McDonald's says it intends to open franchises in Afghanistan although a firm date has not been established for the development.

Sunday business and pleasure says: "Worried about a 50-year jihad? Console yourself with a Big Mac.

The magazine says McDonald's is under pressure as never before, buffeted by BSE and attacked by anti-capitalists and anti-Americans.

Sunday Business 18/11/01 page 11 (Sunday business and pleasure)