These four sovereign nations are free of one international pestilence: not Japanese knotweed; not mosquitoes and not drugs. No… these four states are simply not ‘lovin’ it’. In other words... they are McDonald’s-free.
McDonald’s is pulling out of Iceland because it can no longer compete with local fast food outlets selling beef samlokas. The poor Golden Arches corporation in Iceland must import its buns, beef and fries from Germany, but with the Euro sky high and the Icelandic Krona about as low as a limbo bar, the company simply can’t make a living from the land of ice, volcanoes and busted banks.
This is very interesting when you consider that the Icelanders have a national dish that involves placing a dead shark in hole, peeing over it, then covering it with sand and leaving it to mature for six months. Then they dig it up and tuck into what has to be the world’s stinkiest hors d’oeuvre.
In my opinion, if anyone can prefer rancid old shark to a Big Mac and fries then it's little wonder that McDonald’s has decided to throw the paper serviette in!