Late-night fast food outlets have long been a refuge for late night revelers. The recent death of a homeless woman in a 24-hour McDonald's in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay in October 2015, however, brings to light the phenomena of the fast food restaurants as shelters for both the poor and the lonely, known as McSleepers or McRefugees.
According to Professor Wong Hung in the Department of Social Work at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the city's homeless epidemic is the product of surging prices and a huge wealth gap. The "new homeless" often have jobs, but still struggle financially. They are the working poor.
In this photo, a man sleeps with his head on a table at a 24-hour McDonald's in Hong Kong, November 10, 2015.