McDonald’s denies posting ad mocking rival


HYDERABAD: An alleged McDonald’s Philippines ad mocking a competitor after a “fried napkin incident” goes viral on Facebook.

FACT CHECK:

The claim that McDonald’s laughs at the restaurant is false. The company has not published an announcement.

On June 4, McDonald’s Philippines released a statement denying its involvement in spreading the ad. Senior Director of Public Relations and Communications Adi Timbol-Hernandez said: “McDonald’s Philippines has neither produced nor will post any derogatory content against a brand. To reiterate, this content was not created by McDonald’s Philippines and never has the brand’s digital assets. “(Click here read)

It was also reported by several news organizations in the Philippines. All reports indicate that the ad was not published by McDonald’s.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business / 06/04/21 / viral-briefcase-post-not-done-by-mcdonalds-philippines

https://www.philstar.com/lifestyle / food-and-recreation /2021/06/04/2103104 / mcdonalds-clarifies-spray-towel-viral-photo-on-jollibee-fried-napkin-incident

The food seal identified as the Bonifacio Global City branch in Jollibee learned of the incident of serving a “fried napkin” to its customer and ordered the Bonifacio-Stop Over outlet to be closed for three days.

“We will also be sending reminders to all stores to ensure strict adherence to Jollibee food preparation systems,” wrote an official statement from Jollibee Foods Corp.

There was no involvement of McDonald’s during or after this incident and no such advertisement was published by them.

It is clear that the advertisement is false.


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