Fries To Go: McDonald's Moves European HQ Out Of London

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By M@ Last edited 105 months ago
Fries To Go: McDonald's Moves European HQ Out Of London

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Borders ain't the only ones jumping ship. McDonald's today announced that they're moving their European headquarters from London to Geneva, Switzerland. Nothing to do with corporate tax rates, claims spokesman Ed Petter. The move apparently allows them to 'align matters connected with intellectual property'. We're not quite sure what that means, but hope it has something to do with ley lines. Oh, wait, the FT explains it more sensibly and succinctly. McDonald's are currently based in East Finchley. It's unclear how the move, set for autumn, will affect jobs. Image by Matthew Gidley in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 13 July 2009

IanVisits

McD's actually has "intellectual property" to protect?

Have they patented the "this cup contains hot beverages" warning then?

M@

Yup. Thermonuclear apple pies. I hear rumours that the National Physical Laboratory are looking into the famously superheated fruit fillings as a potential alternative energy source.