I believe that the trends created by the openings of McDonalds in these areas were a result of the market that they got into. Japan is a more modernized place than the other two and that’s why I think the trends in Japan are so closely related to America. In Beijing and Seoul, it was a different market that McDonalds was getting into. They were very popular in the media but the community never had a firsthand experience with the company. When McDonalds decided to get into the Chinese and Korean markets it was different for the cultures and they adapted in a different way. So I believe they created the trends the occurred in Beijing and Seoul but they didn’t want to change the culture just give them more options. As time goes by I believe both these markets with start to transform into a relaxed approach to McDonalds and it will eventually be like the fast-food style that we are accustomed to.
I wouldn’t say that what McDonalds is doing is an American-inspired, transnational culture crowding out indigenous cultures because of the way they have handled the communities they are in. In the Beijing case I wouldn’t say that the idea that McDonalds is a