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McDonald's Is Flipping Its Arches Upside Down

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In the past few weeks, America's favorite fast food giant have been making headlines.

Last month, it was announced McDonald's will be getting rid of a classic item off their Happy Meal menu, and that the recipe for their fries may hold the solution to baldness. Most recently, we were informed that their iconic golden arches have a secret sexual meaning behind them. To think we thought this was a family-friendly establishment.

But now, McDonald's  has decided to make headlines once again. If you drive by the fast food joint on March 8, you'll see something that'll make you do a double take. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you, what you're seeing is real.

McDonald's has flipped its arches upside down. If you're asking yourself why would they mess with their renowned symbol, it's because the famous restaurant has used the move to show their support to a truly important cause: International Women's Day.

If you're alarmed McDonald's may be tarnishing their iconic trademark, don't be concerned, as it's only a temporary change.

The golden arch isn't the only thing that will be altered either. In 100 stores nation wide, employees will be wearing modified uniforms with the "W" logo on their shirts and hats, and will have special packaging.

The company will also flip its logo upside down on all of its social media, such as Twitter and Instagram as well.

"For the first time in our brand history, we flipped our iconic arches for International Women's Day in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere and especially in our restaurants," McDonald's Chief Diversity Officer Wendy Lewis said in an emailed statement to Delish.

"From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles at all levels, and together with our independent franchise owners, we're committed to their success," she added.

McDonald's isn't the only company that is celebrating International Women's Day either. Mattel Has released new Barbies honoring 12 inspiring women.

How do you feel about McDonald's decision to temporary flip their golden arch?

[H/T: Business Insider, Cosmopolitan]

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