Chart: Mcdonald’s in South America

Mcdonald's outlets per million population

Mcdonald’s outlets per capita in South America. Number of outlets from here. Population from here. Those curious about Bolivia’s outlier status might click this. Those curious about Venezuela’s outlier status should talk to this guy. And as for Peru, start here.

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3 thoughts on “Chart: Mcdonald’s in South America

  1. Walter Lippmann

    Hi, and thanks for sharing this. I appreciate your work. Am currently on a three-month reporting-researching jaunt to Cuba.

    Cuba is part of Latin America. And there is one McDonalds here in Cuba, too, though it’s located in the US-occupied sliver of the island called Guantanamo.

    Details at WikiPedia’s section on Guantanamo:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_Naval_Base#Businesses_represented_at_Guant.C3.A1namo_Bay

    In 1986, Guantanamo became host to the first and only McDonald’s restaurant within Cuba.[28][29]

    A Subway sandwich shop was opened in November 2002.[30][30] Other fast food outlets have followed. These fast food restaurants are on base, and not accessible to Cubans. It has been reported that prisoners cooperating with interrogations have been rewarded with Happy Meals from the McDonald’s located on the mainside of the base.[31]

    In 2004, Guantanamo opened a combined KFC & A&W restaurant at the bowling alley and a Pizza Hut Express at the Windjammer Restaurant.[32] There is also a Taco Bell, and the Triple C shop that sells Starbucks coffee and Breyers ice cream. All the restaurants on the installation are franchises owned and operated by the Department of the Navy.[33] All proceeds from these restaurants are used to support morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) activities for service personnel and their families.[34]

  2. Kepler

    Well: that’s a fascinating chart.
    I suppose many factors play a role here.
    Peruvians are keen on cuisine, I have noticed that.
    I have been abroad for a long time and whenever I go to Venezuela I see how our culinary tradition has been disappearing. Above all people know less and less how to use spices
    and proper seasoning. Portions of fatty things have gone up. They love to import anything. Obesity is very widespread now, which it wasn’t in the eightes or mid nineties.

    About Bolivia: it is definitely not about the income only. Look for the word “MacDonald” here
    http://www.eupedia.com/belgium/trivia.shtml

    Belgium has 2/3 of the population of the Netherlands and yet twice as many restaurants. There are lots and they offer good prices. Why go to MacDonald’s?

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