Yumi Media Commends McDonald’s For Opening a Vegetarian-Only Restaurant in India

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Following an article on the recent news of an all-vegetarian McDonald’s opening in India, Yumi Media shares comments of applause.

On November 16, 2012, Yumi Media commended the McDonald’s Corporation following a BBC News article about the global chain hopping on the meat-free train and opening a vegetarian-only restaurant in India, due to local demand.

According to the BBC News article, “The global chain, whose best-known product is the Big Mac burger in a bun, says it will be its first vegetarian outlet.” The article states that McDonald’s adapts to its local demand, and in this case Hindus and Muslims who avoid beef or pork were demanding a meat-free McDonald’s. The article mentions that McDonald’s will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant near the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar in Northern Indian by the middle of next year.

According to a spokesman for McDonald's in northern India, Rajesh Kumar Main, “There is a big opportunity for vegetarian restaurants as many Indians are vegetarian.” The article states that McDonald’s plans to open more vegetarian restaurants in India, being that India’s diet is 50% vegetarian. According to the article the new India McDonald’s “signature dish in the country is the McAloo Tikki burger, which uses a spiced potato-based filling. It accounts for 25% of total sales.”

Yumi Media stressed the importance of big name food chains like McDonald’s getting on board with the meat-free way of life. Representative of Yumi Media Eileen McGovern stated, “McDonald’s going meat-free and vegetarian is huge deal, and hopefully a trendsetter to other major food chains. Even if you are not vegetarian, there are meat alternatives such as those offered by Quorn Foods Inc., which replicate the taste and texture of meat and are extremely healthier than meat products.”


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