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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

"The big M is coming to town."

No,Its not Madonna's sticky and sweet tour.

Its Ronald M, the clown that's not gonna make me laugh, when it hits one iconoclastic county of natural beauty and wonders. It's tragic. Though we already have Col. Sanders, ultra spicy not too American chicken. I still dread the arrival of the Big M.

Do you really need a Quarter pounder with cheese in paradise? How many places of natural beauty and historical value must we basturdize with this icon of commercial pollution. I am sure the target markets the locals or the wealthy among the locals. The domestic tourist and some backpackers, who are certified culture vultures with their second hand guide books.

I am thinking of Asia, since I am travelling here.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2009, at 02:53 by Swept Away ]

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Do you have any threads which don't include complaining about things?
It starts to annoy me

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2009, at 03:09 by Utrecht ]

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Try visiting Antartica. The penguins have kept the place pretty pure.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Try visiting Antartica. The penguins have kept the place pretty pure.

And a penguin burger with albatross poop sauce would be nice!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting tway

Try visiting Antartica. The penguins have kept the place pretty pure.

And a penguin burger with albatross poop sauce would be nice!

I hear they deliver coffee!

6. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 7y

Talk about pompous, and pretentious....
If you don't like fast food, or MacDonald's, then don't go there...
Apparently billions and billions of people disagree with you.

But if the company thinks they can have a successful business somewhere, they will open a store- If people come and buy their burgers, they will make money and stay open...
If people do not come and they don't make money, they will close...

That is reality- You can make your choice with your feet and your wallet.
Somehow I bet the marketing folks at MacDonald's put a lot of thought into where they do business, and don't care much about some guy who seems to complain and criticize almost everything...

( And I agree with Utrecht)

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Being a newly professed vegetarian - why do you care? McD's does serve salads and fruit cups so there ya go!

Isa also agrees with Utrecht and CanadaGuy

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

And a penguin burger with albatross poop sauce would be nice!

With apologies to Samuel Coleridge, this just popped into my head:

And instead of a cross
An albatross poop sauce
Around my neck was hung...

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Quoting Utrecht

And a penguin burger with albatross poop sauce would be nice!

With apologies to Samuel Coleridge, this just popped into my head:

And instead of a cross
An albatross poop sauce
Around my neck was hung...

O, I'd wish I knew who Samuel Coleridge was
We can start limericks though as well

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

[O, I'd wish I knew who Samuel Coleridge was
We can start limericks though as well

See here--the last 2 lines of Part II. (We had to study it in university... but I always liked it!).