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Warren Buffett joked he’d be ‘eating Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald’s’ if the US government didn’t bail out the banks in 2008

  • Warren Buffett once joked he would have faced a fast-food Thanksgiving without the 2008 bailouts.
  • “If the government hadn’t acted, I would be eating Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald’s,” he quipped.
  • Buffett often eats McDonald’s for breakfast, and owns one of the restaurant chain’s gold cards.

Warren Buffett would have celebrated Thanksgiving with a Big Mac, fries, and a milkshake in 2008 if US officials hadn’t bailed out the banks, he joked in a CNBC interview in 2010.

If the government hadn’t acted, I would be eating Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald’s,” he quipped.The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO was underscoring the enormous threat posed by the financial crisis in 2008. However, few would put it past him to follow through on a fast-food Thanksgiving.Buffett typically grabs breakfast at McDonald’s during his morning drive to the office, opting for a pricier bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuit if he’s feeling especially wealthy. He also carries one of the restaurant chain’s gold cards, which entitles him to free McDonald’s meals for life in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.”That’s why the Buffett family has Christmas dinner at McDonald’s,” he joked in a CNBC interview in 2007.

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