Friday 14 August 2015

RIP krazy long McDonald's Hello Kitty queues (2000-2013)?

If modern Singapore is famous for anything, it's for our krazy long McDonald's Hello Kitty queues.

It started in January 2000...

... came back in a big way in 2013...

... then last year...

No more crazy queues for McDonald’s Hello Kitty as sale goes online
Posted by Stomp Straits Times on Thursday, May 1, 2014

What happened to the queues?

Despite predictions to the contrary, the krazy long queues for Hello Kitty toys at McDonald's didn't happen.

Why? Because McDonald's started taking orders online.

The lack of queues was so unprecedented that it even made the news in The Wall freakin' Street Journal.

This year, with the release of the McDonald's SG50 Hello Kitty collection last month, queues were once again predicted, perhaps out of habit.

You heard it here (among the) first.
Posted by on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

But McDonald's once again took orders online and no krazy long queues.

That's two years in a row.

This time, The Wall Street Journal doesn't even report it.

So are krazy long Hello Kitty queues at McDonald's finally a thing of the past?

Good thing too. I believe Singaporeans are all queued out this year.

At least until McDonald's next Minions promotion.