McDonald's Zings Taco Bell Over "Ronald McDonald" Ad; Offers Free Coffee Until April 13

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To counter the successfully engineered hype about Taco Bell's new breakfast waffle taco, which included a commercial where Taco Bell rounded up people actually named Ronald McDonald and got them to say they loved it, McDonald's has created a zinger of its own: a picture of Ronald, kneeling down to pet a very tiny Chihuahua, with the caption "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

The company posted it recently on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

And also, it has announced it will be giving away free small coffees during breakfast hours starting today and until April 13, which just goes to show, when multi-national, fast-food corporations fight, amusement and free stuff ensue.

Haven't seen the Taco Bell commercial that started it all? See it below:

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18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Dear McDonald's, my wife and I agree that your deluxe breakfast is in dire need of some Goya Sazon or something.

I actually like it but my wife - being from Colombia - hasn't had the benefit of a 40 year gastronomic conditioning regimen.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

It's not just Taco Bell that's cranking up the McHeat...earlier in March, Starbucks was offering free coffee with the purchase of its (awful) breakfast sandwiches. But at the end of the day, it's McDonalds that still sells the ethereal Sausage McMuffin with Egg.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

For instance, she knew that the scrambled eggs weren't supposed to taste like the plastic spoon/fork - I didn't.

CharlesLam
CharlesLam

@JBinOC  True story: After I ate the horrible breakfast taco, I almost went to get a McMuffin to rectify how upset I was.

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