Vatican: a pray and a Big Mac!

Vatican: a pray and a Big Mac!

A new McDonald’s fast food restaurant which opened last week near the Apostolic Palace has drawn criticism from some local restaurant owners and residents.

The outlet opened with a low key inauguration on 30 December in the historic district of Borgo Pio, near the Vatican City gate of Porta Sant’Anna.

Restaurant and bar owners from the surrounding area complained on Tuesday that the decision by the Vatican’s real estate entity, to rent the eight-shop space to the fast food chain will have a negative impact on the traditional cuisine of the Borgo Pio neighborhood.