Last weekend a fast food chain restaurant has opened a McCafe franchise in an historic building in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
Public opinion has been less than a positive one; opening a McCafe in a cultural relic has been criticized as another attempt to westernize authentic Chinese villas.
The villa has a lot of historic importance, former Taiwan leader, Chiang Ching-kuo, and son of former Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek stayed at the villa for nearly a month in the 1940’s.
The building’s exterior remains unchanged; inside is decorated with posters about Chiang’s life as a way to pay respect to the past life of the building.
Find your discount flights to China and explore the historic city of Hangzhou for yourself – maybe even grab a Big Mac?