McDonald’s is a sponsor for the London Olympics — and a British doctors’ group says that’s sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.
Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald’s exclusively acknowledged menu at the Olympics. McDonald’s will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-story cathedral-like restaurant that has capacity of 1,500 customers, at London’s Olympic Park. McDonald’s will be the only restauranteur allowed to sell brand-name food at the games and there will also be a separate McDonald’s within the athletes’ village,in addition to three others at the Olympic Park.
Alongside McDonald’s, Coca-Cola has the exclusive right to sell non-alcoholic drinks at Olympic venues. Beer will be officially sell by Heineken.