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Claudia Voltaire
Posted - 2009.10.27 06:16:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: aetherguy881
Apparently you guys decided to eat better than that at Fanfest...




Heh.

You wern't the only one saw that about 80% of the people in those ff videos were overweight, bordering on the extremeVery Happy

You only realy get that way if you park your bum in front of a computer all day and night and eat the likes of a mc'donalds.Laughing

it'll be a travestry for sure come next oct.... imagine if they close the pizza hut!!!!Laughing

Thuranni
Eldjotnar
Posted - 2009.10.27 08:27:00 - [32]
 

Edited by: Thuranni on 27/10/2009 08:28:45
This is ****ing great.

What the owner of the Icelandic McDonalds is doing is simply removing the McD's branding, but keeping the restaurant going.

Because McD's is a massive evil corporate congolmerate, they have very strict franchise rules. The biggest of these is that all franchises have to buy their stock from McD's suppliers; What this meant in Iceland was that all the food had to be imported from Germany. Living on a island in the middle of the north atlantic with a rather large farming industry (for our size), you can see how this is impractical, bordering on moronic.

The company is going to keep serving disgusting, horribly unhealthy burgers, but they will do so using exclusively Icelandic beef, bread, and veggies. The profit has been taken out of the hands of a evil international corporate conglomerate and put into the hands of Icelandic farmers. This will also result in higher quality of product.

I never ate at that horrible, plastic, disgusting garbage dump because what they serve can hardly be called people food.

MightyRhinox
Minmatar
Rhinox Heavy Industries
Twilight Military Industrial Complex Alliance
Posted - 2009.10.27 09:08:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 09:08:31
Originally by: karma militia


but that problem would go away if there was enough demand for the shipments.




An increase in demand for German onions would result in an increase in:

A; The price of french Fries.

B; MacDonald's operating pofits.

C; The price of German onions.

D; None of the above.

Grimass
Posted - 2009.10.27 10:15:00 - [34]
 


good riddance

karma militia
Posted - 2009.10.27 10:25:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: MightyRhinox
Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 09:08:31
Originally by: karma militia


but that problem would go away if there was enough demand for the shipments.




An increase in demand for German onions would result in an increase in:

A; The price of french Fries.

B; MacDonald's operating pofits.

C; The price of German onions.

D; None of the above.


i was kind of insinuating (B), and more of a decrease in loss than an increase in profit.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.10.27 10:32:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: karma militia
Originally by: MightyRhinox
Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 09:08:31
Originally by: karma militia


but that problem would go away if there was enough demand for the shipments.




An increase in demand for German onions would result in an increase in:

A; The price of french Fries.

B; MacDonald's operating pofits.

C; The price of German onions.

D; None of the above.


i was kind of insinuating (B), and more of a decrease in loss than an increase in profit.
Except, the more people who require the Onions means they have to import more. Unless they are getting a crazy deal on bulk imports, their "Loss" will not magically decrease unless they overprice everything they use Onions in. And any company will tell you, anything that is making a loss needs to be revised severely; and apparently the managers/people up top decided they would make less loss and thus more profit by just shutting the branches in Iceland down.

Stratio
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Damu'Khonde
Posted - 2009.10.27 10:35:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
+1 reason to move to Iceland tbh.
Very Happy

karma militia
Posted - 2009.10.27 10:37:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: karma militia
Originally by: MightyRhinox
Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 09:08:31
Originally by: karma militia


but that problem would go away if there was enough demand for the shipments.




An increase in demand for German onions would result in an increase in:

A; The price of french Fries.

B; MacDonald's operating pofits.

C; The price of German onions.

D; None of the above.


i was kind of insinuating (B), and more of a decrease in loss than an increase in profit.
Except, the more people who require the Onions means they have to import more. Unless they are getting a crazy deal on bulk imports, their "Loss" will not magically decrease unless they overprice everything they use Onions in. And any company will tell you, anything that is making a loss needs to be revised severely; and apparently the managers/people up top decided they would make less loss and thus more profit by just shutting the branches in Iceland down.


ok, now you're just trolling me.

bulk imports = less cost per onion sold.

=moar profit!

IVeige
Caldari
IVever.
Posted - 2009.10.27 11:30:00 - [39]
 

Didn't want those mcdo anyway Laughing

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:07:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: Irida Mershkov
Originally by: Blane Xero
i have 3 mc donalds within a 2 mile radius of my house... o.0
I know a place about 10-20 miles from me where there are three within a two minute walk of each other.

We have two ASDA stores in Cardiff within three minutes walking distance of each other lol.


Which ones are those? Culverhouse Cross? I know Queen Street has a Starbucks at either end, and Subway have quite a few premises around Roath and Cathays.

