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What a GREAT idea…an estimated 30 million Americans follow vegetarian diets. There’s definitely a market!
- Vegetarian Awareness Month (smalltownrevelations.wordpress.com)
- October is Vegetarian Awareness Month — Let Amy’s Help You Go Veg! (prweb.com)
- McDonald’s In India: Would You Like Paneer On That? (wnyc.org)
- My life as a vegetarian shows me it’s the way to stay in tune with nature (guardian.co.uk)
By Krista Brooks
Published September 5, 2012 – The Daily 49er
McDonald’s Corp. announced it will be opening two vegetarian-only restaurants in India next year.
The fast-food chain is famous for its beef hamburgers, which are not an easy sell in India.
There are currently only 271 McDonald’s restaurants in India and more than 33,500 worldwide. That is less than one percent of the company’s locations.
According to a 2001 census, about 80 percent of India’s population is Hindu and more than 13 percent are Muslim. Due to religious dietary restrictions, people of the Hindu faith do not consume beef and Islamic followers avoid pork.
With a wide population of vegetarians, McDonald’s has changed its menus to reflect more of the region’s demands. The Big Mac…
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