It's Hard Out There for a Fast-Food Megachain

Where will Prada shoppers eat now?Photo: Daniel Maurer

Our buddy Morgan Spurlock certainly wont be shedding a tear over the fact that, after twenty years, the McDonalds on 57th Street near Sixth Avenue has lost its lease, but as Filet-O-Fish fans, were compelled to point out that if the countrys biggest food corporation cant hold on to a perch in these parts, its no wonder it has taken Sang Yoon, owner of the ber-cool L.A. beer-and-burger mini-chain Fathers Office, so long to find a spot for a NYC outpost. When we checked in yesterday, Yoon was still looking in mid- or downtown Manhattan, but after he sees this photo, were thinking he might just want to follow Fatburgers lead and turn to Jersey City.