Believe it or not, like it or not -- there is no McDonald's in Botswana.
As in, no McDonald's in the entire country. No McDonald's here in the capital city -- thriving metropolis of 200,000 -- Gaborone.
Where am I????
You can say all kinds of noble, anti-capitalistic things about how a country is probably better off without the Golden Arch of American consumerism and SuperSized symbol of U.S. obesity.
But sometimes you find yourself hungering for a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese and those delicious, oil-soaked, salty fries.
Why no McDonald's?
The short answer is that apparently the McDonald's franchise requirements and standards are too much for this country to support. This seems like a curious answer to me. What does that say about a place where even McDonald's won't invest?