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McDonald’s Ditches Iconic Fry Box for First-Ever World Cup Redesign


Don’t expect to see any iconic red French fry boxes at this year’s FIFA global world cup in Brazil.

McDonald’s has commissioned artists to design their fry boxes, unveiling the new design in celebration of the event.

This is the first time McDonald’s has ever given up its medium and large fry boxes for a global redesign. Beginning May 26, the boxes will be decorated with World-Cup themed art, from 12 international artists, handpicked from 500 artists around the world.

The boxes are intended to be a window into an augmented reality application, fittingly named McDonald’s GOL! The app is downloaded when people hold their smart phone in front of the fries. Then the box transforms into a goal, and the player can kick a target into the outline on their phone.


So what do you think of this bold new move? Nice to have a change, or are the golden arches too iconic to tap out?

H/T Adage

By Nora Landis-Shack

Nora Landis-Shack was born to be a foodie. With a classically trained French chef for a father, she’s been exploring new tastes since she was big enough to help chop vegetables for dinner. Pig’s feet, frog’s legs, and tripe are delicious child’s play. Which isn’t to say she doesn’t love a great steak. Because she does. With frites, please.

3 replies on “McDonald’s Ditches Iconic Fry Box for First-Ever World Cup Redesign”

Nothing wrong with change, as long as it’s not a negative change. Like them getting rid of their Hot Mustard sauce for the nuggets.

That’s probably the worst move McDonald’s has made in 30 years.

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