10 Countries That Don’t Want McDonald’s

  • November 28, 2017
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McDonald’s vanished from this Latin American country in 2002 due to poor sales. Bolivian people were persuaded that the meals from the fast-food giant were not healthy because of their cheap ingredients and preparation methods. On one occasion, Bolivian president Juan Evo Morales even declared that the company is “not interested in the health of human beings, only in earnings and corporate profits.” It appears that McDonald’s has left Bolivia for good.



In October 2005, McDonald’s also said their farewell to Jamaica for good and shut down all its restaurants. Allegedly, their burgers were not large enough to satisfy the inhabitants of Jamaica. Since then, McDonald’s has never returned to Jamaica.



The government of Montenegro got in the way of this fast food restaurant chain as it was “concerned about the health of its residents” and stood by local restaurants and domestic cuisine. The reason why McDonald’s can’t be found in cities like Podgorica lies in the country’s “resistance to globalization.” However, the Montenegrin government now assures that all companies can operate in Montenegro, including McDonald’s. However, there is no sign of its restaurants.



A McDonald’s ¬¬restaurant was opened only once on the tropical island of Barbados in the Caribbean – back in 1996. After a year of financial struggle, the restaurant faced great challenges on the difficult market, withdrew from Barbados, and never returned.



This country in West Africa has supported the arrival of many fast food chains, such as KFC in 2011 and Chicken Republic in 2004. However, there are still no indications that McDonald’s will do the same. McDonald’s also doesn’t operate in Yemen and Cambodia. Last year, the first-ever McDonald’s was opened in Kazakhstan. McDonald’s also had a branch in Banja Luka, the capital of Republika Srpska in the Balkans, which was shut down quickly as the locals preferred the traditional cuisine.