McDonald’s Hong Kong has partnered with The Sandbox to create its first metaverse experience – McNuggets Land. This virtual world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the beloved Chicken McNuggets snack. Here’s all you need to know.
- McNuggets Land in The Sandbox metaverse celebrates 40 years of Chicken McNuggets with quests, rewards, and free food coupons.
- The experience allows McDonald’s to engage digitally-native consumers through an innovative brand activation.
- McDonald’s joins 400+ major brands partnering with The Sandbox, embracing Web3 and metaverse marketing.
McDonald’s -x- Sandbox – McNuggets Land Explores New Ideas In The Metaverse
In McNuggets Land, users can visit a virtual McDonald’s store and explore a hidden McNuggets factory. The experience includes a tour through the history of Chicken McNuggets, allowing gamers to complete quests and win rewards like The Sandbox’s SAND utility token. Additionally, SAND can be used to buy virtual goods and customize avatars within The Sandbox metaverse.
Hong Kong McDonald’s fans who participate also win 365-day free Chicken McNuggets coupons to redeem at local restaurants. An email address is all that’s needed to access this unique brand activation in the metaverse.
Over the past few years, metaverse brand experiences have become popular for marketing and engagement. Companies can gamify their products and services, build loyalty programs, and connect with tech-savvy audiences.
Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, says the McDonald’s collaboration brings them “closer to realizing the ultimate goal of mass adoption of the metaverse.” Further, The Sandbox has partnered with around 400 major brands thus far.
McDonald’s joins Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, Gucci, Adidas, Snoop Dogg, The Smurfs, Care Bears, The Walking Dead, and also Atari in embracing Web3 with The Sandbox. A new self-publishing feature also allows brands to launch customizable metaverse experiences directly within The Sandbox map.
This innovative brand activation also shows McDonald’s commitment to engaging digitally-native consumers. As virtual worlds become more mainstream, expect to see additional quick service restaurants embracing Web3 experiences. In conclusion, the McNuggets Land metaverse campaign positions McDonald’s as an innovative brand on the cutting edge.