Americans don’t know McDonald’s Chinese name means “Wheat Becomes the Labor” (È∫¶ÂΩìÂä≥Ôºâ. Americans have no idea Chinese people treat McDonald as typical American food and going to McDonald’s is to experience American way of life. It’s hard for Americans to imagine that a standard McDonald’s meal, including a hamburger, a small pack of French fries and a small Coke only costs $1.5 (RMB12) in China. It’s hard for Americans to believe McDonald’s is less popular than KFC in China. But now McDonald’s is catching up and ready to explore in China, read more from AP’s report:
McDonald’s Corp. opened its first drive-through in Beijing on Friday, launching a partnership with a major Chinese oil company to exploit the country’s growing taste for both cars and Western fast food.
The Beijing drive-through is the first in McDonald’s venture with China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., which McDonald’s China CEO Jeffrey Schwartz said would open 25 to 30 more in the next 12 to 18 months. Both gas stations and drive-throughs are booming as car purchases by newly affluent drivers speed China’s change from a bicycle culture to a car culture.