McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.
Many of the most successful global companies or brands use highly regional variations that are attuned to local cultural norms and customs. The McAloo Tikki burger— which uses a spicy, fried potato-based patty — is the Indian McDonald's top seller.
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"McDonald's has culturally diverse menus everywhere, even in the US.
The real difference is that we feel that without meat it's "not the same place." Outside the US, McDonald's is more of an icon than a food.
But, there is a common notion that we live "life on a bun" in the USA"
Via Seth Dixon