McDonald's has rolled out Indi McSpicy, a new variant in its spicy range of burgers.
For those who pride in their decision-making skills, fast-food restaurant chain McDonald's has thrown in a fiery challenge. Riding on the success of 'McSpicy' launched in 2011, and to offer more choice to its customers this festive season, the brand has rolled out yet another new variant in the range, the Indi McSpicy.
But, the fate of the Indi McSpicy is still uncertain and will depend on customers to give it a thumbs-up in this 'Battle of Spicy' campaign launched by the burger chain.
Conceptualised by Leo Burnett, the campaign pits Indi McSpicy against McSpicy in a face-off where the new variant is endorsed by Raghu Ram of the MTV Roadies fame, and the original has Rajiv, Ram's twin brother, on its side. Or, it could be vice-versa!
Keeping this insight in mind, the Indi McSpicy burgers are filled with paneer/chicken patties, marinated with lettuce, red jalapenos, chilli, onions and cheese sandwiched between spiced masala buns topped with black and white sesame seeds. It hopes to find patrons across age (barring children) and income groups, informs Teny.
Speaking on how often such product-related decisions are taken, he notes, "Innovation is a continuous process for us and such decisions are a result of our constant engagement with customers. During the festive season, people are a lot more experimental while they are out shopping or watching movies, and hence, we want to give them more options."
To make the deal spicier, McDonald's has spiced up its desserts as well and will be offering a Chilly Mango Flurry and SoftServe as a limited offer during this period.
"Indians are essentially spice lovers. However, today the Indian palate has evolved beyond it. As people travel more and eat out frequently, they are ready to experiment with different flavours. But, that's a very niche segment and if a brand was catering to it, it should package the product as gourmet spicy for the fine diners," she points out.