McDonald’s April Fool’s Day joke backfires as customers demand the “McFry” become a permanent item
Macca’s April Fools’ prank has sparked widespread customer interest as diners are demanding the fast-food chain make “joke” burgers a staple
- McDonald’s threatens backlash over April Fool’s joke
- Fast-food chain asked to make “McFry” permanent
- Joke Burger is a quarter pounder stuffed with french fries
McDonald’s has faced a spate of backlash over an April Fool’s joke, when disgruntled customers demanded the “joke” burger become a permanent item.
Hundreds of Aussies have asked the fast-food chain to make the ‘McFry’ available year-round after the menu item was posted on social media as an April Fool’s joke.
The fake addition to the menu offered fans a chip-filled quarter-pounder.
“The ultimate mac hack is now coming to order as we take the classic quarter pounder and stack it with Australia’s favorite fries,” reads the announcement.
‘No mess. No trouble. No problem. We made it so you don’t have to! Get the McFry today. Available until yesterday.’
While some Maccas enthusiasts enjoyed the joke, others were bitterly disappointed.
The fake addition to the menu announced on Saturday’s April Fools’ Day joke offered McDonald’s fans a quarter-pounder stuffed with fries (pictured)
While some Maccas enthusiasts enjoyed the joke, others were bitterly disappointed, writing they would “actually order” the fake burger (pictured is a busy Sydney McDonalds).
“It’s not funny that it’s a prank. I would totally buy a Mcfry!’ wrote a woman.
‘I was so excited until I read the last part ‘available until yesterday’. Maybe McDonald’s really should make burgers like this,” agreed a second.
“April fools aside, that actually sounds like a freaking awesome burger, I might actually buy Maccas someday,” commented a third.
“This better not be an April Fool’s joke, I hate having to wrap the fries myself,” said another.
In response to a comment, a McDonald’s spokesperson joked that customers could purchase a “McFry DIY Kit” simply by buying a quarter-pound meal.
Aussies would then have to load the fries into the burger themselves.
It comes after McDonald’s faced similar criticism for an April Fool’s joke in 2019, when the fast-food giant announced it was launching a “McPickle” (pictured).
It comes after McDonalds faced similar criticism over an April Fool’s joke in 2019, when the fast-food giant announced it was launching a “McPickle.”
The newly created offering was to be stuffed with lots of pickles, lined between layers of melted cheese and wrapped in a sesame seed bun.
Alongside a short video showing off the burger, the fast-food chain included a caption describing the ingredients of the pickle-filled concoction.
“Cucumber lovers, this is the news you’ve all been waiting for,” it read.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger. It’s time to enjoy juicy, flavorful pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame buns.
McDonald’s fans were similarly tricked on April 1, 2019, when the fast-food giant announced it was launching a “McPickle” (pictured is a McDonald’s in Melbourne).
“A pleasure for all senses.”
While some social media users immediately fell for the April Fool’s joke, others were outraged that the burger wasn’t actually for sale.
“If only it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke,” one person wrote.
“Don’t play McDonalds with me… make this happen,” pleaded a second.
“Omfg if this is an April Fool’s joke [I’m going to] being crazy,” added another.
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