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xSnoofovich
14-10-2010, 11:38
http://www.mediaite.com/online/im-loving-it-hong-kong-mcdonalds-is-now-offering-wedding-packages/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mediaite%2FClHj+%28Mediaite%29


Today in ridiculous news: CNN’s Tiffany Lam is reporting that a Hong Kong McDonald’s will become “the first city in the world to roll out McDonald’s nuptial packages for couples,” as of January 1, 2011.

Seriously.

And it only gets wackier: as Lam continues, “The package has all the details to attract a wedding banquet cynic or a Golden Arches obsessive: a baked apple pie wedding cake, dress made out of party balloons, kiddie party favors for guests, and of course, catering by McDonald’s.” (It must be noted, though, that the “baked apple pie wedding cake” is actually just a bunch of microwaved apple pies in individually-sized boxes stacked on top of one another.)

The one think a Mickey D’s reception won’t have? Alcohol, since the fast food joint wants to ensure that inebriated attendees won’t act “inappropriately” inside their family restaurant. Then again, who needs champagne when you can have chocolate shakes?

Already, according to the South China Morning Post, the newly-christened wedding venue has been getting 10 calls a month from engaged couples. Starting today, pairs wishing to throw their engagement parties and anniversary parties at McDonald’s can also reserve the restaurant.

Maybe the only truly surprising thing about this news is that Hong Kong beat the U.S. to the punch. How is it that fast food chains across this great nation don’t already offer nuptial packages? Just think: at Burger King, you could have your wedding reception your way. At Chipotle, the cake could be made entirely out of guacamole and shredded cheese. At Pizza Hut… well, okay, we’ve got to draw the line somewhere; nobody wants to celebrate their wedding at a PIzza Hut. But still! There’s got to be a market for this, right?

xSnoofovich
14-10-2010, 11:39
http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/life/mcdonalds-hong-kong-offers-weddings-494226#ixzz129kRnZig

Would you like a wife with that? McDonald's offers weddings

We can’t think of a better way to throw traditional wedding protocol out the window than to host it at McDonald’s.

Hong Kong will be the first city in the world to roll out McDonald’s nuptial packages for couples starting January 1 next year.

The package has all the details to attract a wedding banquet cynic or a Golden Arches obsessive: a baked apple pie wedding cake, dress made out of party balloons, kiddie party favors for guests, and of course, catering by McDonald’s.

Alcohol is banned to make sure there won’t be drunk party guests acting inappropriately at the family venue, so newly weds will have to toast their union with soft drinks instead.

The cost will be a few thousand Hong Kong dollars, depending on what guests order on the spot. It’s unlikely that the couple will be able to book the entire restaurant for their wedding, but at that price, who cares if there are babies screaming in the booth next doors?

The idea came about when one couple who met and dated at McDonald’s held their wedding party at the Admiralty branch this year, according to McDonald's Hong Kong director of corporate communications and relations Helen Cheung.

Cheung tells the South China Morning Post that the chain has been getting 10 calls a month from people who wanted to throw their wedding bash at McDonald's joints.

McDonald’s Hong Kong will also be accepting bookings for engagement parties and wedding anniversary parties starting today.

McDonald’s nuptial parties are only available at their Admiralty, Mei Foo and Smithfield branches for the time being, but the management will consider other venues if feedback is enthusiastic.

TolkoRaz
14-10-2010, 11:42
For the newly married couple it could be the last Happy Meal they have together! ;)