Bodega (avoid)


The major downside to this concept–should it take off–is that it would put a lot of mom-and-pop stores out of business. In fact, replacing that beloved institution seems explicit in the very name of McDonald’s venture, a Spanish term synonymous with the tiny stores that dot urban landscapes and are commonly run by people originally from Latin America or Asia. Some might bristle at the idea of a Silicon Valley executive appropriating the term “bodega” for a project that could well put lots of immigrants out of work. (One of my coworkers even referred to it as “Bro-dega” to illustrate the disconnect.) More at Fast Company.

The idea isn’t so bad, but the blatant intent and publicising of it suggests they are a couple of (insert your derogatory term here) to me.

One thought on “Bodega (avoid)

  1. I wonder how many will be broken into in the first week. And while no one has to stand there to sell you stuff, someone has to restock it. Since the space is limited, popular items will go out of stock fast and then people may not even bother because they know they can get what they want at the corner store.

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