Hoax of the Week: McDonald’s Is Discontinuing The Big Mac
The latest hoax making it's way across Facebook is that McDonald's is discontinuing their world famous signature burger, the Big Mac. This one seemed far-fetched as soon as I read the headline, but never taking ANYTHING I see on social media at face value, I started my research.
The full headline read:
"McDonald’s Removing Big Mac, Apple Pies And Eliminating Large Size Options."
The web-post originated from Daily Buzz Live (DBL), another in a long list of satirical websites. This one originated December 19th, 2014. Amazing how it only takes a few days for these works of fiction to go viral.
In their defense, DBL, like all other satire sites, does have a disclaimer, although theirs is much harder to find then any of their counterparts. The disclaimer reads:
Daily Buzz Live is a news web publication with news articles. Most are inspired by real news events, And just a few stories are works of complete fiction. Those few articles are for entertainment purposes only. The articles and stories may or may not use real names, always a semi real and/or mostly, or substantially, fictitious ways. Therefore, just a few articles contained on this website Daily Buzz Live are works of fiction. Any truth or actual facts contained in those stories or posts are purely incidental or coincidental and not intended to be, or be construed as, facts.
The purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, institutions, in anyway and no malice is intended towards anyone or anything, nor should any be construed from the fictional stories. That means some stories on this website are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental or is intended purely as a spoof of such person and is not intended to communicate any true or factual information about that person. Daily Buzz Live is intended for mature audiences only.
So there you have it folks! You can continue to enjoy your Mickey D's in all of it's full menu glory.