April Fools’ Day prank in Mecca intrigues customers: Diners ask fast food chain to make ‘prank’ burgers a permanent item
- McDonald’s is facing backlash over its April Fool’s joke
- The fast food chain begged to make a permanent product for “McFry”
- Quarter pounder juke burger stuffed with french fries
McDonald’s has faced a wave of backlash over its April Fool’s Day prank as angry customers demand the “joke” burger be made a permanent item.
Hundreds of Australians have begged the fast food chain to make the “McFry” available year-round after the menu item was launched as an April Fool’s joke on social media.
The fake addition to the menu provided fans with a quarter pounder stuffed with chips.
“The ultimate Mac hack has now been ordered, where we take the classic Quarter Pounder and stack it with Australian fries,” the ad reads.
No mess. no fuss. No thanks necessary. We made it so you don’t have to! Get your hands on a McFry today. Available until yesterday.
While some Maccas fans enjoyed the joke, others were very disappointed.
The fake addition to the menu, which was announced on April Fools’ Day Saturday, gave McDonald’s fans a quarter pounder stuffed with chips (pictured)
While some Maccas fans enjoyed the joke, others were very disappointed and wrote that they would ‘actually order’ the fake burger (pictured is a busy McDonald’s in Sydney)
This is not funny. It’s a joke. I will totally buy McCaffrey! one woman wrote.
“I was so excited until I read the last ‘Available Until Yesterday’ part. Maybe McDonald’s should release a burger like this,” agreed the second.
A third commented, “April Fools aside, this actually looks like a great burger, I’d probably buy Maccas for once.”
Another said “I better not be fools April, I hate having to pack potatoes in myself.”
In response to a comment, a McDonald’s spokesperson joked that customers can purchase a “McFry DIY kit” simply by purchasing a quarter-pound meal.
The Australians would then have to load the fries into the burger themselves.
It comes after McDonald’s faced similar criticism over its April Fools’ Day prank in 2019, when the fast food giant announced it would launch a ‘McPickle’ (pictured)
It comes after McDonald’s faced similar criticism over its April Fools’ Day prank in 2019, when the fast food giant announced it was launching a McPickle.
The newly created offering was supposed to be filled with plenty of pickles, sandwiched between layers of melted cheese, and packed into a sesame seed bun.
Along with a short video showing the burger, the fast food chain added a commentary describing the ingredients for the pickle-infused batter.
“Pickle lovers, this is the news you’ve all been waiting for,” it read.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new McPickle Burger brand. It’s time to enjoy delicious pickles full of flavor between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns.
McDonald’s fans were similarly pranked on April Fool’s Day in 2019, when the fast food giant announced it would launch a ‘McPickle’ (pictured, McDonald’s in Melbourne)
“It is sure to be a treat for all of your senses.”
While some social media users pulled off the April Fools’ Day prank right away, others were outraged that the burgers weren’t actually available for purchase.
Someone wrote: “If only it weren’t an April Fool’s Day.”
A second implored: “Don’t play McDonald’s with me… make this happen.”
Another added, “Oh my God, if this was an April Fool’s joke (I’d be crazy).”