McDonald’s Australia is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has decided to celebrate by treating hungry Aussies to a bunch of treats over the space of three months.
According to a statement released by the fast-food restaurant, Maccas will be celebrating its milestone birthday with “a new range of never-before-seen promotions, menu items and unique collaborations from June until the end of August”.
The first-ever Australian McDonald’s store opened its doors in 1971 and today there are over 1,000 restaurants nationwide, employing over 107,000 people and satisfying the cravings of countless drunk Aussies of a Saturday night. I wonder how many nuggets have been sold in 50 years? That, I can’t tell you. But I can say that the fast-food chain has reported selling over 1 billion Happy Meals and 1.4 billion fries.
As a part of this birthday celebration, McDonald’s Australia is going to be releasing a shiny new promotion every week for three months – a sweet little gift that kicked on Friday, June 18.
What kind of deals can you get?
The first of the Maccas b’day promotions saw the price of Big Mac burgers temporarily discounted to just 50 cents (on June 18).
That was then followed by a couple of well-loved menu items that have returned to McDonald’s restaurants. The Mac Jr and Grand Mac were brought back to restaurants across the country as of June 23 (for a short while).
Along with the menu-item refresh, Maccas will be giving away a free, limited edition Macca’s drinking glass with every Medium or Large Mac Family Meal ordered. These glasses are only available for a limited time or until stock runs out so best move quickly.
These glasses (there are six of them) have been designed with a rounded shape so they will “swirl your drink, but won’t spill”. Which is cool, I guess.
The fast-food restaurant shared that:
The Mac Family will be available from 23 June at 10:30 am until 3 August or while stocks last, and can be purchased individually or as a family bundle in all restaurants and Drive-Thru, as well as via the MyMaccas app.
This week, McDonald’s has announced that it will be bringing out a new McFlurry flavour in honour of the milestone birthday. The Birthday McFlurry is everything a birthday dessert should be, featuring “bite-sized pieces of custard pie, mixed in with creamy soft serve and topped with caramel sauce and birthday sprinkles”.
Amanda Nakad, Marketing Manager, McDonald’s Australia said, “Our new McFlurry flavour was inspired by iconic Aussie birthday party favourites including Birthday Cake and Fairy Bread, to create a nostalgic and delicious dessert that will put everyone in the birthday spirit”.
In addition to the new McFlurry flavour, Maccas has shared they will also be reintroducing the Custard Pie to Aussie restaurants.
If you’d like to get your hands on the Birthday McFlurry or a Custard Pie, these treats will be exclusively available via Uber Eats from Wednesday, June 30 for one week. They will then be available in all Maccas venues across the country from July 7 – for a limited time.
Oh, and if you want to save a little coin, it’s worth noting that the Birthday McFlurry and Custard Pie will be on Macca’s Loose Change Menu for $4.00 and $1.50 respectively, between 10:30 am and midnight.
McDonald’s will be sharing new promos weekly, so we’ll do our best to keep you posted on the best deals to come out of this major anniversary for the fast-food restaurant. Especially if it means discounted food!
This article has been updated since its original publish date. We will continue to update as new information becomes available.