A spokesman for the hardline jihadi movement blasted the fast food chain after it opened its first branch in Quetta, a city in Pakistan.
The Taliban’s ruling council – the Quetta Shura – took its name from the city, having fled there to escape a US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Now, with fast-food treats like the McArabia available to them, the Taliban have warned they plan to visit – but not for the burgers.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, senior militant commander with the terror group, laughed when asked for his thought on the international chain.
“So you are asking me about McDonald’s food,” he said. “Yes, I know McDonald’s and its food but we will never eat it.
“We don’t even consider it as a food. This isn’t our food. We live in the rough, tough mountainous areas and need energy and power to fight against the enemy.”
Another senior figure, told NBC News he’d tried McDonald’s in Karachi but found it tasteless, too expensive, and not as good as mutton and rice.
“We know it’s an American food company and our religious scholars have forbidden us from consuming any Western food and beverages,” he said.
He added that he and his friends would visit the branch in Quetta’s highly-secured Police Lines neighbourhood, but had no intentions of eating there.
Dr. Irfan Tareen, a local skin specialist quoted by NBC, said that McDonald’s was a “good” addition to Quetta’s culinary scene.
“We are expecting that our city will get other international food chains too,” he said.