Biggest Mac: McDonald's at Olympics is the biggest
June 28, 2012 12:45 AM
Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press
A view of the newly constructed McDonald's restaurant at the Olympic Park in east London, Monday, June 25, 2012.
The Associated Press
LONDON - 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.