Travel Blogger Match-up Part 15
Could someone at McDonald’s Thailand please explain this to me? Because I am GENUINELY curious!!! I TOTALLY do not GET it!!! I REALLY don’t understand what I was doing wrong!!!
After checking into my extremely stylish hotel in what is probably the toniest section of Bangkok, I go out in search of a Mini Mart so that I can buy myself a Coke Zero.
I walk, I walk, I walk … Before I find one, however, I stumble across a McDonald’s.
I think, “I know! I can get myself a Coke Zero at McDonald’s! And it will have ice in it, too!”
I go inside. Dinner time is approaching, and I’m feeling a bit peckish. I see one of those “localized” items on the menu – something called “Chicken Namtok Rice”.
We don’t have THAT at McDonald’s in Hong Kong. It’s only 69 baht, and that includes a soft drink! Shall I make this dinner? I decide to order it.
As I wait for my order to arrive, I think, “I know! I’ll take a picture of the sign, and I can write about it in my blog. It will be like a Restaurant Review – of a McDonald’s outlet in Bangkok that serves Thai food! Won’t that be cool?”
As I aim my camera at the sign advertising Chicken Namtok Rice, I get a disapproving look from someone behind the counter. She points me out to the manager, who looks at me and shakes his head.
Apparently I am doing something wrong …
“Oh,” I think.
“They don’t want me to take a picture of their sign – which is promoting one of their products …”
As I said, I am GENUINELY curious!!! I would REALLY like to know what the problem is!!! Did you really think I was going to copy your sign and open a rival fast food chain and undercut your prices?
Give me a break!!!
Chicken Namtok Rice
I ate your Chicken Namtok Rice, I liked it, and I would honestly like to recommend it to others. That’s all ..
And I wasn’t even going to charge you for the FREE publicity …