24 May 2016

There’s a McDonald’s burger out there with your name on it.

Do you know @KingYllos? Over the space of a couple of days, questions about the Joburg-based twileb’s whereabouts started popping up in the strangest places. Who is this man and – more importantly – WHO is looking for him so desperately?

We’ve had reports from early morning commuters that a team of frenzied flyer distributors were weaving their way through the traffic on Mandela Bridge the other day. Their message was simple: “If you know @KingYllos, please tell him that I am sorry I broke his heart and would like nothing more than to make it up to him.” Who is all this love and attention coming from?

No, it’s not from an old flame, but rather from a McDonald’s Favourite burger, the Big Tasty®. When the delicious smokey burger disappeared off the menu a few years ago, it left many fans looking for answers. Where did the burger go and why did it leave? One thing we know for sure is that the Big Tasty® is back for good and is now trying every way possible to ask – and hopefully receive – the forgiveness it craves. Starting with its biggest fan, @KingYllos, the Big Tasty® plans to win back the hearts of every single South African, one delicious love bite at a time.

Since the Big Tasty® made its long awaited-return, it's been spending time showing off its saucier side, leaving love notes on Facebook and Twitter, reminding fans of the bond they once shared: “Your hands. My buns. Admit it - we had something special. Let's reunite today. Please? XOXO BT”

Needless to say, most Big Tasty fans have accepted the Big Tasty® back with open hands – no questions asked. A Facebook fan describes the Big Tasty® as “culinary magic” while many others are just thrilled to get to enjoy their favourite meal once more.

Some, however, are still play hard to get, like one Facebook fan who responded to the Big Tasty’s® pleas with, “No, no, no. Never take back an ex!”. The Big Tasty has assured us that it will stop at nothing to win back the love of every fan, so watch out for some exciting things from this smokey, saucy burger in the coming weeks!

What will the Big Tasty® do next to win back South Africa? Keep an eye on Facebook  and Twitter  to follow the love story as it unfolds.

Are you convinced enough to take the Big Tasty® back to be your tastily ever after? At least give this burger a chance to convince you: Take the Big Tasty Back.

In the meantime, visit your nearest McDonald’s today and order yours. We think it’s time to take Big Tasty® back!