McDonald's McCrispy Gaming Chair Has a Fry Holder and Sandwich Warmer

McDonald's McCrispy Gaming Chair
(Image credit: McDonald's)

The UK arm of McDonald's is giving away a gaming chair to celebrate its new "game-changing" chicken burger, the McCrispy. And we're not sure if we're lovin' it.

The giveaway was announced on McDonald's UK's Facebook page with a video showcasing the yellow and black racing-style design, as well as garish/gimmicky additions such as a fry holder, a "hot box to keep your McCrispy warm during game-play" a stain proof treatment (which this will need if you're eating greasy food while sitting in it) and slots for two of your favorite dips.

It's unclear what partners McDonald's UK worked with to create a chair fit for Mayor McCheese. McDonald's UK and its public relations firm for the contest didn't respond to requests for comments about the McCrispy gaming chair in time for publication. We'll update if we hear back.

McDonalds McCrispy Gaming Chair

(Image credit: McDonalds)

People in England, Scotland and Wales can enter on the McDonald's Facebook page with the announcement video. Entries will close on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

The chair appears to be the only one given away, though The Gamer suggests three more exist and were given to influencers. The terms and conditions for the contest lists just a single grand prize for the chair, while two runner-ups will receive a McCrispy Neon Light. So if you win, make sure the Hamburglar doesn't run away with it; you won't get another one. The terms state that "there is no cash alternative to the prize," suggesting that it is, indeed, priceless.

We have lots of questions. Does the chair needs to be plugged in to keep the sandwich warmer operating? And why would anyone pick anything other than ketchup to dip their fries in? As long as the chair works better than McDonald's ice cream machines here in the U.S., it should be fine.

But this is far from the first time we've seen a fast-food restaurant get involved in the gaming space. KFC and Cooler Master made the KFConsole, a PC based on the Intel NUC compute element which was delayed and then never released back in 2020. A Wendy's-themed Super Smash Bros. level went semi-viral back in 2019 and, well, we're all better off forgetting Burger King's attempt at making games like Sneak King on the Xbox 360.

Heck, this arguably isn't even the weirdest gaming chair out there. That honor still goes to Gigabyte's inflatable recliner.

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A winner will be selected within seven days of the end of the entry period. We imagine that whatever the winner eats in this chair will be a happy meal, indeed.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @FreedmanAE

  • Giroro
    Fake clickbait product made for free "viral" ads.
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  • Phaaze88
    ~AUGH!!!
    I've lost more brain cells...
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  • helper800
    Phaaze88 said:
    ~AUGH!!!
    I've lost more brain cells...
    Same. We better be careful, at this point its getting pretty lonely up in there.
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  • eichwana
    There was a McDonald’s sponsored game in the game gear. Global gladiators or something like that?
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  • JamesJones44
    I guess that's one way to play the size matters game :D
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  • Math Geek
    they just need to make sure to say that the fry warmer will add 10 fps to your game and then mass produce them. throw in a free pair of "gaming socks" and watch the profits for the quarter triple!!!

    gamers overall are the biggest group of suckers i have ever seen. they'll buy anything so long as it has "gamer" in the name somewhere.
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  • bit_user
    McDonalds fries are only good when they're fresh & hot. After that, they just get soggy and gross. Second best is to reheat them in a toaster oven, but at that point they're merely adequate.

    That said, I stopped eating fries about 10 years ago. Entirely unnecessary carbs and sodium.
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  • helper800
    bit_user said:
    McDonalds fries are only good when they're fresh & hot. After that, they just get soggy and gross. Second best is to reheat them in a toaster oven, but at that point they're merely adequate.

    That said, I stopped eating fries about 10 years ago. Entirely unnecessary carbs and sodium.
    Moderation is key, if we like fries then we eat 20 of them, not 2000 and we will be fine.
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  • bit_user
    helper800 said:
    Moderation is key, if we like fries then we eat 20 of them, not 2000 and we will be fine.
    Yes, but some foods are worse than others. I always remember that dude from Super Size Me, who ate 2 big macs for every day of his life. He seemed healthy enough, but he mentioned that he doesn't eat the fries and sometimes he even throws out some of the buns.

    Probably one of the easiest health improvements most people can make is to cut down on processed carbs. Of course, it does matter what you replace them with.

    BTW, 20 fries is unrealistic. At least, if we're talking McDonalds fries. You probably get at least twice that many, in the childs size.
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  • helper800
    bit_user said:
    Yes, but some foods are worse than others. I always remember that dude from Super Size Me, who ate 2 big macs for every day of his life. He seemed healthy enough, but he mentioned that he doesn't eat the fries and sometimes he even throws out some of the buns.

    Probably one of the easiest health improvements most people can make is to cut down on processed carbs. Of course, it does matter what you replace them with.

    BTW, 20 fries is unrealistic. At least, if we're talking McDonalds fries. You probably get at least twice that many, in the childs size.
    If i recall he tried to do it for only a month or two and his doctor told him to stop because he might die lmao. I am partial to prioritizing protein in my meals. I usually stick to my 1g(protein)/24kcal restriction. You can find most anything but the worst of foods in that group. It allows me to very occasionally eat unhealthy food if I want to.

    20-30 standard length fries or so in a small is what i was trying to point to.
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