Vegetarian-Only McDonald’s Opening in India

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0  Updated at 6:38 am, September 5th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — McDonald’s is planning to open a vegetarian-only restaurant in India, the first ever in the fast food chain’s history.

Since Hindus eschew beef and Muslims are non-pork eaters, McDonald’s will debut its premiere no-meat outlet in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar next year.

It’s location near the sacred Golden Temple shrine is another reason why this Golden Arches will skip meat products on its menu.

If all goes well, a second vegetarian-only McDonald’s will open in Indian Kashmir, near a shrine that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

With a population of 1.24 billion, McDonald’s figures it can add nicely to its “Billions and Billions Served” boast if the vegetarian-only outlets become a hit.

The company already has 271 restaurants in India with a menu that’s 50 percent vegetarian.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio



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