McDonald's Grimace is weirder than being a purple blob

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What is grimace Mcdonalds?

Grimace, the purple mascot from McDonald's, is apparently supposed to represent a taste bud. Grimace was originally called "Evil Grimace" and was scaly, had four arms, and stole milkshakes. But it scared kids, so McDonald's changed the name and the number of arms, and made Grimace fuzzy. Business InsiderGrimace is a taste bud, McDonald's manager reveals

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While everyone recognizes Ronald McDonald as the lead mascot for McDonald’s, there’s actually an entire cast of characters that inhabit McDonaldland. Most of the characters have obvious ties to the fast-food chain’s various products, like Mayor McCheese who has a giant McDonald’s Cheeseburger for a head.

Other characters, however, are harder to pin down. For example, Grimace is a clumsy purple blob. McDonald’s doesn’t offer purple blobs on its menu.

An award-winning McDonald’s manager from Canada recently revealed that Grimace is a giant taste bud, CBC reports. Brian Bates works as a manager for a location in Windsor and was recently named Outstanding Manager of the Year for Canada.

Bates spoke with CBC about how the fast-food and restaurant industry was impacted by the pandemic. He spoke about how his team worked hard to keep the drive-thru open and how "heartbreaking" it was to see the dining rooms closed.

He also stated, "(Grimace) is an enormous taste bud, but a taste bud nonetheless."

Bates elaborated that his purpose was to show that the food tastes good.

An old tweet from the official McDonald’s Corporation account, however, gives a different explanation.

The message, which is dated May 7, 2012, says, "Grimace is the embodiment of a milkshake, though others still insist he’s a taste bud."

Fox Business reached out to McDonald’s to clarify Grimace’s identity, but representatives for the company did not immediately respond.

For now, the only type of "bud" that Grimace is confirmed to be is Ronald McDonald’s buddy.

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Grimace, the fuzzy purple McDonald's mascot who loves milkshakes, is actually a taste bud

msnNOW 08 September, 2021 - 09:30pm

If you've ever stopped to wonder "What, exactly, is Grimace?" there's some good news. Or some bad news, depending on how you look at it.

Because Grimace is not just an anthropomorphic purple blob - he's a taste bud.

That's according to Brian Bates, the manager of a McDonald's franchise in Windsor, Canada, who was recently named Outstanding Manager of the Year for his leadership during the pandemic. Bates spoke with CBC News about the accomplishment and cleared up confusion regarding Grimace's identity.

"He is an enormous taste bud, but a taste bud nonetheless," Bates told CBC.

Bates' revelation is, frankly, shocking, and is even more confusing when you consider what McDonald's itself has said about Grimace in the past. The company's corporate Twitter account discussed Grimace's identity in a tweet in 2012, implying that Grimace is both the "embodiment of a milkshake" but also maybe a taste bud.

A spokesperson for McDonald's did not respond to Insider's request for comment on Grimace's species.

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But when you consider the original iteration of Grimace, perhaps this all makes sense. The mascot was originally dreamed up, not as a hapless purple blob, but as a scaly, many-armed milkshake fiend named Evil Grimace who resided in McDonaldland with Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, and the Fry Kids.

(Grimace had family members too: In March, he was visited by his Uncle O'Grimacey, who shills Shamrock Shakes.)

Roy Bergold, McDonald's former chief creative officer, discussed Evil Grimace in a 2012 column at QSR Magazine, a trade publication for the fast-food and fast-casual industry.

"There have been characters created as mascots for quick-serve companies that admittedly scare little kids. We inadvertently created one at McDonald's and had to make some quick changes to correct our mistake," Bergold wrote.

He continued: "The original Grimace was scaly, mean-looking, had four arms, and had no charm whatsoever. He scared kids. We changed him to a soft, plush, two-armed blob of a sweetheart who only wanted McDonald's milkshakes and to hang out with Ronald."

Grimace as we know him today came to form in 1972, according to Mashed, but Evil Grimace hasn't been totally scrubbed from the internet: You can still find Evil Grimace merch on eBay or watch him in action, arms loaded with milkshakes and Cokes, in vintage McDonald's ads on YouTube, though they are a bit frightening.

So while we may never know exactly what Grimace really is, we do know one thing: Like many of us, that blob really loves McDonald's milkshakes.

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Grimace, the fuzzy purple McDonald's mascot who loves milkshakes, is actually a taste bud

Fox 59 08 September, 2021 - 09:30pm

If you've ever stopped to wonder "What, exactly, is Grimace?" there's some good news. Or some bad news, depending on how you look at it.

Because Grimace is not just an anthropomorphic purple blob - he's a taste bud.

That's according to Brian Bates, the manager of a McDonald's franchise in Windsor, Canada, who was recently named Outstanding Manager of the Year for his leadership during the pandemic. Bates spoke with CBC News about the accomplishment and cleared up confusion regarding Grimace's identity.

"He is an enormous taste bud, but a taste bud nonetheless," Bates told CBC.

Bates' revelation is, frankly, shocking, and is even more confusing when you consider what McDonald's itself has said about Grimace in the past. The company's corporate Twitter account discussed Grimace's identity in a tweet in 2012, implying that Grimace is both the "embodiment of a milkshake" but also maybe a taste bud.

A spokesperson for McDonald's did not respond to Insider's request for comment on Grimace's species.

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But when you consider the original iteration of Grimace, perhaps this all makes sense. The mascot was originally dreamed up, not as a hapless purple blob, but as a scaly, many-armed milkshake fiend named Evil Grimace who resided in McDonaldland with Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, and the Fry Kids.

(Grimace had family members too: In March, he was visited by his Uncle O'Grimacey, who shills Shamrock Shakes.)

Roy Bergold, McDonald's former chief creative officer, discussed Evil Grimace in a 2012 column at QSR Magazine, a trade publication for the fast-food and fast-casual industry.

"There have been characters created as mascots for quick-serve companies that admittedly scare little kids. We inadvertently created one at McDonald's and had to make some quick changes to correct our mistake," Bergold wrote.

He continued: "The original Grimace was scaly, mean-looking, had four arms, and had no charm whatsoever. He scared kids. We changed him to a soft, plush, two-armed blob of a sweetheart who only wanted McDonald's milkshakes and to hang out with Ronald."

Grimace as we know him today came to form in 1972, according to Mashed, but Evil Grimace hasn't been totally scrubbed from the internet: You can still find Evil Grimace merch on eBay or watch him in action, arms loaded with milkshakes and Cokes, in vintage McDonald's ads on YouTube, though they are a bit frightening.

So while we may never know exactly what Grimace really is, we do know one thing: Like many of us, that blob really loves McDonald's milkshakes.

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