In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: There were no fast food restaurants in Whistler in 1984 and opinion was divided on how such an establishment would fit into Whistler’s highly planned village.
Question: Do you think a fast food restaurant, such as McDonald’s, is a good idea for Whistler?
Jeff Clarke – Lift Operations Manager – Green Lake
No. I don’t think the concept would fit in and it probably wouldn’t fit in with the decor of the village. Most of the food here is pretty reasonable, but the lower price would be nice.
Janice Shene – Publicist – Winnipeg
Yes, because everything is so expensive here. It would be nice to have a meal without breaking a $50 traveller’s cheque. But a McDonald’s wouldn’t work, something like a quick salad place would be better.
Annie Rieboldt – Substitute Teacher – Marquette, Michigan
No. It wouldn’t go with the design of the village. Usually, though, I love them.