Oo la la: C'est la McBaguette
Mickey D courts the French
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2011 3:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Oh, well, isn't McDonald's just getting très chic? We knew about the fast-food resturant's precious demi-tasse cups of coffee, and now it's about to serve ... baguettes to the French. Still sticking sort of true to its roots, though, Mickey D's is calling the haute culinary offering the McBaguette, which comes with apricot, raspberry, and orange marmalade preserves, fashioned "artisanally by a producer in the Pyrenees." It's smart marketing because for every single burger the French scarf down, they gobble nine sandwiches, Eater points out.

"The French are passionate about bread and crazy about baguettes," a McDonald's exec in Europe tells Reuters. "For the first 15 years, from 1980, what we did above all was offer people a slice of America." Who knows, if the French go all oo la la for it, the McBaguette might make its way across the pond—but would then likely be served with a "quarter-pound sausage patty and eight generous slices of American cheese," sniggers Gawker.

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MisterPlinkett
Jul 30, 2011 5:03 AM CDT
mmm bread and preservatives. can't wait to see the next generation of retards that think they are eating healthy while scarfing down bread and getting fat.
msftchic
Jul 29, 2011 8:53 AM CDT
thank you Gawker for stating the obvious, we yanks would take something simply wonderful, and turn it into an artery clogging, quadruple bypass.
carbonatedturtle
Jul 29, 2011 8:39 AM CDT
Damn, why don't they bring this to North America? It seems that wherever I go in the world the McDonald's there always has way better food.