McDonald's: Would you like world domination with that?
February 10th, 2014
10:45 AM ET
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As McDonald's opens its first restaurant in Vietnam, take a look at some of the big breakthroughs the fast food chain has made in the past - from its first outlet in the Soviet Union, through the Kosher Mac and MacMaharaja, to the branch at Guantanamo Bay.

It took McDonald's 14 years of intense negotiations to convince the Communist leaders of the Soviet Union to allow the chain to set up their first restaurant. Yet almost as soon as the Iron Curtain began to fall, the first McDonald's opened in Moscow's busy Pushkin Square - on January 31, 1990.

The restaurant seated 700 diners and its opening attracted thousands of people, who queued for hours to spend the equivalent of weeks' salaries on a single burger.

The company says the Moscow branch is still the largest McDonald's in the world.

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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    lol "MaDonal". Reminds me of the movie "Coming to America"

    February 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm |
  2. Arturo Féliz-Camilo

    Reblogged this on Mr. Feliz's Blog (Teacher Arturo).

    February 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm |
  3. RC

    Sounds like another topic for AleeD:)

    February 10, 2014 at 11:12 am |
    • AleeD® @ RC & Evil Grin

      Well, there's Domination and there's Domination. I'll leave the World-style dom-ming to our MIA good buddy, Evil Grin. However I'm committed to running his dungeon with the utmost enthusiasm as long as he'll loan me a couple of his minions. !~_~!

      February 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm |
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