Jeremy Truitt

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McDonald’s Should Open Vegetarian Restaurants

What a GREAT idea…an estimated 30 million Americans follow vegetarian diets. There’s definitely a market!

Journalism Jargon

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.

These new meatless outlets will be set in the Sikh holy city of Amritstar and near the HinduVaishno Devi shrine in Katra.

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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7 comments on “McDonald’s Should Open Vegetarian Restaurants

  1. cherriefox
    October 3, 2012

    I’m sorry but that is disgusting. McDonalds to me represents all that is wrong with the majority of peoples diets, easy fast fatty food. vegetarism is generally about giving a shit about what you put into your body and the effect humans overconsumption is having on the planet. why else would you be a vegetarian? not to mention all the waste and rubbish McDonalds produces. man this is what is wrong with the western world!!!!!!!!
    WAKE UP!

    • Jeremy Truitt
      October 3, 2012

      Well I certainly agree with your point. McD’s is one of the bad ones. My family and I are vegetarians and don’t typically eat there. I agree with vegetarianism, it forces you to be conscious of what you put in your body. It’s a great way to go!

      • cherriefox
        October 3, 2012

        I suppose now i think less emotionally about it, it does represent a significant shift in the way people view and are open to a vegetarian diet. If this is what it takes for the devastation caused by the meat industry to be lessened then perhaps i can bare with it. dam you mcdonalds. yay for vegies! haha

  2. agzym
    October 4, 2012

    I’d really prefer McD’s not to fiddle with vegetarian food, as they’d manage to process it beyond recognition and pack as much fat and salt in it as possible, at the same time pretending that it’s the ‘healthy’ option. McD is what it is. It’s destructive and cruel to animals. Adding a few vegetarian options wouldn’t change that.

    • Jeremy Truitt
      October 4, 2012

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, processing the hell out of vegetarian options would certainly add no value to tthe menu!

  3. Manuela
    October 5, 2012

    Very good written story. It will be useful to anyone who utilizes it, including myself. Keep up the good work – looking forward to more posts.

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