A Real McDamper

The egg-and-bacon sandwich is an Aussie favorite. Damper bread is a source of native pride. McDonald's managed to insult both. The official restaurant of the 2000 Games took exception to an Olympic Park restaurant's putting an egg-and-bacon damper sandwich on its menu. Calling it an Egg McMuffin rip-off, the double-arched bully demanded that the homegrown dish be banned. A compromise was struck; the offending sandwich will be served on hot-dog buns. Corporate muscle, 1; indigenous cuisine, 0.

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