So please Play The Endless Loop Parking Lot Movie and consider it carefully.
The movie should open in a browser window. But beware: it is a big file (4 MB) so don't try it if you have a slow connection. And whether you will actually be able to see it in your browser window depends on software configurations way beyond me. Furthermore in Safari and Firefox it loops. In IE/Mac it doesn't repeat. I have no idea what happens in Windows. So please consider this as an experiment.
UPDATE: The choice of a photo of McDonald's is deliberate. It's an attempt to get city-loving liberals to get over the cant of associating awful sub-urban environments with corporatism and chains and all the other convenient, cliche targets. The issue is our failure, so far, to integrate the personal vehicle into cities. LeCorbusier and FL Wright and Robert Moses and Fritz Lang (the film-maker of 'Metropolis') all tried and all failed to show us a world in which the car was successfully intregrated. So the task is still before us and it is one of human adaption of new technology, not scale or form of business ownership. If the sign read Alice Waters' Cute Little Bistro (rather than McDonalds) the food would be better but the point would not be nearly as clear.
But let's not assume that McDonald's did it voluntarily and heap some ill-placed praise on it. I suspect that it was simply following the rules set down down by the City of Vancouver's planners.