I'm sure someone has pointed this out already, but I haven't seen it anywhere, so I thought I would point it out.
I was reading this post over at the Anthropology blog Savage Minds, which brings up Friedman's so called "Mcdonald's theory" which posits that no country with a Mcdonald's restaurant will invade another country with a McDonald's.
At little late, I know, but just to point this out:
Mcdonald's Moscow (one of many)
So much for that theory.