McDonald's coming to Vietnam

Jun 18, 2007 Full story: Lonely Planet 36

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Heard today from someone who's father works for the government in Hanoi that the Golden Arches will be opening in HCMC in April 2008. via Lonely Planet

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Australia

#1 Jan 18, 2008
thats gud that they are building a maccas'a cause the kfc over there is weird and instead off chicken nuggets they got fish nuggets!.....eww! and a new burger called the shrimp burger!....eww! and the chips are much smaller than kfc australia! like macca's chip's! the ice cream is alright though! yummy!!!
avoid

Beijing, China

#2 May 15, 2008
You're in Asia, you idiot. Specifically, southeast Asia, home to the most complex and incredible food on earth. Hopefully McDonalds won't take off and damage traditional eating like it already has in China. Trying actually eating Vietnamese food. Jeez.
Allan

Beijing, China

#3 May 26, 2008
Vietnamese food is good if you want diahrea. Mcdonalds will bring good food quality to your table.

I'm looking forward to mc'pho and mc broken rice. Yummy.

It'd be huge hit, once it arrives.

Northern Chinese food is crap. McDonalds coming in was a great thing.
mongbei

Shanghai, China

#4 May 27, 2008
avoid wrote:
You're in Asia, you idiot. Specifically, southeast Asia, home to the most complex and incredible food on earth. Hopefully McDonalds won't take off and damage traditional eating like it already has in China. Trying actually eating Vietnamese food. Jeez.
What's the evidence that McDonalds has damaged traditional eating in China? Not trying to be provocative and I've no interest in supporting McDonalds, just interested to know.
What the pho

Hanoi, Vietnam

#5 Jun 16, 2008
Allan wrote:
Vietnamese food is good if you want diahrea. Mcdonalds will bring good food quality to your table.
I'm looking forward to mc'pho and mc broken rice. Yummy.
It'd be huge hit, once it arrives.
Northern Chinese food is crap. McDonalds coming in was a great thing.
Look in the toilets and you'll see the McShit you left behind you.
Vina food rocks. If you don't like PLEASE don't come here.
Curiosity

Hanoi, Vietnam

#6 Sep 14, 2008
Can someone tell me more about "Mc Donald coming soon to VN"? HN or HCMC? who's in charge? Thanks

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#7 Sep 15, 2008
I thought Vietnam was a friend of the U.S.A.. McDonalds is low grade food, if you can call it food.
stickywicket

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Sep 22, 2008
well, its now September 2008 and still no whiff of a big mac in the Minh...

so much for the rumour... i could really eat a McMuffin for breakfast occasionally.

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#9 Sep 23, 2008
stickywicket wrote:
well, its now September 2008 and still no whiff of a big mac in the Minh...
so much for the rumour... i could really eat a McMuffin for breakfast occasionally.
I only go there 2 times a year myself.
Mustang Chef

Posen, MI

#10 Sep 23, 2008
Oh ya , after what I went through cookin there, Macs just waltzas in and cashes in...I don't think so.
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allstart1125

Champaign, IL

#12 Nov 6, 2008
Allan wrote:
Vietnamese food is good if you want diahrea. Mcdonalds will bring good food quality to your table.
I'm looking forward to mc'pho and mc broken rice. Yummy.
It'd be huge hit, once it arrives.
Northern Chinese food is crap. McDonalds coming in was a great thing.
Please, I'm sick of Chinese food and the way they make it, jeez just if you actually see how they cook it you probably won't stay their and stair at it, instead you throw up! By the way Mc Donald fucked chinese eating habit up. Damn I heard that McD even have Chinese BBQ sauce on their burger.That's just so fucked up. What a good combination!
u idiots

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Dec 12, 2008
china food sucks in china raw fish...ewwww!
sauasage pig

