McDonald’s sending 100 burgers to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer
McDonald’s is doing it best to make amends to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer over a drive-thru mishap earlier this week by sending him 100 free burgers.
Zimmer revealed on Tuesday how he got shortchanged a cheeseburger at a McDonald’s drive-thru on Monday, a day after the Vikings were whipped 38-7 on Sunday by the Seattle Seahawks and he and the coaching staff slept at the team’s facilities afterward.
“I went to McDonald’s on the way home because I was hungry and ordered two cheeseburgers and I only got one. That’s the kind of week it’s been,” Zimmer said, via the Star Tribune.
Zimmer was asked why he didn’t play the “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” card to get the situation rectified. He used the question to interject a bit of gallows humor in the somber wake of his team’s blowout loss.
“They probably did,” he quipped. “That’s probably why I only got one.”
To make things right, the official Twitter account of McDonald’s Minnesota issued a mea culpa on Wednesday morning after hearing about the Vikings head coach being slighted and offered to send some free grub the Vikings’ way.
That's not how we show love. We're sending Coach Zimmer & the @Vikings 100 free burgers. Now it's THAT kind of week! https://t.co/LRwTlaFMre
— McDonald's Minnesota (@McD_Minnesota) December 9, 2015
The Vikings face a formidable task coming off the tough loss with a short week and a road game against the 10-2 Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Perhaps a little McDonald’s before the team heads west will get the team “lovin’ it” again.