Beijing, China – McDonald’s Launches Black & White Burgers

McDonald’s Launches Black & White Burgers

Marketing sure is different in China.

According to The Nation, “While some have questioned the rationale behind the multi-coloured meat feast, it appears the answer may lie in a Chinese saying.‘Heibai liangdao tongchi’ (黑白两道通吃) is an expression to describe someone who ‘eats from both sides’ – meaning they have friends high-up in Government (the white side) and in organised crime – referred to in China as ‘black society’.”

“The black burger is topped with white sesame seeds and has a black pepper sauce with chopped onions. The white burger is topped with black sesame seeds and has a sweet and spicy flavor.” – Kotaku

McDonald’s isn’t my priority, but should I try this while I’m there?!

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  • Crispy Lechon says:

    If you ask me I would try it but I wont go out of my way to do so.

  • Linda says:

    i always try to hit up mcdonalds in every country i go to lol

  • KimHo says:

    You ask why; I say you should be asking “why not?”. I have said in the past that, despite we bash McD’s, it has some good “points”: at least it is consistent and/or you know what to expect. Given this is sort of regional specialty you won’t find it here, why not! For example, in Panama, while there is no such thing as a McPanama or somethign on those lines, we do have items otherwise not found in the US or Canada. For example, fried chicken (as in thigh, drumstick or breast). Besides, considering you are not going by yourself, anything you will get from McDs would be more of a snack than a meal! 😉

  • Eva Choy says:

    cool….what made the burger black?

  • Mijune says:

    @Eva Choy – black sesame seeds is my guess?

  • Jayda Home says:

    I agree with Linda….. McDonald’s always has the basics on it’s menu everywhere you go, but there is such regional differences. I just got back from Morocco and France and the McD’s at each had some interesting and fairly good options that would appeal to the local palate. I think people would be interested in knowing how they taste.

  • M K Agrawal says:

    Does McDonald in China offer any vegetarian burgers or any vegetarian dishes ?

  • Mijune says:

    @M K Agrawal – hmmm I’m not sure! Best to check their website.

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