• McDonald's in Austria now serve as mini US embassies
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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/food-drink/mcdonalds-austria-restaurants-us-embassy-travel-tourists-a8913411.html The official US Embassy Vienna Facebook page recently announced the US ambassador to Austria, Trevor D. Traina, had signed an agreement with the country’s McDonald’s chief, Isabelle Kuster stating that McDonald’s branches across Austria will be granted permission to offer consular support to US citizens who are unable to dial the embassy’s phone number. According to the post, which features a photograph of Traina and Kuster shaking hands, as of Wednesday 15 May American visitors will be able to enter a McDonald's to "report a lost or stolen passport" or simply "to seek travel assistance". McDonald’s staff will also assist those in “distress” in making “contact with the US embassy for consular services. McDonald's spokesman Wilhelm Baldia said the fast food company had been chosen due to "the great fame of the brand". Baldia said: "We were approached with the request by the US Consulate. Firstly, because of the brand's great fame among Americans, and secondly, because there are a lot of branches in Austria." Baldia added that the McDonald's team will aid Americans in calling the 24/7 embassy hotline but will not issue new passports or perform other consular services as these will exclusively remain at embassies and consulates. US Ambassador to Austria Traina was appointed to the role in 2018 by US President Donald Trump, who has previously professed his love for the fast food chain.
What is real life anymore
Can I get a McPassport? I have my McPapers right here.
i really hope trump claims credit for it saying it was his idea, and it turns out to be true
having a fast food place serve in any official capacity is a terrible idea since they don't have the same legal status actual embassies and consulates have.
Christ sake, the stereotype about Americans being obese junkfood addled morons was supposed to be a joke, not reality.
"as of Wednesday 15 May American visitors will be able to enter a McDonald's to "report a lost or stolen passport" or simply "to seek travel assistance". McDonald’s staff will also assist those in “distress” in making “contact with the US embassy for consular services. They're not really doing much other than lending a hand lol
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/107055/b03e0f12-5004-4f5f-9f19-12c003537e6b/image.png This has now become reality
Australian banter is next level stuff
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So if the police is after you and you run into a McD's, they basically can't do shit until you leave?
I mean on one hand this makes a lot of sense and is super helpful considering that there are only a few consulates in the country with the chance of being near one in an emergency like that extremely low, where there are McDonalds fucking everywhere. On the other hand this doesn't help absurd stereotypes about Americans
This is almost literally a Mitch Hedburg joke.
An anti-McDonalds journalist entered the McEmbassy a week ago and hasn't been McSeen since...
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