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.&&.&.&... ..   ^^   --  THE  GOLDEN   --   ^^   .. .&&.&&&...
&.&&&&&..&              ###&*% M %*&###             &.&&..&...
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.&...&&&&&             LETS HEAR IT FOR             .&&&&.&.&.
&&..&.....            ††† MC DONALDS †††            &...&&&&&.
.&.&&.....                                          &..&....&&
&&&.&....& WHAT     CAN     I     DO     YA     FOR &.&&...&.&
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.&..&..&.&             ^ CHEESEBURGER ^             .&&&.&..&.
&&.&&.&&&.               ^ NUGGETS ^                &..&&&.&&.
.&&.&&..&&         ^ DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER ^          &.&..&&.&&
&.&&.&.&..                ^ FRIES ^                 &&&.&.&&.&
&&.&&&&&..           ^ CARBONATED WATER ^           ..&&&&.&&.
.&&....&..          ^ BEARNAISE DIP SAUCE ^         .&...&&.&&
&.&...&&.&                ^ BIG MAC ^               &&..&.&&.&
&&&..&.&&&                ^ COFFEE ^                .&.&&&.&&.
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.&&&..&.&.              &&&&&  &&&&&               ..&.&.&&.&
&..&.&&&&&                                          .&&&&&.&&&
&.&&&....& IT  ALL  BEGAN A THOUSAND  YEARS  AGO IN &....&&...
&&..&...&. LIKE  THE  EIGHTEENTH  CENTURY.  A  DARK &...&.&..&
.&.&&..&&. FIGURE EMERGED  FROM  A  TAVERN AFTER  A &..&&&&.&.
&&&.&.&.&& FEW YEARS  APPRENTICESHIP, WITH AN IDEA. &.&...&&&.
..&&&&&&.& IT  WAS ILLEGAL  TO  SELL  FOOD  IN  THE &&&..&..&&
.&.....&&& REGION FOR EVERYBODY EXCEPT THAT TAVERN. ..&.&&.&.&
&&....&...                                          .&&&.&&&&&
.&...&&...         BUT MARIGOLD DIDN'T CARE.        &..&&.....
&&..&.&..&                                          &.&.&.....
.&.&&&&.&. SHE  BEGAN  PUTTING  DRIED  LIZARD  MEAT &&&&&....&
&&&...&&&. BETWEEN TWO  BREAD SLICES, OPERATING OUT ....&...&&
..&..&..&. OF  A CART,  NOT  STAYING  IN  THE  SAME ...&&..&..
.&&.&&.&&& PLACE LONG. IN  THE  DAY SHE  SLEPT,  IN ..&.&.&&..
&.&&.&&..& THE EVE  SHE SOLD HER WARES, AND IN  THE .&&&&&.&..
&&.&&.&.&&            NIGHT SHE POACHED.            &....&&&.&
.&&.&&&&.&                                          &...&..&&.
&.&&...&&. AFTER  A FEW YEARS, MARIGOLDS FOOD  CART &..&&.&.&.
&&.&..&.&. HAD   A   REPUTATION.   SHE   CALLED  IT &.&.&&&&&&
.&&&.&&&&.            ^. THE GOLDEN M .^            &&&&......
&..&&...&& AND  PEOPLE  TALKED  ABOUT THE GOLDEN M. ...&......
&.&.&..&.. THE  OLD TAVERN HAD  THEIR MONOPOLY  AND ..&&.....&
&&&&&.&&.&      DIDN'T CHANGE THEIR MENU MUCH.      .&.&....&.
....&&.&&&   MARIGOLDS SECRET LIZARD FOODCART WAS   &&&&...&&&
...&.&&..&              NEW AND FRESH.              ...&..&..&
..&&&.&.&.                                          ..&&.&&.&&
.&..&&&&&. HOWEVER, SHE  BECAME  A LITTLE TOO  WELL .&.&&.&&.&
&&.&....&& KNOWN.  THE  TAVERNS  MEN  HOT  ON   HER &&&.&&.&&&
.&&&...&.& TRAIL,  SHE  COULD STAY  A  SHORTER  AND ..&&.&&...
&..&..&&&. SHORTER TIME IN EACH LOCATION. SHE  FELT .&.&&.&...
&.&&.&..&& HUNTED.  AND  SOON  ENOUGH THERE CAME  A &&&.&&&..&
&&.&&&.&.. TIME  WHEN THEY STARTED WATCHING FOR HER ..&&..&.&.
