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McDonald's opens in Sarajevo, Bosnia; People celebrate foreign investment, connection to West
New York Daily News ^
| August 2, 2011
| Lindsay Goldwert
Posted on 08/04/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT by re_tail20
The Big Mac has come to Bosnia.
The fast food chain arrived in downtown Sarajevo to the delight and fanfare of the young crowd that lined up to get a taste of America.
"We are becoming a part of Western Europe, of a world from which we were cut off," local politician Aner Begic, 32, old Agence France-Presse. "McDonald's is a symbol of the Western world, and I'm thrilled that Bosnia is joining it," he said.
It wasn't easy to bring the golden arches to Bosnia.
It took four years to build the McDonald's on Marshal Tito St. Politicians blame red tape, interethnic tensions, corruption and a complicated tax system for the delay.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
KEYWORDS: bosnia; kosovo; mcdonalds
posted on 08/04/2011 8:52:53 AM PDT
>”McDonald’s is a symbol of the Western world<
Things we take for granted in America.
posted on 08/04/2011 9:02:36 AM PDT
by max americana
(FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
Will they serve pork sausage and sausage McMuffin?
posted on 08/04/2011 9:20:19 AM PDT
by Iron Munro
(The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
Haven’t paid attention as to how Yugoslavia was carved up, since my 1991 visit. But McDonald’s in Belgrade had just opened up when we arrived in April, just before the war started in July.
It was expensive, but very worth it, as it was edible.
(Yugo beer sucks....)
posted on 08/04/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT
by G Larry
(I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
To: G Larry
When the Beograd McD's opened (I think 1988 or so), they had problems with the local customers sitting all night at their table, as opposed to the in/out Western model.
The management decided to not allow smoking, so that kept the locals down to 2 minutes (the longest a Serb can go without a butt).
McDonald's opens in Sarajevo, Bosnia
They're trying this again?
posted on 08/04/2011 2:07:31 PM PDT
(Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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