Now it might just be me, that is entirely possible, but I find the current McDonald’s “Two Can Dine” television ads a bit confusing. On the ad they show a Big Mac and a McChicken, behind which appears to be to be one order of fries and one soft drink. The voice over stresses that the deal is valid for Big Mac OR McChicken. To me OR means not BOTH.
This gives me the impression that for $9.98 I can get a Big Mac OR a McChicken, one order of fries and one soft drink. Can I have two straws?
This gives me the impression that for $9.98 I can get a Big Mac OR a McChicken, one order of fries and one soft drink. Can I have two straws? Isn’t that a lot of money for a Trio that usually costs on average worldwide $6.40? I think what they want to say is that for $9.98 you can have one of each, or two of one Big Mac or McChicken. But that doesn’t solve the fries and drink issue.
I’m sure it’s just me misunderstanding the advertisement but if I did, I have to wonder how many other folks had the same thought. As I said at the outset, it could just be me!
Then again maybe this is a big advertising agency error that has thrown thousands, no, millions of McDonald’s customers into a frenzy and, having brought this to their attention, McDonald’s will engage my services as a highly witty copywriter… or maybe a one-time cash award … or a gift certificate for a Big Mac?!?