McDonald's deprives Londoners of new triple cheeseburger
McDonald's have launched a triple patty burger. It's available in restaurants all across the UK ... apart from London.
McDonald's is currently trialling a new triple stack cheeseburger. This glorious embodiment of excess consists of three patties, each with its own slice of cheese and a smattering of gherkin, onion and ketchup. However, McDonalds have sparked outrage with this trial: none of the 60 restaurants are in London, and people aren't happy about it.
This extra tall burger might be exciting to us Brits, but the burger has been available in the US and Australia for some time, and even in the UK it's not entirely new: McDonald's released a triple stack in 1994 to celebrate the World Cup, but back then, it was known as the Hat Trick.
Given the place of the triple stack on McDonald's menus elsewhere around the world, it seems pretty likely that this burger is going to become a fixture of UK menus eventually. But for now, it's only available at a few restaurants for a limited period.
Either way, FOMO hit some Londoners hard. Naturally, many took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Some, like Nicole, aimed their frustrations at the city. The sentiment was very much: "I live in this cramped, polluted, expensive concrete mess and I don't even get superior dining".
Some were made quietly melancholy by the news:
Then again, as users started sharing their experience with the new burger, many started to wonder whether they were really missing out: