Thursday, June 30, 2005

What the Heck?

Are San Francisco supervisors reading this blog?

Because as far as I know, I'm the only one tracking the Starbucks vs. pot club situation. And yet, in today's Chronicle, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd declares: "...right now we have almost as many pot clubs in this town as we do Starbucks." Of course, as more diligent readers of this blog know, that's not quite the case. And Elsbernd appears to be making this statement as if it's a bad thing (!?).

He goes on to say that "we have more pot clubs than the number of McDonald's and Burger Kings combined." I figured I would ascertain this claim as well. Checking the McDonald's Web site, there are 18 locations in San Francisco. Burger King, meanwhile, appears to have 15 locations. So if there are about 40 pot clubs now (as the article states), that claim is on the money.