No #starbucks #no #McDonald's..#iceland

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Reykjavík is the only Western European capital without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks. In fact, the only other European capital without a McDonald’s is Tirana, the capital of Albania, while Reykjavík shares the distinction of being Starbucks-free with Rome, the capital of espresso.

McDonald’s did try to colonize Iceland, opening a restaurant with great fanfare in 1993. Davíð Oddsson, prime minister of Iceland at the time, ordered and ate the first burger. But for some reason, McDonald’s hamburgers never really caught on, and the restaurant was closed down in 2009.