( 4UMF NEWS ) McDonald’s Opens All Vegetarian Restaurant:
The first vegetarian outlet will open its doors mid-next year near the Golden Temple in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in northern India, where religious authorities forbid consumption of meat at the shrine.
Rajesh Kumar Maini, a spokesman for McDonald’s in northern India, said: ‘It will be the first time we have opened a vegetarian restaurant.
‘There is a big opportunity for vegetarian restaurants (in India) as many Indians are vegetarian.’
After the opening in Amritsar, the US chain has plans to open another vegetarian outlet near the Vaishno Devi cave shrine in northwestern Indian Kashmir – a revered Hindu pilgrimage site that draws hundreds of thousands of worshippers year.
McDonald’s in India has a menu that is 50-percent vegetarian. Its McAloo Tikki burger – which uses a spiced potato-based patty – is the top seller, accounting for a quarter of total sales.
Among the chicken-only meat offerings, the Maharaja Mac is also a favorite.