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McDonald’s is turning its golden arches upside down to make a statement

At first glance, it might seem like a McDonald’s in Lynwood, California has been the victim of a prank. As Business Insider reports, the restaurant’s trademark golden arches have been entirely flipped upside down.

But franchisee Patricia Williams says that’s not the case. Rather, it’s in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th. McDonald’s spokesperson Lauren Altmin tells that the golden “M” will be flipped into a golden “W” in “celebration of women everywhere.”

“We have a long history of supporting women in the workplace, giving them the opportunity to grow and succeed,” says Altmin. “In the U.S. we take pride in our diversity and we are proud to share that today, six out of 10 restaurant managers are women.”