Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(News.com.au)   McDonald's huge Olympic $ponsor$hip demands that all competing retailers surrender their french fries   (news.com.au ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Mcdonald, PM Today, Olympic Park, The London Game, AFP Source, General Mills, outlet store, London Olympics  
•       •       •

10985 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Jul 2012 at 12:43 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



121 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-12 08:59:00 AM  
Please tell me that somewhere an McDonald's exec is saying "of course they can still serve 'chips' - we're talking about French Fries here, you dolt!"
 
2012-07-12 09:17:46 AM  
Unless it's served with fish.

Well then...
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-12 10:18:05 AM  
"I like them french fried potaters mmmm hmmmm"
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 11:56:38 AM  
I have a feeling that it will take a whole lot more than a midget landing on a injured ankle to bring any sense of wonder and spirit to these Olympics.
 
2012-07-12 12:50:04 PM  
We're just getting closer and closer...
calorielab.com

But remember everyone, capitalism is good. Capitalism is protects you. Capitalism is Freedom.
 
2012-07-12 12:51:04 PM  
It's dumb for McDonald's to have asked for this, but even dumber of the Olympics to have agreed to this. I blame the committee. They should have taken one look at the fry exclusivity and said, "Well, no. We can't have that."

After all, it's the Olympics. If McDonald's balks at their refusal, there's a lot of other companies out there who would gladly take the place of McDonald's.
 
2012-07-12 12:53:33 PM  
So only Mcdonalds can sell low quality food?
Well, thats just wrong!
 
2012-07-12 12:53:43 PM  
Corporate, our new royalty. You WILL follow their edicts.
/stuff your farking fries up your ass
 
2012-07-12 12:54:55 PM  

AqueousBoy: It's dumb for McDonald's to have asked for this, but even dumber of the Olympics, brought to you by McDonald's, to have agreed to this. I blame the committee, brought to you by McDonald's. They should have taken one look at the fry exclusivity and said, "Well, no. We can't have that."

After all, it's the Olympics, brought to you by McDonald's. If McDonald's balks at their refusal, there's a lot of other companies out there who would gladly take the place of McDonald's.


Fixed that for the sad reality, brought to you by McDonald's.
 
2012-07-12 12:57:15 PM  
I'll have one fish stick and an order of fries.
 
2012-07-12 12:57:18 PM  
Wait, subby, are you implying their sponsorship deal is for financial reasons?

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.
 
2012-07-12 12:57:26 PM  
The flip side is that this could be really good news for any restaurants or vendors just outside the olympic sites. Because a lot of people angry with this decision might decide to get their food outside the venue's. So if someone has a nice little restaurant just a few minutes walk from the olympic site, with chips on the menu, they could really clean up.
 
2012-07-12 12:57:45 PM  
How could anyone doubt this wasn't going to work out? Nothing combines better than world class athletes and the bad nutrtional food of slobs.
 
2012-07-12 12:58:06 PM  
The Olympics primarily serve to shill specific corporate products. It's like the NFL, but less honest about it (and simultaneously, far more evil about it).
 
2012-07-12 12:58:17 PM  
FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUU.....

/sells all british potato futures
 
2012-07-12 12:58:38 PM  
My Fry or the Highway

/sorry
 
2012-07-12 12:58:43 PM  
When I think of the world's fittest athletes striving to succeed, I think of stuffing my fat face with greasy artificial food from McDonald's.

It's the perfect sponsor!
 
2012-07-12 12:59:35 PM  
I guess that McPigMakers cannot get past their pettiness and greed to see that the best that will come from this is that no one in London will eat at McDonalds as an act of protest.

All this farked up company does anymore is sell franchises, the prepared, frozen food-like substances served in them, and make commercials. They haven't operated a restaurant in years, so they cannot rightfully be called a restaurant chain.
 
SH
2012-07-12 01:05:02 PM  
This makes me feel slightly better. The idea that corporations run the US government is pretty damned sickening, seems to soften the blow to see that it's ruining a sporting event that's been around since ancient times also.
 
2012-07-12 01:06:03 PM  

JackieRabbit: I guess that McPigMakers cannot get past their pettiness and greed to see that the best that will come from this is that no one in London will eat at McDonalds as an act of protest.

All this farked up company does anymore is sell franchises, the prepared, frozen food-like substances served in them, and make commercials. They haven't operated a restaurant in years, so they cannot rightfully be called a restaurant chain.


Not to get all facty on you, but approximately 20% of their locations are corporate-owned, not franchised.
 
2012-07-12 01:07:14 PM  
I would ensure that every pack of fries I sold had a small token bit of fish included for free.
 
2012-07-12 01:08:18 PM  
Don't be stupid subby, they are only banning other vendors from selling chips.
 
2012-07-12 01:08:35 PM  
I don't watch the Olympics, big waste of time IMHO, and I don't like McDonald's. There I did my part.
 
