Let's Take A Tour Of The World's Largest McDonald's At The Olympic Park

Senior Writer
07.03.12 6 Comments

"Your'e next, freak shows."

While most athletes will be looking to break world records in their respective events, McDonald’s is looking to set some new world records as well, by cramming two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, and cheese down the vuvuzela holes of everyone at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The fast food goliath has constructed four temporary locations in Olympic Park, with each station featuring 32,000-sq. ft. of Golden Arches goodness.
So what can the world’s greatest athletes and their fans hope for? Well, the McUsual calories.

“The one in the Athletes Village is likely to be the busiest of all of them and athletes know more than most people what they should and shouldn’t be eating,” Jill McDonald, chief executive at McDonald’s UK, told The Sun.
The food choices at the Olympics will be largely identical to the fast-food giant’s fare around the world — burgers, milkshakes, fries and chicken nuggets. (Via the NY Daily News)

I love the message there – “Look, we know that we’re going to serve tens of thousands of Big Macs during the Olympics, but people should be smart enough to know if they should actually eat them or not.” And of course people are pissed off at McD’s for this kind of culinary dominance at an event that features people who are role models for their dedication to physical fitness and throwing metal balls.
Were you aware that obesity is a problem in the world’s richer countries? Ha, me neither! So let’s check this fancy ass McDonald’s out before people absolutely destroy it.

(Original banner )
This is McDonald’s CEO Jill McDonald. I wonder if her and Wendy Thomas have ever come close to fighting to the death on a rickety bridge over a volcano filled with fry oil. It seems like the only natural solution.
( )
The interior of this massive McDonald’s is art deco meets “HOLY GOD, DOES NO ONE WEAR DEODORANT HERE?”.
( )
Each makeshift facility is expected to serve as many as 1,500 people at one time. So picture this place packed with 3,000 people asking “Are you done with this table?” in 30 different languages.
( )
“Gee, I sure hope business picks up soon.”
( )
“And then they roll the pink paste into balls, flatten them, add white food coloring and bread paste, and pre-fry them. Delicious!”
( )
“You know, it was a great idea to remind everyone that we’re using British cows.”
( )
Critics and obesity be damned, they’re only serving small and medium fries.
( )
This might be the last time she smiles for two months.
( )
“Look honey, it’s a view of the exercise!”
( )

Author Profile Picture
Ashley Burns has written about movies, TV, and sports for UPROXX since the site's first day.

Around The Web

How Keeping Austin Weird Turned Into A Widespread Phenomenon

02.15.17 4 days ago 11 Comments

How Kevin Gates Went From Underground To Platinum In A Year And Changed The Game In The Process

02.02.17 2 weeks ago 6 Comments

Look For The Star: How Starter Jackets Became The Iconic Clothing Of The Early ’90s

01.31.17 3 weeks ago 9 Comments

‘Dream, Try, Do Good’: The Oral History Of ‘Boy Meets World’

01.31.17 3 weeks ago 6 Comments

How Frank Barsalona Created The Modern Rock Concert And Got Himself Into The Hall Of Fame

01.30.17 3 weeks ago

The Story Behind Gus Fring’s Stunningly Explosive Moment On ‘Breaking Bad’

and 01.30.17 3 weeks ago 5 Comments

How Toronto’s Boosie Fade Transformed From A Rap DJ Night Into A Digital Movement

01.12.17 1 month ago

Infiltrating The Bills Mafia To Find Out Why Fans Keep Supporting The NFL’s Most Hopeless Team

01.01.17 2 months ago 8 Comments

From Ray Charles To Jimi Hendrix: How Seattle Helped Create R&B And Rock And Roll

01.01.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

‘Stop Crying And Fight Your Father’: ‘Seinfeld’ Writers Tell How Festivus Came To Be

and 12.23.16 2 months ago 12 Comments

The Lasting Impact Of Adidas Tearaway Pants On Hip-Hop And A Hoops Generation

12.08.16 2 months ago 2 Comments

Understanding The History And The Motivations Behind The Standing Rock Protests

12.02.16 3 months ago 6 Comments

How Do We Combat The Intensifying War On Science?

and 11.30.16 3 months ago 30 Comments

Exploring The Intersection Of Hip-Hop And Social Justice

and 11.30.16 3 months ago

From Near ‘Simpsons’ Spinoff To A Check Against Hollywood Ridiculousness: Why ‘The Critic’ Still Matters

11.29.16 3 months ago 25 Comments

Willie Nelson’s Love Affair With Weed Made Him An Outlaw And A Country Music Revolutionary

11.22.16 3 months ago 2 Comments

How ‘Above The Rim’ Merged Streetball And Hip-Hop To Make A Cautionary Tale About Choices

and 11.18.16 3 months ago 6 Comments

The Story Of The Fugees’ Bitter Breakup And Unforgettable Legacy

11.10.16 3 months ago 13 Comments