Those Golden Arches Just Got A Whole New Meaning In India.

5 Sep

I don’t eat McDonald’s and I am sure most of the people who read this blog don’t either. There are many reasons not to eat McDonald’s but instead of knocking the company I am actually going to compliment them. When it comes down to it, we cannot BLAME McDonald’s for our obesity epidemic, after all they are just catering to good old supply and demand. Most recently they have been in the news getting rid of their abusive egg suppliers,  abusive beef suppliers and striving to get more ‘healthy’ options in their restaurants. They have also agreed to do away with the breeding crates pigs are left in, so all in all, we can only hate so much on those who chose to take action. There are plenty of other establishments like Dominos Pizza for instance who have straight up said ‘NO’ about getting ethical with their animals. So maybe McDonald’s is not such a horrible corporation after all, or more the more likely situation is, with all the prime real estate McDonald’s sit on, they simply cannot afford to ignore the ways of the world and society and how they are changing. They must keep up with the times and that is why they are opening their first ever, all vegetarian, all the time restaurant in India. Boo-Ya.

See in India anywhere from 25%-50% of the population considers themselves to be vegetarian. Right now the McDonald’s over there do not serve beef or pork and they have separate kitchens for the preparation of the vegetarian and non vegetarian foods. So they are already light years ahead of whats going on over here. Sure we do not have the massive vegetarian population of India but we do have a very big vegetarian population here in America and I would like to think that it is growing everyday. By showing India that they are listening to what the want, a big step is being made. A big step in a positive direction for both us veg heads and for McDonald’s as a company.

The coolest thing about tasty vegetarian food is that non vegetarians friggin LOVE IT. I mean they get obsessed, all of my non veg friends go into a frenzy when they taste something vegan other than leaves and soy milk. That is why bringing a vegetarian McDonalds to the American masses can and will change the whole game, people will go there and order the food ‘Just Cuz’, ‘Just Out Of Curiosity’ and then they will be hooked. And I would rather have a nation of people hooked on vegetarian fast food as opposed to what we have going on now. Sure it is not the diet I am trying to encourage you all to eat but some fried food every now and then will not kill you, it makes life a little better and of course it brings a sense of ‘normalcy’ to our lifestyle. Contrary to what most people believe, many of us would love to have the option of grabbing a (deathless) burger with our friends on the go. And as soon as McDonald’s takes note, they will take over this untapped market as well.


5 Responses to “Those Golden Arches Just Got A Whole New Meaning In India.”

  1. kuku1 September 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Yes,McDonald must be complimented for taking a much needed turn towards all vegetarian menu.Wish they do that in other places as well. But giving them any more credit would be like assuming that the British went to rule India to develop that country for its people.Hope this is the beginning of a trend.

    • Author September 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      I agree 1000%.
      Trust me, giving any establishment that serves meat ‘props’ is HARD for me.
      I posted this for one reason, well 2, veggie fast food and like you said, because I too hope this is the Begin of a trend 🙂
      Thanks for commenting, I was unsure how this was going to go over!!!

  2. Hier September 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I really like reading news about Meaning of names in india. Thanks for that informative post! Best wishes, Franzi.

  3. Tim September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    They don’t do enough her in America. Even their healthy foods are unhealthy. Maybe they’ll use this as a springboard for other areas.

    • Author September 6, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      No they don’t and it sucks.
      Like you, I too hope this springboards.
      Here is to wishful thinking 🙂

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