The crew’s all here
For several years before his retirement in 2016, Ronald was rolling solo, but back in the 80s and 90s, he had a crew of supporting characters who helped make the restaurant appealing to kids of all ages. Back then, there were the Fry Guys, Birdie, Grimace, and the “villan” Hamburglar.
There was a conflict with management between pushing the new I’m Lovin’ It campaign or sticking with the lovable McDonald’s crew. They ultimately decided on the former, and Ronald’s gang were slowly phased out of the picture. However, if you ask anyone at McDonald’s, they’ll tell you that after catching the Hamburglar, their job was done.