2012-07-12 01:09:28 PM  
If you have 'we're going to teh Olympics' money you probably don't eat MacDonald. get real. teh Olympics is not a cheap vacation and it has huge appeal for physically fit people who take good care of their temple.
 
2012-07-12 01:10:33 PM  
The Olympics suck.
 
2012-07-12 01:13:06 PM  
Hey, I read this book already!

www.richardkmorgan.com


Coming soon to a future near you.
 
2012-07-12 01:14:00 PM  
I don't think i can manage any outrage when the Olympics agreed and took Mickey D's money.

The solution would have been easy enough. The Olympic committee could have said no. As they chose to take the money, I don't see that anyone here is getting screwed. Especially if the other Olympic vendors were aware that they wouldn't be able to sell fries and still chose to set up shop.
 
2012-07-12 01:14:04 PM  

KrispyKritter: If you have 'we're going to teh Olympics' money you probably don't eat MacDonald. get real. teh Olympics is not a cheap vacation and it has huge appeal for physically fit people who take good care of their temple.


But if it is the only choice in a 5 mile radius, then you eat McDonalds.

Why do you think the Olympic Committee needed all the extra security.
 
2012-07-12 01:15:00 PM  
Fine. Every order of fri..er, chips at my shop comes with a free anchovy.
 
2012-07-12 01:17:18 PM  

Broktun: KrispyKritter: If you have 'we're going to teh Olympics' money you probably don't eat MacDonald. get real. teh Olympics is not a cheap vacation and it has huge appeal for physically fit people who take good care of their temple.

But if it is the only choice in a 5 mile radius, then you eat McDonalds.

Why do you think the Olympic Committee needed all the extra security.


They learned the best way to do it was the starbucks way. Have one right across teh street from the others.
 
2012-07-12 01:19:34 PM  

StrangeQ: We're just getting closer and closer...
[calorielab.com image 360x297]

But remember everyone, capitalism is good. Capitalism is protects you. Capitalism is Freedom.


img256.imageshack.us

Until then we'll just have work with what we have.
 
2012-07-12 01:20:41 PM  
They've learned from the NCAA. I'm pretty sure you can get executed for flashing the wrong soda logo at the Final Four.
 
2012-07-12 01:22:16 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: The flip side is that this could be really good news for any restaurants or vendors just outside the olympic sites. Because a lot of people angry with this decision might decide to get their food outside the venue's. So if someone has a nice little restaurant just a few minutes walk from the olympic site, with chips on the menu, they could really clean up.


Otherwise their business is going to suffer during the Olympics.
 
2012-07-12 01:24:47 PM  
At previous Games, I vaguely remember officials ordering anybody using Apple laptops to cover the Apple logo. I can't remember if it was at the behest of one of the sponsors or because Apple wasn't a sponsor and officials didn't want to grant the company free advertising.
 
2012-07-12 01:26:29 PM  
JackieRabbit
"I guess that McPigMakers cannot get past their pettiness and greed to see that the best that will come from this is that no one in London will eat at McDonalds as an act of protest."

I'm guessing you've never walked by/eaten in a McDonalds in the UK. Despite the whole McLibel thing, McDonalds & other US fast food brands places are doing just fine.
 
2012-07-12 01:26:38 PM  
If I were the other restaurants I'd just slip in a single eraser-tip-sized "fish nugget" with each order of fries and give the fish-finger salute to Mickie D's.
 
2012-07-12 01:28:46 PM  

FrancoFile: Not to get all facty on you, but approximately 20% of their locations are corporate-owned, not franchised.


Where? I haven't seen one in years. Hell, the ones around here are operated by people who can't even speak English. The stores are usually filthy and the "food" is just slopped together. One takes a high risk of food poisoning by eating in them. Years ago, when Ray Kroc was still running the show, McDs had pretty good food and their restaurants were spotless. A story is told of him that he once walked into a store in NYC to find french fries on the floor and a couple of tables that had not been wiped. Kroc fired the manager on the spot, swept and mopped the floor himself, and then ran the restaurant for the rest of that shift. He was 72 at the time.
 
2012-07-12 01:31:15 PM  
CSB:

Over the 4th, I got restless and cleaned my minivan. In the very bottom of the stow-n-go seating compartment, I found a french fry. I have no idea how old it was, but we don't eat fries all that often. The damn thing looked perfect - no mold, no dehydration, no smell...rotten food's no use and a shame, but isn't food kind of supposed to decompose?

I know Morgan Spurlock did this in his famous documentary, but it was weird to see it first hand.

/CSB
 
2012-07-12 01:34:31 PM  
Can we stop pretending that the olympics is about amateur sport. Having to put up with people demanding tax dollars for the love of amateur sport when the olympics is purely a corporate event.
 
2012-07-12 01:38:15 PM  

AqueousBoy: It's dumb for McDonald's to have asked for this, but even dumber of the Olympics to have agreed to this. I blame the committee. They should have taken one look at the fry exclusivity and said, "Well, no. We can't have that."

