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McDonald's restaurants in New Zealand see incredible increase in demand

The need for burgers and fries has triggered a warning that restaurants may close due to food shortages

49w ago

Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and obsessing over McDonald’s.

It is a little known fact that until the fast food chain rose to glory in 1940 people were surviving only by chomping on blades of grass. Even cows had a more sophisticated lifestyle (they used to bathe in hot tubs, guzzling crates of champagne).

It was not long after the first McDonald’s restaurant chose to overthrow the capitalist cows and dice them up into beef burgers that the fast food revolution began.

That takeover of everyday life seems to be present more than anywhere in New Zealand, where McDonald’s chains are currently seeing a massive spike in demand.

Because the country appears to have weathered the COVID-19 storm extremely well, a decision was taken to commence the process of easing lockdown restrictions, meaning that New Zealanders could bombard their local Macca’s with orders of chicken, burgers and fries.

However, due to this rediscovered freedom, customers have been overwhelming the infrastructure of the Golden Arches. With purchases of over 300,000 burgers (of which nearly half were Big Macs) within the first twenty four hours of stores re-opening, a warning has been made that restaurants could be forced to close due to a lack of ingredients.

Resources of lettuce are particularly badly affected (worsened by the fact that many suppliers have been running at a reduced capacity due to coronavirus), meaning that Big Macs and McChickens have been hardest hit.

Despite many helpful tips having been issued about how people can design their own McDonald’s food at home, it’s true that nothing tastes as good as the real thing. The residents of New Zealand are definitely taking that sentiment to heart.

How have you been surviving without McDonald’s?

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Comments (6)

  • There’s more sheep in NZ than people.

      11 months ago
    • Interesting. Maybe one day people will be queuing up to eat grass

        11 months ago
  • That wouldn't exactly be my first choice to eat out at after this all ends! LOL

      11 months ago
  • Disgusting people, those New-Zealanders.

      11 months ago
  • 👍

      11 months ago