McDonalds aims to break records, ruin hearts at London Olympics
London 2012. The greatest athletes from the human race gather together in the nation's capital. Millions more will visit to witness their fantastical feats of strength, speed and endurance - shortly after which they'll fill their faces with processed nuggets and quarter-pounders with cheese.
Yes, it seems neither the Olympic committee nor long-time sponsor McDonald's see the irony in building the chain's largest fast-food restaurant at the heart of the Stratford site being developed for the event. Up to 1,500 people will be able to dine at once in the two-storey, 3,000 sq-metre diner. And it'll be just one of four Maccy D's to be built in and around the Olympics park; four will be open to the public, one will be based in the media centre, and the other? In the Athlete's Village, of course.
"We want everyone who visits our Olympics park restaurants to have the best possible customer experience, and are confident that the look and feel of these cutting-edge designs will provide that environment," said the UK chief of McDonald's, shortly before ordering a villet o-veesh vor his vife. McDonald's are hoping the sites will serve 1.75 million meals during the month-long event - with a Big Mac and large fries packing over 1,000 calories and nearly 55 grams of fat between them, that's enough lard to build a skyscraper to the Moon three times over. Or something.