For Big Mac's 50th anniversary, McDonald's is giving away free burgers

For Big Mac's 50th anniversary, McDonald's is giving away free burgers

For Big Mac's 50th anniversary, McDonald's is giving away free burgers

McDonald's Canada is introducing a "fully food-backed currency: the MacCoin", and starting August 2, 50,000 MacCoins, redeemable for one Big Mac, will be made available to Canadians from coast-to-coast. The coins come in five different designs featuring the art, music, and pop culture elements that represent each decade of the Big Mac's life.

More than 6.2 million MacCoins will be distributed globally in more than 50 countries while supplies last.

Many people remember all the ingredients to the McDonald's burger because of its ad campaign saying "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun". In 2007, the Big Mac Museum Restaurant was established in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, to honor the juicy burger.

The early '00s specifically focuses on the technology that was at the forefront of the turn of the century. Starting on August 3 through 2018, customers can redeem their MacCoin for a free Big Mac at participating McDonald's restaurants in the US and in more than 50 participating countries.

"As one of the most well-known and iconic McDonald's menu items - and business driver - around the globe and in Canada, the Big Mac deserves the celebration that the coin evokes", says Jeff McLean, Chief Financial Officer, McDonald's Canada.

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"The legendary taste of the Big Mac has helped it achieve universal recognition and a lasting legacy", said Marcia Graham, president of the Greater Philadelphia McDonald's Owner/Operator Association.

After similar results at more stores, the Big Mac was added to the national menu in 1968.

More than a billion Big Macs were sold a year ago alone.

While crypto is a big thing these days, McDonald's is throwing a curveball into the self-release currency game by putting out an actual, physical coin called the "MacCoin".

One of the Delligatti family's restaurants celebrates the iconic sandwich and its history by doubling as the Big Mac Museum.

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