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McDonald’s flaunts sauces with poster designs, capitalizing on Rick and Morty Szechuan buzz


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

October 3, 2017 | 3 min read

Over the last few months, animated cartoon Rick and Morty has created a demand for McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan dipping sauce that ran in tandem with the 1998 release of Disney’s Mulan


Three of the 10 limited edition sauce posters

A surprise April Fool’s Day premiere touched down on the power of the sauce with an unofficial brand tie in, that resulted in the following interaction.

Now making good on that, the TV show has influenced a menu decision to re-release the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders with the sauce.

Further marking the activity, the fast food firm is handing out 1,000 limited edition posters at select outlets in the US, influenced by Szechuan and other sauces. By doing this, McDonald's hopes to pay homage to the “pop-culture status fans have given their favorite sauces”.

Check out the designs on the dedicated site.

AdAge reports that DDB and We Are Unlimited helped deliver the psychedelic campaign that was itself inspired by a runaway gag in a popular TV show.

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