Critics say that the McDonald's at the park of the London Olympics is super-sized. However, it is not super healthy. McDonald's, a top sponsor of the Olympics holding sole rights to sell branded food items within the venue, recently said that its two-story restaurant in the London Olympics will be the largest and the busiest worldwide. It is capable of seating 1,500 and serving a maximum of 14,000 customers per day.
However, in spite of complaints from British doctors, the food chain's menu for the Olympics game will be similar to what it serves worldwide including milkshakes, chicken nuggets, Big Macs and fries with iced fruit smoothies as its only addition. The smoothie has not been introduced yet to other McDonald's stores in Britain.
In a recent statement of The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, it said that allowing McDonald's to sponsor the upcoming London games gives the wrong message at least in Britain as it is seeking to fight the increase of obesity. Moreover, the group criticized the organizers of the London Olympics for accepting Heineken's and Coca-Cola's sponsorships as the official beverage sellers during the games.
According to McDonald's, it will continue to offer its burger and fries as mainstays on its menu, together with healthier choices since people want the familiarity of those food items. Moreover, it prints out the calorie details on its menu boards.
McDonald's will put 2,000 of its top staffers in the food outlets located at the venue of the London Olympics.
Everything will be removed after the game and the executives emphasized the efforts that designers gave to make sure that the food chain conforms to the sustainability goals of the organizers of the Olympics.
75% of the fittings and furniture that will be used by McDonald's for its restaurant in the London Olympics will be utilized in its other stores when the games are finished. Moreover, the special facilities of the restaurant for sorting wastes will make sure that most of its garbage will be recycled, according to the executives. All of McDonald's beef for their Olympics restaurant will be supplied by British farms and the chocolates of its muffins will be fair-trade.
McDonald's has always been an official sponsor of the Olympics since 1976. For the upcoming London Olympics, the top fast food chain commits to use its expertise in order to provide the best quality British food.