Hong Kong McDonald's To Offer McWeddings
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Okay, let's go from super-sizing your wine consumption to down-sizing your wedding cost. Today's last word in business is matrimony beneath the Golden Arches.
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Starting in January, some McDonald's in Hong Kong will offer McWeddings.
INSKEEP: The wedding packages start $1,000 - more than a Big Mac, but less than many competing receptions.
MONTAGNE: The happy McCouple and their guests get a personalized menu, decorations and McDonald's-themed gifts.
INSKEEP: And assistant director of marketing, Anisa Tio, says McDonald's will also provide the ceremonial desert.
ANISA TIO: The wedding cake, we have got a very special design, which is made from the apple pie. So we have got a special McDonald's apple pie wedding cake.
INSKEEP: The burger chain got the idea for McNuptials after seeing how popular birthday parties were.
MONTAGNE: But just to be clear, if you have a wedding at McDonald's, you may have uninvited guests. The franchise will not go to the extreme of closing down the restaurant just for you.
TIO: We have a lot of people that enjoy, you know, having fun time in McDonald's. So therefore, we'll set up a cozy area to have their wedding party, and the regular customer can still enjoy our meals inside our restaurant.
MONTAGNE: So far, these weddings are only available in Hong Kong.
INSKEEP: Oh, darn. Couples in the rest of the world will have to keep waiting for a fast food wedding to start their married McLives.
And that's business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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