•   
  •   
  •   

FoodItaly Blocks McDonald’s From Opening Next to the 1,800-Year-Old Baths of Caracalla

01:20  02 august  2019
01:20  02 august  2019 Source:   foodandwine.com

McDonald’s $1 menu is disappearing — why food prices are creeping back up

McDonald’s $1 menu is disappearing — why food prices are creeping back up The chain's classic $1 is basically just soft drinks at most locations.

Yesterday, the country barred a McDonald ’ s from opening next to the Baths of Caracalla . "Already expressed my opposition to a fast food in the archaeological area of Caracalla Terme," Bonisoli reportedly posted. "I inform you that the cultural ministry revoked authorization."

It’s Italy versus fast food icon McDonald ’ s , as the burger giant has been banned from opening near the Baths of Caracalla in Rome’s ancient quarter. The baths are close to 2,000 years old , and a McDonald ’ s was slated to be built right next to them. However, the city of Rome was not jiving with

Thanks to the city’s illustrious history, in certain parts of Rome, you can’t toss a rock without hitting something of cultural importance. True story: The first time I ever stayed in Rome, I went out to get a Diet Coke from the nearest convenience store and walked past the Trevi Fountain. It’s just that kind of place. But apparently, officials will draw the line somewhere when it comes to the intermingling of past and present. Yesterday, the country barred a McDonald’s from opening next to the Baths of Caracalla.

Italy Blocks McDonald’s From Opening Next to the 1,800-Year-Old Baths of Caracalla© Marco Giacomassi/Getty Images

Italy’s Cultural Minister Alberto Bonisoli turned to Facebook to say he was heeding local officials’ calls to keep the ubiquitous burger joint from opening next to the ruins of the baths which date back to the early third century, according to CNN. "Already expressed my opposition to a fast food in the archaeological area of Caracalla Terme," Bonisoli reportedly posted. "I inform you that the cultural ministry revoked authorization."

Why Fury Toward McDonald’s Is at an All-Time High

Why Fury Toward McDonald’s Is at an All-Time High Sexual harassment, workplace violence, and employees on strike are among the reasons the fast-food chain currently finds itself in a storm. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); All eyes were on McDonald’s workers on Thursday as they walked out on their jobs and went on strike in 13 cities nationwide. Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi showed her support at a rally earlier this week.

The Italian capital continues to wage its battle against fast food. Following the controversy kicked up by the opening of a McDonald ' s close to the Vatican over two years ago, the Ministry of The American fast food empire saw its authorization to build a new location near the Baths of Caracalla revoked.

ROMA Baths of Caracalla . School. 0:24. Reading Online Rome and Italy : The History of Rome from its Foundation: Rome and Italy Bks.6-10. bergavefge33. Related topic. Baths of Caracalla . 1 :39. Las termas de Caracalla rescatan parte del milenario mosaico de su gimnasio. AGENCIA EFE. More from.

Roman Mayor Virginia Raggi turned to Twitter to applaud the decision. "We go forward with the culture minister to stop fast food construction in the archaeological area of the Baths of Caracalla," she wrote. "The wonders of Rome must be protected."

McDonald’s might have actually dodged a bullet in this case. As Reuters points out, the proposed McDonald’s would have covered over 8,600-square-feet in an area where buildings are required to meet strict rules to fit the historical tradition of their surroundings.

Alas, the world’s largest burger chain will have to make do with selling Big Macs at the apparently more than 40 current McDonald’s located in Rome. According to Google Maps, that includes a McDonald’s that is a mere 1.3 miles away from the Baths. Or if you’re heading the other direction, 1.6 miles away. Sadly, neither walk takes you past the Trevi Fountain. But if you are at the fountain, you’re only a third of a mile from a McDonald’s!

Read More

Antibiotic resistance: a natural compound in green tea would help fight it .
© Medisite Antibiotic resistance: a natural compound in green tea would help fight it Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a real threat to global health. In the next 30 years, the number of people who die from it could rise to 10 million. Researchers have just discovered a promising new avenue to combat them. By combining a polyphenol found in green tea with an antibiotic, they have overcome one of these superbugs.

usr: 1
This is interesting!