McDonald’s is beloved by all Malaysians, be it for their food or the crazy ads that always manage to get viewers hungry. From their iconic Big Mac to their Malaysian-specialty spicy crunchy chicken, McDonald’s has always been there to unite us all. Whatever race, ethnicity and religion – everyone in Malaysia loves Mekdi!
McDonald’s is seen almost everywhere in Malaysia. In every small town or even big city, you would see a McDonald’s. It is a landmark for every “Malaysian” and we can imagine how McDonald’s would be lovin’ that fact. But this time around, McDonald’s might not be lovin’ what’s happening in Plaza Tasek, Johor Bahru because their drive-thru sign was caught on fire.
The iconic yellow and red sign turned black on 27th September around 6:50pm. The fire department managed to get control of the fire by 7:16pm yesterday but the signboard was no longer salvageable. Luckily no one got hurt during the incident. The source of the problem is still under investigation, yet many may speculate that it is an electrical short circuit or even lightning.
A total of six fire rescue members from the Fire Rescue Tender (FRT), the Light Fire Rescue Tender (LFRT), and the Emergency Service Assistance Unit (EMRS) were rushed to the scene. “On arrival at the scene, it was found that the sign was 80 percent already burnt. There were no victims involved in this incident,” said Operations Commander of Skudai Fire and Rescue Station, Moha Kamal Shaari.
Some passersby managed to get videos of the fire and uploaded them on social media. Unsurprisingly, netizens are quick to pass it around because hours later, many meme-worthy pictures were created. These pictures and videos are mostly extremely funny, managing to bring light to a gloomy situation. Some posts even referenced the fire to McDonald’s burgers being hot and spicy.
Burger berapi ✖️
Signboard berapi ✔️
McDonalds Plaza Tasek, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru. pic.twitter.com/XrDN8JV3KJ
— Hazrey (@Hazrey) September 26, 2022
But always remember guys, whenever there is an open fire present, be sure to call the fire department first before taking a picture. Stay safe, Hype readers!
Source: The Vocket
Puteri Teja contributed to this article.