McDonald’s in a Big Mac battle in Florence

Chain refused permission to open outlet near famous cathedral

13th November, 2016
McDonald’s in a Big Mac battle in Florence
Florence’s Il Duomo cathedral: still a McDonald’s-free zone

Fast food giant McDonald’s has launched legal action against the Italian city of Florence after it was refused permission to open an outlet near the city’s Il Duomo cathedral.

“McDonald’s has the right to submit an application because this is permitted under the law, but we also have the right to say no.”

Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence

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