created by Jonathan Brouillette
I am part of a trend on TikTok. I’ve eaten the Travis Scott burger.
McDonald’s and Travis Scott teamed up to offer the rapper’s favorite meal to customers. a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce and onions; a medium fries with BBQ sauce, and a Sprite all for $6.
The exact reason McDonald’s and Scott decided to collaborate is unknown but the popularity of the item was inflated by a popular TikTok trend where the customer plays a few seconds of Scott’s hit song, “Sicko Mode,” to the drive thru shouting “You know what I want!” instead of explaining their order.
The trend has taken some McDonalds employees by surprise, “I didn’t expect [the Travis Scott meal] to be as popular as it has been,” said manager John Mengelkamc.
Usually a Quarter Pounder meal costs $7.60. It’s a good deal at $6,” he said.
The popular meal may be harder to acquire starting tomorrow. “The offer is anybody can buy it now,” he said, “but on Sept. 22, you will have to buy it through the app.”
For the price of $6, I would say that it is worth it. The order consistency has been hit and miss though. I purchased the burger twice now, and the BBQ sauce that was supposed to come as a side came on the burger itself. I don’t like BBQ sauce, so that disappointed me.
Millions of TikTok users have posted something with the Travis Scott hashtag, but I’m not a fan of social media trends. One reason it’s popular is to annoy McDonald’s drive-thru workers. “When people order the Travis Scott burger, they will usually play the song before or after they order,” said drive-thru employee Cat Wheeler. As a fellow McDonald’s employee, it’s not fun to have music blaring through your headset throughout your shift. I don’t want to participate in something that’s mean or disrespectful.
I wanted to like the Travis Scott burger, but I’m not a fan of it. I’m also not in favor of harassing fast food workers. However, if you have $6 to spend, and you like BBQ sauce, it might be right for you. Please just order it nicely, though.