God bless them and the hard-working McDonald’s employees who serve them.