Hey — if the world's going to end, McDonald's at least wants its employees to look good.
The fast food chain has officially chosen some dark, dismal, soul sucking new employee uniforms that really just scream: "Ba da ba ba bah, we're doomed!"
According to a press release, McDonald's is collaborating with designers Waraire Boswell and Bindu Rivas to develop the new collections, which are set to appear behind counters in the U.S. in April.
The new, more modern uniforms are grey and black and were reportedly created based on feedback from employees and customers. "Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear," McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, Jez Langhorn, said in the release.
Okay, cool. But in all honesty, what with the recent political chaos and the word "dystopia" inspiring timely book clubs, McDonald's probably decided it was time to switch things up, stifle its stale, happy go lucky yellow, red, and white color scheme, and make an effort to fit in.
So far, it seems as though customers aren't exactly lovin' it, and instead, many people are trolling the burger joint's dark denim aprons with glorious memes.
— Charles FLEXavier (@BIGGSEXXXY77) April 22, 2017
What do you think of the new McDonalds uniforms, designed by the resident Death Star uniform person pic.twitter.com/fnyQzLquAy
— Anthony (@Ant_DC) April 22, 2017
— Max Willson (@max_willson95) April 22, 2017
The new McDonalds uniform looks like people tryna lure customers into buying🍔🍟& keeping them hostage soon after they are done purchasing
— SumbulNadeem (@SumbulxNadeem) April 22, 2017
— Brad Grandrino (@spookygonzo) April 22, 2017
"As a former McDonald’s crew member myself, I understand the design and functionality needs of the next generation of McDonald’s uniforms, and I was personally inspired to design a look and feel that gives restaurant employees a greater level of confidence," Boswell said.
Updating the restaurant's uniforms is reportedly just one way McDonald’s plans to increase focus on employees.
What's next? Personalized light-sabers?