Ones off Leckwith , the other is somewhere nearby, I know where, but damn I don't know the street names.

Stratio
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Damu'Khonde
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:21:00 - [41]
 

Edited by: Stratio on 27/10/2009 12:21:24
Quote:
He now plans to run the restaurants under another name so that he is able to buy cheaper Icelandic products.

news.bbc.co.uk

So the restaurant will still be selling burgers, making this a bit of a non-story ? Surprised

Thuranni
Eldjotnar
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:23:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Stratio
Edited by: Stratio on 27/10/2009 12:21:24
Quote:
He now plans to run the restaurants under another name so that he is able to buy cheaper Icelandic products.

news.bbc.co.uk

So the restaurant will still be selling burgers, making this a bit of a non-story ? Surprised


The restaurants will still be selling burgers, only they will be using Icelandic beef, bread, and veggies, and not bleeding money to the McD corporate franchise.

This is a good thing.

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:34:00 - [43]
 

This thread is an interesting read, thanks.

Stratio
Minmatar
Mirkur Draug'Tyr
Damu'Khonde
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:55:00 - [44]
 

Originally by: Thuranni
This is a good thing.

Agreed. Cool

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.10.27 12:59:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: karma militia
well i updated and spelled it out for those who are unfamilier with the topic

Originally by: Xen Gin
If Murdoch wants to charge for "Fair and Balanced" journalism, so be it, but don't call it either the news or the truth.


sorry, but this statement bothers me.

i see what you're saying, but it could have been said without contradicting "fair and balanced" with "news or truth". i can read between what your saying, but there are younglings out there which might be confused.

to further clarify, most people who succeed in the capitalistic environment are total douches.

douche: noun: not necessarily stupid, but either socially ******ed, or self-worshiping.




You are right fair and balanced should have been in quotations and is a reference to Fox News. I also regard journalism and reporting the news through a journalists opinion, rather than telling you the news.
An example of this would be from Murdoch's The Sun, where a headline would read "Monster only gets twelve years!" rather than "rapist gets twelve years!", they then proceed to tell you how disgusted they are that just was not done enough.

N Ano
Caldari
Templars of Space
Posted - 2009.10.27 13:25:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: The Crushah


I live in Seattle, you can find a Starbucks inside of another Starbucks here.


Yo dawg we herd yo liked starbucks...

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.10.27 13:29:00 - [47]
 


As pointed out by CCP Chronotis in the other thread :

http://www.nonnabiti.is/

I've been a lot of places in the world, and eaten in a lot of places, but this by far is the place made of the most win and good. It's actually the only place in the world where the food that's served actually looks like the photographs on the menu.

Absolutely epic. There's only one problem. I have provided pictorial analysis for anyone who wants to help me solve the conundrum.

Very Happy


MightyRhinox
Minmatar
Rhinox Heavy Industries
Twilight Military Industrial Complex Alliance
Posted - 2009.10.27 13:41:00 - [48]
 

Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 13:41:48
Originally by: karma militia

ok, now you're just trolling me.

bulk imports = less cost per onion sold.

=moar profit!


You make Captain Picard a sad panda.


N Ano
Caldari
Templars of Space
Posted - 2009.10.27 14:24:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: MightyRhinox
Edited by: MightyRhinox on 27/10/2009 13:41:48
Originally by: karma militia

ok, now you're just trolling me.

bulk imports = less cost per onion sold.

=moar profit!


You make Captain Picard a sad panda.



You make Captain Piccard a sad panta for not spelling his name right!

Shootmenot dammit
Posted - 2009.10.27 14:30:00 - [50]
 

Edited by: Shootmenot dammit on 27/10/2009 14:32:17
Originally by: Thuranni
Edited by: Thuranni on 27/10/2009 08:28:45
This is ****ing great.

What the owner of the Icelandic McDonalds is doing is simply removing the McD's branding, but keeping the restaurant going.

Because McD's is a massive evil corporate congolmerate, they have very strict franchise rules. The biggest of these is that all franchises have to buy their stock from McD's suppliers; What this meant in Iceland was that all the food had to be imported from Germany. Living on a island in the middle of the north atlantic with a rather large farming industry (for our size), you can see how this is impractical, bordering on moronic.


It is also not true.

In Spain, the meat, the vegetables and the bread (at least) are 100% local, with certificate of origin. McDonalds even stages advertising campaigns to reflect on this. Constantly. And with specialized websites which include alledged quality certifications, and the possibility for anybody to arrange a visit to their food processing plant in Spain.

And a website, http://www.ingredientesdeverdad.com/ (which would translate into "www.realingredients.com").

This doesn't make it any healthier, probably. But it's more practical. And expensive. Oh yes, a Big Mac in here costs more than in Norway or Switzerland. A Tender Crisp in BK costs 5,30 EUROS in here. Only the burguer, mind you. No drink, nor chips. Nothing.

