But you’ll have to watch the (even more) stupid “infomercial” below to understand just how stupid this new frocking “frork” really is. *insert eye roll and face palms here* (I apologize in advance if this kills a few of your much needed brain cells today.) But …
A few days ago, McDonald’s released three new sandwiches from their Signature Crafted Recipes line, and to help promote their new offer, they created the Frork, a French fry fork that uses fries as the prongs. To add insult to injury, they also created a fake infomercial as their advertisement, informing anyone curiously stupid enough to watch the video (including myself) about the new sandwiches and just how useful this new frork would be. While the video boasts more about McDonald’s new sandwiches than it’s new “creation”, it’s the frork that captures our attention.
While the video boasts more about McDonald’s new sandwiches than it’s new “creation”, it’s the frork that captures our attention.
Although this spoof of an infomercial does little to convince us of why we would really need such a utensil in our everyday life, as fries are not equipped for scooping up toppings, which is evident after watching the video. It does open up a sea of questions that I’d like to ask a McDonald’s marketing manager. Questions such as, “why in the world did you think this would be a good idea” and “who in the world allowed you to waste such precious time during your day to even think of this nonsense, let alone actually bringing this to the drawing board and creating it”, for starters.
Or how about…
… “are you really expecting us to be excited when you hand these out, despite the fact that they don’t even do what you’ve said they should” and “are you afraid of the backlash that could be created when customers find out that their fries are just not as strong as you thought they would be, causing them to unsuccessfully scoop up their fallen toppings”?
Can someone say “refund”! (Yes, I am fully aware of the fact that this Frork is free, but that is clearly besides the point here.) Lastly, “why are your sandwiches so stuffed to the brim that the toppings do fall out”? Don’t you know that this is the most annoying thing in the world when eating a sandwich. Emphasis on the most annoying. Once my toppings have fallen to the pavement, sorry napkin, they’re completely dead to me.
Once my toppings have fallen to the pavement, sorry napkin, they’re completely dead to me.
They are a disgrace to my entire sandwich and no longer deserve to be eaten. (Can I get an Amen! Sorry, I apologize if you’re not religious, neither am I. Moving on.) While the infomercial spoof is quite entertaining, as we gawk in amazement of their foolishness for the entire minute and thirty seconds, it doesn’t really do their new sandwiches any justice. Which sadly is the whole point of this new creation and video. Maybe we would have been better off with just a simple taste testing video with “real participants, not actors”, if you get my drift. Hopefully McDonald’s new customizable, Signature Sandwiches are better than their advertising attempts. I haven’t tried one yet, but I do have my eyes set on their new Sweet BBQ Bacon burger. For more information on these new creations, visit www.mcdonalds.com.
Let me know if you’ve tried one in the comments below. Or if you’ve somehow managed to get your hands on a Frork, please, I beg of you. Email me, tweet me, write me on Facebook, tag me on Instagram, comment below, or send smoke signals. I don’t care how you get the message across … I just need to know one thing: Is McDonald’s new French fry fork really the stupidest creation of 2017? *drops mic*