Friday, December 2, 2022

McDonald's Japan World Cup Sandwiches

Yesterday one of my students told me about this year's three special FIFA World Cup tournament sandwiches at McDonald's.  Maybe McDonald's all over the world are serving these special sandwiches, I don't know.  I didn't even know the fast food restaurants in Japan were selling them. My students tell me many things I don't know about.

They are inspired by the 2002 Japan-Korea World Cup, the 2014 Brazil World Cup and this year's Qatar World Cup - the Koku Umami Karubi Mac, the Wild Beef Burger Onion Rings & Cheese, and the Kebab-style Chicken Burger. 

My student ate the Kebab Burger and the thing he liked best about it was that the bun was made to look like a soccer ball. The price of the burger is 440 yen, which he thought was expensive. 

Have you tried any of these World Cup specials?  What did you think? If you haven't, would you like to try them? 


diamondc said...

Hello Pamela: This looks like a yummy sandwich, no I have not heard of any special sandwiches.


Jeanie said...

Those look HUGE!

Queeniepatch said...

I agree, the soccer ball bun is cute.

What impresses me is that Japan is keen on adjusting products to suit or honour the season, event, area or special situation.
For example, during this World Cup, many schools serve a lunch of dishes unique to the country Japan is playing against. Was it maybe sausages and sauerkrout when Japan met Germany last week?

Other examples of this 'make the money go round' commercial policy are the series of Kit-Kat with local or seasonal flavours, wasabi, green tea, tangerines etc Wrappings and decorations on beer cans, cherry blossoms in spring and snowflakes in winter.

I think it is a good idea for chain stores to offer a temporary menu - many people here are willing to try new things.

Leonore Winterer said...

I haven't seen these here, but I don't go to McDonalds very often so that doesn't have to mean they don't sell it!