McDonald’s Change Logo to Promote Social Distancing | 22 Words

When it comes to fast food, there's one brand that trumps them all. McDonald's, in spite of a market full of competition, really does reign supreme when it comes to food that's instantly satisfying (though potentially a little regrettable down the line).

And there's one thing McDonald's is perhaps even better known for than the food - the iconic logo. Which makes the fact they changed it completely all the more shocking to the internet ...

When it comes to fast food, McDonald's reigns supreme.

It was founded in 1940 in San Bernadino, California, and has really only gone from strength to strength since.

And there's a good reason for their success.

McDonald's has a menu absolutely filled with delicious items - truly, there's something for everyone at the golden arches.

But for many, there's one menu item that stands out.

The Happy Meal is small, but perfectly formed - designed for kids, they offer those in need of a smaller snack the perfect light bite.

But there's another big advantage to the Happy Meal.

Alongside a main menu item, side, and drink, they also come with an added bonus - a free toy!

Sure, they're not always the highest of quality.

But they do add a hint of much-needed fun to a meal. Over the years, certain limited edition toys have turned into coveted collectors items.

There's just one problem.

In recent years, it seems as though the quality of the toys has been on a steady decline. Maybe it's nostalgia, or maybe they really aren't as great as they used to be?

Remember these classics?

Collecting McDonald's toys was, for many of us, a cornerstone of childhood. And when the toys were this great, it was hard not to get obsessed.

In fact, last year they gave us some very exciting news.

McDonald's finally listened to the concerns of customers - and came up with an incredible solution.

Yep, that's right.

via: YouTube

They brought back some of the best toys from the Happy Meals of days gone by.

Take a look.

via: YouTube

It's clear they put a lot of thought into the toys they chose, with many fan favorites to choose from. Did you see your best-loved amongst the options?

Some fan faves were featured.

Like the Hamburglar, who was back in the form of a small action figure. We'd missed him!

But that wasn't even the most exciting.

There was also a Furby return, which we couldn't have been more pleased about.

And McDonald's customers were feeling thrilled.

Sure, the toys aren't actually that great - but the playing into our nostalgia factor is truly incredible.

And there's one group who were particularly enthralled.

Those who have already established a pretty impressive Happy Meal toy collection can finally fill some gaps they've been worried about for decades!

But Mcdonald's latest move has been even less well-received.

In fact, it seems they've made a bit of an online blunder.

The world is currently in the midst of a medical crisis.

The COVID-19 coronavirus has left the world a fundementally uncertain, strange, and frightening place.

And McDonald's' response?

via: Facebook

They separated their iconic golden arches logo to demonstrate the importance of social distancing.

And while some were pleased with the message ...

Raising awareness of an important issue is never a bad thing.

Most had quite a different response.

They thought this gimmicky redesign was tokenistic - especially in light of the fact McDonald's had done little to actually help out.

Some felt angry.

And even demanded McDonalds actually do more.

It's clearly not the response they were hoping for.

It does seem like something of a wasted opportunity.

What do you think?

Total blunder, or just proving they have their hearts in the right place? For more McDonalds madness, scroll on!