pocketnico saidMcDonald's globalization *puke*...
NOTE: Not directed to pocketnico only or personally.
I've never understood the hatred many express towards any one or any company with the fortitude, the smarts it takes to go global.
If no one wanted their product or services, then they would fail automatically. Leaving aside any alleged or proven misconduct in hiring practices or such...why the rancor? Jealousy? Does it affect any of you directly when MickeyD's expands? Or turns a profit?
It's not so much that as it is more countries becoming more and more Americanized. Sometimes I can't help but find it a little disappointing that other countries feel like they have to import American culture in order to keep up with the world, you know?
Of course this is nothing new in history. How much of Europe and North Africa was globalized by Greek and Roman cultures? How about the Chinese influence on Asia? I suppose the American influence is nothing different. But sometimes whenever I travel to other countries, I'm not particularly interested in finding signs of America lurking about.
Although I read an article some time ago how McDonald's in other countries is actually one of the places to get a sample of the local cuisine since most menus are adjusted to suit the culture's taste. I thought that was pretty interesting.