(Yahoo!News) The upcoming Olympics will welcome athletes and spectators of all races, nations and creeds to London. With a record number of athletes expected to attend, the Summer Games will be the largest, most inclusive event in human history. That openness won’t extend to french fries.
Because of an exclusive sponsorship deal with McDonald’s, none of the other 800 food retailers on the grounds of 40 Olympic sites will be allowed to sell “chips or french fries” during the fortnight of the Games. It’s part of a contract with the American fast-food giant that gives it exclusivity in the market.