It's not a secret that Olympics athletes tend to gorge themselves on the free McDonald's offered in the Olympic Village after they're done with events. Usain Bolt famously said he ate 1,000 chicken nuggets at the 2008 Beijing Games. Australian badminton player Sawan Serasinghe posted a photo of himself with 8,000 calorie pile of McDonald's in Rio.
The massive amount of food being ordered at McDonald's is probably aided by it being free for athletes, and maybe it's tied to reports that venues are running out of food. Either way, athletes are eating so much McDonald's that the chain's Olympic depot had to start enforcing an order limit, according to the Washington Post. Athletes are being limited 20 items per order.
Part of the need for limits, according to reports, is that the workers at McDonald's aren't seeing a slow time. There's a line out the door day and night. That's in part because there aren't many options in the Olympic Village and the option that are present aren't always that appealing. "Normally, in the cafeteria, the food isn’t good," says Cuban judoka Idalys Ortiz.