McDonald’s have launched a surprise new addition to their menu in an attempt to attract more customers back to their restaurants. However, if you don’t live in the Rebel County or plan visiting there any time soon you probably won’t get to try it.
The McLanger will be available exclusively in Cork and the fast food giant is confident it will be a big hit with the locals. Regional manager for Munster Sean Murphy explained. “The fast food business is very competitive all over Ireland these days and this is part of our campaign to appeal more to local people. Last year’s addition of the McSlurry to our dessert menu in rural areas was a huge success and we firmly believe the McLanger will be just as popular in Cork.”
We ventured onto the streets of Ireland’s second city to see if the people of Cork are as excited about trying the McLanger as we are.
45 year-old construction worker Ger Murphy left us in no doubt. “I’d rather shove a nest of angry wasps up me hole.” he told us bluntly. “Give me proper spuds any day of the week instead of that shite.”
Other people however were far more positive. “Oh I’ll definitely have to try one of them. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve had a langer in me mouth, haha!” joked 89-year old Bridie Murphy.
Some people took a different view entirely. “Well I find the whole thing offensive as it stereotypes the people of Cork because it’s just a myth that we all go around saying ‘langer’ just like it’s a myth that every second person in Cork is called Murphy.” said 20-year old student Brian Murphy, adding “How would Jackeens like it if they brought out a burger called a Quarter Bleedin Pounder in Dublin?”
Brian’s classmate Deirdre Murphy doesn’t share his opinion. “Ah it’s just a bit of craic for feck sake. Stop whinging ya big langer.”
We shared our findings with McDonald’s Ireland who told us that they value the opinions of all their customers very highly, although they added “We refute any allegations that we cause offence or that we are in any way insensitive to local issues. If this was the case then we would not have taken the decision last year to abandon our planned launch of the McStabby Meal in Limerick.”