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Why do Chinese people voluntarily choose to eat poison?  

There are also 160 MacDonald's in Israel.  But, Israel ordered the CEO of MacDonald's to make some changes.  According to Wikipedia:

In the wake of a controversy over importing French fries to Israel, the American fast food chain built a plant to manufacture frozen French fries in Israel at a cost of $5 million US.[4]
In 1994, the Golani Junction branch aroused controversy when the restaurant installed a large 'golden arches' sign in front of the Golani Brigade museum and memorial. Bereaved families and other citizens claimed this desecrated the site. The sign was later reduced in size.[5][6]

In 1997, McDonald's Israel opened its first branch in an Israeli Arab city. The restaurant was in Tamra, 27 kilometers (17 mi) northeast of Nazareth, and the menu was bilingual, in Hebrew and Arabic.[7]
In 1998, McDonald's Israel decided to barbecue hamburgers on charcoal instead of frying.[1] This represented a shift in McDonald's policy, which previously required uniformity at all the locations. In the wake of this decision, grilling equipment was installed at the restaurants, and the size of the patty and bun were increased.[1]
McDonald's Israel does not operate restaurants in the West Bank and Golan Heights.[8] In 2004, the company was criticized for ordering its Arabic and Russian-speaking staff to speak only Hebrew during work hours, to "prevent uncomfortable situations for workers and clients who mostly speak Hebrew,"[9] but the order was subsequently withdrawn.[10]

In 2006, the international chain's trademark yellow and red signs were replaced at two branches in Tel Aviv with blue and white signs with the Hebrew word "kosher" in order to avoid confusion over which branches were kosher.[8][11] This redesign is the most radical departure from McDonald's standard logo although they have made minor changed in places such as the Champs-Elysées (which requires signs in gold) and Hampstead to meet local regulations.[8][11]

McDonald's Israel is owned and run by Israeli businessman Omri Padan. Padan is President of Alonyal Limited which is local licensee for McDonald's.[12] Currently McDonald's has 160 restaurants in Israel,[13] with 40 of them under Kosher supervision (on December 2011), meaning they are closed on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, have no dairy products (such as cheeseburgers), and for Passover serve the meat on Passover buns. In Israel most branches are non-kosher since they serve cheeseburgers (which are non-kosher, i.e. do not conform to traditional Jewish dietary law) and they serve milk-based desserts (ice cream, milkshakes). Some of the kosher branches serve milk products in a separate section of the restaurant.

McDonald's Israel sources over 80% of its ingredients locally. This includes kosher beef patties, potatoes, lettuce, buns and milkshake mix.[12]

KashrutWhile McDonald's operates several Kosher and non-Kosher restaurants, all the meat served in the restaurants is kosher beef.[12] The difference is that the non-Kosher branches open on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, in addition to serving dairy products.[12] A kosher McDonald's was also opened in Argentina, at the Abasto de Buenos Aires shopping mall. Argentina and Israel are the only branches in the world that barbecue their burgers on charcoal.[14]

MenuThe regular McDonald's menu has some additions catering to local tastes. McKebab (Hebrew: מקקבב) is served in lafa. Israeli salad was added to the menu in 2007. In January 2011, McDonald's Israel introduced McFalafel (Hebrew: מקפלאפל) in all its restaurants,[15] but has been removed from the menu in July 2011. McDonald's Israel also serves the Big America series, which consists of two burgers- the Big New York and the Big Texas. Both of the burgers are served with a 0.5 pound patty and with slight differences in the sauce and the onions.

As in Arab and Muslim countries, McDonald's restaurants in Israel do not serve pork products. However, they have been criticized by Jewish religious leaders for serving cheeseburgers and employing Jewish workers on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath.[16]

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Please put down the Chicken MacNuggets and answer this question.

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Post time 2013-1-30 18:29:43 |Display all floors
It's an ahtropologic phenomenon: when a society become rich, then it tend to use more fat in the food, a sign or wealth, and Macdonalds hamburgers contain saturated fat that have an addicting effect on the consummer, the more you eat the more you want to eat. It affect the youngs, who will hardly change their food habit later.
It's also a kind of control: chinese were eating vegetables in the past, not so much meat, now, they eat more and more fat an meat: making the country environment more polluted and more dependent from other country, especially USA, guess why?

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This post was edited by Galena at 2013-1-31 01:25
yasawakic Post time: 2013-1-30 18:29
It's an ahtropologic phenomenon: when a society become rich, then it tend to use more fat in the foo ...

But MacDonald's is not even meat: their beef patties are made out of the throw-away parts of the cow: heart, blood vessels, nerves, brains, connective tissue, intestines, esophagus, lungs, skin, fat, stomach, and so forth.  The skeletal muscles are removed from the cow and sold to grocery stores, and MacDonalds pretty much gets the throw-away-parts for free, then charges Han to buy and eat the throw-away parts, making tons of money off of Han stupidity.

The throw-away parts are ground up, and preservatives and flavoring are added.  They do the same with their so called "chicken" sandwiches and nuggets, and "fish" sandwiches.  And their french fries stinks up your whole room for some odd reason: whats in them?  And why do you still taste their food in your mouth 24 hours later?

MacDonald's is not rich people's food or middle class food: its food for the welfare class. Here in the USA, MacDonald's are patronized almost exclusively by Blacks and Browns.  You rarely see a White, East Asian, or Ashkenazi in an American MacDonalds.  This is why the news always has stories about fights at MacDonalds, often even involving the workers themselves.

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This thread is great, it should be "Editor's Pick."

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Chink.Garbage Post time: 2013-2-1 09:36
Let the dirty chinks eat MacDonalds: their lives are worthless anyway.  I own MacDonald's stocks, an ...


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It's OK to eat poison once in a while, as long as it is not too much. There was a scare here a while ago, saying we should not eat too much rice, as it has some poison in it. We thought: "What!? The Chinese eat tons of it!"

Also, you're totally wrong about whites not eating McDonald's. Here, we like it because it is fast, cheap, and tastes good. But people who are educated either don't care about their health, or they avoid the place. It is my last choice of a place to eat. But I have to admit, a Big Mac is pretty good now and then!

For Chinese, they eat it for variety. When I visited China, I was surprised that they eat the same find of food all the time. BORING! We have a saying in the US that I agree with: "Variety is the spice of life."

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