McDonald's, Burger King in Saudi swear allegiance to the new crown prince

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Published: 2017-06-25 14:29

Last Updated: 2017-06-25 19:28


Mohammed Bin Salman was appointed crown prince earlier this week.
Mohammed Bin Salman was appointed crown prince earlier this week.
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Fast food chains Burger King, Domino’s Pizza and McDonald’s in Saudi Arabia served their customers a side dish of politics this week.

The popular eating joints pledged their allegiance to the country’s newly-appointed crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, on social media.

Saudi’s King Salman announced earlier this week that his son, Mohammed, would be next in line to the throne, replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef.

McDonald’s was first to show support for the 31-year-old prince, followed by other fast food chains, who followed suit after being egged on by Twitter users.

“We renew our allegiance and obedience for his royal highness, the servant of the two holy mosques, King Salman the son of Abdul Aziz Al Saud. And we support Amir Mohammed bin Salman, his son, to become Minister of Defence and Prime Minister and to be nominated as successor. God give him wisdom and equip him to rule his kingdom. With peace and prosperity, McDonald's.”