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Fast food and surfing on the Net may become a feature of the
future, McDonalds revealed recently.

Fast food and surfing on the Net may become a feature of the future, McDonalds revealed recently. The US fast food giant is currently experimenting with Internet-linked PCs in its restaurants, though not yet in the United States. A test is presently underway in Ra'anana in suburban Tel Aviv, Israel. The Ra'anana restaurant has more than 20 PC terminals for its young clientele. Customers buy tokens worth 20 minutes of Internet time, small children can play computer games for free and Microsoft Corp. software is offered for sale. "It reflects the lifestyle of youngsters in Israel and in the world- to eat fast food and use the Internet at the same time,"​ Omri Padan, chief executive officer of McDonald's Israel, told Israel Radio. McDonald's Israel claims the Ra'anana restaurant is the first McDonald's anywhere to offer commercial Internet access, a project developed with the MSN Israel portal. Israelis spend on average some 8.5 hours a month online, more than most Europeans and less time than Americans spend surfing the Web, according to recent findings by Internet audience measuring company Nielsen/Net Ratings.

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