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If you were crazy enough to brave the crowds on Black Friday, you may have missed this internet roasting that was going on between two fast food giants: Wendy’s and McDonald’s. Now Wendy’s has roasted McDonald’s before when they bashed them for their so-called “fresh beef,” but this time around it was all about their Twitter skills.
Check out at the mistake that some McDonald’s intern (probably) tweeted recently.
Black Friday **** Need copy and link****
— McDonald’s (@McDonaldsCorp) November 24, 2017
Now as you can tell, that “link” wasn’t posted. So that’s why I’m saying an intern was probably responsible for that. Or maybe McDonald’s doesn’t pay their social media person that much, which wouldn’t surprise me. Anyway, this is how Wendy’s responded.
When the tweets are as broken as the ice cream machine. https://t.co/esdndK1iFm
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) November 24, 2017
And Twitter was of course all about it:
Wendys tweets is all the reason we need to keep net neutrality
— thanks! i hate it (@deviatiing) November 24, 2017
Wendy’s is the hero we need.
— Scoutic_HQ (@Scoutic_HQ) November 24, 2017
I love corporation twitter beef pic.twitter.com/SGOxr5XtKO
— ☭ (@UniversalyBlack) November 24, 2017
Wendy’s Twitter is best Twitter pic.twitter.com/doGPtMi2yU
— Angelia Resists (@an_e_la) November 24, 2017
— Miguel Angel (gelmo) (@GTheHighLord) November 24, 2017
damn Wendy’s you cold
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 24, 2017
i want to be best friends with whoever runs this account lmao
— probably hailey (@heck_scheid) November 24, 2017
And some folks felt bad for McDonald’s:
Social media managers reading this tweet pic.twitter.com/38cwM4wdNR
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 24, 2017
Y’all mocking this tweet are going to look *really* silly when McDonald’s bring out their new Copy and Link special combo mealhttps://t.co/IJpoHtrhzz
— Alex Watt (@AlexWatt187) November 24, 2017
Ok honestly if you have never scheduled emails or social media you won’t understand how hectic it is. I feel u McDonald’s https://t.co/OD0IEVdttC
— Marissa Jane (@MARISSA547) November 24, 2017
I don’t believe this is a stunt, either. This is their corporate acct, not the main @McDonald‘s, + “copy” is an industry term. Besides massive reach on a mistake, they don’t get value out of it.
— Jack Appleby (@JuiceboxCA) November 24, 2017
Don’t worry, McDonald’s, you’ll get them another day.