McDonald's fall foul of 'invent your own burger' scheme

McDonald's fall foul
22 July 2016

When things are put to the public, people start getting mischievous.

When Man City asked the public to name one of their stands, everyone chose player Colin Bell, hoping there'd be a 'Colin Bell End'.

Asking the public to come up with a name for a research boat, the people who posed the question soon found that everyone had voted for it to be called Boaty McBoatface.

A humpback whale was named 'Mister Splashy Pants' some years ago, because people just love taking the Mickey out of things.

And so, to McDonald's in New Zealand, who ran an online contest where people were allowed to create their own burgers.

New creations were made up, saved on the Maccies page, then people could vote for their favourites. Obviously, people decided to have a bit of fun with the whole thing.

Given that you could get a QR code from it, go to a McDonald's store and get the thing made up, you can see why this might be a good idea that could go a bit awry.

Some came up with a 'burger' called the Carbonator, and it looked like this:

There was also this thing, which no-one in their right mind would ever want to go near.

Naturally, they're pretty innocent. It was only a matter of time before people started being racist and whatnot.

Of those, the only one we're comfortable with sharing is this delightfully named thing.

Of course, when people started being unpleasant, McDonald's ended up pulling the competition.

Hopefully, someone created a Big Mac that's made with the patties from a Sausage and Egg McMuffin, so we can order them for ourselves.

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