McDonald’s made a very smart deal yesterday: they signed an agreement with Sinopec (China’s leading oil and gas station company) to set up drive-thru restaurants at their gas stations. Drive through restaurants are a novelty in China, I heard there must be one McDonalds drive-thru in Shanghai, but I did not find it yet. Also the other fast food stores in China like KFC or Pizza Hut do not use this concept so far, but with the increase in car ownership they will likely also enter this part of the market soon. Sinopec operates 30,000 gas stations all over China, so this opens a world of opportunities for them. I look forward to getting a Big Mac while an attendant fills up my car!