McDonald's Opens Super-Size Site at Olympics

Temporary restaurant can sit 1,500 people

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 26, 2012 12:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Spectators at the Olympics may get inspired by the athletes' fitness, but they'll also have all the Big Macs and fries they'd like within reach. The chain is opening its biggest restaurant in the world in London's Olympic Park, though it will be dismantled (and mostly recycled) after six weeks, reports the Guardian.

The chain, a longtime Games sponsor, isn't messing around: Its record-setting restaurant will be able to seat 1,500 diners and expects to serve 14,000 people daily, notes the AP. As you might expect, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges isn't exactly thrilled with the sponsorship, but it's not that happy about the ones givens to Heineken and Coke, either.

Two women chat on the balcony of the big McDonald's at Olympic Park in London.
Two women chat on the balcony of the big McDonald's at Olympic Park in London.   (Getty Images)
An interior view of the world's largest McDonald's, which will be up only for six weeks or so.
An interior view of the world's largest McDonald's, which will be up only for six weeks or so.   (Getty Images)
Assistant manager Rachel Lucien stands at the checkouts.
Assistant manager Rachel Lucien stands at the checkouts.   (Getty Images)
A view of the newly constructed McDonald's restaurant at Olympic Park in London.
A view of the newly constructed McDonald's restaurant at Olympic Park in London.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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