1. Putin : Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

  2. I was wondering if this is actually the logo they’re going with or if it’s a mock-up. The bottom part of the “B” is slightly off, so you can firmly see where they took the McDonald’s arches and literally just turned them on their side and added a line in photoshop.

  3. Easy money grab by the elites to fill in the vacuum that Western companies are leaving. Probably won't be the last knockoff of global brands we see in the coming weeks/months

  4. A significant amount of the Russian Mcdonald’s supply chain was developed by McDonald’s as part of going into Russia, all the way to farmers growing the right kinds of potatoes.

  5. 98% of McDonalds products in Russia are already Russian. McDonalds leaving Russia gives a huge blow to the meat and bread industry, that’s why they want to reopen anything instead asap.

  6. Putin invading Ukraine which lead to sanctions and McDonals ceasing operations in Russia so he creates his own McD called Uncle Vanya ...

  7. My first time working with a Russian guy, in an IT shop in NYC, was early in my career, in 1992. I peeked over the cubicle wall and asked "Are we having fun yet?!" In a very deadpan, dry Russian accent, he stated "We are not paid to have fun. We are paid to work".

  8. This reminds me of my favourite story about McDonald's international culture hurdles. Apparently when you smile at someone during a transaction in Russia, it's a sign you are ripping them off. McDonald's employees being instructed to smile at customers went down like a lead balloon.

  9. "one vladdy meal! That will be 100K Rubles. Please pull your mule around to the next window. That will be 125K Rubles... you need to move faster.... 125K rubles... GO"

  10. Bruhhh this is like the type of shit you see on a cartoon where they want you to know this is like the McDonald's of that cartoon universe but can't use McDonald's cuz they didnt want to pay for the name.

  11. It's usually the other way around, if McDonalds pays you - you show their logo, if they don't - you make up something that looks just a tad bit familiar.

  12. How gta is with all its cars. They don’t want to have a forza situation where the car companies can make their price (this is why VW wasn’t in one of the last forza’s)

  13. I’ve been saying this over and over on Reddit, but Russia is becoming the new Iran. It’s the exact same over there but with literally everything.

  14. Wait until they find out McDonald's real strength isn't the branding. It's the psychopathic way it squeezes its suppliers to reduce costs across its global supply chain, and how it ensures a homogeneous product.

  15. Russia is squeezing an entire country that has great soils. I think they took McDonald’s business model on a whole new level.

  16. Once you open the door to this, no business is going to want to come back, even after Putin is gone and the war is over, not without major concessions that will just continue to be passed on to the Russian people. Not just McDonald's either, all international businesses are thinking of the future and not seeing Russia in it.

  17. Yeah, not to spend money on new signage, you just rotate existing ones when taking over. 90 degrees CW and you are in business.

  18. Big Mig is potato, you must imagine is burger. Soviet sauce is also potato. Fries are not potato, only allowed to imagine you have fries.

  19. WacArnold's has given me an opportunity to serve my community and feel responsible for the welfare of my own environment.

  20. As soon as I saw photos of people's fridges stocked up with cheeseburgers on the last day... I knew all those empty restaurants were going to open right back up again, just as soon as corporate was on the way to the airport.

  21. At least Fanta made its own look and formulas. This feels like when a show makes a Not "McDonald's" But It's Definitely Supposed To Be McDonald's.

  22. While McDonald's has the golden arches, McDowell's has the golden arcs. McDonald's has the Big Mac, but McDowell's has the Big Mick. They both have two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions. But McDonald's buns have sesame seeds. McDowell's buns have no seeds.

  23. From Russian friends this is a meme joke. One that the Independent has fallen for, hook, line and sinker it seems.

  24. I don’t even get why it’s a limited item in the USA. It’s been on the menu in Germany since the late 80ies or so constantly.

  25. "Is DickMonalds. Is much better. We have 3/16 Pounder. Number is bigger. Also have Huge Mac. Superior to Big Mac."

  26. They're McDonald's … I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

  27. Oh no, you don't mess with Uber Corporate U.S company branding....Mcdonalds if pushed could end this war in a day.

  28. I couldnt write a satire this bizarre. And ive written one about scientists cloning a jesus that lampoons the church.

  29. This website is hot garbage. No photo of it?! Tons of ads and you gave to watch the video to get any info

  30.  Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds - Cleo McDowell

  31. i cant wait until putin comes out for their first advertisment and takes a big sloppy bite out of a McGrundle

  32. Just a few weeks ago, we were joking about off-brand knockoffs after every corporation pulls out of Russia when the war started.

  33. There’s a 100% chance that they will just use the official McD’s recipes they still have. There’s no way they didn’t copy that.

  34. This is how you know the US won the Cold War. When the US franchise leaves they scramble to replicate it because it’s become core to society.

  35. Russian Army: we need air support, food, medicine, and ammunition. Russian Parliament: the best I can do is fake McDonald's.

  36. Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

  37. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds.

  38. I checked Russian sources for this, and Ruspole brands (the Russian holding that submitted the patent for this logo) claims that it was not internally approved and was likely done as a meme. They are now in the process of pulling the request after an investigation.

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