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Old January 23 2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Now you can have a beer with your Whopper

Too bad it's Bud & Coors (unless you like them, of course).

http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/22/news...dex.htm?hpt=T2

I would love to have a Yuengling with my Steakhouse Burger (if I'm eating in).
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Old January 23 2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, I thought you said one could have a beer at Burger King now.
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Old January 23 2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: Now you can have a beer with your Whopper

I agree.
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Old January 23 2010, 10:48 PM   #4
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I'm sorry, I thought you said one could have a beer at Burger King now.
I have this hazy memory of ordering a beer with a Big Mac in France maybe 18 years ago.

Maybe it didn't happen, but I think maybe it did.
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Old January 23 2010, 11:10 PM   #5
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Re: Now you can have a beer with your Whopper

All Euro McDos offer beer.
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Old January 24 2010, 02:34 AM   #6
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I'm sorry, I thought you said one could have a beer at Burger King now.
I have this hazy memory of ordering a beer with a Big Mac in France maybe 18 years ago.

Maybe it didn't happen, but I think maybe it did.
I'm fair certain I did the same in West Berlin over 20 years ago.
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Old January 24 2010, 02:58 AM   #7
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All Euro McDos offer beer.
Yup. I was surprised to find (today, no less) that they didn't in the US.
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Old January 24 2010, 04:52 AM   #8
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Re: Now you can have a beer with your Whopper

We're a little slow sometimes.
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Old January 24 2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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Re: Now you can have a beer with your Whopper

Is it because McDonad's, King Burger, etc are considered "kids-friendly" premises?
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Old January 24 2010, 08:21 AM   #10
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Yeah...most still have the play areas for kids.

But I don't eat at those places anyway now...I just fix me a real burger at home...make good ol' homemade fries or wedges and poor my self a brandy thank you very much.
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Old January 24 2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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I like this trend.

"Yes, I'll Super-Size my rum & Coke."


I wonder if they'll sell them at the Drive Thru....
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Old January 24 2010, 11:30 AM   #12
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All Euro McDos offer beer.
Yup. I was surprised to find (today, no less) that they didn't in the US.
They don't in the UK either.

I don't think there's anything specific in law preventing them from doing so, but I believe it might mean that children would have to be accompanied to enter the premises, which obviously would hit them hard in the pocket.

Also, whenever I walk past a McDs it is always rammed with kids, I don't know of an adult, myself included, that would eat there.
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Old January 24 2010, 12:45 PM   #13
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^^Well, Italian laws are very relaxed about alcohol consumption, we don't have any age limit for drinking and only a few cities have one for buying and selling... and it's 16 IIRC.

On the other hand, here almost all kids learn to drink responsibly at home, so all this "let's keep the children sheltered from alcohol as long as possible" doesn't make sense around for us.
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Old January 24 2010, 02:06 PM   #14
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Norwegian laws however are not that relaxed about alcohol consumption. You have to be 18 to buy beer, and 20 to buy liquor, and the ones that sell them to you have to be the same.

Regular stores can only sell beer from 08-1800 on weekdays, and 08-1500 on Saturdays. On Sundays most stores are closed anyways, but the stores that are open are not allowed to sell alcohol on that day. If you want to buy liquor or wine, you have to go “the Norwegian Wine and Spirits Monopoly”, that is a government run business.

Restaurants and bars can sell alcohol at different times, but I just can’t see McDonalds fitting into either description.



So no, McDonalds can't sell beer in Norway either
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Old January 24 2010, 03:00 PM   #15
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^I remember that at the McDonald's in France and Germany, one could have a beer with their meal deal. However, in the UK this isn't the case. I guess this has something to do with the differences in drinking culture between the UK and the rest of continental Europe. In the UK it is more of an occassion to get absolutley pissed up, eat a horribly unhealthy kebab, throw up in the gutter, and then punch/stab etc. a police officer or some other unfortunate member of the general public.
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