Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather has thrown his support behind a campaign to stop bosses at fast food giant MCDonald's opening a super-sized restaurant close to a local school.
The Change hitmaker, who grew up in an area close to Melbourne, has joined local residents of Tecoma in their battle to stop a giant MCDonald's eaterie from opening in their neighbourhood.
A petition has been launched to oppose the restaurant's planned location next to a school, and Merriweather has urged his fans to add their signatures.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Help my home town by signing this petition... Let's tell this multinational corporation to burger (sic) off."
A statement posted alongside the petition on Change.org reads, "MCDonald's plans to build a huge 24/7 store and drive-through in our town... demolishing local iconic buildings on the site and ensuring it goes directly opposite the kindergarten and school... Every day, kids as young as five years old would need to walk past a giant advertisement for junk food just to go to school... Our community doesn't want that. The plan is opposed by 90 per cent of residents...
"If MCDonald's win this fight, it'll break our hearts."