McDonald’s stops serving curry sauce, causes panic, grief on Twitter

Posted on 14 November 2011

Singaporeans mourn over the alleged death of the fast food restaurant’s curry sauce.

By Terence Lee

(Update from McD Singapore’s Facebook pageWe know many of you have come to love our signature curry sauce, and are sorry that it is temporarily unavailable. This is due to unforeseen supply issues, and we expect new stocks of curry sauce to arrive from the US by the end of next week. To all our valued customers and curry sauce lovers in Singapore, we sincerely apologise and thank you for your patience!)

RIP :(

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

All over the island, Singaporeans are devastated to find out that McDonald’s has stopped serving curry sauce.

The news first broke on Hardwarezone at 11pm yesterday, when a forumer visited a McDonald’s outlet, only to be told by the staff that they’ve run out of the unique, sweet-tasting curry sauce that has become a favorite for Singaporeans of all generations.

According to our editor Belmont Lay, the curry sauce had already run out since early Saturday morning (Nov 12th). He found out while visiting the fast food joint to fulfill his lust for cheeseburgers.

“It felt as if the world lost a shade of brown,” he said.

What is unclear though is whether McDonald’s has decided to stop serving the sauce in Singapore forever, as what some netizens are alleging, or whether this is a temporary situation.

When I headed down to the nearest McDonald’s outlet at midnight to order my fries, I was told that the curry sauce is out of stock. My jaws dropped, and I couldn’t believe it.

When I probed further, the counter girl told me there was probably some problem with the supply side — though she may not be sure herself.

I literally bawled my heart out.

On Twitter, the topic is already trending, with the #RIPCURRYSAUCE hashtag becoming popular in the last few hours.

Pleas are already coming in for the fast food brand to bring back the sauce. Some have even threatened to boycott the restaurant.

“NOT GOING TO VISIT MACS, UNLESS THEY BRING BACK MY CURRY SAUCE?” said SHINee_kisskiss

“It’s more saddening than the death of Steve Jobs,” lamented Goh Yi Fan.

YouTube star Dee Kosh was particularly vocal, going into an outburst on Twitter about the death of the thick, orangey sauce.

“Its all about the curry curry curry curry – we all need our curry curry curry curry – New single! Jessie J -”Curry Sauce,” he sang at one point on Twitter.

“Everyone should just call and order nuggets now — then ask for curry — then when they say don’t have – just scream,” he suggested a few minutes before.

Some are even using this devastating piece of news to poke fun at the incident where an Indian family was told to stop cooking their curry because a family from China couldn’t stand the smell.

If it’s true that McDonald’s has decided to stop serving its curry sauce, then it would indeed be a tragic day for Singaporeans.

#OccupyMcDonald’s, anyone?

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Terence is an online media nut that is obsessed with writing and publishing on the Internet. Recently, he took up photography to expand his repertoire, and hopes to learn videography soon. He has worked in both online and print publications such as The Straits Times, Today, Mind Your Body, The Online Citizen, and Funkygrad. He is currently the assistant editor with SGEntrepreneurs, a website that covers entrepreneurship in Singapore and Asia. Terence can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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  • BelmontLay

    I can provide corroborative evidence: Was at Mac during the wee hours of Saturday in CBD and was told they ran out of curry sauce. It felt as if the world lost a shade of brown as early Friday night.

    • newnationsg

      @BelmontLay wow so it happened much earlier than expected. funny how the news has exploded only a few hours ago!

  • Mary-AnneLee

    THERE IS NO MORE REASON TO GO TO MCDONALDA