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Thousands line up for last Big Mac in Iceland
Reuters ^ | October 30, 2009 | Omar Valdimarsson

Posted on 11/01/2009 12:53:40 PM PST by UAConservative

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Thousands of Icelanders lined up at McDonald's restaurants to order their last Big Macs before the U.S. fast-food chain abandons the crisis-hit island at midnight Saturday due to soaring costs.

The world's largest fast-food company said earlier this week that all three of its restaurants in Iceland, operated by franchisee Jon Ogmundsson, would shut down October 31.

The outlets have been packed since the announcement, with lines at one restaurant on the east side of the city backing up out the door and onto the street.

At lunchtime Friday the outlet's parking lot was full and staff inside were working furiously to keep up with the soaring demand.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: bigmac; fastfood; iceland; mcdonalds; theend
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To: goseminoles

Got a link to the phobia thread?

51 posted on 11/01/2009 2:51:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm surprised. I would have thought that McDonald's strived to taste the same everywhere.

From what I understand, McD's goes out of it's way to adapt to local tastes. In most countries the beef is local, and are different menu items for different countries. Even in the US, there are some regional differences; Maine sometimes has lobster rolls and the Southern chicken sandwich is not available in many states.
52 posted on 11/01/2009 3:24:19 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: dalereed
"McDonalds never made anything that came close to being food!"

I can't let this pass. The McRib sandwich is one of the finest culinary creations in the history of food, and I don't know how any rational person can say differently. And, let's not forget the Shamrock Shake. Tantalizing!

53 posted on 11/01/2009 3:35:48 PM PST by Batrachian
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To: RandallFlagg
Perth and Fremantle. Lovely places. As are the women there.

The further west in Oz, the more beautiful the wimmins. I was in the lobster importing biz and the plants were all in Freo; used to love to eat at Kailis' Restaurant.

54 posted on 11/01/2009 3:41:16 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: dalereed

You must be a BK fan.

56 posted on 11/01/2009 4:11:01 PM PST by Batrachian
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To: Batrachian

I don’t eat fast food crap!

57 posted on 11/01/2009 4:21:27 PM PST by dalereed
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