The Road to Prosperity is Paved With…Burgers?

Posted by - January 20, 2012 | Category: Asia, Escapes, Singapore

Changi Airport, Singapore

My friend Bill, upon encountering an old friend who had grown quite…rotund, diplomatically remarked, “My…you’re looking prosperous!”

That’s one way of acknowledging the elephant in the room. (No pun intended.)

Perhaps that’s the same train of thought behind the naming of McDonald’s latest offering in parts of Asia – the Prosperity Burger.

*Click on image to enlargeMcDonald's Prosperity Burger, Changi Airport, Singapore Chinese New Year

On the way to the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Manado, Indonesia, I stopped for a few days to see friends in Singapore. I spotted this sandwich sign the day I hightailed it out of there.

There’s nothing like dining at McDonald’s to get showy with your money. Abundance comes in many forms, but Prosperity comes only in Chicken and Beef. It’s nice that you have a choice though.

Or maybe it’s ‘”extreme visualization” like those helmeted, bike-free ladies on the bus in Vietnam (If I wear the helmet long enough, the universe will send me a motorcycle). In this case — if I eat enough Prosperity burgers, the universe will bring me cold, hard cash.

It probably has more to do with the Chinese New Year though. But who knows – I am in Asia after all. And thinks work a whole lot differently over here.

Apparently there is also the Double Prosperity Burger available, which begs the question, “Why would anyone stop at only Single Prosperity?”

McDonald's Double Prosperity Burger Celebrates Abundance

Then again, my waistline is abundant enough.

What are your thoughts on the Prosperity Burger.

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27 comments - add one
  1. Interesting. It is mind boggling to us about the “double” burger. It’s bad enough eating just one of those fattening patties. Not sure if we’d call anything about McDonalds food prosperous. Except for their bank account.

  2. I once saw a sign in China for “Do Me” Fried Chicken.

    This is great as well. I have a never-say-no policy on stuff like this, I will take all the fattening prosperity I can get.

    Nice Post!

  3. Eww.. that looks like a lot of meat! I rarely eat fast food, but when I do, I get chicken nuggets. Someone just ruined that for me by posting a photo and explanation of how they make chicken nugget meat. I’ll give you a hint.. it involves ammonia and every part of the chicken. I can never eat a nugget again. 🙁

  4. Hahhahahaa… FYI this is only served during the Chinese New Year period! 😀 And there’s a Double option coz some people find the single not filling enough, lol.

    PS; it’s actually real yummy.

  5. Looks more like a meatball sandwich than a very prosperous hambuger…

    If that is what prosperity looks like, I think I’ll stick with the Freedom fries.


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