McDonalds “World Cup” menu

29 May

Do you know the FIFA soccer “World Cup“? Do you watch it?

It’s like the Olympics or “Super Bowl” for soccer.

I remember when Korea and Japan co-hosted the World Cup in 2002 and many matches were held in the Tokyo area. I tried to get interested in the event. I watched the games that Japan played, as well as the games that America played.

But, if I’m honest, I find soccer pretty boring.

I guess I’m in the minority with that opinion though because soccer, especially the World Cup, is very popular around the world.
In Japan, too.

It wasn’t always like that. When I first came to Japan, soccer wasn’t very popular here. Baseball was by far the most popular sport in Japan then.
When Japan co-hosted the 2002 World Cup, soccer-fever took off in Japan. And it’s been very popular here since.

Anyways, in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup, which will be hosted by Brazil from 2014 June 12th – July 13th, McDonalds in Japan is offering a special “World Cup” menu.

It says 「一番ウマい国はどこだ。」 (“Which country is the best?”)

They offer a Brazilian BBQ burger, German pork sandwich, Italian Risotto balls, Chicken McNuggets with Italian Basil and Cheese dip, JapaneseRamune” floats, and more.

Is McDonalds doing a World Cup campaign like this in your country too?

8 Responses to “McDonalds “World Cup” menu”

  1. melissayears June 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    I’m not a huge fan of the soccer, but between my husband and my students, I’m hearing a lot about it lately. I haven’t tried the McDonalds’ World Cup burgers personally, but there’s a “Mexican taco salad” at a family restaurant, Coco’s, that I actually really like!


  2. mikeladano May 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    No campaign here! Italian risotto balls? Interesting. Will you be trying these?


    • tokyo5 May 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

      Maybe I will. On the occasion that I eat at McDonalds, I usually get something from the “¥100 menu” !


      • mikeladano May 30, 2014 at 5:56 am #

        I do enjoy a Big Mac, and I like their fries.


      • tokyo5 May 30, 2014 at 7:23 am #

        Yeah, me too. Sometimes.


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