It was supposed to be a sign of peace but instead turned into a war of sorts.
Earlier this week, international fast food giant Burger King (you’d be more familiar with it as Hungry Jacks in Oz) proposed to fellow international fast food giant McDonald’s that the brands combine their trademark burgers to create one big, fat one in celebration of ‘Peace Day’.
The proposal was outlined on the ‘McWhopper’ tumblr page and read as thus:
“Burger King genuinely wants to unite with McDonald’s on September 21st 2015, to prepare and serve the McWhopper and get the world talking about Peace Day. Naturally we’ll only proceed if you’re on board, so we created this site to help you better understand our proposal and realise the potential.”
McDonald’s representatives shut down the idea immediately with CEO Steve Easterbrook dissing Burger King on Maccas’ Facebook page, saying in not-so-many words that a fantastical bastardised burger is no sign of peace in the scheme of genuine global war.
Suffice to say McDonald’s rejected Burger King’s proposal outright, adding “PS: A simple phone call will do next time”.
Oh, the shame. Antonino Tati
To view the proposal in video form, click top of story.