Monday, July 19, 2010

McDonald's at the Louvre

One of my favorite television shows, CBS Sunday Morning, ran a story this weekend about the McDonald's that will soon open in the Louvre's food court.  Not that there were any decent choices there to begin with (France commits its own special culinary sins, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise), but the appearance of "MacDo" seems to be stirring up some ire.  All of this despite the fact that, as the report points out, after the U.S., France is the largest consumer of McDonald's in the world.  Bon appetit!

You can read the full story on their website, as told by a reporter the show calls "Our Man in Paris."  Maybe they need an "Our Woman in Paris," too? 

6 comments:

Lou said...

what are we coming to!!?!?!

Greg said...

Do they not have a Quick burger there? You'd think they'd put their own junky food in before the American menace.

Zhu said...

I think a "Paul" bakery would have more appropriate. It's fast-food alright but it's French... I mean, a Macdo in le Louvre is bound to draw criticism and I don't think it's such a great idea, not because it's American but because it's a bit out of place there.

Tanya said...

@Zhu, I agree that Paul would not have been a bad choice. What they have now is not good, but I think Paul actually has some nice sandwiches and tarts.

Maven said...

I was in Paris in May (2010) and there was a McDonalds cafe in the Louvre's food court. I have to say between that and seeing Starf*cks on my way to the museum disappointed me:(

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