UK

#14 Dec 14, 2008
so is there a mcdonalds or what you sad flucks
smelly vag

UK

#15 Dec 14, 2008
yeah tell us
hotlips

Cork, Ireland

#16 Jan 9, 2009
going there in a few days will tell ye whwn i get back
The Fish

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#17 Jan 23, 2009
As of Jan24, 2009 there is no mcdonalds and there will not be mcdonalds in VN for at least 5 + years. Fact : the return on investment just isnt there, and thats what its all about. period. when it is PROFITABLE..they will come. not before. Enjoy yor Pizza Hut, KFC, lotteria, Jollibee, because thats ALL there is for western fast food here in HCMC. Most , but not all, Vietnamese food is nasty and un hygenicallly prepared. Best VN food can be found in California. The ingedients and and preperation are the key. Taco Bell will be a big hit here when it comes. Dist. 1,3,5 Anh Phu and Phu My Hung HCMC RULE and if you are in VN and dont live in one of these places you suck and will get no respect from anyone ! Have fun tourists !
wtf

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#18 Jan 26, 2009
The Fish, you are clearly a moron. For one thing KFC etc. are already turning a profit here, so where you got your 5+ years from I have no idea. Unless you are privy to extensive feasibility studies for Mcdonald's we are not aware of?

Secondly saying the best VN food is in California is the most blatantly ridiculous and stupid thing I have ever heard. It's like saying the best Aboriginal cave art was done by Druids. I've had loads of Vietnamese food in the west and it's nothing like here. It's shit. Also I guarantee you the ingredients, which you say are key, will never be fresher than those found in the VN markets and food stalls.

Finally, "Dist. 1,3,5 Anh Phu and Phu My Hung HCMC RULE and if you are in VN and dont live in one of these places you suck and will get no respect from anyone"... I'm not even going to start with that one. I think the statement highlights your own ignorance and stupidity. In short, fuck off back to California or wherever you came from and eat some Mcdonald's Pho. Moron.
Ray HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#19 Feb 8, 2009
I dont live in any of the places you say get respect- Therefore I must be a piece of poop! Well, I seem to get my share of respect for a piece of poop!
All the WHIMPS live in those areas because they don't have the guts to try a little bit of "local" living.Surrounded by other "tay" and sipping their imported wines whilst complaining that everyone in Vietnam doesnt speak perfect English, therefore they are backward.
Anyway, re McD- Why the hell would any person who likes real food want to eat that crap anyway!(Bulls dicks, cows udders, ears, snotty noses). Why did we all leave our western homelands? To experience some exotic local stuff, including the food-right?
Fish in KFC is an OPTION-You have to ask for it. Dont ask, you wont get. What happened to your brain? Did you leave it in a McDonalds?
Best Viet food in California? DER! see above.
Pho to the Le

Delta, Canada

#21 Mar 13, 2009
I just returned to Vancouver, BC from my trip to Vietnam. I stayed in HCMC. As of March 2009, there are no McDonald's restaurants...thank god! Troi oi! If McDonald's is coming to VN, I know my relatives are smart enough to stay away from that shit. Why put that garbage in your mouth and into your body when the local street vendors make the best Banh Mi (VN sandwich) I've ever had in my life!?! I think the Banh Mi in VN is way better than the ones I've had in Vancouver. The same goes for a lot of other foods I've had in VN. The best thing about the foods at local restaurants and markets is that they don't have the hundreds of added chemicals and additives that McDonald's puts in their "food". I wouldn't even call McDonald's menu items as "food". McDonald's is more like good tasting poison. So please McDonald's...stay away from Vietnam. People there are beautiful, lean, healthy (if non-smoker/non-drinker) and don't suffer from diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol as much as people in the west...mainly Americans...if you're American, don't be offended but you know Americans are fat. Child obesity is on the rise and the "fast" foods that children eat are kiiling them.
As a Vietnamese person living in Canada, I hope and pray that McDonald's does not come to Vietnam. Let's keep the Vietnamese people young looking, healthy and lean...let's keep McDonald's out of VN.
ukboy89

London, UK

#22 Apr 6, 2009
if u come to VietNam for junkfoods,u guys r insane! Explore and enjoy their local foods u'll find they r awesome.Otherwise, layin' on ur bed and consume McDonald's as much as u can!

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