Having retracted the term ‘artisan’ on their new Irish burger, McDonald’s have confirmed that the eagerly-awaited McMór burger will not be for sale in Northern Ireland.
Sinn Féin politician Barry McElduff has branded the fast food chain as ‘partitionist’ for overlooking six Ulster counties.
“It is not ‘mór go leor’ (big enough) because it does not incorporate the six counties. If it’s available in Letterkenny then it should be available in Omagh,” he told the Irish News.
“There is a popular McDonald’s in Omagh and I know the patrons in the county of Tyrone would fully expect to have the choice of a McMór.
“McDonald’s is a global firm and some people have concerns about its ethics, but we can now add the sin of partitionism to the list.”
A McDonald’s spokesperson distanced itself from politics, merely explaining that the franchises run under two separate divisions.
“The McMór was developed by the McDonald’s business in the Republic of Ireland for customers in this market specifically. McDonald’s Northern Ireland is part of the McDonalds’s UK business,” they said.
Unfortunately, the McMór burger, will be limited to the Republic of Ireland’s 88 restaurants for the next six weeks.