WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- McDonald’s announced on Monday on its Instagram and Facebook accounts that it would be introducing a McPickle Burger in Australia.
- The fast-food chain now faces a backlash from angry customers after it revealed that the announcement was actually an April Fool’s Day prank.
- While some people knew right away that it was a prank, pickle-lovers were angered that the McPickle Burger wasn’t actually available from the store.
McDonald’s attempted an April Fools’ Day prank on Monday that angered some Australian customers. The fast-food chain uploaded a video on Twitter announcing their new addition to the McDonald’s Australia menu— the McPickle Burger.
The social media post read: “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, flavorsome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns. It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses. “
The post was accompanied by a video displaying a two-layered burger filled with loads of pickles, cheese and ketchup. While some social media users caught on to the joke, pickle lovers who believed it was a real offering got excited about the burger.
One Instagram user said, “I’m gonna order 1000.” while another wrote: “Omg it’s a burger designed for me.”
When McDonald’s Australia commented on its own post writing, “Available until yesterday,” the initial excitement turned sour.
“omfg if this is April fools joke imma be mad,” one user commented, while another wrote, “why does this have to be an April fools prank.”
“This shouldn’t be a joke,” one angry customer commented.
While some people looked forward to the “new burger” some thought it would have been a “gross” addition.
McDonald’s Australia said they were glad Australian customers enjoyed the joke but did not mention if they would include the McPickle on their menu in the future.
“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 wrote in a statement to news.com.au.
Source: Fox News