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?