When McDonald's dismantles the restaurant after the Games, 75 percent will be reused, and nearly every item will be recycled, with all of the furniture and equipment to be distributed to future and existing restaurants in the UK. Thousands of items installed in the restaurant are logged to be transferred at the end of the Games.
The restaurant is prepared to handle large crowds anticipated during the Games, with seating for 1,500 at the site, including 70 seats on a second floor balcony with a scenic view of the Olympic Athletic Stadium.
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McDonald's will offer more choice on the menu than at any previous Games to hundreds of thousands of athletes, officials, spectators, Olympic workforce and media from around the world. The majority of menu options are made from quality ingredients sourced from McDonald's longstanding British supply chain and will include:
•McDonald's favorites such as the Big Mac sandwich, Chicken McNuggets and French Fries •Porridge and bagels at breakfast •Wraps and salads •Happy Meals with fruit and vegetable options available for the first time at any Games •New fruit juice drink - Fruitizz - counts as one fruit serving of 5-a-day •Sustainably-sourced tea and coffee served with British organic milk
McDonald's will staff its flagship restaurant with 500 employees known as McDonald's Olympic Champion Crew -- top-performing employees from McDonald's and its franchisees who have been selected from countries around the world to work at one of the four McDonald's restaurants on the Olympic Park during the Games. These 2,000 best-of-the-best managers and crew from 42 countries will receive customized online and on-site training in preparation for their experience so they are fully prepared to deliver their best customer service during the unique, fast-paced environment of the Olympic Park, working as part of a large team from around the world.
To download B-Roll footage and images of McDonald's flagship restaurant as well as other materials, please visit: www.EpkLink.com/McDonalds2012OlympicGames
About McDonald's and the Olympic Games
McDonald's commitment to the Olympic Movement began in 1968, when the company airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes in Grenoble, France, after they reported being homesick for McDonald's food. McDonald's has served its menu of choice and variety to millions of athletes, their coaches, families and fans. London 2012 marks the ninth consecutive Games that McDonald's will feed the athletes as the Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games.
McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with more than 33,500 locations serving approximately 68 million customers in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/newsroom.html and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mcdonaldscorp) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mcdonaldscorp).
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