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But they’re not surrendering this time.
French lovers of fine dining and fine art are upset over plans to open a McDonald’s at the Louvre museum next month.
The fast-food franchise plans to open its 1,142nd restaurant in France just a few yards from the entrance of the world’s most visited art museum. The opening will celebrate McDonald’s 30th year in France.
Louvre staffers already have expressed outrage over McDonald’s plans.
So, maybe the French would prefer Burger King? They understand kings. And, after all, Burger King did turn the French croissant into the Croissan’Wich. Mmm, tasty.
I wonder if the servers in French McDonald’s are as rude as servers in other French restaurants. That would be a tough act to pull off. “Do you want pomme frites with that, swine?”
If I went to the McDonald’s at the Louvre, I’d ask the server what wine goes best with a Big Mac. Probably a red burgundy — or whichever one looks like root beer.
But, of course, it’s all about culture, and the French will tell you that they’re just oozing with it. So along comes the unwashed, uncouth Americans to sully all they hold dear — language, cuisine, hauteur. Guess we Americans are too focused on liberte, egalite, fraternite.
I don’t think I’d mind so much if someone stole my identity because I’m not really doing that much with it.
President and first lady Michelle Obama went out on another date the other night, this time to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary.
They dined at the Blue Duck Tavern in Northwest Washington, between Dupont Circle and Georgetown.
About the Author
Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times’ Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled “Out of Context” — ...
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