McDonald’s Abandons Its Restaurants in Bolivia as Bolivians Reject Fast Food

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Bolivia Rejects McDonald's

(Healingtalks) McDonald’s  is the world’s largest restaurant chain. It has 34,480 restaurants in 119 countries. But that doesn’t especially impress Bolivians. McDonald’s has tried for the past 14 years to make a go of it in Bolivia and has finally called it quits and closed all 8 the outlets McDonald’s had in Bolivia’s major cities of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

This South American country isn’t enamored with those golden arches or Ronald McDonald’s big smile. An avalanche of  advertising, trying to sell Bolivians on  fast food cooking methods didn’t help.  Bolivians are fortunate. They culturally resist not so much hamburgers as fast food of any kind or meals not prepared with love and adequate hygiene. About 60%  of Bolivians are an indigenous population who are used to eating whole foods.  The eight franchises operated for over a decade at a loss, and finally called it quits.

Documentary about McDonald’s Leaving Bolivia

The impact of McDonald’s failure and flight from Bolivia has been captured in a  filmed called “Por que quebro McDonald’s en Bolivia”  or “Why McDonalds’s Went Bankrupt in Bolivia.”

The film interviews cooks, nutritionist, and others, showing the utterly disgusting reality of how McDonald’s food is prepared and why Bolivians rejected that way of eating.  Bolivians bucked the tide and were not ready to sacrifice their health for cheap, fast food.

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Few people know that McRib is processed with 70 different ingredients like azodicarbonamide, a bleaching compound  employed in making plastics. McRib is a blob of restructured meat, sold deceptively as “ribs.”   Hopefully the Bolivian rejection of McDonald’s garbage-quality food will set an example for the rest of the world to follow.

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Besides Bolivia, so far McDonald’s has called it quits in Ireland, Zimbamwe, Macedonia and Ghana. I has been given the boot by the governments of North Korea and Bermuda.

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