Ronald McDonald’s Dilemma: Here you see Ronald McDonald hanging from a tree. He was hung high by the person who owns and lives in the house right behind McDonalds. He was protesting the restaurant, their use of floodlights for the drive thru and the rest of the property, excessive noise, and the constant smell of fast food being cooked creeping into his house. He has said that he cannot sell his house due to the terrible location of it. When he first bought his house, the road on which it faces did not have many businesses on it. Then in the 1980s a boom in the area led to the city council changing some of the zoning rights and restrictions on building. The public was not informed of the hearings and as a result of the changes McDonalds was built. The restaurant has changed owners about 2 years ago and was aware of these feelings by the land owners in the area and has worked hard to try and accommodate some of the issues that were a problem. They have asked the person who owns the house behind them to please take down the effigy of McDonald (people were complaining because they didn’t want to have their young children exposed to it) but he has decided that he wouldn't until the restaurant either moved or closed down which will probably never happen. The local paper did a story about this issue about 2 years ago. Such a bad, no win situation for all the property owners in that area.