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Morocco Gets Supersized with the McArabia

Looks like America is not the only country that needs to be weary of fast food. While not many outside the US can see the appeal of
a Big Mac, people in Morocco just love the McArabia.

This new sneaky tactic of adapting global fast food chains to the local palette is happening all over the
world from squid topped Dominoes pizza in Taiwan to KFC's vegetarian Chana Snacker, a chickpea burger topped with Thousand Island sauce, in India.

Watch out global obesity! I see a plot for a Super Size Me sequel.



Walk into a McDonald's in Morocco and you'll find a sandwich you can’t get anywhere else in the world: a cumin-spiced flatbread creation called the McArabia Tagine.

“Honestly it tastes Moroccan,” said Noor El Ghoumari, 34, a man who had just paid 53 dirhams, or about $6.60, for a meal with one of the ground beef sandwiches in Rabat on a recent afternoon. “This is a local McDonald’s and obviously they have to adapt.”

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@SenorMysterioso

I agree, it would be nice if they had a special of one of their "ethnic" versions of their products over short periods of time atleast in a rotation.
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Selling people what they want and like...sneaky...maybe we should have government owned fast food chains that decides what people like for them.
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I went to Morocco in February and had one of these. It tasted like Mcdonalds hahaha nothing like the other food there. Also, its about 3 times the price of a normal meal at any of the awesome restaurants we ate at.
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Having lived in Morocco for two years back in the 80's, I would rather eat the local food instead of anything from Mcdonalds.

I loved it over there and am trying to find a job that will let me move back.
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The primary advantage of overseas McDonald's restaurants isn't the menu, but rather it is the knowledge that you'll find a public restroom there.
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Gauldar -how you make the leap to religion in this conversation is puzzling to me, we are talking about burgers,Chana Snackers and whatnot. Ever so tasty sounding treats and our right to purchase and consume them.
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