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McEmbassy: McDonald’s Now Running as ‘Mini US Embassies’ for Vacationers in Austria

In what might be one of the most stereotypically American things to ever happen — all McDonald’s in Austria will now operate as not only fast food restaurants, but mini US Embassies for tourists. The new set-up was announced via the US Embassy Vienna’s Facebook. It read: “American citizens traveling in Austria who find themselves …

In what may well be one of the stereotypically American issues to ever occur — all McDonald’s in Austria will now function as no longer most effective quick meals eating places, however mini US Embassies for vacationers.

The brand new set-up used to be introduced by means of america Embassy Vienna’s Fb. It learn: “Americans touring in Austria who in finding themselves in misery and with no technique to touch the U.S. Embassy can input – as of Wednesday, Would possibly 15, 2019 – any McDonald’s in Austria, and personnel will lend a hand them in making touch with the U.S. Embassy for consular services and products (e.g. record a misplaced or stolen passport, or search trip help).”

The publish additionally featured a photograph of Trevor Traina, the US Ambassador to Austria, and Isabelle Kuster, the managing director of McDonald’s Austria, shaking palms over the signed settlement and, after all, a McCafe.

McDonald’s spokesperson Wilhelm Baldia mentioned to the Impartial UK that the Consulate selected the ever present fast-food chain on account of the “logo’s nice reputation amongst American citizens.” Predictably, other people on social media weren’t precisely lovin’ it:


Or, no less than, had been ready to peer some humor within the state of affairs:



Insulted? Smartly, recall to mind it this fashion — with 179 places, no longer together with the 143 McCafé shops, unfold all through Austria, the McEmbassy (that’s what we’re calling it now, sorry, I don’t make the principles) may well be useful to US vacationers wanting lend a hand. Even if no longer ready to factor passports, Baldia showed that each and every eating place may have personnel skilled to lend a hand US electorate touch the embassy across the clock.

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