I don't know about you, but whenever I think of supreme athletic competition I think about fast food joints. Who doesn't love watching finely-tuned athletes compete at the highest level of their given sport while ingesting thousands of calories?
Apparently, McDonald's agrees with me.
The Golden Arches have been an Olympic sponsor since 1976, and the 2012 London games will be no different. McDonald's is building what will be its biggest restaurant inside London's Olympic Park. The giant fast food haven will be a two-story, 32,000 square foot monument to the glory of greasy food. It will have a seating capacity of 1,500 and open just before the Olympics begin.
The structure will surpass the company's current largest restaurant in Orlando, Florida, and is one of four temporary McDonald's being built on the site. There will also be locations inside the athletes' village and at the Main Press Center.
McDonald's hopes to serve more than 1.75 million people during the 29 days of the Olympics and Paralympics.
Frankly, I think that estimate is a little low. If you've ever had British food, you know that at the first site of a McDonald's you'll be drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Seriously, how many times can you have fish and chips in a two week span?
There's a reason the English have created so many great beers, and it's because if you drink enough, their food might actually become tolerable.