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"It's hard for Americans to understand, but McDonald's is almost heaven-sent to these people," says Tim Fenton, the head of McDonald's Poland, as he gestures toward one of his 17 booming stores. "It's some of the best food around. The service is quick, and people smile. You don't have to pay to use the bathroom. There's air conditioning. The place isn't filled with smoke. We tell you what's in the food. And we want you to bring kids.
There used to be resistance to ideas from abroad," says Ed Rensi, the portly chief of McDonald's USA. "No more." And nowhere is the spirit of this global burgerpreneurism more evident than in Poland. Five years after the fall of communism, the Poles are busy scrubbing four decades of soot off buildings. New, brightly colored commercial signs, including those of Pizza Hut and Burger King, are cropping up like wild mushrooms.
> Hamburger? Lets bring almost heaven to Poland.
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