Dramund
Sodom Eye Systems
Posted - 2009.10.27 14:35:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Thuranni

Because McD's is a massive evil corporate congolmerate, they have very strict franchise rules. The biggest of these is that all franchises have to buy their stock from McD's suppliers; What this meant in Iceland was that all the food had to be imported from Germany. Living on a island in the middle of the north atlantic with a rather large farming industry (for our size), you can see how this is impractical, bordering on moronic.


It's Iceland. It has less to do with who wants the vegetables to grow there and more to do with whether or not the vegetables actually want to grow there.

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.10.27 15:13:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Dramund
Originally by: Thuranni

Because McD's is a massive evil corporate congolmerate, they have very strict franchise rules. The biggest of these is that all franchises have to buy their stock from McD's suppliers; What this meant in Iceland was that all the food had to be imported from Germany. Living on a island in the middle of the north atlantic with a rather large farming industry (for our size), you can see how this is impractical, bordering on moronic.


It's Iceland. It has less to do with who wants the vegetables to grow there and more to do with whether or not the vegetables actually want to grow there.


Well when you give them the choice and the vote, it's a little unsurprising they don't choose Iceland.

Steve Zodiak
Posted - 2009.10.27 15:41:00 - [53]
 

Icelands' just stealing a march on the rest of the world

Linkage


(mind you, I'm not so sure this bloke has thought it through. If the idea of stopping eating meat is to cut down methane excretion, we'll have to get the iron we get from eating meat from eating such as beans - and you know what eating lots of beans leads to..)

Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2009.10.27 16:55:00 - [54]
 

Edited by: Meiyang Lee on 27/10/2009 16:56:06
Originally by: Dramund
Originally by: Thuranni

Because McD's is a massive evil corporate congolmerate, they have very strict franchise rules. The biggest of these is that all franchises have to buy their stock from McD's suppliers; What this meant in Iceland was that all the food had to be imported from Germany. Living on a island in the middle of the north atlantic with a rather large farming industry (for our size), you can see how this is impractical, bordering on moronic.


It's Iceland. It has less to do with who wants the vegetables to grow there and more to do with whether or not the vegetables actually want to grow there.


I'll spell it out for you: almost free geothermal heating and electricity + greenhouses = lots of vegetables.
Iceland doesn't need to import nearly as much of that stuff as people think.
During the winter they'll need to augment the daylight with lamps, but considering electricity is cheap and plentiful, that's not really an issue.

As for why Mac pulled out: There's far better stuff available.

I ate a few times at a "fast food" place called "American Style" while in Reykjavik for Fanfest, and that beats McDs several times over in terms of quality and taste. Not exactly expensive either. It's obviously a franchise type chain too, I've seen at least 3 restaurants with that name in and around Reykjavik.

Matthias Duran
Caldari
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2009.10.27 16:56:00 - [55]
 

Originally by: Xen Gin
If there is one thing I pay the TV License for, it's for keeping the BBC News free for everyone.


Er, you don't see the contradiction in that?

Drunk Driver
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.10.27 17:11:00 - [56]
 


Fox News and McDonald's.....

It's a conspiracy.

Somebody needs to call somebody.


Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2009.10.27 17:18:00 - [57]
 

Originally by: karma militia

on a side note, no wonder 'ol murdoch' hates the BBC, they are feeding us real information! the shear audacity!


lmao murdock

Quote:
Free news

Mr Murdoch said free news on the web provided by the BBC made it "incredibly difficult" for private news organisations to ask people to pay for their news.

"It is essential for the future of independent digital journalism that a fair price can be charged for news to people who value it," he said.

News Corporation has said it will start charging online customers for news content across all its websites.


all the bbcs fault, not like consumers can go to google, yahoo, or 1000s of blogs to get news for "free"

on a side note I thought tv was supposed to have killed the movies, and the radio decades ago. now the internet!?!

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2009.10.27 17:25:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Verone

As pointed out by CCP Chronotis in the other thread :

http://www.nonnabiti.is/

I've been a lot of places in the world, and eaten in a lot of places, but this by far is the place made of the most win and good. It's actually the only place in the world where the food that's served actually looks like the photographs on the menu.

Absolutely epic. There's only one problem. I have provided pictorial analysis for anyone who wants to help me solve the conundrum.

Very Happy




ride a whale to Iceland?

worth a shot no?

or open a food shop of your own?

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2009.10.27 19:00:00 - [59]
 


They are doing Iceland a service actually.

Thank you McDonalds. Can you do the same for Sweden?

SEN 5243
Posted - 2009.10.27 20:31:00 - [60]
 

woot for iceland. no mc donalds. thats quite something. Very Happy


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