This Guy’s Aussie McNugget Post Has Caused Absolute Chaos
A Sydney man created a pretty mundane Facebook event that has spiralled out of control with thousands wanting to join.
Corey Dunkin created the event for a small group of mates to take a trip to McDonald’s to get chicken nuggets and have a sociable night of small talk – Pretty lame, yeah?
“I’m going to get some Chicken McNuggets if anyone wants to come get some,” Mr Dunkin wrote on the event page. “Will probably get some sweet ‘n sour sauce to go along with it idk (I don’t know).”
It started with just a few friends confirming their ‘attendance’ and Mr Dunkin said he was looking forward to a quiet evening at the popular city centre establishment.
“It just started out as a bit of a joke, because it was the least amount of effort I could put into an event and I just wanted to see who would join me for some chicken nuggets,” said Mr Dunkin.
“I sent invites to about 20 mates and, to be honest, I just forgot about it for a bit because nothing was happening with it.
“But, just a couple of weeks later, I looked at my phone and there was 40 notifications from Facebook of random people posting on the page. I looked at the event and it said 700 people were attending.
“Then, within a couple of days, it just spiralled and went viral. Two days later there was 2000 people attending and then in a few more days it was 3000.”
Now, almost 9500 people have clicked that they are ‘interested’ and 3759 people said they are ‘going’ to eat nuggets with Mr Dunkin on Friday evening at 7pm.
“I don’t know what’s actually going to happen on the night, there might be nobody there except me and a few mates, there might be heaps of people there who I don’t know and it could get pretty nuts.
“The main thing is, I’m going to go and do what I set out to — which is get some chicken nuggets.”
Mr Dunkin contacted the George St restaurant and McDonald’s Australia to warn them about the ‘event.’ They responded saying “We’ve reserved you and your friends a table on Friday night and will have a register just for McNuggets, so you can enjoy them as quickly as possible.”