The McDonalds McMór (mór means big or great in Gaeilge [Irish]) burger’s introduction in Ireland has fallen foul of the local Food Safety Authority. It just wasn’t artisan enough for us Irish.
It’s a good example of how global branding decisions need to “go local” but also include all of the stakeholders concerned. Notwithstanding, other elements of the introduction featured a local, eh, flavor.
I spotted some localized examples on ads for the local burger when out on a run in Dublin. Whether these “So Irish,…” tag lines do it for you or not is another question.
Damned if you localize. Damned if you don’t. It ain’t easy.
* McJob. No offense intended.