STAFF at McDonald’s have enjoyed their first Bring Your Favourite Britpop Bassist to Work Day.
Roy Hobbs, assistant manager of the McDonald’s in Leicester’s Fosse Shopping Park was the first to take advantage of the new scheme by bringing in Blur’s Alex James.
Alex, nine, said: “My day with McDonald’s was absolutely brilliant. We started at a massive building with lorries sticking out of it.
“When you go to the docks it smells of fish. This was the same but with an overpowering smell of beef – a beefy docks.
“And there’s a huge mince masher which you really don’t want to fall into!”
Alex said he tasted one of the beef burgers and it was really nice. When he grows up he wants to work in a either a McDonald’s or a Michelin starred restaurant but stressed he does not mind which ‘because they are both the same’.
He added: “My day with McDonald’s didn’t put me off eating there at all. I don’t think there’s anything sinister about that.”
Hobbs said: “I was going to bring in Mat Osman from Suede but Alex’s PR lackey was very insistent.
“I actually lobbied for it to be Britpop lead singers because I really want to bring in Louise Wener and show her how clean I am.”
Alex also received a free Muddlepuddle Farm book by Michael Morpurgo about the day a little boy goes to the farm and plays with the happy cows until it is time for them to go to heaven.