At first glance, it might seem like a McDonald’s has been the victim of a prank. The restaurant’s trademark golden arches have been entirely flipped upside down. However that is not the case, they have done so to show support on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
McDonald’s spokesperson Lauren Altmin says the golden “M” will be flipped into a golden “W” in “celebration of women everywhere.” “We have a long history of supporting women in the workplace, giving them the opportunity to grow and succeed,” says Altmin. “At McDonalds we take pride in our diversity and we are proud to share that today, six out of 10 restaurant managers are women.”
The logo will be changed on all of the company’s social media channels and 100 restaurants will have special “packaging, crew shirts and hats and bag stuffers.”