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World's largest McDonald's: A big ad for obesity, say British doctors

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May 2, 2012   Copyright: The Christian Science Monitor

McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics — and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusively branded menu at the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-story cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. McDonald's will be the only restauranteur allowed to sell brand-name food at the games and there will also be a separate McDonald's within the athletes' village — in addition to three others at the Olympic Park....

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