30,000 Chinese line up for new McDonald's

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BEIJING--More than 30,000 consumers in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan province lined up on Dec. 26 to have a taste of American fast-food at a newly opened McDonald's, the Chengdu Business Post reported. The number is a record high among all McDonald's in the Chinese mainland market. On its first day, the Chengdu outlet opened its doors at 6:30 a.m. By the time it closed at 11:30 p.m., its employees had served up more than 20,000 sandwiches, 27,000 pieces of chicken wings and 14,000 cups of drinks.

Copyright December 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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