After all, it's the Olympics. If McDonald's balks at their refusal, there's a lot of other companies out there who would gladly take the place of McDonald's.



Why do you hate capitalism? McDonald's has paid a LOT of money to be a sponser. In order to recoup some of that money they are asking their business partner to limit their competitors ability to capitalize off of the event the McDonald's PAID to sponser. What would be the point in giving the Olympics money if Burger King could just roll in and set up a stand next to every McDonalds? And there may be a lot of other companies willing to take McDonald's place, but I'm sure they can't do it a couple of weeks before the games start. I'm also sure that McDonal's lawyers would have a few things to say to them. shiat isn't as easy as you all like to make it.
 
2012-07-12 01:40:20 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: CSB:

Over the 4th, I got restless and cleaned my minivan. In the very bottom of the stow-n-go seating compartment, I found a french fry. I have no idea how old it was, but we don't eat fries all that often. The damn thing looked perfect - no mold, no dehydration, no smell...rotten food's no use and a shame, but isn't food kind of supposed to decompose?

I know Morgan Spurlock did this in his famous documentary, but it was weird to see it first hand.

/CSB


Years ago I was cleaning out a company car and found a whole burger under the seat in a wrapper. There was no smell the bread was a tad moldy but the rest looked like it was fresh out of the microwave.
 
2012-07-12 01:42:16 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: The flip side is that this could be really good news for any restaurants or vendors just outside the olympic sites. Because a lot of people angry with this decision might decide to get their food outside the venue's. So if someone has a nice little restaurant just a few minutes walk from the olympic site, with chips on the menu, they could really clean up.


I wonder if London has any sort of food truck scene like the ones that have sprung up in New York and San Francisco over the past few years? As long as there aren't any oppressive rules just outside the Olympic site, a truck selling higher-quality fish and chips might be very successful during the Olympics.
 
2012-07-12 01:42:17 PM  

Sudlow: JackieRabbit
"I guess that McPigMakers cannot get past their pettiness and greed to see that the best that will come from this is that no one in London will eat at McDonalds as an act of protest."

I'm guessing you've never walked by/eaten in a McDonalds in the UK. Despite the whole McLibel thing, McDonalds & other US fast food brands places are doing just fine.


I'm talking about during the Olympics. This will piss a lot of attendees off. And, no, I won't eat in an American FF restaurant in the UK or Europe. That's just retarded.
 
2012-07-12 01:42:39 PM  
First they go after knitters and now this? Farking ridiculous.
 
2012-07-12 01:42:45 PM  
Did this kind of thing happen at prior Olympics? And what exactly are they sponsoring?
 
2012-07-12 01:43:15 PM  

AqueousBoy: It's dumb for McDonald's to have asked for this, but even dumber of the Olympics to have agreed to this. I blame the committee. They should have taken one look at the fry exclusivity and said, "Well, no. We can't have that."

After all, it's the Olympics. If McDonald's balks at their refusal, there's a lot of other companies out there who would gladly take the place of McDonald's.


You have no idea on how the Olympic organizers are caving into their sponsors. No bottled water is being allowed in to the events because they want you to spend like 10 pounds for a bottle of it. But even more crazy: one lane of traffic will be blocked off on all the major highways leading to Olympic events so that sponsors can use them. Not even ambulances are allowed to use them
 
2012-07-12 01:47:31 PM  
How can this possibly even be enforceable? If the vendors all give a collective "fark you" and serve chips any way what're they gonna do?
 
2012-07-12 01:52:05 PM  

groppet: Fuggin Bizzy: CSB:

Over the 4th, I got restless and cleaned my minivan. In the very bottom of the stow-n-go seating compartment, I found a french fry. I have no idea how old it was, but we don't eat fries all that often. The damn thing looked perfect - no mold, no dehydration, no smell...rotten food's no use and a shame, but isn't food kind of supposed to decompose?

I know Morgan Spurlock did this in his famous documentary, but it was weird to see it first hand.

/CSB

Years ago I was cleaning out a company car and found a whole burger under the seat in a wrapper. There was no smell the bread was a tad moldy but the rest looked like it was fresh out of the microwave.


I seem to recall an article about that phenomenon a few years ago (pretty sure it was linked on Fark at the time). Apparently the burgers are smaller than a typical homemade burger, which gives them a higher surface area-to-volume ratio and allows them to dry out before any significant bacterial growth can occur. If you place the burger in a sealed plastic bag (not a paper wrapper) so that the moisture can't escape, you'll see a lot more evidence of spoilage.

Perhaps the same is true with their fries.
 
2012-07-12 01:52:41 PM  
"Uh yeah, I'll take 4 grams of fish and 3 stones of chips please"
 
2012-07-12 01:53:53 PM  
Sardines are fish. Just saying.
 
Displayed 50 of 121 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report