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Huge McDonald's at Olympics

2012-06-25 19:10

Lodnon - London's sprawling Olympic Park comes with a supersized McDonald's.

The fast-food giant says its flagship restaurant at the park will be its biggest, busiest and most sustainable, with three-quarters of the furniture and fittings set to be reused after the games.

But despite complaints by British doctors, the food choices will largely be the same as McDonald's fare around the world.

McDonald's is the sole restaurant allowed to sell brand-name food at the London Games. It will run four outlets at the venue,
including a flagship that seats 1 500 people. It expects to serve up to 14 000 people a day.

The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges recently said having McDonald's sponsor the Olympics sends the wrong message in Britain, which is battling increasing obesity.
 

AP

Comments
  • Jason - 2012-06-25 19:42

    Clearly the right choice because it is a scientifically proven fact that McDonalds is the superfood of choice for all Olympians and spectators alike.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-25 20:10

      And I thought protection was tight. The organizers clearly don't care about the safety of the public... Dangerous stuff MickeyDee.

  • gregsomeone - 2012-06-25 19:59

    Lodnon :) Lol, well having Usain Bolt saying he fuelled his body with two rounds of McNuggets before his record breaking 100m doesn't help much either :)

  • philip.rubin.77 - 2012-06-26 06:16

    Coke is also a sponsor I believe. Coke and Mac, strange bedfellows? They deserve each other.

  • matthew.swanepoel.9 - 2012-06-26 06:37

    Absolutely nothing wrong with eating McDonalds if you are an athlete. If you are a supersized individual then its different story.

  • Ingrid - 2012-06-26 10:27

    Don't you read the articles, they said for spectators, Ryk said after the Australian swimming events he would tuck into a Big Mac. This is not an everyday thing and it's value for money when you are on a tight budget. When we were in London and they had mad cow thing going around we ate Big Mac's and I'm still alive. Go MacDonalds.

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