McDonalds vs Goliath?

In National Headlines

From smh.com.au, 17th October 2012

McDonald’s has sued the city of Milan for 24 million euros ($A30.5 million) in damages over being kicked out of a tourist-packed shopping arcade, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, after the US fastfood chain had rented the space for 20 years.

A second Prada store will replace McDonald’s in the 19th-century marble-floored shopping mall as a result of a public tender whose terms McDonald’s called “unfair.”

To celebrate the last days of one of its busiest restaurants in Italy, McDonald’s offered free burgers, fries and drinks to over 5000 people from noon to 4pm on Tuesday.

“We wanted to say goodbye to the Galleria with a smile,” said Paolo Mereghetti, head of communication at McDonald’s in Italy

Losing the spot in the Galleria, which links the city’s historic Duomo cathedral to La Scala Opera house and is close to the chic Montenapoleone shopping street, would cause a 6 million euro loss in missed annual sales, said Mereghetti.

“No jobs will be lost as a result,” he said.

In a show of affection, 1500 people left messages on a Facebook page set up in early October to comment on the closure.

“I will miss it because from now on I can no longer eat my favourite Miami fries admiring the spectacular Vittorio Emanuele arcade,” Catia Fiorentino wrote on the website.

You may also read!

Jetstars $22 domestic sale

Huge jetstar sale

Jetstar has dropped a 4-day sale for fares to the Sunshine Coast from just $60* Over 20,000 sale

Read More...

Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival

After being forced to postpone by last year’s pandemic, the inaugural Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival will now take place

Read More...

Cambodian fisherman catches largest recorded freshwater fish in Mekong River

A fisherman in Cambodia has caught the largest recorded freshwater fish on record in the Mekong river. The stingray measured

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu