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Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France
NPR – http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/04/29/179879664/mon-dieu-fast-food-now-rules-in-france
“While McDonald’s has been in France since the 1970s, many industry observers say it wasn’t until the turn of this century that outlets for both American and European fast food chains really began proliferating. The fast food market is now so ripe that Subway says it has opened some 400 stores in the past decade, and Burger King, which shut its 39 French restaurants 16 years ago, recently re-entered the market with great success.”
Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week
The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeb-bush-french-work-week_563270a5e4b0631799119cd9
“First, the facts: France’s work week — needless to say — is not three days. In 2000, France’s government created a 35-hour work week with the goal of lowering unemployment. Employers can, and often do, ask workers to work more hours, as the BBC reported, but they must pay them overtime after 35 hours.”