Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse – McDonald’s have announced that their Monopoly game will not be happening this year!
We were so looking forward to this. What a travesty!
In a statement today the McDonald’s UK & Ireland CEO, Paul Pomroy, said: “We took the decision to close our restaurants shortly before this year’s Monopoly promotion was due to launch.
We know many of you enjoy this promotion, which has run since 2005 in the UK.
To enable safe working and social distancing inside our restaurants and to minimise the pressure on our employees, we have decided to cancel this year’s Monopoly VIP campaign.
It creates a great deal of excitement inside our restaurants and relies heavily upon menu items we cannot safely reintroduce yet.”
He did say we can expect to see McDonalds Monopoly back next year though, saying: “Rest assured, we are already planning for Monopoly 2021 and hope to be able to bring this popular promotion back next spring.”
What a shame, though everyone’s safety is all that matters.
Hurry up 2021 is all we can say on this one!
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