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Why you can’t legally buy a Big Mac in El Salvador

Friday, August 11, 2017


When lawyers for corporate burger-and-fries behemoth McDonald’s and the pugnacious former owner of its El Salvador restaurants exchange their latest round of legal briefs in a federal courtroom Friday, it will mark the latest battle in the fast-food version of the Thirty Years War, a long and weird mutual Big Mac Attack in which nobody shows any sign of hoisting a white flag.

The highlights of the legal battle between McDonald’s and businessman Roberto Bukele over its 1996 decision to revoke the franchise for his restaurants in El Salvador are like a surreal blooper reel.

Source: Miami Herald