McDonald's Is Moving Into The Louvre... Will We See The First Mona Lisa Happy Meal?
Well, well, well.
Looks like Paris will be mixing junk food and fine art.
Yes, McDonald's is slated to move into the famed Louvre in Paris.
This news made me both cringe and laugh.
Even though there is an underground mall in the Louvre and a food court, I hardly think that picking McDonald's as a gastronomic delight shows good judgment or taste.
Underground Mall In The Louvre
I find it very ironic that Paris chose to put a McDonald's in the Louvre. Not only did they pick a restaurant that is a crappy corporate fast food chain, but they picked a food chain that pretty much screams The United States of America. Especially with France's lonnnnng history of poo-pooing the US.
The US should be poo-pooed for their love affair with fast food. It's sad that McDonald's has become one of the symbols of US culture by many.
I would be happy if all the McDonald's, Burger Kings, Kentucky Fried Chickens, and the rest of the heart attack restuarants would all go away. They lure customers in with convenience and low prices, and could care less about their customer's health.Yeah, I know, everything in moderation, and it's up to the individual if they want to eat there or not. But many people just don't get how dangerous these places are to their health.The fat content and calorie counts are not in plain site for the consumer in these places, and I think they should be posted.
These restaurants (I use the term lightly) not only play a major role in US obesity, but other related health problems such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and many more.
WE SIMPLY DON'T NEED THEM FOLKS.
So, back to the Louvre...
The NY Post wrote:
PARIS — French culture and American convenience will come together in December — thanks to plans by the McDonald’s restaurant chain to hang its shingle in the shadow of the Louvre.
McDonald’s is delighted at the prospect of feeding hungry culture vultures. But not everyone is happy about mixing high art and fast food.
The McDonald’s will be installed in the food court of the underground mall adjoining the museum, known as the Carrousel du Louvre, as the fast food chain fetes its 30th anniversary in France, McDonald’s France said.Continued on the next page