Non-McDonald’s French Fries Banned From London Olympics Venues


Jul 12, 2012

This spud's for you, Olympic fans.

While athletes from around the globe will be competing on the world's biggest stage, hungry spectators will be forced to turn to McDonald's to get their fix of fries, according to the Daily Mail.

The organizing committee revealed that the 800 food retailers at the 40 Olympic venues will not be able to serve fries — known as chips in Great Britain — because of "sponsorship obligations" with the fast food giant.

The only exception that's been made to the rule is for the places that will be serving fish and chips, so those worried about getting McDonald's fries when they order Britain's traditional meal can be happy to know that that won't be the case. 

To keep up with the demand of the hungry viewers, the world's largest McDonald's — two stories tall and 3,000 square feet — has been constructed next to the Olympic stadium.

Photo courtesy of Facebook/McDonald's FrenchFries

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