There are many reasons for the popularity of fast food. Unconscious mashups, incorrect holiday respects, and irreconcilable deviations from the restaurant’s main products are just a few ways fast food chains around the world embarrass themselves and make customers sick Bon Appetite.
Per the McDonald’s website, the Greek Mac is: “A Greek classic! Two juicy beef patty’s with lemon sauce, onions, lettuce, sliced tomato’s wrapped together in a pita bread, with tzatziki [yogurt] sauce.”
Setting aside that a multi-billion-dollar international corporation can afford a copywriter who knows the plural of “patty” is “patties,” and the plural of “tomato” is “tomatoes,” the oddest thing about this entry is that the Big Greek is only available in Greece and neighboring Cyprus. Which is akin to a burger joint limiting a new pizza item to Italy.
With an internationally accepted ethnic food (like a gyro) limiting availability to the places with the BEST gyros (like Greece and Cyprus) makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. People will accept a meh McDonald’s gyro far more readily in Athens, Georgia than Athens, Greece.
Even non-Greek reviewers noticed. Per UK-based BurgerLad: “The tzatziki just wasn’t to scratch compared to what I’ve been eating throughout the rest of my holiday – it was missing the lemon, the garlic and more cucumber, along with the richness from olive oil.”
It then addresses the item’s misguided target market: “I would be more than happy if the UK had this instead of the Big Tasty,” referencing a UK-centric item.