[QODLink]
Europe

McDonald’s eyes slice of Italy’s food market

US fast food giant plans 100 more restaurants as it seeks to take bigger bite out of country's food industry.
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2013 21:58

Italy's unemployment rate is close to the eurozone average at just over 11 per cent and the economy has been in recession since the middle of 2011.

One company that is planning a big expansion is the US fast-food giant McDonald's, which plans to open 100 more restaurants in Italy by 2015.

Italy arguably invented fast food with the Pizza, but Macdonald's wants to take a bigger bite out of the country's food industry.

Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Rome.

80

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.