These 7 Countries Have No McDonald's Locations

How is that even possible?
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2016 11:53 AM CST
   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – McDonald's is currently fighting for its right to serve Big Macs near two Italian landmarks, but the Telegraph reports that 10 countries have already won their burger battle against Mickey D's. A sampling:

  1. Bermuda: The island prohibits non-local fast-food restaurants, though there was a McDonald's on a US Naval Air Station there for 10 years.
  2. Iran: The only Iranian McDonald's shut down after the 1979 revolution. There is, however, a knock-off restaurant called Mash Donald's.
  3. Iceland: McDonald's left after the financial crash. The final McDonald's burger served in Iceland is preserved in a glass case for some reason.
  4. North Korea: Obviously. But North Korean rulers may be smuggling McDonald's in from South Korea.
  5. Jamaica: Every McDonald's location in the country closed on Oct. 14, 2005, due in part to a lack of investment.
  6. Barbados: The only McDonald's in the country closed after a year. Residents apparently aren't big beef fans.
  7. Ghana: The country inexplicably has no McDonald's despite having KFC.
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