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Olympic Meal

Posted on the 08 August 2012 by Thewritefuture @thewritefuture

Mc Donalds 2012As I was walking through the Olympic Park with my 4 kids after watching a brilliant Olympic hockey match, we spotted a queue. Probably the longest queue of mankind and for sure an Olympic record. And driven by my instinct that long queues are a sign for something very special, we lined up. And at the end of this ever-lasting queue: the biggest McDonalds in the world.
With the mission statement of the Olympic Games in London is: 'London 2012 the most sustainable games ever', and it made me wonder how this mega snack corners would match that ambition.

On their website McDonalds claims: 

  • None of the restaurants in the Olympic Park will send their waste to landfill
  • The furniture will be re-used in drive-thru restaurants by the end of 2012 (of which 1.600 light fittings, 1.000 seats)
  • The kitchen equipment will be used in new restaurants built after the Games

As I have inspected it (while still in the Olympic record Queue) inside as well, I can confirm that the building and most of the furniture did look pretty recyclable. And even-though the idea of fast food at a sport event would not cross the mind of many people, the intention of McDonalds of at least delivering it in a sustainable way, should be considered a respectful effort. But it wasn't the queue nor the building  that impressed me most. It was the pile of Milkshakes and Cola's (what is that yellow substance on the left?) that grabbed my immediate attention. 


London 2012 McDonalds

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By Shannon Kingsley
posted on 06 October at 00:15
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Magnificent website. Plenty of useful info here.

I am sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks to your sweat!