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McDonald’s to open meal-shaped restaurant at Pyeongchang 2018

Fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s is to construct a restaurant in the shape of one of its value meals for spectators attending next year’s winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea.

The Korea Times newspaper notes that the 479-square-metre restaurant will be situated in the Gangneung Olympic Park, which will host ice events during the Games.

The restaurant will feature buildings that resemble a hamburger, French fries and drinks. An additional store will be opened in the Gangneung Olympic village, which will offer free meals to athletes and coaches.

“McDonald’s opened its first store here in 1988, the year of the Seoul summer Olympics,” McDonald’s Korea managing director Joh Ju-yeon said, according to the Times. “The Pyeongchang Olympics therefore is special for us.

“All of our employees and franchisees are very proud of themselves, because they can help Korean and worldwide customers enjoy the Pyeongchang Olympics,”

Construction on the new restaurant is expected to begin this month.

Image: Republic of Korea