.&&..&&&.& AT   THE   GATES   OF   EVERY   VILLAGE. .&.&.&&&&&
&.&.&..&&.                                          &&&&&....&
&&&&&.&.&& SO  SHE HID THE CART,  AND  DISAPPEARED, ....&...&.
....&&&&..                 FOREVER.                 ...&&..&&&
...&...&.&                                          ..&.&.&..&
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.&.&.&..&.                                          &.....&&.&
&&&&&&.&&. AFTER   THIRTY   YEARS,   A  MAN   NAMED &....&.&&&
.....&&.&& NICHOLAS  FOUND  THE   CART.  HE  WAS  A &...&&&...
....&.&&.&     CURSED ENTREPRENEUR (THEY ALL ARE    &..&..&...
...&&&.&&& (CURSED, I  MEAN))  AND AS  SUCH  HE  OF &.&&.&&...
..&..&&... COURSE THOUGHT IT A GOOD IDEA  TO FOLLOW &&.&&.&...
.&&.&.&...         IN MARIGOLDS FOODSTEPS.          .&&.&&&...
&.&&&&&..&                                          &.&&..&...
&&....&.&. HE WASN'T ALL  THAT OF A COOK, AND  EVEN &&.&.&&..&
.&...&&&&& THOUGH SOME RECOGNIZED THE GOLDEN M,  HE .&&&&.&.&.
&&..&..... QUICKLY FELL INTO  INFAMITY. HOWEVER  HE &...&&&&&.
.&.&&..... WAS  KIND OF A HARDHAT  AND DIDN'T  STOP &..&....&&
&&&.&....& TRYING. THE TAVERN  DIDN'T CARE  FOR HIM &.&&...&.&
..&&&...&& SINCE  NOBODY  BOUGHT  HIS  FOOD  ANYWAY &&.&..&&&.
.&..&..&.& (AND   ALSO  THEY   HAD   EXPANDED   TOO .&&&.&..&.
&&.&&.&&&.   QUICKLY, SUCCUMBED TO CORRUPTION, AND  &..&&&.&&.
.&&.&&..&& WAS  IN THE  PROCESS  OF FALLING APART). &.&..&&.&&
&.&&.&.&..                                          &&&.&.&&.&
&&.&&&&&.. ANGRY AT  EVERYONE FOR NOT UNDERSTANDING ..&&&&.&&.
.&&....&.. HIS    FOOD,    HE   WOVED   TO    LEAVE .&...&&.&&
&.&...&&.&         KIRUGU VARGIR ENTIERLY.          &&..&.&&.&
&&&..&.&&&                                          .&.&&&.&&.
..&.&&&..&               WHICH HE DID.              &&&..&&.&&
.&&&..&.&.                                          ..&.&.&&.&
&..&.&&&&&                  &&  &&                 .&&&&&.&&&
&.&&&....&                                          &....&&...
&&..&...&. WE  DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HOW HE TRAVELED &...&.&..&
.&.&&..&&. OR WHERE, BUT EVENTUALLY HE ENDED UP  ON &..&&&&.&.
&&&.&.&.&&           EARTH IN THE FIFTIES.          &.&...&&&.
..&&&&&&.& UPON  FINDING  OUT  THAT  EARTH HOLDS NO &&&..&..&&
.&.....&&& EDIBLE LIZARDS, HE SETTLED  FOR COW MEAT ..&.&&.&.&
&&....&... INSTEAD, AND TO HIS JOY, THE EARTH  FOLK .&&&.&&&&&
.&...&&...                 LIKED IT!                &..&&.....
&&..&.&..&                                          &.&.&.....
.&.&&&&.&. THEN  HE GOT SCAMMED OUT  OF THE CART BY &&&&&....&
&&&...&&&. A  MAN  NAMED MICKEY  MAC  DONALDS,  WHO ....&...&&
..&..&..&.   RENAMED THE BUSINESS AFTER HIMSELF.    ...&&..&..
.&&.&&.&&& WHILE NICHOLAS QUICKLY PERISHED, MICKEY  ..&.&.&&..
&.&&.&&..&   FUNNELED HIS INHERITED BILLIONS INTO   .&&&&&.&..
&&.&&.&.&& THE PROJECT,  AND  QUICKLY EXPANDED  ALL &....&&&.&
.&&.&&&&.&             OVER THE PLANET.             &...&..&&.
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&..&&...&&         AND THE REST IS HISTORY!         ...&......
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