McDonald’s is receiving major resentment after a failed aim at fetching back a cult-favorite sauce.
McDonald’s announced last week that for one-day simply, the fast food eatery would carry the Szechuan sauce for customers at participating locations.
That one day- Saturday, October 7- “Rick and Morty” and Szechuan sauce love amassed outside McDonald’s restaurants national. Thousands lined up hours before the packets were allowed to be sold, all clamoring for the sweet plum sauce.
Common theme, I tried two in Delaware that @McDonalds website said had it, and they say they never got it. Seems like a bait and switch.
— Kyle Grantham (@ kylegrantham) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
However, McDonald’s failed to mention in any of their prevalent promos that simply 20 containers of the highly anticipated sauce would be available at the stores. The Huffington Post reported that some locations listed online as participating stores didn’t actually have the sauce packets at all or some had sold out before the authorized selling time.
Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of furious beings lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce exclusively to hears they had none pic.twitter.com/ 3T272osid4
— Lulu Ramadan (@ luluramadan) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
Once the followers realized that the sauce had been sold out after waiting in line for hours, the latter are outraged. So much so that the police had to be called to disband an irritable populace bordering a Wellington, FL McDonald’s.
— Ian Sikes (@ ianjsikes) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
At another McDonald’s, a gathering reciting “we want sauce” organized and the police had to push them back.
my son is 9 and was crying as well….after we got home he was still unnerved and said he may never gobble @McDonalds again…that’s gigantic for him!
— Lisa Dahlkoetter (@ LasaLoraine) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
Other points, adults left indignant and kids left crying.
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The disgruntled customers took to Twitter to vent their exasperations at the chain, claiming incorrect marketing and announcing for both a “class action lawsuit” and a “boycott.” The latter became a trending hashtag for the day, #boycottMcDonalds.
The good supporters in the multiverse showed us what they got today. We hear you& we’re sorry not everyone could get some super-limited Szechuan.
— McDonald’s (@ McDonalds) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
McDonald’s responded to the outrage, problem a public confession on their Twitter account.
“The excellent devotees in the multiverse showed us what they got today, ” McDonald’s tweeted. “We hear you& we’re sorry not everyone could get some super-limited Szechuan.”
You’re not sorry. You did this for publicly and I hope parties decide not to eat at McDonald’s because of it.
— Brandi (@ Hypeduponsugar) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
Trying to get #SzechuanSauce today was a complete miscarry. Reproach on McDonald’s for this fiasco
— Brandon Matamoros (@ branmat1 4) October 7, 2017 blockquote > div >
Fans weren’t buying it and alleged the hamburger joint of really wanting the publicity.
A McDonald’s representative was not immediately available for comment.