Next year McDonalds is going to open it’s first all vegetarian restaurants near the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
As you’d expect at the most holy place in the Sikh world – there’s no meat at the Golden Temple complex – and pilgrims are served food as part of their visit.
Presumably McDonalds is betting people won’t want to eat meat before or afterwards – and specifically not beef. Apparently they’re planning a lot more of these in pilgrimage sites.
Does anyone else feel it’s a bit creepy somehow?
Full story here.
In other news, I’m going to go to the Golden Temple for the first time end of October. I will not be dining in fast food joints, in case you’re wondering.
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Find McDonalds trying to be culturally ‘sensitive’ unnerving? Or the fact they’re sort of claiming to be healthy, odd?
Drop me a comment – below… would love to hear your thoughts on this!