McWeddings: fast food for couples who are seriously “lovin’ it”

When I lived in China a few years ago, I noticed that McDonald’s there was significantly classier than those in the US.  They were clean, bright, fresh and — because they were Western — somehow modern.  So it wasn’t unusual for a guy to take a girl to McDee’s for a first date, or for students to chill out and study there for a couple hours.  But starting in January next year, Hong Kong will be taking it up another notch — for about $260, couples can purchase a McDonald’s wedding ceremony package.

Yup, people actually want to get married with Double Cheeseburgers, Chicken McNuggets and good ole Ronald McDonald.  The wedding package even comes with a cake made of apple pie or burgers.  Yum.

“Over the past two years, we’ve started receiving calls from people who want to have a wedding party in our restaurants. There are about 10 calls a month,” McDonald’s Hong Kong director of corporate communications and relations Helen Cheung Yuen-ling told the South China Morning Post. “People said they’d dated here, or met here, and wanted to get married here.”

Hmm… which would you choose: a wedding at McDonald’s or the Apple Store?

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  • N

    If any of my friends suggested to their girlfriends about getting married in Maccas or in an Apple Store, I’m certain they won’t live to see daylight again.

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