McDonald’s Pressure Leads to Chips Menu Change in Olympic Park

By Community | July 11, 2012

Chips will not be allowed to be served on its own following a new regulation by London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

A memo from the LOCOG to catering teams has come to light on Twitter, generic advising that staff are only able to serve chips in the Olympic precinct provided they are part of a “fish and chips” combination.

It appears that LOCOG were reluctantly forced to agree to the decree due to the International Olympic Committee’s sponsorship deal with a fast food giant.

“Due to sponsorship obligations with McDonalds, sale sale LOCOG have instructed the catering team they are no longer allowed to serve chips on their own anywhere within the Olympic park, cough ” the memo reads.

“Please understand this is not the decision of the staff serving up your meals, who given the choice would gladly give it to you however they are not allowed to.”

McDonalds are expected to serve approximately 10 per cent of all meals eaten at the London Games.