I'm proud to say that I live near a town called Clitheroe (Lancashire UK) which refused to have a McDonalds so they had to build it on the bypass road and Clitheroe Council made them lower their "m" so it wouldn't despoil the scenery.
Apparently this is the only small "m" in the country!
I read about Big Macs etc in American fiction and magazines when I was a boy and recall the first one opening in central London. I made quite a journey across London (for a 12 year old) and was bitterly disappointed. It's like eating warm greasy carpet.
You're right though Airbot. Our children seem to like them over here. It's a phase.
PS. Was TeenTim banned for slagging off steak and kidney pie?