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    McDonald’s to Accept Foreign Currency on June 6

  • Industry News June 3, 2019
    McDonald's
    While rotating favorites from around the world are on the menu at McDonald’s global headquarters restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, this marks the first time Worldwide Favorites are featured on U.S. menus nationwide at participating restaurants.

    In celebration of this summer’s limited time offering of select McDonald’s menu favorites from around the world, the chain is featuring an exchange of global proportions. It’s taking any amount of foreign currency customers may have in exchange for one of the items from the new Worldwide Favorites menu.

    Have an extra Euro laying around? Found a Japanese Yen in that old travel fanny pack? Wondering what to do with that Rupee from last summer’s trip to India? The promotion will take place Thursday, June 6 between 2—5 p.m. local time. Guests can exchange one piece of foreign currency for any one Worldwide Favorites menu item at McDonald’s International Currency Exchange:

    • Stroopwafel McFlurry (The Netherlands): Creamy vanilla soft serve, mixed with a rich caramel swirl, featuring authentic chopped Dutch Daelmans Stroopwafel caramel waffle cookie pieces.
    • Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger (Spain): A quarter pound of 100 percent fresh beef topped with thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, smoky McBacon Sauce, real Gouda cheese and slivered onions served on a freshly toasted sesame seed bun.
    • Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich (Canada): Made with a grilled or crispy all white meat, juicy and tender chicken, the Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich is topped with tomato & herb sauce, creamy mozzarella cheese, slivered onions, fresh lettuce and sliced Roma tomatoes served on a freshly toasted artisan roll.
    • Cheesy Bacon Fries (Australia): Cheesy Bacon Fries are back. After such a positive customer reaction to Australia’s Cheesy Bacon Fries in the U.S., they’re taking a victory lap. Topped with real cheddar cheese sauce and chopped Applewood Smoked bacon.

    “As a global restaurant leader, we’re excited to bring fan-favorites from abroad to the U.S. this summer with our new Worldwide Favorites menu,” says McDonald’s Director of Communications, Molly McKenna. “To welcome these new flavors, we created the McDonald’s International Currency Exchange event. This unique event provides our customers with an international experience that only a brand with our global scale could create, all without having to hop on a plane.”

    The Worldwide Favorites menu items are just one of the latest menu offerings McDonald’s has recently brought to U.S. customers. From adding bacon to the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and World Famous Fries to introducing a sweet surprise with Donut Sticks earlier this year.

    While rotating favorites from around the world are on the menu at McDonald’s global headquarters restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, this marks the first time Worldwide Favorites are featured on U.S. menus nationwide at participating restaurants.

    News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.