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    World's Largest McDonald's Coming To 2012 London Summer Olympics (PHOTOS)

    World's Largest McDonald's Coming To 2012 London Summer Olympics (PHOTOS)
    This summer, McDonald's will open its biggest restaurant ever for six weeks during the 2012 London Olympic games.

    And by big, we mean big. The place is 3,000 square-meters large (that's about 32,292 square feet) and about half the length of a football field. It'll be staffed by 2,000 people, who are estimated to serve more than 50,000 Big Macs and 180,000 servings of French fries. There'll be seating for 1,500 at a time.

    For the ninth year in a row, McDonald's is a top-tier sponsor at the Olympics and will be the only branded food in the Olympic Park and Athlete's Village.

    This time around, the fast food giant has some high-minded goals to go with the project. The expansive restaurant will be built from recyclable materials, and, since it's inspired by an athletic event, will incorporate a large-scale promotion aimed at making children healthier.

    The fitness push is in response to some harsh criticism of McDonald's position as an Olympic sponsor, especially in light of recent studies linking fast food to childhood obesity.

    The new campaign, which will be implemented globally, will see "activity toys" included in Happy Meals. The toys will measure how many steps or jumps the user takes in a day and encourages the child to play online Olympics-inspired games. Later, McDonald's will also give out free vouchers for sports sessions.

    McDonald's Global Chief Brand Officer, Kevin Newell, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about McDonald's upcoming global push tied to the Olympics. He told the Tribune, "Most people when they talk about children's well-being, they go immediately to the food, but … it's also about education and activity. And the Olympics will set us up very nicely to launch a few things around children's well-being."

    Click through the photos below for a glimpse of what the McDonald's Olympic restaurant will look like.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1465450.html

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    It's like a factory that produces fat and unhealthy people.

    Oh well, natural selection
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybren View Post
    It's like a factory that produces fat and unhealthy people.

    Oh well, natural selection
    I actually care for the health of my people. I wish fast food places, sugary candy and soda's were extremely limited. Mcdonalds in Iceland closed shop, good for Icelanders. Norwegian kids are the healthiest in Europe, nevertheless, roughly one in five Norwegian eight-year-olds is overweight or obese.

    This global enterprise of coca cola and Mcdonalds and similar is disgusting. Even in the royal palace in China there's a starbucks. If you travel in third world countries, coca cola always have the cleanest water.

    Accordingly to health statistics, the number of young children who are overweight or obese has been rising steadily over the past 30 years.

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    This is of course truly despicable, yet I cannot help but marvel at the irony. We’re constantly fed the same line: “The Olympics will encourage participation in sporting events and improve the general fitness of the nation”. If you actually believe that our politicians give a toss about your general fitness, I feel sorry for you. The only thing they want to encourage is spending, and lots of it. Heck, we’ll even allow McDonalds to print the Olympics logo on their burger and drinks wrappers, just as long as it generates that little extra cash.

    Despite the above, I’m quite happy that we were awarded the Olympics back in 2005. So many French people were left to cry on the streets of Paris when they learnt that their bid was unsuccessful. Priceless!

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    No giant Greggs? I blame the pasty tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    I actually care for the health of my people. I wish fast food places, sugary candy and soda's were extremely banned. Mcdonalds in Iceland closed shop, good for Icelanders. Norwegian kids are the healthiest in Europe, nevertheless, roughly one in five Norwegian eight-year-olds is overweight or obese.
    I care for the health of my people as well. I just have the impression that around here mostly the 'urban' kids are found at macdonalds.

    Of course Germanics also go to Macdonalds, but my impression is that most do so very sporadically.

    And then of course you have the 'Germanics' who do go to Macdonalds every week/day. Usually they are in company of some exotics, usually they are superficial smartphone addicted idiots and usually they don't want anything to do with preserving our race/culture. I'm sorry, but i cannot bring myself to care for such folk.

    But, of course i agree with you when it concerns normal children/people. Most normal people have some common sense though (i like to believe) and will know for themselves what is destructive for their health.
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    Wouldn't it be more logical to put up something like an Earth Fare??? McDonald's... Working to make the children healthier. On one hand I can see how this could help people searching for employment. On another.. McDonald's is just disgusting. I'm making a game of this. I'll give it less than three years before it collapses.

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    The expansive restaurant will be built from recyclable materials, and, since it's inspired by an athletic event, will incorporate a large-scale promotion aimed at making children healthier.


    And it is not surprising that MacDonalds is allowed to provide the food, it is not like the British government is willing to help promote domestic companies by letting them provide the food for the athletes.
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    Great... just what we need. More fat people.... i mean i know they were about to go the way of the dinosaurs.... so obviously we need more bigger and more numerous fast food restaurants...

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    Seems like some may not like the fact that a lot Northern Europeans are still healthy

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