Betty on the News: McDonald’s to Open Restaurant at the Louvre in Paris
If employees and art enthusiasts at the Right bank museum were peeved last year when Starbucks decided to set up shop near the building’s entrance, then this is going to blow their minds
With its 30th anniversary swiftly approaching popular fast food chain McDonald’s is set to open a restaurant next month inside the world’s most visited museum, the Louvre in France, and needless to say the staff is less than pleased.
“This is the last straw,” an unidentified art historian who works at the Louvre told the Daily Telegraph. “This is the pinnacle of exhausting consumerism, deficient gastronomy and very unpleasant odours in the context of a museum.”
And while many are currently up in arms over the opening of the eatery, the museum feels that adding a McDonald’s would be a step in the right direction.
“The Louvre welcomes the fact that the entirety of visitors and customers, French or foreign, can enjoy such a rich and varied restaurant offer, whether in the museum area or gallery,” the museum said in a statement.
France has managed to become the franchise’s biggest market in the world outside of the U.S., so this definitely sounds like a decent move, despite the fact that fried foods and art don’t exactly go hand in hand. (Daily Telegraph)