Claim: Korean McDonald’s locations sell a burger made from dog meat.
Example: [Collected via email, March 2015]
Korean McDonald’s Begins Serving Dog Meat Burgers In Restaurants
Due To High Demand
This is on Facebook. Please tell me it isn’t true.
McDonald’s unveiled their newest burger just three months before ‘Bok-Nal’, the time in which Koreans eat the most dog meat. During ‘Bok-Nal’, Koreans eat dog meat during the hottest days of summer because they believe it increases their stamina.
The Bosintang Burger, listed on McDonalds ‘Favorites Under 400’ menu, is a healthy option according to the Korean
McDonald’s unveiled their newest burger just three months before ‘Bok-Nal’, the time in which Koreans eat the most dog meat.
During ‘Bok-Nal’, Koreans eat dog meat during the hottest days of summer because they believe it increases their stamina.
As with similar items involving restaurant chains such KFC and Chipotle, the claim quickly spread via social media sites in response to a call to action that urged readers to tweet under the hashtag
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(We note that the Korean term “bosintang” specifically describes a stew made from dog meat, whereas “Gaegogi” is the term for dog meat in general.)
Last updated: 5 March 2015
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