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Is There Really a McDonald's in Iraq?

Where: Iraq
January 29, 2010 at 9:35 AM | by | ()

Even though we've located this McDonald's imposter in Dohuk, Iraq, we have yet to find a true Golden Arches in the country, one with Quarter pounders and McFlurrys and all that fast food that so bad for you and yet tastes so good.

Yet, after we posted the story on the Iraq knock-off restaurant, we heard from a Jaunted reader serving in the Middle East, who assures us that "there are a few at Forward operating bases all over the country of Iraq. For one instance is the one at Camp Speicher Iraq." So we did some more digging, and although we found mentions of a Subway, Burger King and Pizza Hut at Camp Speicher near Tikrit, any McDonald's locations remained top secret.

But before entering what might be a completely McDs-free land, soldiers homesick with hamburgers usually roll up to the open-24-hours McDonald's at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, where many flights leave to or arrive from Baghdad. We managed to find a picture of it above, and it's probably similar to whatever Golden Arches might be found closer to the front lines.

Got another shocking McDonald's location we should know about? This is going to be a running series, so email us your suggestions!

Related Stories:
· What Is A McDonalds Doing in Iraq? [Jaunted]
· The Most Shocking McDonald's Locations in the World [Jaunted]
· More McDonalds Locations That Make You Go 'Hmm' [Jaunted]

[Photo: Bee's Blog]

Archived Comments:


McDonalds has been one of the most famous food chain in the world. Though the quality may differ depends on the franchise and place as well, but name itself isn't affected. Never thought that even armies love McDonalds. LOLAndrew Stone

Specialty McD's foods from around the globe

There is a Mickey D's located right across from the pantheon in Rome, Italy. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. Idk, I just think it is really tacky--they don't even sell all the same items and I'm a girl who needs order fulfillment-BIG MAC please!! You should do a series on that: "specialty McDonald's food from around the world!"