Kathryn King at Stuff reports:
Burger King’s latest store has been opened by Labour’s associate health spokesman Iain Lees-Galloway, but he turned down the opportunity to sample its fare for himself.
Lees-Galloway opened Burger King’s Rangitikei St store yesterday morning, the company’s third in Palmerston North, but the city MP was quick to distance himself from advocating fast food by acknowledging his spokesman position and telling the small crowd he was “pleased to see another business opening in the Manawatu”. …
When asked about the recent spate of fast-food outlets opening in the city, he said it meant they had confidence our economy had enough demand for them. But he said he hoped they would be competing for market share rather than increasing the amount of fast food sold in the city. Palmerston North also serviced a bigger area than just the city.
He opens them, but hopes they don’t do well and gain customers!
Lees-Galloway said he would open any business that asked him and that it was a fairly standard thing for a local MP to do.
Any business? Really? I do hope a new Palmie brothel asks Iain to open them up for business!