Prank Post Claims All McDonalds Stores to be Closed by 2016
According to a message that is currently traversing the interwebs at speed, fast food giant McDonalds is set to close all its stores by 2016 due to 'recent finds in lab tests'.
The message includes a photograph of a Maccas store.
However, while more health conscious users may be disappointed, McDonalds fans can heave a sigh of relief as they scoff their fries. McDonalds is certainly not closing its stores. The story is just a silly prank.
If you click the post in the hope of reading more about the supposed store closures, you will be taken to a prank website that informs you that 'you got owned'. The site allows you to share the same prank on Facebook in the hope of pranking your friends. It also allows you to create and post your own prank news reports.
Of course, anybody who actually clicks on the post will quickly realise that the story is just a joke. However, many users are apt to share these stories without actually clicking them. Thus, at least a few hapless individuals might right now be rushing out to their local McDonalds store to fill up before the tragic closures start.
Last updated: October 27, 2015
First published: October 27, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen