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Daily Telegraph: McDonald's restaurants to open at the Louvre

From the Daily Telegraph. It's not April 1st so it looks real.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...

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      1. This is just wrong on so many levels.

        France, I'm sorry!

        1. If its happening, its because they [the french] are letting it.

          If the Chinese can toss Starbucks out of the Forbidden City, then the French can toss McD out of the Louvre.

          if they want to. . . . .

          sad sad sad

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          1. re: jenn

            From the article... France has become McDonald's biggest market in the world outside of the US, according to the chain. While business in traditional brasseries and bistros is in freefall, the fast food group opened 30 new outlets last year in France and welcomed 450 million customers – up 11 per cent on the previous year.

            1. re: mlgb

              "While business in traditional brasseries and bistros is in freefall, the fast food group opened 30 new outlets last year in France..."
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              And THAT is wrong on so many levels!

            2. re: jenn

              Good point. Wonder what's going on in France to let this happen...perhaps the French franchisees are making big bucks.

              And to think back in the 90's the French were bent (rightfully) about the GATT agreement (WTO, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and wanted to limit the importation of Hollywood movies.

            3. It's not surprising. The Carrousel Du Louvre is really just a mall, with a food court. I mean, the McDonald's will be near the Virgin Megastore. It's no big whoop. It's outside of the admission gates to the actual museum - it's not like you can chow on McNuggets while gazing at the Mona Lisa.