McDonald’s Got Itself Into A Bit Of A Pickle After An April Fool’s Joke Backfired
McDonald’s faces backlash from Australian fans after the fast food house pulled out an April fool joke about their new menu 'McPickle'.
Popular fast-food chain McDonald's pulled out a prank by creating a fake commercial video about a new burger so-called 'McPickle' on April Fool's day.
The prank bamboozled many Australian customers who actually went to order the new Pickle Burger. Check out the fake commercial McDonald posted on April Fool's day.
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Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for. We’re super stoked to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger. It’s time to tuck into juicy, flavoursome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns. It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses. #dailynuggets #mcpickle #pickleoverload #maccas #imlovinit
The Burger chain posted the video along with a believable advertisement which got customers perplexed,
“Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for. We’re super stoked to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger,” the Instagram post read. “It’s time to tuck into juicy, flavorsome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce, and toasted sesame seed buns. It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses. #dailynuggets #mcpickle #pickleoverload #maccas #imlovinit.”
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The commercial seemed extremely convincing which displayed a two-layered burger filled with pickles, cheese, and ketchup and even stated that it was a special dish with limited time offer.
In contrast, Australian customers didn't think the prank was funny as backlashes started to rise as they believed it was a real menu addition. However, some wisecrackers caught the April fool prank.
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Some of the users comment regarding the advertisement.
“omfg if this is April fools joke imma be mad,” one person commented, while another wrote, “why does this have to be an April fools prank.”
A lady shared “even though this is a definitely an April’s fools joke, I would order this and you know it.”
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“We know there’s a lot of love out there for our famous pickles, and the McPickle Burger has certainly got people talking about them. We’re glad Australians have enjoyed our April Fools’ joke!” McDonald’s said.